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What is a Whole Home Renovation?

You’ve been spending a lot of time at home over the past couple of years and have many ideas for what needs to change in your home’s design. You might want to update flooring, refresh paint colors, undergo a bathroom remodel or a kitchen renovation, build a better home office, or renovate your basement to really meet your entertainment needs. Or, maybe you want all of the above!

Have you ever wondered if your home renovation wish list would be considered a large project or a small one? Even if a few of those renovation items above are on your list, you’re likely embarking on a whole home renovation project instead of a partial one. Updating at least 50% of the living area in your house means that you’re in “whole home” renovation territory.

If you love your Washington, DC neighborhood, school district, and property, and can’t see yourself moving elsewhere, a whole home renovation project might be right for you. For a whole home remodel, you’ll keep the existing structure of your home. So, if you like the bones (structure) of the house, but know you need some major updates inside, a whole home renovation will be better than a tear-down project.

Remember, remodeling your whole house is not only an investment in your real estate, but is an investment in your future. Think through how you’d like your home design to work for you for years to come. Hammer Design Build Remodel is your one stop for the entire home renovation process. The Hammer team has worked with clients while they’ve been completing the purchase of a new home as well as those who have lived in their home for many years.

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The owners of this Chevy, Chase MD home met with Hammer Design Build Remodel before they closed on their house to discuss their whole home remodel vision for their new home. The scope of work included the contemporary kitchen renovation, as seen above, as well as master bedroom and bathroom redesign, refinished floors, repainted walls, electrical updates, and removing built-ins.

Parts of a Whole Home Renovation

Hammer Design Build’s services are wide-ranging. Whether you choose to do one project or tackle them all together, Hammer has you covered.

Kitchen Remodel: From luxury kitchen updates to creating the perfect hub for your home, the Hammer design team is ready to tackle your kitchen renovation project from start to finish.

Bathroom Remodel: Create your own spa-like retreat with a remodeled bathroom. Luxury finishes and heated floors are must-haves in many Washington, DC bathroom renovation projects.

Home Addition: Home additions help give you the additional, expanded space you need to enhance your daily life. Our team coordinates the architecture and design so that planning the home addition or bump-out is a breeze.

Master Suite Remodel: Updating flooring and built-ins, repainting the master bedroom, and undergoing a master bathroom remodel are parts of a master suite refresh. Remodeling the master bedroom is essential to boosting home value long-term and will make you fall in love with your home again.

Basement Renovation: Basement renovation projects offer ample opportunity to be creative and add resale value to your home by increasing physical living space. Whether you’re looking to entertain in a theater room or bar area, or need a playroom space or a guest suite, our team can help your basement renovation vision become reality.

Tackle the Whole Remodeling Project or One By One?

There are pros and cons to doing a whole home renovation at once or breaking it up into individual projects. The whole home renovation cost is a financial commitment. Home renovation prices in the Washington, DC area can range from $200,000-$500,000 depending on the physical size of the space, scope, and products you choose. But, you will likely save money in the long term by having the project teams work on all your needs at one time. If your electrician will be there for kitchen electrical rewiring, for example, they can also tackle your other home electrical projects at the same time.

A whole home renovation will also take a significant investment in time to get the job done. You may have to live outside of your home, possibly for six to twelve months, while work is completed, since the renovations will encompass most of your regularly “lived in” areas like kitchens and bathrooms. While leaving your home isn’t a decision to take lightly, you can feel confident that when you return you’ll love what you see with all the work behind you. If you were constantly working on one project after another, your home could feel like a constant work zone for years.

Taking on a bigger scope at once also makes it easier for your designer and contractor team to create a cohesive vision for the home. Rooms and materials can match and complement each other, and all your immediate and future needs can be considered. Ultimately, the project is more cost-effective than doing individual projects bit by bit. For more information, read about five things to consider when doing a whole home renovation.

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This Washington, DC row home renovation was expansive. It involved a complete tear down of the interior of the home. Only the front stone facade and adjoining walls were maintained. It now beautifully boasts renovated bathrooms, a new, gourmet kitchen, five bedrooms, full laundry room, exercise area, multipurpose rooms and floor-to-ceiling windows.

For something as large as a whole home renovation, you’ll want to put in the time and effort to find the best whole home renovation contractor who is dedicated to your project from design to build. Contact Hammer Design Build Remodel to learn more.

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