Winner: 2013 Contractor of the Year Award for Entire House

This home was formerly a 1960s split level home in McLean.  While the homeowners had recently renovated their kitchen, the rest of the home lacked the space and amenities the clients wanted.

The scope of the work included:

  • Family Foyer, Mudroom; and Laundry Room Addition
  • Master Bedroom Suite Remodel including a new Bathroom and Walk In Closet Addition
  • Kitchen Pantry Cabinets and improved circulation to the new Family Foyer
  • Formal Foyer Remodeling including opening circulation to the Kitchen and Living Room; as well as, a new Entry Porch feature
  • Boxed Window Bays (Bathroom, Kitchen, and Living Room)
  • Renovate Bedrooms #2 and #3 and relocate closets
  • Remodel all Bathrooms
  • Finish Bonus Room in Attic
  • Replace Roofing, Windows; and Paint Exterior

Here are the client’s stated needs and how we met them:

  • Remodel and expand Master Suite:
    – Add Front Dormer with window seat
    – Expand over Garage for a new Master Bathroom and walk-in-closet.
  • Create larger Bedroom for son: We combined two of the former smaller bedrooms to achieve this objective.
  • Improve curb appeal:
    – Front Door Entry Roof (provide guests protection), replaced door painted a burnt orange color for contrast
    – Painted the brick a light gray and the shutters a darker gray
  • Improve venting and energy efficiency: We upgraded the HVAC system with new gas direct vent furnaces and high efficient air conditioners. Installed Spray foam insulation.
  • Renovate bathrooms. We renovated all the bathrooms by replacing all the fixtures and flooring and giving them all a face lift with color and texture.
  • Add Family Foyer including an Organization Center for client to drop off keys, mail, charging center for phones, calendar management. Mud room with cubbies, walk-in-closet; and a new first floor Laundry Room.
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Before Front Elevation

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After Front Elevation

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Before Front Left Elevation

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After Front Left Elevation

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After Front Close Up

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After Rear Close Up

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Before Rear Elevation

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After Rear Elevation

The structure has been significantly enhanced aesthetically. All the colors and every fixture, inside and outside the home, have been updated. The use of multiple roofs lines and the addition of the board and batten siding provided the “craftsman/cottage look” the client requested. The well thought out reconfiguration of the existing interior space has improved the appearance of this home. The added space is light filled, spacious and well organized.

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Before Master Bedroom

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Before Master Bedroom

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After Master Bedroom

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The after Master Bedroom suite is larger including a new window seat area for reading and watching sunsets (client’s specific request).

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Before Master Bedroom Walk-in Closet

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After Master Bedroom Walk-in Closet

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Before Master Bathroom is now a Hall Bathroom

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After Hall Bathroom

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The after Master Bathroom has two vanities/sinks and two shower heads in the shower to accommodate two people in the space.

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Before Children’s Bathroom

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After Children’s Bathroom

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Before Powder Room

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After Powder Room

The renovation of the other Bathrooms has created more cabinet space, shower benches, and energy efficient plumbing.

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The new Family Foyer has given the home lots more storage space off the garage (family entrance). This space also has a desk area with cell phone charging stations, mail sorting slots and file space for school forms, etc.

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Before Laundry Room

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The after Laundry Room is much more spacious and has lots of counter space for folding clothes and storage. The laundry area sink and counter top also doubles as an adjunct kitchen for the grilling area.

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Before Living Room

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After Living Room with larger entry

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After Kitchen with new pantry cabinets

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Before Steps to upper level

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After Steps to upper level

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After larger first Children’s Bedroom

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After larger second Children’s Bedroom

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Before Steps to Bonus Room

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After Steps to Bonus Room

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Before Attic

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After Attic is now a Bonus Room

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After Steps to Basement

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After Basement Recreation Room

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After Basement Guest Bedroom

The array of products used throughout the home, are both practical and attractive. To name a few:

  • We used wood grain porcelain in the renovated existing bathroom. It is non-slip and cost effective.
  • In the children’s bathroom, we used Cambria, man-made counter tops, because they are stain resistant.
  • We installed an integrated shower base with bench in the hall bathroom where an old tub had existed.
  • In the master bathroom, the client wanted it to look like an old-world hotel (like some they’d stayed in around the world). So, we used all marble flooring, an affordable acrylic tub that has the look of real china, a crystal chandelier and polished chrome fixtures; and arched top shower with a “floating” stone seat.
  • The job built master closet shelving, master bedroom seating area and rolling linen closet hiding the secret closet are all examples of our master carpenter’s wood working prowess.

The project looks great, has increased functionality and helped the client achieve all their objectives for this new space. In the end, the client said she loved her new home and that the home felt like a big cozy blanket wrapped around her! That is exactly the affect we wanted.