Posts Tagged ‘additions’

Adding a Sunroom or Screened Porch to Your Northern Virginia Home

December 13, 2018 | Comments Off on Adding a Sunroom or Screened Porch to Your Northern Virginia Home
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A sunroom or screened porch is a great way to add additional space to your home. It creates an extra room for entertaining and relaxing and offers an “indoor-outdoor” environment where you can get the benefits of being outside without the cold, rain, or snow.

Check out our new blog featuring ways add a sunroom or screened porch addition to your Northern Virginia and what goes into the process! 

 

Adding a Sunroom or Screened Porch to Your Northern Virginia Home

December 13, 2018 | Comments Off on Adding a Sunroom or Screened Porch to Your Northern Virginia Home
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A sunroom or screened porch is a great way to add additional space to your home. It creates an extra room for entertaining and relaxing and offers an “indoor-outdoor” environment where you can get the benefits of being outside without the cold, rain, or snow.

Check out our new blog featuring ways add a sunroom or screened porch addition to your Northern Virginia and what goes into the process! 

 

How to Plan Your Northern Virginia Remodel

November 8, 2018 | Comments Off on How to Plan Your Northern Virginia Remodel
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Doing your due diligence before hiring your contractor is not only smart but a timesaver. Price should not be the only factor when making the final decision on who will renovate your home.

Your home is where you spend most of your time, and you don’t want poor quality construction details staring you in the face, day after day. Make sure you take the proper steps before choosing a contractor. Check out our tips below on how to choose the right contractor for your home remodel! 

 

How to Plan Your Northern Virginia Remodel

November 8, 2018 | Comments Off on How to Plan Your Northern Virginia Remodel
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Doing your due diligence before hiring your contractor is not only smart but a timesaver. Price should not be the only factor when making the final decision on who will renovate your home.

Your home is where you spend most of your time, and you don’t want poor quality construction details staring you in the face, day after day. Make sure you take the proper steps before choosing a contractor. Check out our tips below on how to choose the right contractor for your home remodel! 

 

How to Plan Your Northern Virginia Remodel

November 8, 2018 | Comments Off on How to Plan Your Northern Virginia Remodel
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Doing your due diligence before hiring your contractor is not only smart but a timesaver. Price should not be the only factor when making the final decision on who will renovate your home.

Your home is where you spend most of your time, and you don’t want poor quality construction details staring you in the face, day after day. Make sure you take the proper steps before choosing a contractor. Check out our tips below on how to choose the right contractor for your home remodel! 

 

Northern Virginia Sunroom Addition

July 5, 2018 | Comments Off on Northern Virginia Sunroom Addition
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A sunroom is a great way to add additional space to your home. It creates an extra room for entertaining and relaxing and offers an “indoor-outdoor” environment where you can get the benefits of being outside without the cold, rain, or snow.

Check out our new blog featuring ways add a sunroom addition to your Northern Virginia and what goes into the process! 

 

How to Design a Northern Virginia Wet Bar

June 4, 2018 | Comments Off on How to Design a Northern Virginia Wet Bar

A wet bar is a great way to create an entertaining space that fits in cohesively with the design of your home. By having a designated space for cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, there will be less clutter in the vital cabinet space of your…

How to Choose: Attached vs Detached Garages in Northern VA

May 29, 2018 | Comments Off on How to Choose: Attached vs Detached Garages in Northern VA
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When you’re planning on adding a garage to your home, there are several considerations to keep in mind. The planning process is key in making sure that you have a smooth and successful remodel. The addition of a garage has its advantages, as it adds instant property value and creates more space for storage. 

Northern Virginia Home Addition: Building Options

April 26, 2018 | Comments Off on Northern Virginia Home Addition: Building Options
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Many of the homes in Northern VA were built decades ago when common home layouts and sizes were much different. If you are finding that you don’t have enough functional living space in your home, it might be time to add an addition. This space can include a guest room, a master suite, a playroom, a family room, or whatever is most advantageous to for your family. By building up (adding a second story) or out (a ground floor addition), you’ll add a lot of new space to your home.

