J. Allen Smith Remodeling Blog

Are You Embarrassed By Your Guest Bathroom?

Posted by Jesse Smith on Sep 12, 2013 8:45:00 PM

Many of us have a room in our house that we just don’t like to think about. To be honest, it’s a room that doesn’t get a lot of respect. It’s there, and it’s necessary, but we really don’t pay much attention to it—until our guests go in there. And there’s the problem. It’s probably the one room in the house that more guests see than any other room (except maybe the kitchen). It’s the guest bathroom. Sometimes we’re even a little bit embarrassed by this unadorned room and wish we could hang a “closed” sign on the door and forget about it.

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Tags: Gaithersburg, Potomac, Travilah, Darnestown

Photo Blog - Amazing Entryway and Staircase

Posted by Jesse Smith on Sep 10, 2013 12:27:00 PM

We were able to salvage the original staircase and railings from this early 1900's historic home in the Kalorama of Northwest Washington D.C.

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Tags: photo blog, design build remodeling, planning your remodeling project

Back To School—For Homeowners

Posted by Jesse Smith on Sep 6, 2013 3:24:00 PM

When September rolls around, it’s hard to ignore the “Back to School” theme that we see on television, in ads, and plastered on every store that sells school supplies (or anything that can somehow be connected to school). But kids aren’t the only ones that need to turn their attention to learning. If you’re a homeowner thinking about remodeling in the Potomac, Travila, Gaithersburg or Darnstown area, you may want to think about hitting the books yourself.

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Tags: Gaithersburg, Darnstown, Travila, design build remodeling, Potomic, planning your remodeling project, Kitchen Remodeling

Photo Blog - Kitchen Stove and Backsplash

Posted by Jesse Smith on Sep 4, 2013 11:09:00 AM

Lots of storage for all of your pots and pans under this stainless steel gas cooktop.

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Tags: photo blog, kitchen functionality, Kitchen Remodeling

Our Bathroom Remodel is Featured on Houzz

Posted by Jesse Smith on Sep 3, 2013 3:19:00 PM

J Allen Smith Design/Build was hand-picked by one of the Houzz writers to be featured in an editorial ideabook on the homepage of Houzz. 

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Tags: design build remodeling, bathroom remodeling

Photo Blog - Designer Basement

Posted by Jesse Smith on Aug 29, 2013 4:18:00 PM

We just completed this beautiful designer basement in Potomac, MD.

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Tags: photo blog, Potomac, design build remodeling

Photo Blog - Wow What a Closet!

Posted by Jesse Smith on Aug 26, 2013 1:01:00 PM

We get a lot of compliments on this closet.

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Tags: photo blog, Frederick Whole House remodel

3 Reasons To Remodel Your Kitchen

Posted by Jesse Smith on Aug 21, 2013 11:00:00 AM

The results you get from a remodeled kitchen can be spectacular. There may be no room in your home where the before-and-after difference is so pronounced. And there’s probably not another room that will see as much use as your kitchen. It’s no wonder that the kitchen (“the heart of the home”) is the most popular room to renovate.

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Tags: Travila, kitchen functionality, kitchen facelift, kitchen remodeling; design build remodeling, Potomic, creating your dream kitchen

Photo Blog Post - Shower in Chevy Chase, MD

Posted by Jesse Smith on Aug 9, 2013 8:16:00 AM

We completed this bathroom remodeled in Chevy Chase Maryland nearly three years ago.

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Tags: photo blog, bathroom remodeling

Creating Your Dream Kitchen Begins With a Dream

Posted by Jesse Smith on Aug 7, 2013 11:35:00 AM

In the classic movie, Field of Dreams, Kevin Kostner’s character hears a voice telling him, “If you build it, they will come!” He then goes on to build his vision—a baseball diamond in the middle of an Iowa cornfield. “They” (baseball legends from the past and baseball fans from the present) indeed come to marvel at what he built.

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Tags: Gaithersburg, Darnstown kitchen remodeling; design build remodel, creating your dream kitchen