Posts Tagged ‘northern Virginia design build’

How to Design Plan your Northern Virginia Garage

May 20, 2020 | Comments Off on How to Design Plan your Northern Virginia Garage

Adding a garage, either attached or detached, can solve just about every storage solution out there. This lovely addition not only adds value to your home, but also gives you peace of mind via decluttering your everyday living space. You ma…

Time To Enjoy The Outdoors More! Covered Porch & New Deck Project, Vienna VA

September 6, 2019 | Comments Off on Time To Enjoy The Outdoors More! Covered Porch & New Deck Project, Vienna VA

When you want to spend time in the great outdoors with all the comforts of home readily available, consider a new custom covered porch for your Northern Virginia home! Our clients love how the cedar ceiling and exposed beams add rustic char…

Northern Virginia Porch & Exterior Planning

June 10, 2019 | Comments Off on Northern Virginia Porch & Exterior Planning

Planning to add or remodel your Northern Virginia exterior space can be a daunting task, with the options seeming limitless. Knowing the size limitations and recommendations for your space can save your budget and timelines a lot of headach…

Northern Virginia Porch & Exterior Planning

June 10, 2019 | Comments Off on Northern Virginia Porch & Exterior Planning

Planning to add or remodel your Northern Virginia exterior space can be a daunting task, with the options seeming limitless. Knowing the size limitations and recommendations for your space can save your budget and timelines a lot of headach…

5 Steps to Surviving Your Northern Virginia Kitchen Remodel

May 23, 2019 | Comments Off on 5 Steps to Surviving Your Northern Virginia Kitchen Remodel

Planning a kitchen remodel can be daunting, especially if you have never been through a heavy renovation before. The key to surviving your kitchen remodel is to plan ahead and be prepared to be without modern conveniences. It can be done th…

5 Crucial Questions to Ask Your Contractor

May 7, 2019 | Comments Off on 5 Crucial Questions to Ask Your Contractor

 Remodeling your Northern Virginia home is a big investment, so it is critical to make sure there is an open line of communication between you and your contractor in terms of expectations, deadlines, and your remodels progress. 

Recently Completed Project – Detached Garage in Centreville VA

April 25, 2019 | Comments Off on Recently Completed Project – Detached Garage in Centreville VA
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Seems like everyone wants and needs more storage space at their homes, and garages are definitely one of our most popular addition requests. How many of us actually have two cars in a two car garage? Or is a “one car, one lawnmower, four bikes, one weed-whacker, six lawn chairs, thirteen pool noodles, two trashcans, a snow-blower, and sixteen boxes of holiday decorations” scenario more familiar?

We recently designed and built a gorgeous detached, two car garage in the Northern Virginia town of Centreville – and the Home Owners couldn’t be happier with the final results.

One of the biggest challenges with a garage addition, whether it’s attached or detached, is aesthetically tying it in perfectly to the existing home. No one wants to drive up to a beautiful home with what appears to be a boring, unappealing box slapped on. With this Centreville garage, a lot of attention was paid to the details that make it a perfect match for the beautiful home.

Maximizing Storage Space in Your Northern Virginia Garage

April 15, 2019 | Comments Off on Maximizing Storage Space in Your Northern Virginia Garage

Adding a garage, either attached or detached, can solve just about every storage solution out there. Adding a garage not only adds value to your home, but also gives you peace of mind via decluttering your everyday living space. You may fee…

Home Additions in Northern Virginia- Build Up or Out?

April 3, 2019 | Comments Off on Home Additions in Northern Virginia- 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?

Designing Your Northern Virginia Wet Bar

March 29, 2019 | Comments Off on Designing Your 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…

Building a Sunroom or Screened Porch in Northern Virginia

March 21, 2019 | Comments Off on Building a Sunroom or Screened Porch in Northern Virginia
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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! 

