Historic Remodeling: Capitol Hill
Capitol Hill is overflowing with history, with its museums, landmarks, and architecture. The houses in Capitol Hill are beautiful and unique, designed in a variety of architectural styles, from neoclassical to gothic, and from Victorian to modern. If you’re thinking of renovating or remodeling your historic Capitol Hill home, you might worry that you won’t be able to save the historic architectural features you love.
However, many renovation projects can be completed while preserving much of the existing structure of your home. Perhaps you’d like to expand your kitchen but keep the original wood flooring. Maybe you want to add a bathroom and incorporate it into the house’s existing historical architecture. Remodeling doesn’t have to mean completely eliminating the old to make room for the new. The best renovation projects can preserve a house’s history while still transforming the space into your design.
Remodeling or renovating your historic house can also significantly increase its value. If you’re a homeowner, you know the importance of increasing your home’s equity, especially in Capitol Hill’s competitive housing market. Remodeling your historic home—no matter how big or small the project—can increase your home’s value, which will pay off in the housing market in the future.
Many of the historic houses in Capitol Hill are small. Remodeling a small space presents a unique challenge, but is by no means impossible. In fact, working with smaller area inspires creativity in learning how to best remodel the area and make the most of your limited space. You can design many renovation projects to improve your small home while still preserving its history and architecture.
Finding creative and unique solutions for every historical remodel or renovation project is the true hallmark of an excellent home design and remodel contractor. Finesse Design understands the importance of preserving a home’s history and architecture, and has the expertise to tackle any renovation or remodeling project. We are dedicated to working with you to bring your vision to life, even in the smallest of homes in Capitol Hill.
The Finesse Design Experience
We deliver more than a service; it’s an experience. We understand that there are a lot of contractors to choose from, so why choose Finesse? Whether you are planning a new kitchen or bath, creating a basement apartment, or even imagining an addition to gain more space, when working with a remodeling contractor, it’s about the experience. Our clients have the benefit of working directly with the partners of Finesse through the entire process. From the initial consultation, through planning and design, to producing and finishing your renovation, we are by your side sharing over 50 years of design and construction experience. The best part of it all is we make it fun and enjoyable for you, and deliver an outstanding new space you can’t wait to start living in.
How do we complete our projects? The Finesse Experience includes the following steps:
- Complimentary Consultation. We provide a complimentary in-home consultation to get started. During the consultation, we listen to your project goals and identify any challenges we might face during the renovation process. After the consultation, we will be able to determine price range and timeframes for your project.
- Design and Concepts Phase. We re-visit your home to complete measurements so we can start to prepare multiple design concepts, including floor plans, elevations, and 3D views. We share all parts of the design process with you, and want to hear your feedback at every step. We will explore the pros and cons of different designs with you, work to create a design we both agree on, then communicate with our subcontractors to finalize pricing.
- Construction Phase. Before construction begins, we hold a pre-construction meeting to discuss access to your home, temporary protection placement, the plan for the first week, and more. During construction, we provide weekly progress reports via email. Once construction is complete, we complete a walk-through and identify any other items necessary to completing the project.
- Warranty. We offer a comprehensive warranty plan for two years. We check in at the end of the first and second years to make sure you’re still satisfied with our services.
When you’re looking to renovate your historic Capitol Hill home, choose a contractor that will give you the custom and beautiful results you want. Contact us today at (703) 337-2822 to schedule a free consultation!