The residence is a 25-year old home in the AVENEL neighborhood in Potomac, MD, a community of luxury homes and renowned in the Washington, DC area for its prestige golf course. The owners wanted to remodel their kitchen, which hadn’t been updated since the house was built, and JEFFCO was brought on through referrals from colleagues already working on projects at the home.
The project was fairly straightforward: a minor, non-structural demolition to remove all of the old floors, cabinetry and ceiling. The clients were not looking to go beyond their budget, which was made even more manageable when we discovered that the original plumbing could remain where it was already located. So, with the budget set and a timeframe of 5 weeks, we installed new floors, cabinetry, lighting, appliances, and stainless steel shelves that were built into the cabinetry behind the kitchen island. Indirect LED lighting was installed overhead, and 3 unique and quirky light fixtures were placed above the island.
We worked from start to finish with the clients, as always, picking out all of the materials with them. They had an idea of the design they wanted, but the space was more or less a blank slate from the start. Amy Collins, LLC, a local high-end kitchen designer in Glen Echo, MD, came in and, with Woodmode Kitchen cabinetry, created the aesthetic of the kitchen. Kely Estigarriba with Best Tile in Rockville, MD, handled the flooring, and Dan Errigo with United States Marble and Granite in Beltsville, MD, created the floor tile, installed the backsplash and fabrication of the Caesarstone countertops. On the construction end, Paige Christopher-Ferguson brought in the plumbing fixtures, and Dave Jeffers of Poolesville Plumbing in Poolesville, MD, oversaw the upgrades to the plumbing system; Ted Jackson of Paintworx in Sterling, VA, installed the drywall and painted the room; and Ken Lemere of Spartan Electric in Ijamsville, MD, wired and installed the lighting fixtures. Finally, Terry Hutzell-Ferguson managed installation of the new appliances.
The kitchen was delivered on budget, thanks to prepaying for the cabinets (which actually brought it in 2% under budget), and on time, which happened to be 2 weeks before Thanksgiving. The clients were able to enjoy their beautiful new kitchen just in time for the holidays.
As we close out 2016, JEFFCO is busy with 4-5 jobs closing up by Christmas, so stay tuned here for updates on those projects in the New Year.
Happy Holidays, and we wish you all a wonderful year to come.