Grandma Is Moving In And These Clients Are Going To Need More Room – Fast! One of the charms of many homes in areas like Bethesda, Chevy Chase, and Washington, D.C. is the history and character contained in their walls. One of the drawbacks, of course, is that these same homes often also carry the legacy of a time in our history when families lived and worked very differently with fewer… Continue Reading
When we last checked in on this Bethesda makeover several weeks ago you may recall that the homeowner has hired us to reinvent the front entryway area of the home to give its curb appeal a huge boost, enlarge and restore the driveway and crumbling brick privacy wall that frames it, as well as reimagine the rear entryway they use when arriving home each night … and that’s just what’s… Continue Reading
If you, or someone you know, currently lives in the Bethesda, Chevy Chase, or Northwest, D.C. area, you can probably guess one of the most common calls we receive here in the office … and it usually starts something like this … “we love our neighborhood, the schools are great, and we don’t want to move, but, this house just doesn’t work for us anymore.” The reasons vary, and… Continue Reading
With a Janka rating of about 3,510, ipe (also called Brazilian walnut) is one of the hardest woods you can use for home improvement. In fact, it’s so dense that custom home builders are required to use special techniques to work with it, such as pre-drilled holes for screws. The good news is it has a natural resistance to rot and insects and it’s extremely durable. This is evident in… Continue Reading
For many homeowners, a master suite addition is a favorite project due to the perks that a personal space will eventually bring. It can be their own haven from the stresses of taking care of the home or a sanctuary from work. However, before pushing through with your master suite addition, there are some things you should consider and discuss with your custom home builders.