Before starting, here are some considerations to keep in mind:

  1. Is there room for an addition? For example, is your yard large enough to accommodate an addition to your home?
  2. What are you missing in your home? How will this new space meet your family’s needs?
  3. How feasible is it to make the changes you’d like to make? Would you need to make significant changes to your home in order to do so?
  4. What are you comfortable spending on this project?

Adding Radiant Heated Floors to Your Remodel

February 14, 2018 | Comments Off on Adding Radiant Heated Floors to Your Remodel
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Radiant heat, also known as an in-floor heating system, can be a luxurious-feeling solution for a cold space in your home. It’s an often-requested upgrade for new homes and existing remodels for not just bathrooms, but kitchens and whole house flooring. 

Check out our new blog below explaining the different types of radiant heating, the estimated cost and where it can be installed! 

 

Tips for Hiring a Northern Virginia Contractor

February 12, 2018 | Comments Off on Tips for Hiring a Northern Virginia Contractor
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Doing your due diligence before hiring your contractor is not only smart but a timesaver. Price should not be the only factor when making the final decision on who will renovate your home.

Your home is where you spend most of your time, and you don’t want poor quality construction details staring you in the face, day after day. Make sure you take the proper steps before choosing a contractor. Check out our tips below on how to choose the right contractor for your home remodel! 

 

Design Tips to Make a Small Bathroom Seem Bigger

February 1, 2018 | Comments Off on Design Tips to Make a Small Bathroom Seem Bigger

Designing around a small bathroom can seem like a daunting challenge, especially when storage is extremely limited. There may be light at the end of the tunnel in terms of new bathroom designs that will help cure the cabin fever effect…

Design Tips to Maximize a Small Kitchen

January 25, 2018 | Comments Off on Design Tips to Maximize a Small Kitchen

Most homes in the Northern Virginia area are not naturally designed to have an open floor plan, unless they were built in the last 5 years. As more and more homeowners lean towards adding an open floor plan to their home, sometimes cha…

Design Tips to Maximize a Small Kitchen

January 25, 2018 | Comments Off on Design Tips to Maximize a Small Kitchen

Most homes in the Northern Virginia area are not naturally designed to have an open floor plan, unless they were built in the last 5 years. As more and more homeowners lean towards adding an open floor plan to their home, sometimes cha…

Finishing a Basement for Year Round Use

January 22, 2018 | Comments Off on Finishing a Basement for Year Round Use

For most homeowners, the basement is a much needed living space that serves many purposes. Whether it’s a quiet place to read, a rec room for the kids or something special to fit your special interests-a basement can add living space t…

Popular Kitchen Island Design Ideas for 2018

December 27, 2017 | Comments Off on Popular Kitchen Island Design Ideas for 2018

Planning your kitchen can be one of the most stressful design decisions you can make, as the internet can overwhelm with you every possible style combination available. Check out our top kitchen island design ideas for 2018 to gain a g…

Attached vs Detached Garages in Northern VA

December 22, 2017 | Comments Off on Attached vs Detached Garages in Northern VA
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When you’re planning on adding a garage to your home, there are several considerations to keep in mind. The planning process is key in making sure that you have a smooth and successful remodel. The addition of a garage has its advantages, as it adds instant property value and creates more space for storage. 

How to Add More Living Space to Your Home

December 13, 2017 | Comments Off on How to Add More Living Space to Your Home

Do you love your neighborhood but are in dire need of more space? Are you planning or growing your family or moving aging relatives into your home? If so, consider renovating your attic into a whole new living space, or remodeling your…

How to Add More Living Space to Your Home

December 13, 2017 | Comments Off on How to Add More Living Space to Your Home

Do you love your neighborhood but are in dire need of more space? Are you planning or growing your family or moving aging relatives into your home? If so, consider renovating your attic into a whole new living space, or remodeling your…

Top Christmas Decorating Tips

December 5, 2017 | Comments Off on Top Christmas Decorating Tips

Have you been looking for a way to redesign Christmas this year? Putting up the same decorations year in and year out can become cumbersome. Check out these tips from Houzz on how to transform your holiday decorating this year! 
While…

