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Dressing Suite

These are photographs of a master bedroom dressing suite remodel in Arnold, Maryland. Click here to read the homeowner’s complete remodeling story. We’ve helped them with numerous projects over the years.  “Villa is very dependable and that’s a huge thing for us.” ~ Ray and Jan Christensen    His and Hers Vanity Small Space Storage Option Shower

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2nd Story Renovation Project – Hyattsville, Maryland

It gets ugly, before it becomes Amazing! This is a project we are working on in Hyattsville, Maryland. These are the first pics of an existing condition and demo day.The project encompasses finishing the existing attic space to accommodate a new bath and two new bedrooms. It’s also important to note that the owners had a lead

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Floor Art

This bathroom floor features a tile design with penny tiles. A border of 6″ black penny tiles surround a field of white penny tiles.

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Conversations, Remodeling Photographs, Websites and Social Media

Most of our homeowner clients are referred to us and many become repeat clients. Although we have in the past, we haven’t been spending money advertising in magazine and newspaper ads. We’ve all but disappeared from the print yellow pages—I was never convinced a prospective client reads through the entire alphabetical listing. After all, Villa

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Guest Bath, Clean – Transformed

After receiving a call from a prospective client last week, I was reminded of an article which appeared in the publication Capital Style (2010). She kept the article because she liked the photo of this bathroom, one of two of Villa’s projects featured. The article, written by Donna L. Cole and titled “The Wow Factor”, quoted Jeff

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Service Basics

This week I called a company to get help with additions and changes to our services. My experience with this call made me think about the meaning of ‘customer service’. Put the word ‘customer’ in front of ‘service’ and immediately expectations of something good, excellent or beneficial is bound to occur. On the contrary, ‘customer

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6 Tips to Help Keep a Composite Deck Looking Great!

1. LOW maintenance does not mean NO maintenance. Plastic Composite and PVC decks need cleaning at least twice a year. There are a number of cleaners on the mark et that do not require scrubbing or power washing. Try Cabot’s Composite Deck Cleaner or Jomax. 2. Be careful when power washing. You can easily tear up

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Thinking about your next remodeling project?

Here’s a thought. Not everyone can or will spend lots of money to get absolutely everything on their wish list. Why not understand how much you’re willing to spend first. Start with a remodeling plan that meets your needs, include some special touches you will really enjoy. Then… Glass Tile Backsplash If you want to

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Wing or Plan

The Owner was remodeling her master bath, it was almost finished. The electrician hung her lights and they were quite clearly too big and bumping into her medicine cabinet. She bought the lights 90 days ago. “She was literally in tears” as Dave tells his story. Dave works differently than we do but a lot

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I Love Wood Entry Doors

I love wood entry doors! Painted or stained, I think they have real down to Earth (Grounding) feel to them. It’s a feel completely different than steel or fiberglass door. Not that they are completely horrible, but I prefer to have my customers interacting at a touch and feel level with natural products as opposed

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Protect Your [State of the Art] Appliances

When the power is restored after a power outage, a sudden surge can wreak havoc and even fry your computerized appliances. To protect your appliances after power loss: Turn off the appropriate breaker switches at your electric panel box. This should protect your appliances against any power surges that may occur when power is restored. This

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Interior Sliding Barn Door for Bathroom

Love this space saving idea…. This bathroom is fairly small and typical for a hall bath. The available floor space is about 5′ 1/2″ X 2′ 1/2″. I want to optimize the space better by removing the traditional, in-swing interior door and replacing it with a sliding barn style door. I like the idea of the door

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