Home Remodeling in Alexandria VA
Alexandria, Virginia sits on the west bank of the Potomac River, within view of downtown Washington, DC to the north. The original city, now known as “Old Town,” features brick sidewalks and buildings that date from the 18th- and 19th-century. Although historic old town is still the heart of Alexandria, most of our home remodeling projects take place in the newer homes that have developed down river and to the west in suburban neighborhoods such as Del Ray, Belle Haven and Rose Hill.
Home remodeling projects in Alexandria typically involve upgrades to kitchens and bathrooms. And since much of the housing stock from the 80’s and 90’s is modest in size, homeowners regularly invest in home additions specifically to expand kitchen and first floor living space. In the process a homeowner will ask us to add architectural details to personalize the home, customize interior features and modernize floor plans. This type of home remodeling requires design acuity and finesse.
That’s why it is vitally important to hire a design-driven home remodeling company with renovation architects, kitchen designers, and bath designers on staff.
Our renovation architects and interior designers are well versed in the quirks of traditional architectural styles as well as the complexities of contemporary architecture. They understand what makes a space feel right. They can quickly identify limitations, create a detailed plan for your home remodeling project, then lead you to the fulfillment of a shared vision of what your old house could be.
Whether your project involves kitchen remodeling, bathroom renovation, or an expansive new home addition and interior reconfiguration, a well planned renovation can give your tired old house a new start while preserving all that is good about the original home.
The driving force behind nearly every home remodeling project we do in Alexandria is the desire for a tastefully remodeled kitchen. Kitchen design techniques and kitchen product lines have changed so much since many Alexandria homes were built, kitchen remodeling will be well worth the investment.
You will have the best experience if you hire a remodeling company like ours that employs kitchen designers and renovation architects, specialists who understand all the ins and outs of kitchen remodeling, obsess over every detail--and show you all of your options to achieve the kitchen of your dreams. A successful kitchen remodeling project depends on their design expertise and knowledge of the renovation process.
Our kitchen designers start by evaluating the condition of existing walls, subfloor, plumbing and electrical system--then making recommendations to ensure your investment is built on a solid foundation while eliminating the possibility of costly construction surprises.
They’ll finalize the floor plan for your new kitchen, then guide you through the process of selecting cabinetry, appliances, countertops, flooring, lighting design–and all the little details that will take your inspiration from random thoughts, to thoughtful design, to glorious completion.
The homes built during the suburban expansion in Alexandria feature well proportioned bathrooms for the most part. The problems we encounter in bathroom remodeling center around style: the original colors, finish products, and fixtures are “builder grade” and most owners want them upgraded to custom.
Working with one of our staff bath designers makes the decision process go smoothly for you and ensures that the bath products and finishes you choose will hold up over time and contribute to a harmonious visual design.
Our bath designers also keep an eye on the construction process. This is important because, with any bathroom renovation project, there are details that must be worked out “on the fly”. Since our designers and craftsmen are used to working together, it’s easy for them make those small but important adjustments that always come up during the construction phase.
Unlike homeowners in the near suburbs of Washington DC, Alexandria residents have less need for more space, but a great need for stylishly designed space. The most common home addition requested in Alexandria is a porch or sunroom addition--a luxury rather than a necessity.
More often we will redesign existing interiors to modernize a floor plan and introduce stylish architectural details to personalize interiors--most especially in kitchens and bathrooms. Having a home remodeling plan that is backed up by design expertise and resources, is your best guarantee that your remodeling project will result in improvements that deliver the comfort, aesthetic and functional standards you expect.