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Wilton Renovation: Historic Plantation Home

Wilton Renovation: Historic Plantation Home

Posted on: June 15th, 2012 by admin 1 Comment

Although we usually stick to designing and remodeling homes in Washington DC, Northern Virginia, and some counties in Maryland, we now have, for better or worse, strayed further afield. Namely to Middlesex County, Virginia near historic Williamsburg. Why you might Read more

Washington DC Living Room Design & Remodeling Contractors

Washington DC Living Room Design & Remodeling Contractors

Posted on: September 10th, 2011 by admin No Comments

The Fairmont living room was designed with entertaining in mind. This theme called for a largely open floor plan that provides a close connection to the kitchen. In place of a structural wall, we used a salvaged oak post and Read more

Washington DC Master Bath Design & Remodeling Contractors

Washington DC Master Bath Design & Remodeling Contractors

Posted on: September 4th, 2011 by admin No Comments

The master bath was a design challenge due to the relatively small size, and the fact that we needed to fit in closet space as well as a functional bathroom. Rather than squeezing in a bathtub, we decided to stick Read more

Washington DC Kitchen Cabinetry and Countertop Design & Remodeling Contractors

Washington DC Kitchen Cabinetry and Countertop Design & Remodeling Contractors

Posted on: August 24th, 2011 by admin No Comments

The all-important kitchen was even more so in 753 Fairmont St. Because of the open floor plan it was designed to be an anchoring element for the entire front room without becoming overpowering or ostentatious. To accomplish this, we chose Read more

Washington DC Powder Bath Design & Remodeling Contractors

Washington DC Powder Bath Design & Remodeling Contractors

Posted on: May 1st, 2011 by admin No Comments

Our client had very specific instructions for our design team for the lower-level powder bathroom: “Design and build a space that inspires conversation.” Initially this seemed like a strange request, but it began to make sense as our client explained Read more

Washington DC Guest Bath Tile and Design & Renovation Contractors

Washington DC Guest Bath Tile and Design & Renovation Contractors

Posted on: March 24th, 2011 by admin No Comments

One of the distinct advantages of the design/build model is that most, if not all of your design is done in-house. This means that projects are designed with the end goal in mind: a beautiful space that is both buildable Read more

Washington DC Shower Pan and Waterproofing Contractors

Washington DC Shower Pan and Waterproofing Contractors

Posted on: January 28th, 2011 by admin No Comments

Constructing a water-tight shower pan and drain is an art, but is arguably the most important step when installing a tiled shower during a bathroom renovation. Grout joints between tiles are not watertight, so water will inevitably leak through these Read more

Washington DC Curb-less Shower Renovation Contractors

Washington DC Curb-less Shower Renovation Contractors

Posted on: January 24th, 2011 by admin 2 Comments

Designing accessible master bathrooms on both the first and second floors at 753 was of particular importance to our clients as they have an elderly in-law who is confined to a wheelchair. Therefore, our design team recommended curb-less showers for Read more

Washington DC Flooring Renovation Contractors

Washington DC Flooring Renovation Contractors

Posted on: December 27th, 2010 by admin No Comments

During the design process our design team and client considered a number of different flooring layouts and materials. Initially, the homeowner was interested in marmoleum in the kitchen, hardwood in the living room and halls, tile in the bathrooms, and Read more

Washington DC Exposed Brick Renovation Contractors

Washington DC Exposed Brick Renovation Contractors

Posted on: December 27th, 2010 by admin 1 Comment

The party wall separating the two units at 753 Fairmont Street from the adjoining residence was constructed with a double row of bricks and mortar. As was the case throughout the house, this wall was finished originally with a thick Read more

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