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10-Year Anniversary of the Landis Building

We can’t believe it’s been 10 years since we moved into our office building! We’re proud of our contribution to downtown Takoma and happy to be located within walking distance of the Takoma Metro. We designed the three-story building with energy-efficient features including spray foam insulation, geothermal HVAC, and solar panels. Here’s a timeline and photos of the process: February 2002 – Purchased the.

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February 11, 2016 · · Blog · 0 Comments

Best of Houzz 2016 in Design!

We were recently awarded a Best of Houzz 2016 Design! That’s four years in a row that we’ve received a Houzz Award. In 2015 and 2014 we received the Best of Houzz Customer Satisfaction and in 2013, another Best of Houzz Design badge. This reflects our commitment to beautiful design, but a design that is also brought to life as a great experience. Click here to.

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January 13, 2016 · · Blog · 0 Comments

Montgomery County Liquor Legislation

As members of the Bethesda Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce, we support ending Montgomery County’s alcohol and retail monopoly on alcohol/spirits. The End the Monopoly Bill (MC 3-16) would allow the voters to decide if the County should provide for full private sector competition through a referendum on the ballot at elections November 2016. For.

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November 20, 2015 · · Blog · 0 Comments

Moving Into Remodeled House: A Child’s Perspective

We received this great drawing by a 5-year-old girl who was excited about moving into the home that we remodeled for her family. And it’s on our company graph paper! The parents and three children had purchased this neglected 1940 Colonial Revival, but had not lived in the home. They had visited a few times.

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November 20, 2015 · · Blog · 0 Comments

Upgrading Your Electrical Panel: Heavy Up

When someone from our sales team visits your home to review your remodeling goals, one of the first things he or she will inspect and photograph is your electrical panel. That’s because we need to know the existing amperage coming into the panel so we know if we will have to upgrade it to support.

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October 7, 2015 · · Blog · 0 Comments
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Digging Out a Basement in a Chevy Chase Home

Remodeling this basement required digging down eight inches and pouring a new slab floor. This allowed us to increase the ceiling height by six inches, going from 7-feet to 7-feet 6-inches. We also took the opportunity to rigid insulation below the slab. Due to the tight space and configuration of the underpinning, our crews and subcontractors had to dig.

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October 7, 2015 · · Blog · 0 Comments
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Design That Lasts the Test of Time

Director of Architecture Paul Gaiser did a little time travel this week when he went back to photograph a project he designed a few years back. This tired old Colonial home needed an extensive exterior and interior remodel. The design doubled the square footage of the home. This just goes to show that no matter.

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September 18, 2015 · · Blog · 0 Comments

Addition with Rental Apartment

A few months ago, we blogged about proposed changes in the zoning laws in Washington DC and Maryland for accessory apartments. Local jurisdictions approved changes to make it easier for homeowners to add accessory apartments to their properties to provide affordable, close-in housing. Accessory apartments are proving to be a popular topic. Adding a legal.

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August 13, 2015 · · Blog · 0 Comments
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Meet the Landis Team in Person: Fall Events

If you’ve been thinking about remodeling and you’ll be out and about at neighborhood festivals, find the Landis booth and chat with one of our team leaders about your project. Here’s a list of events where we’ll be this fall!  Takoma Park Street Festival October 18 (Sunday) Rescheduled from rain date of Oct 4 Time:.

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July 16, 2015 · · Blog · 0 Comments

Landis is Now a Member of the Bethesda Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce

We’re excited to announce that we just joined the Bethesda-Chevy Chase Chamber of Commerce. The team at the chamber has been very welcoming. Our first event was the Real Estate Forecast at the Roundhouse Theater. Principal Chris Landis and Director of Architecture Paul Gaiser attended the event and learned about new commercial and mixed-use developments.

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June 18, 2015 · · Blog · 0 Comments

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