J. Allen Smith Remodeling Blog

Photo Blog Post - Foyer in Frederick Home

Posted by Jesse Smith on Jul 3, 2013 1:04:00 PM

For this newly constructed Frederick home we contracted directly with the homeowner and worked closely with the designer, Sroka Design Inc., who did all of the design work.

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Tags: photo blog, Remodeling Frederick MD, Frederick design/build Remodeling

Northern Virginia Remodeling: What’s Cooking in the Kitchen?

Posted by Jesse Smith on Oct 17, 2012 8:30:00 AM

Chances are that if you ask 10 designers or architects about the latest kitchen trends, you’ll get at least 20 different answers! That’s because there’s always something new going on and trends keep changing. 

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Tags: Remodeling Frederick MD, green remodeling, Kitchen Remodeling

Finding a Remodeling Contractor You Can Trust in Frederick Maryland

Posted by Jesse Smith on Oct 3, 2012 12:16:00 PM

Remodeling your Maryland, North Virginia, or Northwest DC area home should be an exciting adventure. The excitement and adventure, however, should come from seeing your dreams and ideas come to life—not from wondering when your contractor is going to show up, or what surprises he’s going to spring on you next!

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Tags: Remodeler references, Remodeling Frederick MD, remodel your home, Angie's List

Frederick Area Remodeling: Keeping an Eye on the Trends

Posted by Jesse Smith on Aug 20, 2012 8:37:00 AM

As design/build remodelers we do more than just construction. We pay a lot of attention to the design aspect of the remodeling industry—and that means keeping an eye on emerging trends. 

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Tags: reputable remodeling contractor, Remodeling Frederick MD

When Trim Is More Than a Whim

Posted by Jesse Smith on Aug 9, 2012 9:33:00 AM

What’s the difference between a really nice home and an exceptional home? Sometimes it’s the little things that make a big difference. When you begin planning your home remodeling project, the trim you use throughout your house may be kind of low on your list of things the change. That’s understandable. Most of us tend to focus on the “big” items such as opening up space, new countertops and cabinets, and adding more natural light by taking our walls or adding bigger windows.

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Tags: whole house remodel, Remodeling Frederick MD

Choosing a Remodeling Contractor in the Frederick Area: Reading the Warning Signs

Posted by Jesse Smith on Jul 31, 2012 9:16:00 AM

Without a doubt, one of the biggest challenges facing homeowners that are looking to remodel their homes is selecting the right remodeler. If you’re considering remodeling your home there’s a lot at stake. Not only will you be making a significant financial investment, but you’ll also be living with the results for a long time. That’s why choosing the right remodeler is so critical.

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Tags: Choosing Remodeling Contractor, Remodeling Frederick MD, Contractor Warning Signs

6 Reasons To Remodel Your Home in Frederick, Maryland

Posted by Jesse Smith on Jul 18, 2012 9:03:00 AM

After you’ve been in your home for a few years you start to notice little things that are starting to bother you. Oh, you still love your home and your neighborhood. You’re not looking to move, but something just doesn’t feel quite right. You may have a sense that it’s time to do something more than change paint colors in the family room—but you’re not quite sure what.

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Tags: Reasons to Remodel, Remodeling Safety, Remodeling Frederick MD