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

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

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

Why Summer Remodeling May Be Even Smarter Than You Think

Posted by Jesse Smith on Jul 30, 2013 11:00:00 AM

For a lot of us in the Gaithersburg or Darnstown areas, summer is the time to kick back and take it easy. But if you’re toying with the idea of remodeling your kitchen, your bathroom, or even your whole house, doing it in the summertime can make a lot of sense.

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Tags: Gaithersburg, Travila, Darnstown remodeling, whole home remodeling, Potomic, Kitchen Remodeling, bathroom remodeling

Big Picture And Small Details: Essentials For Your Remodeled Kitchen

Posted by Jesse Smith on Jul 17, 2013 1:19:00 PM

Some people describe themselves as “big picture” people. They don’t sweat the small stuff—they’re concerned about the overall plan. Others are “detail” people and pay attention to the small things that can make a big difference between an average project and an outstanding one. When it comes to renovating the kitchen in your Potomac or Travila home, you really want both.

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Tags: Gaithersburg, Travila, Potomic, Darnstown kitchen remodeling; design build remodel