Tag: Before & After

Spiffing Up The Curb Appeal of a Tired 1960’s Home

Spiffing Up The Curb Appeal of a Tired 1960’s Home

New vinyl siding and composite roofing – in a more modern palette – plus a few judicial upgrades turned this tired-looking home into an attractive neighborhood space.

Making Room for Baby

Making Room for Baby

My clients live in a 1930’s brick story and a-half cottage. The 2 bedrooms upstairs and small compartmentalized rooms on the first floor just weren’t working once they added their second child.

Urban Renovation

Urban Renovation

We opened up this 1930’s brick semi-detached home in Washington, DC. We turned the small cramped rooms into a light-filled, open-plan space that still retains intimacy and original details.

Bath Expansion In An Old House

Bath Expansion In An Old House

This was an old 5ft x 7ft 1930’s bath. A previous remodel had enclosed an old sleeping porch. For this remodel, we changed the old window into a passageway and expanded the bath to include a large vanity, storage, and European-style wet room containing a shower and soaking tub.

Opening Up a 1930’s Cape Code

Opening Up a 1930’s Cape Code

The typical small house built in the 1930’s — with small, cut-off rooms — creates the opportunity for a different type of “great room”. Instead of a single (too often sterile space), we create a “great room” composed of interconnected spaces that blur the lines between kitchen, living, dining and study. This type of opening-up with the existing footprint creates the ability to be together while still engaging in separate activities. It’s an inviting, nurturing type of family life.

A Combined Powder Room, Guest Bath & Laundry

A Combined Powder Room, Guest Bath & Laundry

This combined powder room, guest bath and laundry was a compromise for our client — as are so many remodeling choices. The combined space, though, actually succeeds graciously to fulfill all its functions.

Open-Plan, Industrial Finishes for Low-Cost Remodel

Open-Plan, Industrial Finishes for Low-Cost Remodel

Industrial finishes allowed us to keep this extensive remodel within our client’s modest budget.

Carving Out a Master Suite in a Post-WWII Brick Rambler

Carving Out a Master Suite in a Post-WWII Brick Rambler

A Reconfigured Former Hall Bath plus French Doors to a New Patio Create a light-Filled Master Suite.

Opening Up a Small 1940’s Colonial

Opening Up a Small 1940’s Colonial

My client lives in what started out as a small 1940’s colonial in Silver Spring, MD. Like all modest houses of it’s era it had small rooms separated from each other including a small galley kitchen and no foyer — the front door led right […]

A Trio of Baths on a Budget

A Trio of Baths on a Budget

My client wanted to remodel both baths as well as the Powder Room on a limited budget. The hall bath – used daily by the husband and occasionally by the adult children when visiting – was badly short of efficient storage. The master bath also needed additional storage but the family didn’t need two tubs so we could convert the tub in the master to a shower only – freeing up some space.