Today brought the start of our Springfield Virginia Kitchen Remodel. Our lead man Jason Newton and crew blew through the demo like a (very clean and organized) tornado. A few months back this kitchen suffered a small fire ruining the range, microwave and a few cabinets. Keep your eyes peeled as this once outdated and ruined space becomes amazing.
Last week brought an end to our Alexandria interior remodel. Denny and Gardner gutted an outdated 1950’s concrete bathroom and repurposed several small closets to add a spacious laundry room. Denny and Gardner also found some creative ways to update another bathroom with our having to fully remodel it. This master bath was designed by Denny and Gardner and the customer. All of the tile and building materials were sourced from Lowes. This job is a great example of how off-the-self products and good design can yield a custom look without using more expensive custom products. This entire job took a little over a month from start to finish. The list of products we used were Kohler fixtures, porcelain and glass tile from Lowes, as well as leathered granite. My favorite part of this design is the custom off-set niches built into the maser bath shower wall.
We are well underway and as they say, we are pretty much, almost, just about, very close to being… finished with the exterior elements of the Reston Virginia Addition Remodel Project. What started as a standard repair job due to some serious tree damaged has turned into a home remodel of epic proportions. Over the next few weeks we will be moving our crew and cameras inside this Reston Virginia home where more amazing transformations await. We will be installing a huge 9 foot long bar island, custom designed lighting, two new bathrooms, and a full interior that was designed by Northern Virginia favorite Interior Designer Debijo Wheatly.
Denny and Gardner presents this amazing kitchen and living room addition. The first photo illustrates the exterior before the remodel. The full concept is the work of award wining Architect and Designer Charles Almonte. This previously challenged space is now expansive, modern, yet unpretentious. This job is a wonderful example of great design and skillful execution. Denny and Gardner is currently working another Almonte designed project. Stay posted to the Denny and Gardner Blog for more breathtaking designs from Charles Almonte.
The weather has finally lifted enough to take these beautiful photos of Denny and Gardner’s Mahogany door Installation and portico remodeling. A beautiful door is the focal point of any home’s facade and we are proud to present this magnificent (and heavy) entryway door. Adorned with custom ironwork and hardware, it is truly one-of-a-kind .
Along with reconfiguring closets and walls, this customer’s 1950 Alexandria home is also getting a new master bath. The crew demoed this one so quick and clean that I did’t get a photo of the 3500 pounds of concrete that was removed. During the process of expanding one of the closets I did get a great shot of the back of a current shower stall. Take a close look and you’ll see the back side of the lathe that is packed full of concrete. This is a great illustration of why these spaces are more difficult and expensive to work in. One thing is for sure, this is back breaking work that requires a certain skill set. Hands strong enough to do the work and experience enough not to tear down the entire house in the process. Denny and Gardner lead man Jason Newton is seeing that all aspects of this job get done right the first time.
The recent stretch of clear weather has helped bring about some serious progress on our Reston project. Now that we are under roof and all wrapped up the trim work is beginning. Stay tuned for the interior portion of this amazing transformation.
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D and G has embarked on yet another custom Kitchen Remodel. The completed space will draw on classic french-country design complete with custom lighting and modern amities. The concept was brought to life by Potomac’s own Kitchen/Bath and interior designer Callie Pinot along with some great design suggestion from our customer. Here are a few before and during photos. The big reveal should come next friday. Leroy Rhoads of Denny and Gardner is overseeing as well as completing all of the carpentry related aspects of this project.
The horror stories of slow and expensive home remodeling projects are endless. Everyone has head one — “it took twice as long as originally estimated,” “it cost double the original estimate in the end” — you know stories I am talking about. The purpose of this blog for me is clear: to show an audience of potential clients that we make daily progress and that our crew is invested in producing beautiful, quality work. But I am also documenting our process so you can see how we resolve the daily snags the remodeling process throws at us, the snags that lead other contractors to be over budget and off schedule. Like many bath remodel projects, the Reston triple project has tight water supply runs. With many bends and turns, and valves in close proximity to other valves, a guy could get confused on which is the hot and which is the cold, not to mention use up to thirty feet of copper tubing and two pounds of various fitting easily on a single bathroom. This adds to the bottom line with additional time and materials, which is an expense the customer would absorb as a result. Enter Denny and Gardner’s working lead Jason Newton, who on this job reduced fuel, time, and material costs by using color coded PEX tubing. PEX is a non-corrosive, super strong and easy to use alternative solution for short, difficult supply runs in any remodeling project. It stores easily on a roll and uses universal brass couplers that work flawlessly at every connection point, all for a fraction of the cost of copper. And the color coding allows him to easily keep up with which is hot and which is cold. Here’s a link to show the advantages to using PEX tubing (http://www.pexinfo.com/#advantages). Keep watching the blog for more progress reports and new projects that are underway..
I couldn’t resist the candid shot of Jason I took with Norm’s nifty iPhone fish-eye lens..