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Barton Creek West: kitchen splendor

We love this beautiful kitchen at our Barton Creek West project. The classic white subway tiles coupled with the dark wood and metal, make this kitchen absolutely beautiful.

Classic subway tile comes 3 inches by 6 inches in a glossy white ceramic. It’s perfect for kitchens and bathrooms because it goes with everything!

The beautiful dark hardwood seen in these photos are Castle Combe’s Sevington natural oil finish hardwood floors look like reclaimed hardwood but provide the durability and performance of a modern day product.

Enjoy the photos!


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A Beautiful Home in Barton Creek West

Schroeder is excited to share with you photos from a recent photo shoot. There are so many photos we will be sharing them with you in the next few posts.

The photos below are our favorite ones from a beautiful home in Barton Creek West. It was designed by one our partner’s Jeanette Van Wicklen of Van Wicklen Design and built by one of our partners Frontera Builders.  The photos are by Trent Lee Photography.


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South Austin Condo: Mid-century modern with a twist of color

Martini anyone? This beautiful condo in South Austin is a mid-century vision with a twist of color. We loved this condo so much, it’s featured in our ad for Austin Home magazine’s fall edition. With the help of our favorite photographer Trent Lee Photography, we were able to capture a beautiful home that features warm walnut hardwoods, custom area rugs, Hunter Douglas shades and a metal mosaic backsplash.


Master Bedroom 

The master bedroom features warm walnut hardwood floors. These gorgeous floors have a hint of carmel and honey and convey a sense of strength and comfort. The owners had a custom area rug made for the master bedroom. They chose a neutral colored basket weave that perfectly fits the room’s design aesthetic!





Living Room

The living room features the same warm walnut hardwood floors as the master bedroom. The owners chose to custom make an olive colored shag area rug. Custom area rugs may not be as expensive as you think. By choosing the perfect color and size, you are able to create the prefect space.






This is one of our all time favorites. Just look at how stunning this kitchen is! The hardwood floors are walnut and the custom cabinets are pecan. (Cabinets were not done by Schroeder.) But what really makes this kitchen is the metal mosaic back splash. The back splash gives the kitchen a sleek modern look. But the walnut and pecan warm the space giving it an inviting and appealing look. Below is a close-up of the back splash.


Close-up of the metal back splash. Notice that the white grout adds a little pop to the sleek metal. How could you not want this?

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Outdoor Patio

Originally, the outdoor patio had cement floors. With the help of Schroeder, the owners chose 12×24 porcelain tile with a sisal like look and texture. The result was fantastic. This outdoor living space and patio is now the perfect space for entertaining friends while watching a football or baseball game – or even 4th of July fireworks! Martini anyone?




Sneak Peek: South Austin Condo

We wanted to give you a sneak peak at this beautiful South Austin condo that will be photographed tomorrow by Trent Lee Photography. The residents chose modern and classy elements that give the residence a clean look. We will post the photo shoot next week. For now, please enjoy our sneak peak!






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A Custom Retreat in Lakeway, Texas

This beautiful custom home in Lakeway, Texas was designed by Jeanette Van Wicklen of JVW Design.

Schroeder partnered with Jeanette to provide high-quality materials that made this retreat a treat for the eyes!


Main Living Room: the floors are 10×20 inch tile in the living room in Marazzi Just Oro porcelain tile.

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Kitchen: the kitchen backsplash is mugat vanilla glass 4×8 beveled subway tile and the floors are 10×20 inch Marazzi Just Oro porcelain tile.

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Bathroom: the warm wallpaper is Seabrook’s Eastern Exposure grass cloth. The hardwood is hickory in color Warm Sunset.

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Master bedroom: These beautiful wood floors are oak in color Driftwood.





Master bathroom: the floor and tub surround are 12×24 are Timeless Calcutta Pearl porcelain tiles made to look like Calcutta marble tile.



