Everything happens in the kitchen. Life happens in the kitchen.
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.
Kitchen design and layout can make or break the appeal of the entire house and fundamentally change a home’s valuation.
Preparing meals is easier and more enjoyable when the kitchen supports and enables it.
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.
Time passed in a kitchen marks waypoints throughout the day. When the space is exactly as desired, the day is better spent.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.