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  • 14 Nov, 2017

Modern Cable Railing

We transformed this railing to better fit the mid century modern character of the house. 
We tried to stay with the character of this 100 year old Craftsman house and preserve as many original details to the house as possible. The treads, posts and railing were refinished and stained, risers and spindles repainted. 
Oak spindles and overall traditional look of this railing did not suite the new modern aesthetics we were going after in this remodel. So we replaced the railing with glass and square posts/rail to give it a more streamlined look. 
Glass & metal railing really gives an updated look to this house and matches the rest of the decor.

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By 7016535534 14 Nov, 2017
We transformed this railing to better fit the mid century modern character of the house. 
By 7016535534 26 Sep, 2017
These cabinets were fairly new and in great shape so we were able to save them and update them with paint (BM Pigeon Grey).  By replacing the dated lighting, hardware, counter tops, and adding a glass back splash we accomplished the up-to- date look the client was looking for.
By 7016535534 30 May, 2017

A professional interior design adds value to a one room modification or a whole home renovation. Industry research shows that more people than ever are looking for design ideas, not just new hardware.  Personalized design and proper planning is the glue that holds a renovation plan together.

 Even a general contractor that specializes in remodeling, works more as a project manager, listening to your ideas, and finding the easiest way to complete your project. They do not consider your lifestyle, personal taste or offer other options but they are ready to bid your project. Without a concrete plan to bid from you don’t know you are really getting.   

 An experienced design/build company will work to understand your style, the efficiencies you’re looking for and then provide “What if options” to create what’s best suited to your needs and lifestyle. A working knowledge of how to build a new kitchen or bathroom isn’t enough. The design process includes understanding how you and your family will use the space and what you expect from it.

  Two Interior Design Myths – Busted!

  Myth number one“All they do is pick pretty colors, fancy furnishings and accessories.” While they do that, there’s much more they provide to their clients.

 The design/build professionals at DC Interiors & Renovations are skilled at producing technical drawings, including the latest in 3D drawings. They are the primary point of contact as they are the designers, project managers and general contractors. After design, selections are approved and drive the process – including making sure all required permits are obtained. A daily routine can include selecting materials like flooring, counter tops, cabinets, paint color, tile, furniture and décor. While constantly working to keep everyone progressing toward a precise deadline.

  Myth number two“Professional designers are too expensive, I know what I like and can do it myself.” A home remodeling project has to be measured in more than dollars. The bottom line is the value it represents to you, the homeowner.   When it is everything you dreamed of, and more, then it is worth every penny.  If not, cutting corners isn’t worth it.  Working with a trained interior designer is excellent insurance against surprises as the project progresses.  Veteran designers know how to avoid pitfalls and foresee potential problems.   Not only do designers have access to planning tools others don’t, they’re on top of the latest trends and newest materials. Their expertise can save a lot of time, money and frustration.

By 7016535534 30 May, 2017

Where do you start the process? Once you’ve determined the space to get the facelift, there are several basic steps to follow:

  • Planning – This is by far the most critical part of your remodel.
  • Footprint – Determine the footprint of the existing space and develop a concept of what the new space will look like. Evaluate things like existing and potential traffic patterns.
  •   Document pros and cons – Does your kitchen operate OK, but is dated and drab. Or you want to completely retool the space. Share what you like and what you hope to achieve.
  • Research – Review what’s hot in the latest design ideas, products and technology for the space you want to change. There’s a lot on the Internet, in magazines and even TV. Clip photos of things you like. The more you bring to the first meeting, the faster a designer will grasp your style and desires. In this case, a picture is worth more than a thousand words.
  • Be flexible – When a designer says, “What if,” be ready to consider the opportunity. Their final design may introduce options you'd never considered. Or, may spot potential problems you couldn’t anticipate.
  • Have a budget – Know what you’re able to spend. A designer has the experience and the know-how to stretch your dollars.
  •   Set a workable timetable – The final plan isn’t likely to come from the first draft, there’s usually a revision or two. You need to agree upon a timeline that works, how many revisions make sense and when the project can begin.
  • Change is costly – Change orders can be anything from a nuisance to a big deal, depending on how far along in the process you are. And they never come without a cost. They cost money and time. So, if you see something you want to change, do it ASAP – another case where time really is money.
  • Stay calm – A good design doesn’t come to life overnight. The more planning and research you do coupled with the work of your designer will pay off. The last thing you want is a rush job – quality carpentry and attention to finishing details takes time. You’ll be glad you were patient when it’s all done.
  • Constant Communication – Don’t think that signing the contract for the renovation project is your last task. Your professional will manage the process but it’s your home and your input will be respected every step of the way.

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