Home Remodeling in Bethesda MD
Bethesda, Maryland presents two different types of home remodeling settings between the inner and outer neighborhoods. The outer neighborhoods developed later and were built into existing woodlands on larger lots with much of the original tree canopy preserved in the process. The architectural style tends toward modern or newer homes done in a traditional style.
The inner neighborhoods of mid-century brick and block homes that cluster around Bethesda’s urban center present a different challenge. There are a lot of small houses, small lots, and odd shaped lots.
Over the years, waves of infill builders have purchased the better lots, torn down the little brick houses and replaced them with new construction--sometimes filling the entire lot with a new house. This led to strict regulation over land use and lot coverage allowances in Bethesda. And this is where it gets interesting for a home remodeling company because those restrictions apply to those little old houses that were passed over by the developers. The challenge for a home remodeling company is to creatively improve these homes by making the best possible use of what is often a small house on a small lot.
Regardless of which Bethesda neighborhood you live in, 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 the Bethesda 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, Bethesda 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 an ill conceived home addition and starting over with an entirely new addition.
With homes that already have generous 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.