Everything happens in the kitchen. Life happens in the kitchen.

Andrew Zimmern

Often the hub of the house, nowhere is the marriage of form and function more important than in the kitchen. A well-executed kitchen remodeling project can seamlessly modernize and update a home, regardless of size, style, or when it was built. The kitchen should reflect the homeowner’s needs and priorities. Complex meal prep? Room to entertain? A breakfast reading nook? Having a kitchen that matches one’s lifestyle, aesthetic taste and cooking needs is essential for any homeowner.

Benefits of a kitchen renovation or addition:

1. Maximize the value of your home

Kitchen design and layout can make or break the appeal of the entire house and fundamentally change a home’s valuation.

2. Enhance cooking utility

Preparing meals is easier and more enjoyable when the kitchen supports and enables it.

3. Add aesthetic streamlining

The kitchen sets the stage for the design continuity of the home. Is it airy and open? Modern and uniform? Cozy and rustic? Design the ideal kitchen, and the rest of the home will fall into place around it.

4. Improve quality of life

Time passed in a kitchen marks waypoints throughout the day. When the space is exactly as desired, the day is better spent.

Why Landis?

An all-in-one approach

Kitchen remodeling or addition projects can seem complex. The many steps, decisions and paperwork can feel laborious and all-consuming for the everyday homeowner. At Landis, we simplify the remodeling process because we can meet every requirement in-house and provide guidance on every decision.

Landis offers a full-time permit expeditor, a proprietary design team led by registered architects and builders that cover plumbing and electrical —no need to outsource or do extra work.

Popular kitchen designs and styles

There are a multitude of design options available when doing a kitchen remodel or addition, but here are some of our most sought after styles:

Modern design

Modern design most popularly refers to the mid-century modern period of the 1950s-60s. Key features of modern design include sleek simplicity, understated appliances, crisp, clean lines, earthy colors (such as browns, rusty reds, and greens) and warmer tones. Stainless steel, wood, stone and leather are cornerstones of a modern design. If the goal is an open, calming space centered on functionality and sleekness, choose a Modern Kitchen.

This modern kitchen in a Capitol Hill rowhouse has slab-style doors veneered in Douglas fir, a six-burner gas range, and a wide peninsula for seating and workspace.

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Transitional design

Open to a more eclectic mixture of design styles? A combination of both classic and modern, transitional design provides ample opportunity for self-expression and creativity. With both curved and straight lines, bolder treatments, elegance and texture, a transitional kitchen thoughtfully honors an amalgam of styles and time periods, giving you the chance to pick and choose the best of what’s available to you without being tied to one style.

Shaker cabinets in gray tones, a stainless farm sink, and wood ledge create a kitchen that balances modern and traditional in this Shepherd Park home.

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Traditional design

Traditional design harkens back to the art and architecture of 18th and 19th century Europe. Elegant, rich, and familiar, a traditional kitchen will typically have white, cream or gray interiors, with bolder warm or jewel toned accent pieces, and deep-hued hardwood floors. Traditional design is all about symmetry—pairing design elements and accessories to create balance—and details: cabinets, molding, cabinetry, and sometimes silver or gold touches. Timeless and inviting, pick a traditional kitchen if you love history and a classic feel.

Classic white perimeter cabinets, a dark wood island, Calacatta marble countertops, and traditional trims and molding in a 1959 Bethesda home.

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Contemporary design

Ever changing and evolving with the times, Contemporary design currently signifies minimalism, neutral colors—typically black, white and gray—and bold starkness. Exposed pipes, brick or beams, geometric shapes, and a mix of glass, metal, and stone, suggesting almost an industrial touch, feature in a Contemporary kitchen.

This design is all about clean lines and hidden appliances. This condominium kitchen in the Penn Quarter has a ceiling height backsplash made of thin sheets of porcelain.

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How the kitchen remodeling process works with Landis

Step 1. Consultation and design contract
Step 2. Initial design meeting
Step 3. Schematic design
Step 4. Design development
Step 5. Permitting and construction

How long does each phase take?

Initial design scope and selections: One to three months

Permitting: Two to four months

Construction: Two to six months

Total project: Five to thirteen months

A passion for D.C. area homebuilding

Landis has been building homes in the District, Maryland, and Virginia for 31 years. We know D.C.’s surrounding neighborhoods and we know the design and architecture styles of our metropolitan area. We’re a family-owned business, we know and love our community, and we are dedicated to, and passionate about, our craftsmanship.