573 Magazine $8K Bath Remodel-Cape Girardeau, MO

Thanks to those of you that voted for and who have been keeping up with the 573 Bathroom Makeover Project.  

The winners, Deidre and Adam Rodgers of Cape Girardeau, MO, were announced in the July 2017 edition. (Swing by my office and I'll give you a copy if you don't have one.) 

The layout has been approved, lighting & plumbing fixtures, a mirror, flooring, the vanity and countertop have all been ordered. The electrician, plumber and tile installers have been confirmed. Once everything is delivered, the demo (by Deidre and Adam) will begin. 








Remodel at the Seminary Church-Perryville, MO

Last year I was hired to design the interior and exterior of the Mary, Queen of all Saints Mausoleum on the grounds of the Mount Hope Cemetary, in Perryville, MO, if you recall. So this year when I was asked if I'd be interested in selecting the new finishes that we're going to be replaced within the Saint Mary's of the Barrens Church, I didn't hesitate a second with my reply. Absolutely! 

If you didn't know... the "Seminary" aka Saint Mary's of the Barrens Church was founded in 1818 by the Vincentian Priests and the Seminary Campus is where they lived and studied. In 1917 students at the Seminary began construction of the grotto. Next year will mark the 200th anniversary of the church and the 100th anniversary for the grotto, both of which are being updated. 

I have been working with Richardet Floor Covering and the small design committee to select the new flooring, restroom vanities, plumbing fixtures and mirrors. All of these changes are due to be complete by the end of December for the Christmas masses. Phase two, painting, will take place after the first of the year in 2018.

For additional pictures to follow the remodel or for additional information about The Miraculous Medal, The Saint Mary's of the Barrens, The Grotto or how to donate/leave your mark, please visit their website. http://www.amm.org/MarysShrine/Visit%20the%20Shrine.aspx


Current status of church. No pews-demo has begun. uniqueambiance.com


Close detail of existing parquet engineered hardwood and the original terrazzo green and white floor.  


Richardet Rebuild-Post Tornado

Tyson Richardet was one of the home owners that fell victim to the tornado that ripped through Perry County into Illinois earlier this year.  

Although the event was a tragedy and the demolition to his and the neighboring properties was vast, people like Tyson and his team of supporters have been working diligently to rebuild. 

Tyson and I have been meeting about once a week for the past several weeks to finalize the exterior elevation, select interior and exterior fixtures finishes and cabinetry layout options. 

Assisting people like Tyson, who truly need help (figuring out what they like, giving direction/knowledge to sort through the myriad of options and to get him back into his house) gives me the opportunity to utilize my expertise. 



Exterior Finishes. uniqueambiance.com


Main anchor/statement of the front elevation. The exposed custom stained and distressed timbers. uniqueambiance.com

Westendorf Main Level Remodel to Begin

Moving back into the area my client and her husband purchased a lovely home on a well developed and quiet street that needed some updating.  

A complete gut and redesigned master bath/closet, designing a coat closet off the foyer new finishes for the office and master bedroom, updated and new LED fixtures through all rooms on the main level, a fresh coat of paint, refacing the fireplace wall with a marble slab looking tile (30x60) and repurposing the existing built-in book shelf and entertainment center to incorporate a drink and charging station establish the main items on the first phase of this whole house remodel. 

Since meeting the Westendorf's back in the later part of May, I've been working with them to develop a detailed plan and budget for this first phase. I produced multiple optional layouts for the master bath/closet, concepts on how to add the coat closet, assisted in narrowing down light fixtures, tile, paint and sub contractors to do the work to name a few. All of the bids were approved, material and fixtures were ordered August 28th and demo began Monday of this week.   



Master Bath. Removing the closest to the left to enlarge the vanity. Remove drop-in jetted tub and install a freestanding soaking tub.  


Master Bath. Removing the vanity to enlarge the shower.  


Sitting Room. Close off the turn-table entertainment center to create the back wall for the drink station.  


Dining Room. Repurpose the built-in shelving and turn-table entertainment center as a drink/charging station.  


Powder Bath. Paint walls and vanity, update hardware, mirror, bathbar and faucet and close i the existing window to what is now an office. 


Dining Room Bar. Cap off water lines, removed bar, countertops, 1/2 wall and repair the floor beneath. 

Trophy Room at FMSB

The "Trophy Room" at First Missouri State Bank is nearing completion.

Community and sport sponsorship awards and trophies, that the bank earned over the years, were strategically placed within the shelves of the custom built trophy case that I, Cindy Buchheit designed. The trophies inspired Steve Taylor to continue the theme throughout the art work that will be hand selected, framed and installed (gallery style) in the near future. 

The walls were finished by Duncan Paining; new carpet and vinyl plank was installed by Richardet Floor Covering; laminate cabinetry/countertop was installed by Jerry's Custom Cabinets; new can lighting, pendant above the game table and cabinetry LED accent lighting were installed by SE Electric (lights provided by Metro Lighting), furniture was provided by Hutson's Furniture; stone work around the fireplace, a new set of double doors going into the dining room and custom base were installed by JB Mathews; ceiling tiles were updated by Boulder; new plumbing fixtures were installed by Hacker Plumbing and the large custom designed trophy case and bar were custom built and installed by Greg Buessink. Interior design: finish and fixture selection, furniture and cabinetry layout/design, and project management was accomplished by Cindy Buchheit from Unique Ambiance, LLC. 


Black custom designed trophy case and modern fireplace wall. uniqueambiance.com


Black custom designed trophy case and modern fireplace wall. uniqueambiance.com


Black custom designed trophy case and modern fireplace wall. uniqueambiance.com