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Enhancing Functionality Through Design: Ensuring Your Remodel Not Only Looks Good But Works Well

Enhancing Functionality Through Design: Ensuring Your Remodel Not Only Looks Good But Works Well

Posted on: March 8th, 2014 by Kristin Hershberger No Comments

  Designer Ray Eames, the wife of Charles Eames, believed, “What works good is better than what looks good, because what works good lasts.” When envisioning a partial or full home renovation, clients will often think in terms of how their new Read more

Planning a Kitchen Remodel in Washington DC

Planning a Kitchen Remodel in Washington DC

Posted on: June 5th, 2013 by Jeff No Comments

By Tamar King   The kitchen was the place to be. Countless birthday celebrations, the ‘review of our report cards’, talk of the weather, news, gossip, and planning the day’s activities, along with cooking and eating took place in the Read more

Kitchen Remodeling DC – One Step at a Time

Kitchen Remodeling DC – One Step at a Time

Posted on: April 3rd, 2013 by leroy No Comments

I recently got back into hands-on remodeling and carpentry work after spending a little over a year doing project management at Four Brothers LLC. As a project manager overseeing five simultaneous kitchen remodeling projects in DC, it was impossible to Read more

What Permits does a Washington DC Bathroom Contractors Need for My Project?

Posted on: March 27th, 2013 by leroy No Comments

  Recently, we wrote a blog post about what permits were needed to renovate a bathroom in Montgomery County:  https://fourbrotherscarpentry.com/what-permits-are-neewhat-permits-are-needed-for-montgomery-county-bathroom-remodeling-projects/.  Several of our readers asked us to do the same for a Washington DC Remodel.   Much like kitchens, even Read more

Converting a Tub to a Walk-in Shower in Washington DC

Posted on: March 23rd, 2013 by leroy 2 Comments

One of the most common requests we get for Washington DC bathroom remodeling projects are converting a tub to a walk-in shower. Homeowners considering this renovation typically have two questions:    Is it possible to convert my bathtub into a Read more

What Permits Are Needed for Montgomery County Bathroom Remodeling Projects

Posted on: March 8th, 2013 by leroy No Comments

  Knowing which permits and inspections you will need when renovating a bathroom in the Washington DC area can be confusing.  Each state and county has a different process.  This post will focus on the rules and regulations in Montgomery Read more

The Most Common Bathroom Design Build Renovation Requests in Washington DC

Posted on: March 6th, 2013 by leroy No Comments

Bathrooms can be challenging spaces to design and remodel, often due to constraints posed by the existing bathroom layout and surrounding rooms.  In the Washington, DC area, existing bathrooms will generally fall into one of four categories:   Bathrooms in Read more

What Costs the Most During Washington DC Bathroom Renovation Projects

Posted on: March 5th, 2013 by leroy No Comments

  There are two basic kinds of bathroom remodeling projects: a pull and replace renovation, and a comprehensive bathroom remodel.  Since no two bathrooms are identical, there will always be variations, but the work scopes involved for bathrooms that fall Read more

Our Process for a Washington DC Bathroom Remodeling Project

Posted on: February 27th, 2013 by leroy No Comments

No two bathrooms are exactly alike.  Particularly when working in older homes common in the Washington, DC area there are many unique spaces.  Often areas that were not initially intended to be bathrooms have been converted to bathrooms, creating interesting Read more

Remodeling Change Orders Part 2

Posted on: February 12th, 2013 by leroy No Comments

Change Orders: The C-Word, Part 2   Because many homeowners have become hip to the change-order hustle that many contractors run (see Change Orders: The C-Word, Part 1), there is often no better way to alienate a client than to Read more

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