Haymarket Portico Remodel- In Progress

November 29, 2017 | Comments Off on Haymarket Portico Remodel- In Progress

We were recently contacted by a client in Haymarket, VA who was looking to remodel their Northern Virginia home. The clients wanted to add dimension to the exterior facade of the home, while maintaining the architectural style of their…

Top Design Tips for Renovating Your Northern Virginia Basement

November 27, 2017 | Comments Off on Top Design Tips for Renovating Your Northern Virginia Basement

Fall is the perfect time to renovate your basement. While you are busy on the main floor prepping for the holiday season, your contractor can be working away from the busy areas of your home. 
If you have an unfinished basement, a ba…

5 Kitchen Design Mistakes And How to Avoid Them-Northern Virginia

November 15, 2017 | Comments Off on 5 Kitchen Design Mistakes And How to Avoid Them-Northern Virginia

As one of the most highly used rooms in your home, good kitchen design is important. It’s a multi-functional space for cooking, dining, and entertaining, and when not laid out well, it can be uncomfortable and annoying. We recommend wo…

Popular Northern Virginia Bathroom Floor Tiles

November 8, 2017 | Comments Off on Popular Northern Virginia Bathroom Floor Tiles
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Tile is ever-changing, and today’s latest trends, driven in part by new manufacturing methods and printing technologies, are opening up a whole new world of covetable looks. We’re seeing a push toward new and innovative ways of combining different products, using tiles to create bold geometric shapes or to evoke an understated luxury with soft, organic lines and nature-inspired textures. 

Popular Northern Virginia Bathroom Floor Tile Patterns

November 8, 2017 | Comments Off on Popular Northern Virginia Bathroom Floor Tile Patterns
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Tile is ever-changing, and today’s latest trends, driven in part by new manufacturing methods and printing technologies, are opening up a whole new world of covetable looks. We’re seeing a push toward new and innovative ways of combining different products, using tiles to create bold geometric shapes or to evoke an understated luxury with soft, organic lines and nature-inspired textures. 

How to Create a Kitchen Work Triangle

November 7, 2017 | Comments Off on How to Create a Kitchen Work Triangle

If you’re about to undertake a kitchen remodel, odds are you’ve heard a lot about the kitchen work triangle. Although it’s often hailed by designers as the best way to set up a kitchen, the concept of the kitchen work triangle can be tricky…

Adding an Addition to an Older Home

October 25, 2017 | Comments Off on Adding an Addition to an Older Home

Adding space to your home can be invaluable if you live in an older home in a great neighborhood. Mature, tree-lined streets and architectural charm are what captivates many when it comes to older homes, but there are also things you must c…

How Much Will My Remodeling Project Cost?

October 20, 2017 | Comments Off on How Much Will My Remodeling Project Cost?
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Maybe price isn’t your only deciding factor when considering a home improvement project to your Northern Virginia home – but most of us want to know what we can expect to spend when it comes to a big ticket item like an addition or large scale remodeling project. How would you know what to expect if you don’t do this regularly? You can ask your neighbors, talk to friends who’ve had similar projects done – but you’ll probably get a pretty broad range of experiences – from “We just hired the neighborhood handyman” to “We went with a very reputable design/build firm”. So how do you REALLY know what to expect cost-wise?

Adding an Addition to Your Northern Virginia Home

November 15, 2016 | Comments Off on Adding an Addition to Your Northern Virginia Home
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Making any change to your home is exciting. Once that decision has been made, you’ve decided what projects to take on, what your budget is, and you have some inspiration. It’s important, however, to have some expert knowledge before you start the process. In our new series, “Advice from the Experts,” we give some tips about particular projects based on what we’ve seen in the past. This week we’re talking about home additions.

Client Testimonial from Lake Ridge, VA

November 1, 2016 | Comments Off on Client Testimonial from Lake Ridge, VA

We’re always humbled and thrilled to receive such thoughtful comments from our clients. Here’s a letter we received from a client that is having the bathrooms of her home renovated in Lake Ridge, VA. We had previously handled her …

Home Addition: Build Up or Out?

