Reston Triple Bath Remodel Underway!

Last week Denny and Gardner embarked on yet another sizable bath remodel in Reston Va. Designed by the customer and Denny and Gardner’s in house team,these three dated and leaky spaces will soon be turned into three classic Cape Cod style bathrooms. They look pretty bad now, but as you will see over the next three to four weeks they will become classic, luxurious and functionally sound. Keep your eyes pealed for more updates on this amazing transformationIMG 9108IMG 8244IMG 8806

Kitchen completion for Christmas!

Denny and Gardner took an old, cramped, outdated kitchen and expanded it to create a sleek modern space just in time for the holidays!!


Check out these before and afters!!

Mahogany Door Project

I present to you one 800 pound custom carved Mahogany entryway door. All the way from Honduras to our office and soon to live in, and outside of our proud customers home. This massive door was made by the Borano door company and will be artfully finished by our Painter/Artisan Ben Marin.
The finish will accentuate the impressive three demential grain that mahogany wood expresses when magnified by a clear coat. Mahogany is a beautiful durable wood often used in furniture and musical instrument making. Norm Gardner Sr. is seen here admiring the door and probably wondering how we got it off the truck!


Final Salute Project Ribbon Cutting

Over the past month Denny and Gardner donated time and expertise in helping a very worthwhile cause. Final Salute is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving homeless female Veterans. This weekend Denny and Gardner attended the ribbon cutting of Final Salute’s newest home in Alexandria Va. D and G pitched in to remodel five bathrooms and spruce up an outdated kitchen. We believe as Final Salute does, that our women vets are a valuable part of our community. We are proud to have been a part of a project that will bring dignity and independence to those who deserve it most. We will be keeping you updated on Final Salute and giving you a look at the spaces we helped create for these deserving Ladies. Please take the time to visit the Final Salute website and learn how you can lend a hand. Alexandria Ribbon Cutting jpg800x600

Kitchen Expansion Taking Shape

Our crew has been hard at work getting everything roughed in and setting cabinets. We are installing our Ice-white shaker cabinets and by monday these beauties will have some custom granite set on top of them.  Our customer has selected some fantastic trimmings that will really make this space into something they can be proud of.

D and G’s New Kitchen Expansion Gets Underway.

This week Denny and Gardner embarked on another soon-to-be transformed kitchen project in Falls Church VA.

On Monday our crew built two temporary support walls, removed a load bearing wall, moved electrical and plumbing services to their new locations, and by close of business yesterday we had ripped up the old vinyl flooring and installed new hardwood throughout. As we await the cabinet delivery I can’t help but think how this process could go any smoother. Here are a few photos to document the process. Thanks for taking a look!!

Behind the Plastic With the wall removed.
preparing to remove a wall

Potomac concrete after.

Susan contacted me a month ago wanting to simply get rid of some outdated pink tile, she ended up with much more than she expected. She claims that she is no designer but I disagree, she was completely in charge of all the selections you see here.

This bathroom is fun, classic and as unique as she is, her husband is an incredible artist as well.  I really enjoyed working on this project with her. Thanks again.








Chantilly Kitchen Reveal!

Last week saw the completion of the Chantilly kitchen remodel. Judging from the photos our happy customers are already making use of of this beautiful new space. This kitchen was designed by Debbijo Wheatley (see  Debijo worked with our client to create a classic yet modern space that allowed enough room for a dose of retro style.


Stay tuned, we have more amazing projects underway.

DC Concrete Bath Remodel Revealed!!

These are the final photos of the DC dual concrete bath remodel.  Thanks to Lynne and Jim for the opportunity to do this work, you won’t find two more kind and thoughtful people anywhere.  What a great job this turned out to be.. Stay tuned for the updated Falls Church Kitchen ( although Norm just told me its technically Chantilly).  

Falls Church Kitchen Renovation PT.2

Jason, Norm and I dropped in on the Falls Church kitchen project yesterday to take closer look at the progress.  The Showplace cabinets looked and functioned flawlessly right out of the box. Norm made the suggestion that we install slow-closers to all the doors and I agreed. Adding slow closers to doors not only adds a custom element to the space but also extends the life of a doors finish by reducing shock each time the door closes. One of our favorite options that our designer and friend Debi Jo suggested was the addition of appliance garages. Appliance clutter can now be eliminated, allowing the big clean lines of this space to flow uninterrupted.  I included a candid shot of Norm watching Matt, one of  talented guys, carefully painting the range alcove. The combination of classic shaker style, and modern function of this kitchen is really taking shape.  I can’t wait to do a full photo spread on this one. For those that might be following our little blog I have exciting news, the final touches went on the DC dual concrete bath remodel this morning and the big reveal will hit early next week. Prepare to have your minds blown!   Thanks for taking a look.