The Studio, River Oaks District

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The Studio: a personal shopping and styling service in River Oaks

We are pleased to share a retail construction Houston case study based on general contracting services for The Studio by Stylepoint in the River Oaks District. As a local retail sector construction firm and general contractor, we know the River Oaks area of Houston particularly well.

As the fourth largest city in the nation, Houston’s retail environment strengthens the local economy, generates tax revenue, and provides jobs. Retailers are constantly renovating and rehabbing square footage for their tenants, including the shopping boutiques, shopping centers and malls that dot the greater Houston metroplex. And that’s where Right Choice Development & Construction comes in.

We work with landlords and property managers to re-imagine space, reconfigure shopping environments, and customize amenities for the most demanding audiences. This is demonstrated through photos of The Studio project, a curated personal shopping experience and styling service featuring elite brands and clientele.

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Retail construction Houston Case Study: plumbing, electrical, millwork, painting, sheetrock in a personal shopping environment

Retail Construction Houston: Scope of Project

  • Renovation: 1,000 square feet within a high-end personal shopping styling studio with 9×9 dressing room
  • Sheetrock/drywall: demolition on existing walls, including restroom walls
  • Plumbing: plumbed in a full private restroom and a wet bar area
  • Electrical: installation of electrical panel and track lighting
  • Millwork: custom cabinetry equipped with mirrors and custom glass doors
  • Painting: gray walls, black deck, and all-exposed pipes in black
  • Stud work: metal


  • 45-day construction start-to-finish time frame
  • Emphasis on high-end aesthetics, functionality, and maximized use of space
  • Wet bar installation to accommodate pre-ordering of snacks, cocktails or wine from nearby restaurants
  • Dressing room and interior lighting — well-lit to feature clothing and accessories

The Solution

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From boutiques to malls: we meet and exceed our client’s expectations

Through daily management supervision, we minimized downtown to achieve timeline and deliverables. Our hands-on management team was on site daily during the construction phase to oversee the workflow and ensure smooth operations.

Our work focused on deluxe features: wet bar, track lighting, custom glass doors, and the industrial vibe of all-exposed black pipes.

We also considered the unique and exclusive nature of the business itself and balanced privacy within the dressing area with the social aspects of the space, which could also provide hosting events.


The proof is in the pictures: aesthetically stunning space for upmarket shoppers who value a world-class retail experience. When the focus is on upscale build-outs, finish-outs, and build-to-suit services, then aesthetics and artistry are must-have elements.

The 45-day time frame was achieved on budget and as scheduled, and The Studio debuted in the fall of 2017 with an impressive amount of press coverage. The demolition of “the old” resulted in the installation of “the new”—exquisite interior square footage that adds functionality and a “wow” factor.

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Emphasis: unique lighting fixtures and a well-lit ambiance

Retail Construction Houston Market

Whether you need a space torn down and refurbished, a sales floor overhauled, or tenant improvements in a shopping center, our Houston-proud company achieves your vision.

Right Choice Development & Construction is a Houston-based, family-owned general contractor. Owner Danielle Steel-Wright is a second-generation construction professional and operates her company alongside her husband, James Wright, a 20-year veteran of the construction business. Read more about Danielle’s background—including an extensive retail backgroundhere.

The company is a certified woman-owned business with memberships in the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA) and Networks in Action (NIA). Please visit our Gallery and About Us and Services pages to learn more about our background, qualifications, and projects.

Our construction services achieved luxury and glamour within functional space

You can depend on Right Choice Development & Construction for your commercial, industrial, restaurant and retail needs:

  • Suite renovation
  • Demolition
  • Interior remodeling
  • Exterior remodeling
  • Commercial retail rehab
  • Concrete removal and installation
  • Store expansion
  • Mall construction
  • Shopping centers
  • Boutique build-outs
  • Build to suit
  • Design Build
  • White box buildouts
  • Office remodeling
  • Tenant construction
  • Tenant improvements
  • Commercial repairs
  • Flooring, cabinets, painting
  • Electrical, plumbing, HVAC
  • Specialty projects
  • Other brick-and-mortar projects

From west of the Grand Parkway through east of Houston, Right Choice Development & Construction’s general contracting services exemplify experience, ethics, integrity, hard work, values, competitive bidding, and performance through innovation. We provide expert, affordable general contracting services for landlords and property owners.

“Our mission is to build a long-term relationship with our clients while providing the highest standard of quality on every project without breaking the budget.”

~ Danielle Steel-Wright

Call Right Choice Development & Construction for your Houston retail construction project today!

(832) 567-9648

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