October 28, 2016 | Comments Off on Home Addition: Build Up or Out?
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Many of the homes in Northern VA were built decades ago when common home layouts and sizes were much different. If you are finding that you don’t have enough functional living space in your home, it might be time to add an addition. This space can include a guest room, a master suite, a playroom, a family room, or whatever is most advantageous to for your family. By building up (adding a second story) or out (a ground floor addition), you’ll add a lot of new space to your home.

Before starting, here are some considerations to keep in mind:

  1. Is there room for an addition? For example, is your yard large enough to accommodate an addition to your home?
  2. What are you missing in your home? How will this new space meet your family’s needs?
  3. How feasible is it to make the changes you’d like to make? Would you need to make significant changes to your home in order to do so?
  4. What are you comfortable spending on this project?

How To: Design a Kid-Friendly Bathroom

June 16, 2016 | Comments Off on How To: Design a Kid-Friendly Bathroom

It’s always beneficial to have a separate space for kids’ bathrooms in your home. If you’re able to do it, it provides comfort and utility for your entire family. However, when designing a bathroom for children, you will have different cons…

New Construction vs. Remodeling

March 31, 2016 | Comments Off on New Construction vs. Remodeling

Deciding whether to remodel an older home or build a new home is a huge decision. Both require time, effort, and financial contributions. This is especially relevant in Northern Virginia, an area that is fortunate to have so many older…

What Is An Estimate?

December 17, 2015 | Comments Off on What Is An Estimate?

Do you really know the difference between an estimate and a construction proposal? A lot of contractors will promise you a “FREE ESTIMATE” after an in home consultation. But what does this mean? What are they really giving you for free? We’ve seen how many home owners are taken advantage of with the promise of a free estimate.

Client Testimonial from Lake Ridge, VA

December 3, 2015 | Comments Off on Client Testimonial from Lake Ridge, VA

We’re always humbled and thrilled to receive such thoughtful comments from our clients. Here’s a letter we received from a client we are building an addition for in Lake Ridge, VA.

Progress on Addition in Burke, VA

December 1, 2015 | Comments Off on Progress on Addition in Burke, VA

We can’t believe it’s already December, and we’ve been working hard to get this 1,000 square foot addition in Burke, VA enclosed as the cold weather approaches. 

Current Progress – One Story Addition in Fairfax Station, VA

August 19, 2015 | Comments Off on Current Progress – One Story Addition in Fairfax Station, VA

We are excited to share some photos of a one story home addition we are completing in Fairfax Station, VA. This addition includes:

Current Progress – One Story Addition in Fairfax Station, VA

August 19, 2015 | Comments Off on Current Progress – One Story Addition in Fairfax Station, VA

We are excited to share some photos of a one story home addition we are completing in Fairfax Station, VA. This addition includes:

Home Additions: Should I Build Up or Out?

June 4, 2015 | Comments Off on Home Additions: Should I Build Up or Out?

Many of the homes in Northern VA were built decades ago when common home layouts and sizes were much different. If you are finding that you don’t have enough functional living space in your home, it might be time to add an addition. This space can include a guest room, a master suite, a playroom, a family room, or whatever is most advantageous to for your family. By building up (adding a second story) or out (a ground floor addition), you’ll add a lot of new space to your home.

Before starting, here are some considerations to keep in mind:

  1. Is there room for an addition? For example, is your yard large enough to accommodate an addition to your home?
  2. What are you missing in your home? How will this new space meet your family’s needs?
  3. How feasible is it to make the changes you’d like to make? Would you need to make significant changes to your home in order to do so?
  4. What are you comfortable spending on this project?

