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.
J. Allen Smith Remodeling Blog
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.