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Starcom Design/Build provides complete interior remodeling services from kitchen remodeling to bathroom remodeling and everything in between. Starcom Design/Build also provides services for additions to homes, new home construction, and garage renovations in Montgomery and nearby areas. Our remodeling professionals are equipped to handle any residential remodeling job with excellent quality and customer service.
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Our clients were tired of their traditional kitchen. They felt the room was very old fashioned. The size of the cooking and dinning area was far too cramped. It was an inadequate workspace with out-dated appliances and very little counter and storage space. They were ready to change the choppy, drab 31- year old layout they currently faced day in and day out. Their dream was to have a spacious kitchen, efficient as possible, and one that complimented their existing home.
We tore down an existing small utility room and pantry and then had to remove and relocate the washer and dryer. Ductwork and plumbing were added. The ceilings are low which created some hardships. A portion of the kitchen floor was sagging. We installed a new sub floor.
When designing the kitchen, we took in consideration that one of our customers favorite past times is cooking. All appliances are stainless steel Sub zero. We installed a free- hanging range hood. Instead of one sink, they now have two. The Tan Brown granite countertops along with the dark wood of the cabinetry make this kitchen very rich looking. There are two islands and an enormous amount of counter space and storage.
Our clients are elated! They are very satisfied with their newly designed renovation updated with the most modernized features to make it versatile and easy to maintain. When finished, we doubled the size of their kitchen area-what a great feature since the kitchen is the gathering is the gathering area for most families.
A fresh new look for an outdated fireplace.
That was all this family needed to transform their living room into an comfortable and modern living space that the whole family could enjoy.
The big bulky and outdated fireplace in the living room was the focal point of the space, and was the first thing that anyone noticed when they walked in, and not in a good way. The brick exterior of the fireplace was not fitting with what the family wanted the style of the home to reflect. We decreased the size of the fireplace, making it sleeker and less bulky. New stone raised hearth went up to the ceiling making the fireplace a positive focal point of the living space.
Custom built ins flanked the new fireplace. This meant more storage space for their keepsakes and pictures, and added character to the space. Recessed lighting was also added and the living room got a fresh new coat of paint.
Altogether the design turned our beautifully, and the homeowners are in love with the result. They couldn’t stop raving about how impressed they were with quality of our craftsmanship and professionalism of our design team.
Our client wanted to transform this kitchen into the modern-retro space that would accommodate her needs for 21st century living, and bring a sense of nostalgia into the home. The style of kitchen that we gave her resembled a 60’s design, with a compartmentalized kitchen area with a small dining room off to the side. Her beautiful home in Bethesda had a cramped kitchen layout, accentuated by the choppy floor plan. We knocked a few of the interior walls to open up the floor plan and give us more space to work with.
A small square island and a large two-tiered peninsula were topped with dark marbled granite, and made the dark colors in the backsplash stand out. The dark granite countertops were contrasted by the light colored wood cabinetry, and medium-light wood flooring. After knocking down walls and rearranging the existing layout of the kitchen there was more room cabinetry and counter space, making this kitchen the ultimate baker’s fantasy.
The two tiered peninsula was situated off to the side where the new dinging room was now situated. The additional layer of counter space made the perfect place for displaying snacks and drinks while entertaining. Both the dining room and living space were conveniently located next to the kitchen, coupled with the open floor plan design, meant the homeowners can prepare food and be gracious hosts. The square island also included space for seating so there was never a shortage of eating space in this kitchen. The microwave was placed in a small cubby directly next to the fridge, perfect to warming up late night snacks to be enjoyed at the small island.
Throughout the space the homeowner requested larger glass windows, three of which were included in her dining room design. The addition of the larger windows meant that more light would be coming through and the space would become brighter. The natural light would play well off the light colored cabinets and floor and create a striking contrast against the dark colored countertops. She also included a baker’s rack in the living space, off the kitchen. This is perfect for additional storage or for displaying keepsakes and mementos.