Types of Additions for Your Home

March 27, 2015 | Comments Off on Types of Additions for Your Home

When adding an addition to your home, there is no shortage of options. You can opt to add a sunroom, an entire second story, a bathroom, or a master suite. You could do something small like adding a guest bathroom, or you could add lots of squ…

A Guide to Successful Additions and Large Remodeling Projects in Northern Virginia

March 18, 2015 | Comments Off on A Guide to Successful Additions and Large Remodeling Projects in Northern Virginia

Last week, we shared some elements of our kitchen and bath eBook. This week we’d like to take you through the process of completing a large remodeling project, such as an addition or whole house remodel. This is just a short preview of what our e-book has to offer and you can get all of the information by clicking here to download. Don’t miss out on insider knowledge of what to expect throughout the remodeling process, written by the owner of Lensis Builders.

Adding a Sunroom to Your Northern Virginia Home: The Basics

February 27, 2015 | Comments Off on Adding a Sunroom to Your Northern Virginia Home: The Basics

A sunroom is a great way to add additional space to your home. It creates an extra room for entertaining and relaxing and offers an “indoor-outdoor” environment where you can get the benefits of being outside without the cold, rain, or snow (especially in the winter in Northern Virginia this year!).

To help you plan for your upcoming project, we’ve outlined average sizes and features, pricing, resale value, and design tips for the Washington Metro area.

Covered Porch and Deck Project In Progress

October 23, 2013 | No Comments »

We are currently working on a covered porch and deck project located in Centreville, VA. We have been documenting this project each step of the way and have compiled an overview of the progress. If you are thinking about adding a deck to your home, or remodeling it in any way, this overview illustrates the Keep Reading…

Recently Completed Two Car Garage in Vienna, VA

May 31, 2013 | No Comments »

We recently completed a detached, two car garage in Vienna, VA. Since this home already had an attached garage for 2 cars and the homeowner needed extra space, it was our job to make sure the new addition matched the original home and fit in naturally.  This is a common challenge when building additions and garages Keep Reading…

Sneak Peek: Addition in Fairfax Station, VA

March 15, 2013 | No Comments »

We are currently working on a very large addition project located in Fairfax Station, Virginia. This addition includes a garage with a trophy room on the second story above. It also features an art studio and a full bath. We are very excited about this project and would love to share our progress. Let us Keep Reading…

Sneak Peek: Addition in Manassas, VA

September 28, 2012 | No Comments »

Lensis Builders is happy to be jumping right into the Fall season with many wonderful projects. One of our current projects is an addition located in Manassas. We have taken a few photos to update our customers and benchmark our progress. These photos also display the enormous transformations remodeling can produce. The first phase of Keep Reading…

Two Car Garage Addition in Woodbridge, VA

July 27, 2012 | No Comments »

We are happy to announce that we just completed a garage in Woodbridge, VA! The 2 car garage fits in beautifully with the home and everyone involved is excited about the final product. To see more photos of our addition projects go to our Additions and Remodeling gallery by clicking the photos below!     Keep Reading…

Sneak Peek: Garage in Manassas, VA

March 29, 2012 | No Comments »

Here are some photo updates on one of our current projects. This two car garage is being built in Manassas, VA and will make a beautiful addition to this home. One important aspect of adding a garage, or any other addition, is to make sure it is in balance with the existing structure of the Keep Reading…

Sneak Peek: Addition in McLean, VA

January 6, 2012 | No Comments »

Here is yet another update on one of our current addition projects! This addition is in McLean, VA and consists of multiple new rooms, hallway and an expanded closet. The main level of the addition features a large family room with a row of windows which lets a ton of light in. This room will Keep Reading…

Sneak Peek: Second Story Addition in Herndon, VA

January 3, 2012 | No Comments »

Happy New Year to all of our visitors and customers! We hope your holidays were relaxing and filled with fun. We have been keeping very busy with projects throughout the winter season and right into the New Year. One of our current projects is a second story addition in Herndon. This addition features 3 bedrooms, Keep Reading…

Home Addition in Centreville, VA

October 28, 2011 | No Comments »

Fall is in full swing and Lensis Builders, Inc. is keeping busy with many new projects. We’ve just uploaded new photos of a current addition project in Centreville, VA. This project is coming along beautifully and we are excited to show you our progress. I’ve included a sneak peek of this project below. You can Keep Reading…