Guest Bedroom: this carpet seen below is Tuftex’s Charming loop nylon carpet in color Barley Green.



Bathroom: this fantastic looking bathroom floor is a natural cream pebble. The tub surround is 12×24 white tiled and the backsplash is 1×1 glass squares.


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Bathroom: you can just see a hint of this wonderful bathroom floor that is made of ceramic matte white pennyrounds.



Playroom: the rich and warm hues of this hardwood are hickory.


Kitchen Remodeling on a Budget

For most, the kitchen is considered the center of activity for any household. It’s where family and friends gather to cook, eat, drink and socialize. And because of that, it’s a popular choice for remodeling, whether it’s to brighten or update an existing space. At Schroeder we believe that a kitchen remodel can be done on a reasonable budget. With the proper planning, guidance and material choices, a fresh look in your kitchen is within reach. Schroeder partnered with CG&S Design-Build to remodel the kitchen below, on a reasonable budget, that created a fresh and bright look.

Staying within a reasonable budget, this remodeled kitchen features natural hickory hardwood floors and a backsplash made of stone and copper.


A closer look at the backsplash made of stone and copper. The materials chosen were reasonably priced and allowed the client to remodel their kitchen on a budget. All materials are available at Schroeder.


Schroeder and NARI’s 10th Annual Tour of Remodeled Homes

Schroeder partnered with a number of clients for this year’s NARI 10th Annual Tour of Remodeled Homes.

Schroeder worked with Realty Restoration to provide high quality materials for the Sundown House. The natural oil hardwood floors seen in the photo below are available through Schroeder. Natural oil hardwood floors are an excellent choice for those who want a warm but stylish look to their space. Clients love natural oil hardwood floors because they do not contain the glossy acrylic, polyurethane, and/or aluminumoxide that most hardwood floors have as a top layer. Instead, these floors are all natural with no VOCs (volatile organic compounds) and can hold up to an activity family with pets.

More information about this project can be found here.

At the Sundown House, tour participants will also see the Hadden-style wool canvas carpet that is available through Schroeder.

Schroeder also partnered with Realty Restoration for the Talbot House. The hardwood floors, seen in the photo below in the kitchen, and the natural stone materials for the walls and back splash are available at Schroeder.

More information about this project can be found here.

At the Talbot House, tour participants will also see the 24×36 inch travertine planks with inlay wood that decorate the living room floor. Additionally, participants will see in the master bath a beautiful ming green, metal and Italian ice mosaic. Schroeder can help you pick the materials and design that is right for you.

Schroeder also partnered with Sky West Builders for the Silver Mountain House. As seen in the picture below, Schroeder helped with the contemporary and colorful glass, tile and stone mosaic back splash for the kitchen. For most, the kitchen is where everyone gathers, therefore many clients like to use color in the kitchen to create a space with a sense of warmth.

More information about this project can be found here.

At the Silver Mountain House, tour participants will be able to see the wall to wall carpeting that is available through Schroeder. The neutral colored carpet is a high-end nylon that will be able to stand up to the wear and tear of an active family. Many of our clients choose a dense and think carpet for their bedrooms (such as the Silver Mountain House) because it provides a warm soft feeling that envelopes you are you enter the space.

NARI’s 10th Annual Tour of Remodeled Homes is on Saturday and Sunday, October 26th and 27th from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. Click here for more information about the tour and tickets.

See you there!

Clean lines and elegance

We wanted to share some of our newest photos from a recent photo shoot. Our client loves clean lines and elegance. With support from Schroeder she was able to create a fresh look to her home. These photos feature emma gardner’s beautiful handmade rugs, Navarre’s oiled oak hardwood floors, Cole & Son non-traditional wallpaper and quirky and fun tiles. Enjoy!

emma gardner’s flow area rug paired with Navarre’s Montauban oak


This beautiful wallpaper adds a little splash to the entry way!


All photos by Trent Lee Photography