The homeowner was so excited about the retro-modern look of her kitchen, and it made her feel right at home. She wrote, “My new kitchen is a dream come true and everything I hoped for. Not a day goes by that I don’t step back and say ‘WOW!’ I love it so much. If I had to move I’d bring my kitchen with me.”
The homeowner loved her kitchen so much she even called us back to come and renovate her hallway bathroom for her.
“Many a day we write letters asking for this and that, but this note asks nothing but that you accept our sincere thanks for a job well done. Please also extend our appreciation onto the crew. It was a pleasure to work with all of you. We could not have asked for a more professional team of contractors. From the first phone call to the last truck pulling out of the driveway, our experience with Starcom Design Build was never stressful, the workmanship was excellent and your team was professional at all times. We had had several people in the neighborhood stop and tell us how great our house looks and how impressed they were watching the work being done. We thank you for a great job!”
This is the thanks we received from our clients who were over the moon with the exceptional work we did updating the exterior of their home. We gave this home a pre-colonial look, without shutters. We brightened up the color of the home taking it from dark and dated to bright and modern. We installed rigid insulation inside the home, which we nailed over the existing siding. This bumped up the r-value, which was perfect for the resistance from heat and cold. A new roof topped off this renovation, and it is clear why our clients are so pleased with the results.
When you enjoy the morning sun as much as these customers do it only makes sense to building on a sunroom addition. Based on the angle and position of this home, the sunroom was built onto the front of the house, instead of the back like most sunrooms are. This way the homeowners are able to take full advantage of the morning sun rise.
Natural light was so important to the homeowners so we made sure to include large windows and skylights to let in as much sunlight as possible. We were able to maximize the amount of skylight we gave to the homeowners by incorporating the vaulted ceiling into the design. Overall we were able to get approximately 80% glass coverage on the ceiling, making it the ultimate sunroom. Inside the sunroom we added ceramic flooring, and the overall design was a nice cozy space to spend quiet mornings in contemplation, whether rain or shine.
To give the home even more of a transformation we added brick steps and a portico onto the front of the house. The brick steps matched the brick already on the exterior of the home. A white handrail blended in with the home and the portico gave them protection from the elements while unlocking their door.
Overall, the family was so happy with their new sunroom and updated exterior. They feel like this is a home they will be able to enjoy and be comfortable in for years to come.
This home was built in the 70’s and over time never lost its traditional aesthetic and charm. Our clients, and the current homeowners, came to us wanting refresh the look of the exterior of the home. The multi colored brick matches nicely with the new shutters and siding we added onto this home. Keeping with the traditional style of the home, the homeowners weren’t looking for eye catching or flashy colors. Their home did get a new design element added onto the front with the addition of the portico we built above their front door. The new portico matches the angle of the homes existing gable. To make sure there was seamless continuity between the new portico and the homes existing roof structure we added a half circle design in the gable of the portico. The half circle shape was replicated from the half circle vent on the attic.
The black shutters really stand out among with white aiding, and are a visual break from the busy pattern on the brick. The home was able to maintain its original style and design, but with a modern twist, and the homeowners were so pleased that their house got some much needed TLC.
Our clients were looking to add on a new garage and playroom to their ranch style home two miles outside of Silver Spring. The dad is a repeat customer of ours from 15 years prior. He previously came to us needing a modest garage for his bachelor pad and loved the results. After getting married and starting a family, the couple decided it was time to upgrade to a larger home, perfect for an active family of four. This family once again came to Starcom Design Build to help with their renovation needs.
The family requested a large 28x34 two car garage, big enough to fit the family cars, kids toys, while also incorporating the electric recharging technology for dad's future Tesla purchase. The brick siding on the garage blended seamlessly into the homes existing brick exterior. The dark brown garage doors complimented the color of the front door. Connecting the garage to the rest of the home was easy with the addition of a small hallway that doubles as a mudroom.