 

Designing a Stunning Master Bathroom in Northern Virginia

March 18, 2019 | Comments Off on Designing a Stunning Master Bathroom in Northern Virginia

It’s easy to get lost in design photos of master bathrooms, so much so that knowing what you really want and what’s important to you can come into question. Thinking about functionality and beauty should be at the forefront. Having a beauti…

Planning Your Garage in Northern Virginia

March 6, 2019 | Comments Off on Planning Your Garage in Northern Virginia

Many of the homes in Northern Virginia were built with a formal living plan that separates each room out with a specific purpose. This can mean small rooms with limited storage. By converting a garage or building a new garage, you can add a…

How to Maximize Kitchen Storage Space in Northern Virginia

February 26, 2019 | Comments Off on How to Maximize Kitchen Storage Space in 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…

How to Avoid Kitchen Design Mistakes

January 31, 2019 | Comments Off on How to Avoid Kitchen Design Mistakes

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…

How to Build a Garage for More Living Space and Storage in Northern Virginia

January 7, 2019 | Comments Off on How to Build a Garage for More Living Space and Storage in Northern Virginia

Many of the homes in Northern Virginia were built with a formal living plan that separates each room out with a specific purpose. This can mean small rooms with limited storage. By converting a garage or building a new garage, you can add a…

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! 

 

Top Questions to Ask a Builder Before Signing a Contract

October 30, 2018 | Comments Off on Top Questions to Ask a Builder Before Signing a Contract

As the economy continues to grow in a positive direction, many homeowners are looking to renovate their homes. One of the biggest obstacles for homeowners is preparing for the expense of a remodel, while crossing their fingers that their in…

Adding a Fire Pit to Your Northern Virginia Home

September 25, 2018 | Comments Off on Adding a Fire Pit to Your Northern Virginia Home

As more and more homeowners are choosing to stay in their current homes, the trend in home design is moving toward adding value to current homes. One key request is a fire pit! 
Check out these creative ways to incorporate a fire pit …

Adding Value to Your Northern Virginia Home

September 17, 2018 | Comments Off on Adding Value to Your Northern Virginia Home

Are you looking to change the look of your home and are curious to know which renovations will add the most value to your house? Making the right choices on what to renovate within your home can make a big difference if or when you decide t…

Increasing Functional Storage Space with a New Garage

August 28, 2018 | Comments Off on Increasing Functional Storage Space with a New Garage

Adding a garage, either attached or detached, can solve just about every storage solution out there. Adding a garage not only adds value to your home, but also gives you peace of mind via decluttering your everyday living space. You may fee…

Kitchen Addition Design Planning in Northern Virginia

August 21, 2018 | Comments Off on Kitchen Addition Design Planning in Northern Virginia
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The kitchen is often the hub of the home, and having a roomy and thoughtfully designed space is at the top of many homeowners’ wish lists. If you are tired of living with a cramped kitchen that doesn’t function as it should, you can afford to invest in a new space and you plan to stay in your home long enough to enjoy all the work an addition entails, then a kitchen addition may be a good project for you. A design pro can work with you to design a new kitchen that blends with your home’s overall architecture and that fits your personal style and your life.

 

How to Find Your Remodeling Design Team

August 8, 2018 | Comments Off on How to Find Your Remodeling Design Team

It’s easy to watch DIY shows and online videos that make renovating an entire kitchen or bathroom look easy. What they don’t show you is the entire construction crew behind the scenes that’s doing 90% of the work. Hiring a qualified design …

Northern Virginia Master Bedroom Design Ideas

July 16, 2018 | Comments Off on Northern Virginia Master Bedroom Design Ideas

As many homeowners are making the decision to remodel verses relocating to another area, the master bedroom is becoming more of an oasis. The master bedroom is now a space where homeowners sleep, work, connect, and spend time with loved one…

Enjoy Nature – Increase Your Living Space – RELAX

July 11, 2018 | Comments Off on Enjoy Nature – Increase Your Living Space – RELAX
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It’s that time of year again in Northern Virginia when enjoying the great outdoors is on everyone’s mind. Some of us love the bug-free zone of a screened in porch. Others prefer to lounge on a covered porch. And for all year round enjoyment – rain or shine – a sunroom/4 seasons room is always a favorite.

 

Northern Virginia Kitchen Design Mistakes And How to Avoid Them

July 9, 2018 | Comments Off on Northern Virginia Kitchen Design Mistakes And How to Avoid Them

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…

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! 

