All posts by Jackie Braitman

I'm the owner and principal of Braitman Design/Build. We remodel older homes within the urban and close-in suburban areas of Washington, DC. In addition to our full service Design/Build Practice We welcome small design projects and small home improvement projects. And consult with homeowners across the country who want to design and manage the remodeling process themselves. Finally, my work is informed by my experience as an exhibiting sculptor and designer. I truly work at the intersection of art, architecture and design. Please see for yourself the extraordinary result when architecture, design and art are seamless parts of the whole. Please also visit my sculpture website: www.jackiebraitman.com
The 16 ft by 20 ft Addition is Nicely Sized for the Small Home

New Family Room Completes A Small House

My client needed a comfortable place to congregate with friends and family — a place connected to her kitchen and the back yard.  We made it happen with this 20 ft by 16 ft sunroom connected to the original home through a previously enclosed back porch.  The space has enough original elements to feel like it was always there. A large deck and screened area provide 2 additional outdoor rooms.  All the outdoor rooms have “ceilings” and ceiling fans to create intimacy and mosquito control.

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Combined Family / Dining Room

Making Room for Baby

My clients live in a 1930’s brick story and a-half cottage in Takoma Park, MD. The 2 bedrooms upstairs and small compartmentalized rooms on the first floor just weren’t working once they added their second child. They came to me thinking they needed an addition but their budget just wasn’t enough to make that happen. They didn’t really need more space . . . just reconfigured space!

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