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Remodeling Tips, Guides and Lessons learned for over 25 year experiences renovating in Montgomery County and NW DC

metail stair railing

Jan has put great care into the styling of her split-level town home. The furnishings are a lovely mix of classic design elements and a contemporary vibe. However, there was one large elephant in the home bring her design down, the 90’s handrailings.  With 3.5 levels there was a lot of ugly railing pulling the…read more

industrial bath

For this bathroom remodel it was out with the old and in with the rusty? That’s right, we took this bath from 1980’s to industrial chic. Design Goals Having worked with us previously on a previous remodel the client trusted us to take her 1980’s master bath from drab to glam. She wanted an industrial…read more

glass railing

Erin came to Merrick looking to improve the look and safety of her rear stair case and railing. The cable rail system did not make much of a statement and the previous owners had it installed with every other cable omitted, leaving a much larger gap than code permits. On top of that, both the…read more

basement family room

Design Goals Mike wanted to add livable space to his family’s 1940’s home by finishing their basement. The new space needed to include a family room with built in storage, an exit to the backyard, a 3-piece bathroom and a guest room with a large closet. Troubleshooting the Layout  Designing a layout that worked around…read more

steel cable railing

This steel cable rail was one of our favorite Home Repair projects from 2017. We were over the moon to learn that our client was just as pleased. They added the following comment to their job completion survey, “They did an outstanding job and we’re very happy with the results.” We were especially honored to…read more

black kitchen counter

Beth loved her 1930’s Brick Colonial, but hated its tiny kitchen.  It was  dark, hard to clean, lacked storage and counter space making it difficult for even one cook to use.  She needed a full kitchen overhaul. Getting Started: Beth knew she wanted to tear down the wall between the kitchen & dining room, but…read more

Sea pearl quartz

Anne came to us with one main goal, improve the flow of her home, by developing an open concept floor plan. The home consisted of tight closed off rooms that lacked functionality. Her hope was that improving the flow would make it easier to get her family ready and out the door in the morning…read more

The average life expectancy in America today is higher than in any other period in history. More specifically, data from a United Nations report shows that the number of people 65 years and older rose from 8% to 12% of the total population between 1950 and 2000. What’s more, this figure will rise to 20%…read more

wood privacy fence

An outline of the 5 most common types of fence currently on the market today. When you’re trying to choose the perfect fence, there’s a lot to think about, from how much privacy you want to what will best complement your home. Carefully consider the fence’s durability, how it will impact curb appeal, weather resilience, overall…read more

The chill of another winter has arrived in Montgomery County and the surrounding areas, and the signs are abundant. Heavy coats are very much in fashion, and quite often you can see your breath. Hopefully, the signs indicating that it’s cold remain outside. Certain signs that you notice inside your home — such as freezing…read more