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New Kitchen in Takoma Park

We just completed a kitchen enlargement in Takoma Park, Maryland for a family of four. The new kitchen now includes an island and sits in a footprint previously occupied by separate galley kitchen, powder room, and pantry spaces. Windows in the kitchen were enlarged to flood the space with light and provide large views into the picturesque backyard, complete with a ninja warrior course. Read More

Woodridge Addition wrapping up

We’re in the home stretch at our Woodridge Addition! Besides small punchlist items, the existing bathroom is now being remodeled since it was left during construction for the owners to use. The new exterior siding matched up well with the existing siding, even though the profile was not an exact match. Read More

Tricky Framing complete at Woodridge Addition

Framing of the new 2-story addition at our Woodridge Addition has been complete for a few weeks now. The bulk of the framing work was erected in about one week! Below are a few snapshots of the progress from initial framing installation to the weather barrier and window installation. The first floor will have a new family room, while the second floor will create a new bedroom suite. Read More

Lead renovation - protective gear

Lead-safe renovation required for Woodridge Addition

Construction started on our Woodridge Addition, and begins with demolition of the existing rear rooms. Built in 1909, this Four Square home is expanding for additional living space and upgraded fixtures. In addition, the owners and their toddler will live in the home during the construction work. Lead-safe renovation is important for homes built before 1978, and when children are present. Read More

Denzel’s Shark Bar to open in Fells Point, Baltimore

We’re currently working with Chef Richards to open his new Baltimore restaurant, Denzel’s Shark Bar. The restaurant is located in historic Fells Point and originally operated as Jimmy’s for decades featuring American fare. The new restaurant will serve seafood and Caribbean cuisine. Read More

Sustainable Homes: Weatherization

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of discussing “Weatherization” with Anna McCorvey of The River East Design Center, and Jennifer Kulp Johnston with DC Department of Energy and Environment. I presented a brief overview of the home’s exterior wall & roof system, looking at insulation and air leakage management. Read More

Silver Spring Addition: Siding Updates

It’s been a long time coming but we finally have siding installed and it looks amazing! The siding delivery was one of the many delays due to the ongoing coronavirus. The trex decking was also recently installed. Read More

Brookland Exterior Refresh

This past week I worked with Brookland, DC clients on a series of quick study renderings to help them visualize options for boosting their front entrance curb appeal. Read More

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