“The Hidden Door” Design and Construction Remodel in Coto De Caza, CA


Scope of Work:
Floor to ceiling recessed panel wainscot, coffered ceiling, 2 piece crown moulding, custom entertainment wall, fireplace mantel, recessed panel columns, recessed panel hidden door, custom paint and audio/video system.

This project was a collaboration of old world traditional design. The Woodwork Solutions Team did a complete remodel of Vicky and John Higgins grand family room. We started with floor to ceiling recessed panel wainscot, and a 12″ dropped coffered ceiling with 2 piece crown moulding. This also included 6″ can lights within each square. To display their art work and family pictures, we built them a 17″X8″ custom entertainment wall with lots of shelving, this entertainment wall consists of matching cabinets on each side of the custom wood fireplace mantel. As the centerpiece of the room, this mantel was designed with recess panel columns and triple stacked mouldings. To the right side of the cabinet is a “hidden door,” which resembles the recess panel wainscot that is throughout the room. Behind this hidden door houses the complete house audio system and video system-installed by Troy Vallin and his team at Custom Installations. The Higgins wished to also modify the step at the room entrance, so we accomplished that by removing the stair rail and built a longer step for a more grand appeal. Dave Monaco and his team installed the granite foe the step, bar top, and fireplace surround. Foe the finishing touch, we finished the bar, entertainment center, and crown moulding within the coffered ceiling in an antiqued cream color. the recessed panel floor-to-ceiling walls were painted in a brown satin to finish off this magnificent transformation. We thank the Higgins family for the opportunity to be apart of this beautiful room remodel!

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  1. Joe Aspen
    February 4, 2017

    Best music ever!

  2. zzkambe
    February 7, 2017


  3. chadspadua1
    February 19, 2017

    What did that cost?

  4. dfw crown
    February 19, 2017

    good video guys! keep doing what you love!

  5. hambone3030
    March 7, 2017

    drake is such a fagot,

  6. mr reality
    March 13, 2017

    Music sucks, editing sucks, just uneasy to finish watching. sorry

  7. onemarktwoyou
    March 14, 2017

    I am with the rest of the comments. The music SUCKED!!!! I had to sick through it.

  8. canopener cork
    March 22, 2017

    You guys did an excellent job.. I realize the client chose the finish but the when it was just primed and painted white, it looked really nice. No offense, but the music was brutal, offensive. Great work though.

  9. Cleatus Spengler
    March 26, 2017

    Do most people who appreciate this kind of work have a natural aversion to noise like that? Perhaps because the creators of this kind of music usually have never put one honest day of 'work' in, unless you count, drug dealing, pimping and robbing work….

  10. Manuel Driggs
    March 28, 2017

    I liked the video. It was very helpful. What was the title to the music you used? It went well with your video. Thank you. = )

    April 6, 2017

    and people in California cry broke all the time

  12. Beth Bartlett
    April 20, 2017

    Wish there were a few more minutes for conversation review and details.

  13. D Deeberry
    May 9, 2017

    So how did it turn out? I had to switch to another video 2 minutes into it.

  14. Toursen Harding
    July 1, 2017

    For what professional work you guys do, you sure couldn't have picked a more un-professional bit of music.

  15. Fran Martinez
    July 2, 2017

    good music

  16. Matthew Smith
    July 15, 2017

    gay music man.

  17. Michael Downing
    July 16, 2017

    Who chose this music. They clearly have no taste, class or imagination as to what it does to the mediocre video. He clearly must be clown

  18. Chris Dresser
    August 4, 2017

    beautiful work, and i thought the music was a nice touch, shows youre a modern company with old school skill. i dig it.

  19. Stevenowski
    August 17, 2017

    I stopped watching the video soon as the stupid music started.

  20. Michael Johnson
    October 5, 2017

    Coping job doesn't look to good on the ceiling even after paint

  21. Jamie
    October 29, 2017

    Like a boss!

  22. Traverse City Mall
    November 23, 2017

    Showed nothing about hidden doors or how they worked. Disappointed.

  23. Rob Small
    December 16, 2017

    Weak… Nice carpentry but WTF?

  24. Essic Kelley
    December 28, 2017

    i was afraid for my life watching this video bwcause of the black music..lol gtfoh good job fellas..

  25. Charlie Touchet
    December 30, 2017

    Keep yalls day job

  26. Benjamin Janssens
    January 8, 2018

    It certainly is hidden, I totally missed it๐Ÿ˜‰

  27. Danny Boy
    January 8, 2018

    Very nice classy look. Use of MDF allows achievement of such detail with dimensional stability and quality of paint finish at an achievable price. The use of high end materials, exotic woods & veneers for such a project would render it out of reach for all but the most wealthy and the most wealthy probably wouldn't be searching YouTube for a contractor. This is the look the home owners wanted – it's their home afterall – and the guys did a good job of providing it for them. Choice of music is odd for the video in question but I rather like it and if somebody could point out the artist in question, I'd be grateful. When I was a kid, I listened to heavy metal and punk. Didn't mean I was some sort of devil worshipping monster that went around stabbing old ladies. I'm more akin to Lady Antebellum & Kathy Matea these days. Rap music isn't everyone's cup of tea – granted – but it's skilled talented stuff in its' own right. People who make it and/or listen to it shouldn't be judged and assumed to be drug dealers, addicts, old lady beaters or otherwise. The world is a colourful place full of variety – at least for those of us lucky enough to enjoy the freedom to have choices and don't live in fear, pinned down by repression and stigma. We should be grateful and rejoice it. Still a lot of anti-black hatred out there. Saddens me. I thought the world was moving on. For the record – I'm white and not so proud of it at times.

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