COTY Award Winning Remodel!

We are thrilled to show you the interor remodel that garnered us our 3rd COTY award!  This first floor remodel included a kitchen and powder room.

This gorgeous Fan home had been renovated before. The floorplan and flow had been changed quite drastically.   We removed the obstacles and restored the original flow to the first floor, and enlarged and enhanced the kitchen.  The result is stunning!


The new kitchen enjoys an open floorplan with a family room.  Materials were re-used and re-claimed whenever possible.  Even plugs in the floor were carefully selected for the best possible grain match. 


We were lucky to locate pocket door tracks in the ceiling, and the homeowner chose to include them in the renovation.  We located doors and the rest of the track hardware at a reclamation yard, and after a few modifications, have gorgeous, working pocket doors!


The fireplace surround in the dining room is original to the home.  It had many layers of paint, and we initially planned to apply a marble faux-finish, but upon cleaning, we discovered a lovely slate surround.  It even has faint pencil marks from the craftsman who carved it!


The powder room is tucked neatly beneath the grand staircase.  It is an effective use of space.  The exposed brick and gold paint make this room a warm and lovely surprise amidst the crisp white trim of the hallway.

COTY award winning Bathroom!

We won a merit award for this bathroom!  A merit award is 2nd place, but the competition was fierce!! The winning bathroom was as much of a stunner as ours, and we did not envy the judges!  


From the basketweave tile floor to the frameless glass shower, every detail was carefully selected to add to feeling of spaciousness in this bath.  The original layout made the bathroom seem very cramped and small - and now it feels completely different! 


We placed the outlets lower than normal, so as not to disrupt the visual flow of the tile.  And the custom cabinets are recessed in-between studs, so they are extra deep inside! 



If only this was in our own house!!  We are lucky to call these clients friends, so maybe they will let us visit their sanctuary of a bathroom from time to time!

COTY Award Winner!

We are THRILLED to announce that we won THREE COTY (Contractor-Of-The-Year) awards from the Central Virginia chapter of NARI! (National Association of the Remodeling Industry)

We will be describing and featuring photos of the winning entries over the next few days. 

First up, a Grand Prize award in the category: Interior or Exterior specialty. 

We remodeled a gorgeous turn-of-the-century porch in Church Hill!



Each hand rail was painstakingly reconstructed.  Very few of the original pieces could be re-used, so we had special knives made and milled nearly every piece! 

We were fortunate that this porch is part of a historic block of matching homes, and we could compare this one to its neighbors to insure accuracy! 

The result is stunning!