Whole Home Renovation in NW Washington, DC

A whole home remodel is an impressive undertaking that usually starts off simple with a vision from the homeowner.    

Yuri and Erin worked with Hammer Design Build Remodel to expand their home’s footprint to include an addition off the rear of their home. The goal was to create space for a new kitchen and living room, and more square footage to work from home.

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Home Design and Remodeling Wishlist and Scope of Work

It is always important to Hammer’s team to identify what is most essential and practical to our clients to ensure they receive the home renovations, functionality, and design they desire and need.    

  1. Organization

Organization elements in the added and remodeled bathrooms were necessary to create more functionality.  

Cubbies in the mudroom provided additional storage for each family member.  

Two dishwashers in the kitchen were installed for entertaining and for better managing the number of dishes created while working from home.    

  2. Principles of Design, Including Contrast and Texture

By utilizing the stained design elements and nickel gap shiplap throughout the redesigned space, created a consistent and cohesive design approach Yuri and Erin loved. 

The new, white and wood kitchen showcases a transitional cabinetry design, accented with industrial, knurling gold hardware. Complementing the industrial design elements, the kitchen faucet helps capitalize on a fluid, comprehensive design style.

Shiplap and stained elements provided opportunities to dress the space with design features rather than just paint.

Semi-modern, transitional, and industrial design elements reflect the personalities of the family members living in the home and provide a comfortable, relaxing environment to work, live, rest, and play together.   The homeowners’ goal was to achieve a subtle but elegant style, with no big splashes or time-sensitive options.     

In order to capture Yuri and Erin’s desire to have a comfortable kitchen built for entertainment as opposed to a traditional kitchen design, all appliances were built-in, with the exception of the oven, to help create a seamless design and welcoming appearance.

  3. Rear Home Addition

With the additional living space constructed on the backend of the home, it created a two-story addition. The first floor consisted of a new kitchen and living room design, while the second level received an additional bathroom which freed up more individual bathroom time for the entire family.

Home Design Obstacles to Overcome

Yuri and Erin loved the history of their home, so they insisted on keeping and showcasing the exposed brick wall during the transition from the old home structure to the new; which can now be seen on every stairway area of this 3 story home.  This existing exposed brick design helps in providing a raw and genuine uniformity to the home’s design features.  

One of the project’s main obstacles was expanding the cramped kitchen into a design that’s more open and flowing. Without tacking on too much square footage to their addition, our clients desired a new kitchen design that pertained to a family oriented space with a seamless design to entertain if desired. “Quality, not quantity” was the mindset of this family. 

Whole Home Remodel Unique Design Features 

  1. Rear Addition:  Kitchen and Living Area

An incredible design feature is the Balsatina countertops in the kitchen and butler’s pantry areas.  What makes it so beautiful is that it is a form of lava stone and is an aphanitic extrusive igneous rock formed from the rapid cooling of low-viscosity lava rich in magnesium and iron, and exposed at or very-near the surface of a rocky planet or moon.

  2. Kitchen Cabinetry

Upper cabinetry in the kitchen is aligned with the range hood, and the same concept is carried into the butler’s pantry.

  3. Farmhouse Style Sink

You cannot go wrong with a farmhouse style sink.  A Franke Farm House Fireclay kitchen sink adds to the warm, comfortable style and transitional interior design that encompasses the entire kitchen. 

  4. Kitchen Appliances

The appliances make this kitchen modern and easy to use and clean.  The Wolf-range and ovens, Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer, two Bosch dishwashers, and coffee bar features set apart this kitchen and take an explosive step in style and function. 

  5. Stained Wood Features

Stained countertops in the mudroom coordinate with the stained bench tops in the mudroom, kitchen, and fireplace. The fireplace mantel and kitchen range hood were custom designed and built to accentuate the semi-modern and industrial feel of interiors throughout. 

  6.  Floating Vanities in Bathrooms

Except for the Jack & Jill bathroom, all bathrooms feature floating vanities designed to help open up the space visually while also making it easier to clean underneath. 

  7. Shiplap 

Nickel Gap Shiplap was installed around the range hood and fireplace as well as the powder room which helped build upon the consistent, industrial interior design throughout the main floor.

  8. Contrast in Design Elements

Using lighter, neutral paint tones on the walls and a contrasting color of Sherwin Williams 6993 Black of Night on the doors created stylish contrast. The new interior paint colors also helped lighten the newly renovated space from its previous dark and cramped feel. 

  9. Black Windows

Marvin Elevate Casement windows, installed in black, accentuate the interior black doors and establish a modern feel and design to the home renovations. 

Semi-Modern, Transitional, and Industrial Whole Home Renovation

The end result is a stunningly tailored whole home renovation in Washington, D.C. for this family who desired a unique interior design that included transitional, semi-modern, and industrial design features that provided comfort and personality.  Clean lines and warm wood features created continuity throughout the rear addition and main living quarters, as well as the bedroom level renovations.  Contact Hammer Design Build Remodel to discuss your upcoming home renovations. The Hammer team can’t wait to meet you.