Home Remodeling in Arlington VA
Arlington, Virginia is an inner ring DC suburb that built up in the post WWII housing boom. Although the city now has an urban center and many of the original homes are being replaced by infill building, the core housing stock in Arlington is still centered around the old standards: cottages, center hall brick “Colonials,” and a large stock of mid-century ranchers.
This aging housing stock prompts an ongoing conversation about whether to invest in home remodeling or tear down and build new. And even though most old Arlington homes are small and sit on small lots, they hold tremendous value because of their proximity to downtown Washington. That makes remodeling a worthwhile investment. The challenge for a home remodeling company is to find ways to creatively expand and modernize these old homes and give them a new start with a new generation of homeowners--owners who are a lot more particular about aesthetics and design than their predecessors!
That’s why it is critical that you choose a home remodeling company that can assess your home in the context of its architectural style and year it was built.
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 Arlington is the desire for a remodeled kitchen. Kitchen design techniques and kitchen product lines change so much each year that, if your kitchen is fifteen years old or more, 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.
Compared to other rooms in the house, bathrooms tend to be small. But remodeling a bathroom is no small project. Even a simple hall bath remodel requires a lot of decisions. And because space is limited, it is critical that your bathroom design be precise down to the inch to ensure you maximize the utility of the entire space.
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.
Like homeowners throughout the Washington area, Arlington residents want more space or they want better designed space--or both. Sometimes they want to correct errors made by a previous owner’s attempt at home remodeling. We might recommend tearing down a poorly conceived home addition and starting over with an entirely new addition.
The most commonly requested type of home addition in Arlington is a kitchen addition. Arlington homes built in the 1940’s and 50’s typically feature kitchens that are much too small and enclosed by today’s standards. Kitchen additions are one of the best home remodeling investments you can make because they expand and improve family space making the house much more comfortable--and they add tremendously to future resale value of the home.
With those rare older homes that have enough interior space, we may forgo the addition and reconfigure existing interiors to improve room to room flow and modernize the floor plan. Either way, a well designed home remodeling plan gives us the opportunity to re-invent an older home and, in the process, upgrade it to meet the comfort, aesthetic and functional standards our clients expect.