 

Open Floor Plan Verses Zoned Living Spaces

June 25, 2018 | Comments Off on Open Floor Plan Verses Zoned Living Spaces

Open floor plans are all the rage in home design and they have been for some time. Many homeowners want to live in an open and airy space that feels like it has a bigger footprint than it really does, losing the closed off rooms of older, t…

Why Should I Pay For Kitchen Design?

June 19, 2018 | Comments Off on Why Should I Pay For Kitchen Design?
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You’ve finally had enough of your outdated, storage deficient, prep space void, and dare I say it… “UGLY” Northern Virginia Kitchen.

How to Add More Kitchen Storage Space

June 13, 2018 | Comments Off on How to Add More Kitchen Storage Space

Most kitchens have gadgets and specialty items. Some of them we use everyday, while others only come out during special events or holidays. Normally, these items are placed on the countertop or out in the open, making your kitchen look clut…

How to Design Your Northern Virginia Kitchen Addition

June 8, 2018 | Comments Off on How to Design Your Northern Virginia Kitchen Addition

The kitchen is the heart of the home. It’s the place where families come together and create lasting memories. Whether your family is large or small, having enough space in the kitchen is a true stress reliever and opens many opportunities&…

Northern Virginia Wet Bar Design

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

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. 

Why to Hire a Kitchen and Bathroom Designer

May 23, 2018 | Comments Off on Why to Hire a Kitchen and Bathroom Designer

Hiring a designer may seem like a luxury for many people, but in reality trained design professionals can actually save you money when it comes to your renovation. Not only are designers extensively trained, they also have years of experien…

How to Convert or Build a Garage for More Living Space and Storage

May 3, 2018 | Comments Off on How to Convert or Build a Garage for More Living Space and Storage

Many of the homes in Northern Virginia were built with a formal living plan that separates each room out with a specific purpose. This can mean small rooms with limited storage. By converting a garage or building a new garage, you can add a…

Perfecting the Entryway of Your Home

May 1, 2018 | Comments Off on Perfecting the Entryway of Your Home

Many of the homes in Northern VA were built decades ago, with most homes being model or ‘track’ homes that were built in neighborhoods to accommodate a booming economy. Usually this meant that entryways were built just big enough to house a…

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?

Design Tips for Creating an Open Floor Plan

April 23, 2018 | Comments Off on Design Tips for Creating an Open Floor Plan

Taking down walls to create an open floor plan can be an exciting endeavor. Spacious kitchens, custom built-ins, and center islands fill our dreams with design inspiration of what could be for our home remodels, but knowing what to do with …

Northern Virginia Top Laundry Room Design Ideas

April 13, 2018 | Comments Off on Northern Virginia Top Laundry Room Design Ideas

A laundry room is sometimes the most overlooked room in the house, but similarly to the kitchen it’s where you spend a large of amount of your time. Your laundry room does not have to be drab, and in fact if the space is visually appealing,…

Aging in Place: Top Reasons to Add an Addition in Northern Virginia

April 12, 2018 | Comments Off on Aging in Place: Top Reasons to Add an Addition in Northern Virginia

Many homeowners today are considering aging in place. With home values on the rise there is incentive to stay in one place, especially if the location meets all of your needs. Another option families are considering is the in-law addition, …

Aging in Place: Top Reasons to Add an Addition in Northern Virginia

April 12, 2018 | Comments Off on Aging in Place: Top Reasons to Add an Addition in Northern Virginia

Many homeowners today are considering aging in place. With home values on the rise there is incentive to stay in one place, especially if the location meets all of your needs. Another option families are considering is the in-law addition, …

Where to Hang Open Shelves in Your Kitchen

April 9, 2018 | Comments Off on Where to Hang Open Shelves in Your Kitchen

Open shelving in the kitchen is not for everyone, but as more and more homeowners are stepping outside their design comfort zone, they are starting to see the benefits of open shelving in their kitchens.
Check out our tips below for the b…

Building an Addition in Northern Virginia

April 4, 2018 | Comments Off on Building an Addition in Northern Virginia
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Building an addition is a popular remodeling project for personal comfort and enjoyment. A term that you may be hearing a lot lately is “en suite.” En suite refers to a bathroom adjoining a bedroom. A master en suite may include a king size bed, multiple dressers, walk-in closets, a bath with spa features, a walk-in shower, a free-standing tub and other amenities. If space for a master en suite cannot be attained by making interior changes, many homeowners will opt to build an addition.

