Bethesda Addition: Under Construction Time-Lapse Video

We’re working on a remodeling/addition project in Bethesda, MD. This time-lapse shows the progress so far from the foundation to the framing, including the pre-made trusses being craned into place. We spent a few months designing the project with the clients and our crews are currently building the two-story addition. It includes a garage and kitchenette/pool house on the.

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May 6, 2016 · · Blog · 0 Comments

Capitol Hill Kitchen Renovation

Clients came to us to completely renovate this dark, isolated kitchen in a Capitol Hill row house and incorporate the adjacent narrow solarium.           We built the finished project…well, at least digitally. Look closely and you’ll see that what looks like an after photo is actually a realistic rendering!   The kitchen renovation.

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April 25, 2016 · · Blog · 0 Comments

Three Capitol CotY Awards!

Last week, our team attended the NARI Metro DC Capitol CotY Awards Gala and took home three awards for 2015! We’re very proud of these projects and excited that they were recognized by our association. Grand Award, Commercial Interior This 1885 row house is used by the Chickasaw Nation for meetings and events. The building.

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March 8, 2016 · · Blog · 0 Comments

When It Comes to Renovating Homes, We Sweat the Small Stuff!

When we design a remodeling project, we’re always looking for ways to help our clients create a healthy and comfortable living space, but one that is also energy-efficient and saves them money on energy and water bills. As building science is always evolving, we encourage our team to educate themselves. Recently, Director of Architecture Paul.

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February 26, 2016 · · Blog · 0 Comments
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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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