Washington, D.C. Contemporary Whole home Renovation

Home Design and Remodeling Wishlist

In Brookland, D.C., Emily and Robert decided it was time to renovate their two-story home. Taking a look at their current cramped design concept, the two wanted to open up the space, introducing a fresh, modern, and clean look to their home.

The couple set out in search of a design-build firm that could turn their wishes into reality. After contacting Hammer, Robert, and Emily were paired with our senior, architectural, and interior designers. Within a few weeks, the Hammer team mapped out a plan for the couple, featuring a new upstairs bathroom, kitchen and dining room concept, and an expanded bedroom.


Contemporary Whole Home Transformation in Bethesda

Open Floor Plan

In their pursuit of a contemporary whole home renovation, the family envisioned a spacious and interconnected living space, seamlessly blending the kitchen and living room. This desire for an open floor plan stemmed from a desire to foster a welcoming atmosphere, where guests could effortlessly transition between areas and engage in social interactions. By removing barriers and optimizing layout, the renovation aimed to promote a sense of cohesion and fluidity throughout the home. Beyond mere physical expansion, the project sought to redefine the way inhabitants interacted with their living environment, encouraging gatherings and fostering a sense of community. This holistic approach to design reflects not only a commitment to modern aesthetics but also a profound understanding of how space influences social dynamics and lifestyle preferences. Through meticulous planning and execution, the contemporary whole home renovation aimed to transform the property into a vibrant hub for socializing, relaxation, and shared experiences.   

Kitchen Renovation

As part of the contemporary whole home renovation, the kitchen underwent a comprehensive transformation aimed at creating a spacious, organized, and multi-functional hub for the family. The design concept prioritized ample storage solutions to maintain a clutter-free environment, showcasing the clean and uncluttered aesthetic desired by the homeowners. Custom cabinetry was strategically incorporated to maximize storage capacity, allowing for the efficient organization of kitchen essentials and minimizing visual distractions. Additionally, a window bench with built-in storage not only enhances the aesthetic appeal but also provides a cozy seating area while offering additional storage options. Central to the kitchen's redesign is a large island, meticulously crafted to serve as a versatile centerpiece catering to various activities. Whether it's after-school homework sessions or lively gatherings, the island stands as a focal point, fostering interaction and engagement within the space. This thoughtful approach to the kitchen renovation exemplifies the commitment to both form and function, ensuring that the heart of the home reflects the modern lifestyle needs of its inhabitants.

Gas Fireplace With Built-Ins

As part of the contemporary whole home renovation, the focus extended to the living room, where a significant transformation took place to enhance both aesthetics and functionality. The outdated masonry fireplace, characterized by red brick, underwent a remarkable upgrade, now featuring a sleek gas fireplace insert surrounded by elegant gray stone. This modernization not only elevates the visual appeal of the space but also introduces greater convenience and efficiency in heating. Surrounding the fireplace, custom-built cabinetry was meticulously integrated, serving a dual purpose of enhancing the room's storage capacity while adding to its aesthetic charm. These built-ins offer a seamless blend of style and practicality, providing the homeowners with ample storage solutions without compromising on design aesthetics. This thoughtful approach to the gas fireplace area exemplifies the overarching vision of the renovation project, where every detail contributes to creating a contemporary and cohesive living environment tailored to the needs and preferences of the homeowners.

Second Floor Bathroom remodel

As part of the contemporary whole home renovation, significant attention was given to the second-floor bathroom to enhance functionality and comfort. By expanding the bathroom, we addressed the issue of cramped space, ensuring that homeowners no longer felt constrained within the area. The original small one-cabinet vanity was replaced with a spacious one, featuring multiple cabinets and drawers, offering ample storage for toiletries and essentials. Careful spatial planning allowed us to optimize the layout, ensuring sufficient space between the shower, toilet, and vanity for ease of movement and usage. This thoughtful reconfiguration not only improves the practicality of the space but also enhances the overall aesthetic appeal, creating a harmonious and functional bathroom environment. By prioritizing both form and function in the contemporary whole home renovation, we aimed to deliver a bathroom space that meets the needs and preferences of the homeowners while aligning with modern design sensibilities.

Expanded Bedroom

As part of the contemporary whole home renovation, significant attention was given to expanding and enhancing the bedrooms to create a spacious and functional primary suite. The redesign aimed to incorporate ample storage solutions, allowing homeowners to neatly organize and store their belongings. Additionally, a new ductless mini-split system was installed in the primary bedroom to ensure optimal ventilation and climate control, enhancing overall comfort. Beyond functionality, the aesthetic cohesion of the space was also addressed, with the entire upstairs floor being repainted to match the bottom floor. This cohesive color scheme contributes to a sense of continuity and tranquility throughout the home, providing homeowners with a cozy and harmonious environment conducive to rest and relaxation. By prioritizing both practicality and aesthetics in the contemporary whole home renovation, we aimed to create a bedroom space that combines comfort, functionality, and visual appeal for the homeowners to enjoy.

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