Home Renovations

In the Trees

This Bethesda home was a typical brick rambler on a magnificent lot. The house did not take advantage of its spectacular hillside views. Our transformation to a Prairie style cottage included; the addition of a new covered porch, and a round room extending out over...
Connecting with Nature

Connecting with Nature

This Potomac, MD residence is another version of a home reaching over a hillside and floating into the trees to enjoy a 360-degree connection with nature from inside the house. Notice how the traditional windows on the right ease the transition between the...

Turn Your Home Into a Smart Home

The term “smart” home refers to a living space that contains remotely controlled or preprogrammed “smart” devices. These devices can help a space function more efficiently and give occupants more direct control over their environment. Many “smart” devices have been...

Outdoor Living

Patios, decks, outdoor kitchens, special features – these can transform your outdoor area into a year – round, multifunctional living space that’s perfect for dining and entertaining. Even a small space can transform into an appealing outdoor retreat. Why...

Green Renovating for Sensitive People

My wife is extremely sensitive to smells and sounds due to an extended illness that has left her nervous system raw. So when we decided to update the boys’ bath, we knew it would be important to not build-in any chemicals and nasty fumes. My understanding of how...

When Bad Things Happen to Good Homes #3

#3 IN AN OCCASIONAL SERIES: It looks like that 1960’s contemporary in Chevy Chase is going to get a new roof and a new lease on life! I am very happy for the homeowners, because the roofing contractor has agreed to tear-off his new roof as well as the old roof...