JDBG 10th Anniversary: Designs of the Decade Part 1

Kitchen remodel in Northern VA, MD, DC; white cabinets; stainless steel appliances; colorful tile; eclectic style

To celebrate the final month of our 10 year anniversary, the JDBG team got together to reflect on some of the most memorable projects of the past decade.  Each of these remodeling projects represents a special moment or milestone during our time in business.  We thought it would only be fitting to count down to the next decade by telling the story behind each one! Part 1: #s 10-6.

#10: A Humble Home in Falls Church

Kitchen remodel in Northern Virginia, white cabinets, stainless steel appliances, tile backsplash, island, french doors

Our first project in the countdown goes to a memorable addition/remodel from the early days in 2013! In a neighborhood of teardowns in Falls Church, this couple wanted their home to be distinct for being true to who they are.  They appreciated that we didn’t try to oversell them and the final result is a classic & cozy home design that’s perfect in size and function for two dedicated high school teachers.  Seven years later, we were invited back to transform the remaining untouched bathroom and the couple was thrilled to see the same crew from the original job! This is a remodel & relationship we’re proud that has stood the test of time. See the entire kitchen and bath remodel here!

#9: Three D.C. Bathrooms

If you’ve spent time in Northwest D.C., there’s no doubt you’ve stepped into one of its iconic Wardman-style row houses. While charming on the outside, many of them have awkward layouts or lack the amenities expected for today’s modern lifestyle. For this Glover Park project, what started as a 4BR/1BA home was converted into a 3BR/3BA with a fully finished in-law suite in the basement. This creative couple also challenged us to match their eclectic spirit, asking that each of the bathrooms have their own distinct style: one spa-like, one vintage, and one modern.  We met that challenge and more — converting an extra bedroom into a spacious 5-piece master bathroom, this couple no longer has to share a cramped hall bathroom and can luxuriate in their urban oasis!

Master Bath

Vintage Hall Bathroom 

Modern Hall Bathroom 

#8: High Standards & Stakes in Oakton

Kitchen remodeling in Northern VA, MD, DC, white cabinets, marble counters, island, stainless steel appliances

In 2014 we took on one of our largest, most transformative kitchen remodels and, one year later, our clients invited us back for a luxurious master suite renovation. For any project, but particularly ones of this scale, our tried-and-true formula for success is simple: thoughtful design and meticulous execution. Both the master suite and kitchen were completely customized to exacting standards. The end result is a bright, tailored, and timeless home that will be the centerpiece of our portfolio for decades to come. See the rest of the project here!

#7: His & Her Bathrooms in Woodley Park

Another Northwest D.C. row house project! These classic homes can have their fair share of design challenges, but when you start with good bones, great design follows (hello soaring skylights). In this case, two separate  bathrooms were greater than one with each space reflecting very distinct styles: his more masculine and grounded, hers more feminine and glamorous. See the whole project.

#6: A Modern Farmhouse in Maryland

Some of our most memorable projects are all the more so because of the client themselves. Not only did our client for this project have a vision, she was the vision! To match the eclectic energy of the homeowner, we installed a colorful cement tile backsplash, a pressed tin ceiling and distinctive black trim. This bold makeover suits the uniqueness of the home and its owner perfectly! See the whole project here.