On 7th Street in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, just across from the post office, there’s a little aquamarine shop with a sign out front reading Samantha’s Sweets. Like most family-owned businesses, there’s a story behind it. Samantha tells you that story here, but Hostetler Handyman had the privilege of seeing it up close when we helped her make her dream come true and turn that little shop from a jewelry store into a bakery.
Sometimes on a remodel like this, we take the stress from the owner by overseeing the whole project from start to finish. In other situations, like with the bakery, we only come in and do specific things. For example:
We removed the half-wall between the front and back rooms…
…and we built a new half-wall on the opposite side of the opening:
We built custom wood cabinets and painted them white:
And then we installed the cabinets on one side of the half-wall:
We patched and re-textured all the drywall in the front room:
We took a back room that looked like this:
And, after removing the closet in the corner, the vinyl tile on the floor, and the paneling on the walls, made it look like this:
So that we could install Glasteel® FRP panels and American Gypsum® drywall on the walls to make them look like this:
We also removed the wood fiber ceiling tiles and replaced them with Multi-Cor PVF matte black metal:
All so that, in the end, the back room could become a kitchen that looks like this:
So next time you’re in Arkadelphia, stop by Samantha’s Sweets. And while you’re there, tasting the delicious treats she makes, take a moment to look at the place and realize what you’re standing inside: the triumph of a dream that she had the courage to follow through on.
Do you have a business you dream of starting, or of growing? Is there a shop or a studio that you’d love to work in every day? Or do you have a dream home that you wish you could come home to every evening? Maybe it’s something you’d like to design and build for yourself, or maybe it’s a building that’s already there and it just needs some remodel work to turn it into your own dream space, like Samantha’s bakery.
Whatever your dream is, if you need some construction work done before you can make it a reality, call us today at (870) 845-1121 and get a free estimate on what we can do to help you, like Samantha, to achieve your dream.