Adding a Garage for Maximum Storage Space

April 2, 2018 | Comments Off on Adding a Garage for Maximum Storage Space

Adding a garage, either attached or detached, can solve just about every storage solution out there. Adding a garage not only adds value to your home, but also gives you peace of mind via decluttering your everyday living space. You may fee…

Adding a Garage for Maximum Storage Space

April 2, 2018 | Comments Off on Adding a Garage for Maximum Storage Space

Adding a garage, either attached or detached, can solve just about every storage solution out there. Adding a garage not only adds value to your home, but also gives you peace of mind via decluttering your everyday living space. You may fee…

How to Choose the Right Kitchen Cabinets

March 26, 2018 | Comments Off on How to Choose the Right Kitchen Cabinets

Choosing the right kitchen cabinet style can be daunting. With today’s cabinet making technology, the possibilities are almost endless in terms of cabinet design. Not all cabinets are created equal, so knowing how to spend your renovation d…

How to Jazz Up White Kitchen Design

March 23, 2018 | Comments Off on How to Jazz Up White Kitchen Design

All white kitchens have been on trend for a very long time, with a resurgence in trying to incorporate classic design with modern elements. Although many all-white kitchens are lovely and inviting, some can appear a bit bland without h…

Northern Virginia-Wet Bar Design Styles

March 22, 2018 | Comments Off on Northern Virginia-Wet Bar Design Styles

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…

Hardwood Flooring Options: Pros and Cons

March 19, 2018 | Comments Off on Hardwood Flooring Options: Pros and Cons

Planning the remodel of your home can be overwhelming, but one of the common overlooked design elements is flooring. You have picked out your cabinet color and backsplash, but the flooring doesn’t mesh well with the new design materials. Th…

Best Ways to Add Value to Your Northern Virginia Home

March 16, 2018 | Comments Off on Best Ways to Add Value to Your Northern Virginia Home

Are you looking to change the look of your home and are curious to know which renovations will add the most value to your home? Making the right choices on what to renovate within your home can make a big difference if or when you decide to…

Cabinet Door Design: Pros and Cons

March 14, 2018 | Comments Off on Cabinet Door Design: Pros and Cons

Choosing the right cabinet finish can be a daunting task. You aren’t just choosing a color, you are choosing the overall base of your kitchen design, the main focal point everyone will see. Staying knowledgeable on the pros and cons of each…

Deck Design Options for your Northern Virginia Home

March 13, 2018 | Comments Off on Deck Design Options for your Northern Virginia Home
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As Spring quickly approaches, it causes us to look forward to times where we can enjoy our outdoor space once again. Good weather should be enjoyed to its fullest extent, but if your home lacks an enticing outdoor living space, there’s little incentive to venture out. 

Check out our featured deck design options for your Northern Virginia outdoor living space! 

What Designers Want In Their Northern Virginia Kitchens

March 7, 2018 | Comments Off on What Designers Want In Their Northern Virginia Kitchens

Have you been considering remodeling your kitchen but are unsure of where to start? In today’s market there are so many brands and styles to choose from when making selections, that it can be overwhelming to know what will be the best …

An Occoquan Kitchen Transformed, Before, During, and After

March 1, 2018 | Comments Off on An Occoquan Kitchen Transformed, Before, During, and After
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No one with a beautiful, functional Kitchen calls us to remodel their space. The “Before” pics we take at the beginning of every Kitchen remodeling project always remind us WHY we were called on and how much the space was transformed – from the initial designs to the last drawer pull installed. This Occoquan VA project was no exception. The older, split level home sits in the gorgeous town of Occoquan Virginia – near the water and the beautiful Old Town area of shops and restaurants. The Home Owner came to us with a very closed in first floor plan, an extremely outdated Kitchen, and big hopes for opening up the flow of his new home to create the ideal floorplan for entertaining and every day enjoyment.