Inside the home, mom requested a light airy playroom for the three and five year old and also an update for the kitchen. In the kitchen and playroom we were able to bring in more natural light using Pella windows, giving the space an open and inviting feel. In the kitchen we expanded out to make more room for storage and family cooking time. Our clients requested high quality granite countertops to replace their previous counters, and opted to reuse some of their existing cabinets to cut back on cost. The final result was a modern comfortable home that this family can continue to grow in, and the family referred our services to many of their neighbors.
Homeowners in Takoma Park, MD decided that they wanted to add a special touch to their addition. They placed a time capsule in between one of the walls near the stairs. A time capsule is a great way to communicate with future generations and leave artifacts that are typical of the current time period.
The homeowners and their children included newspaper clippings, personal information and photographs of the house pre-construction. The only way for someone to find the time capsule is to open up the walls of the home. It could be found in 100 years or 1,000 years. Only time will tell!
The Thompson's master bathroom was very cramped and offered almost no closet space. They were forced to spread their clothes through out the various closets in the bedrooms upstairs.
We converted the guest bedroom to offer them a larger suite with a double vanity and separate shower and soaking tub. The new walk-in closet offers more than enough space and energy-efficient windows were included to help with the energy costs. The newly remodeled Thompson home offers a relaxing master retreat for the homeowners.
Our customers had a large, unfinished basement that was only being used for storage. They loved to host parties but felt that their main floor was too separated with individual rooms. With the right design, their basement had the potential to be the absolute perfect space for entertaining.
We created a guest bedroom, full bathroom, large family room and connected bar space for the Weller's. The communal space is large enough for their entertainment system and a pool table. The Weller Family was able to choose each and every part of their design to customize it to their exact needs. They are very pleased with their party-ready basement and can't wait to show it to all of their friends.
The Morrison's have four children who are all actively involved in sports. A family of six has an endless cycle of laundry. Mrs. Morrison was tired of hauling all of the laundry up and down the steps in order to do a load. Starcom was able to convert a downstairs study to a functional laundry room and connect it to the existing master bath. The new laundry room is large enough for built-in custom shelving and cabinets.
Stacom wants to help make your everyday life easier. Mrs. Morrison is ecstatic with her new laundry space!
Our clients are a young couple who have been living in their cape-cod style home in Takoma Park for about 8 years. Just outside of DC, the Takoma Park neighborhood has become a growing area with steadily rising property values. Meanwhile, the small home of our clients had several additions from past owners that were starting to show their poor quality and dated look. The previously done additions had left the home with differently sized windows, uneven cedar shingle siding on the back and different color vinyl on each side of the house. Along with providing a much-needed facelift, one of the primary goals of the project was to give the home a uniform exterior and upgrade the cape-cod style to something more elevated with a Victorian flair.
Aside from the issues with the exterior, the home was incredibly limited on space, only having two bedrooms and extremely low ceilings that restricted the interior possibilities. Our clients wanted to add an entirely new floor that would open up the home and create more living space.
Our team started by getting to work on some of the interior additions including redoing the kitchen which had been squeezed into what was previously a screened-in porch on the original home. The siding of the home was also redone to give the exterior a more uniform appearance along with removing the roof so the team could get started on adding a second floor to the small cottage-style home. This type of addition is called a pop-up.
After going over a few different color selections, the couple landed on light blue vinyl siding for the entire house. Due to zoning requirements, the top floor was stepped back and completed with a white railing and gable trim to fill in empty space and provide some Victorian style elements. The clients also added their own personal flare with three Frank Lloyd Wright stained-glass windows across the face of the home. In addition, they added three wide windows on the back of the home that lights up a brand new spacious master bedroom and walk-in closet.
On the main floor, the kitchen was expanded and received a total remodel with brand new cabinets, countertops, and flooring. Old laminate floors and stair treads were replaced with distressed, antique, carbonized, bamboo flooring that provides a more contemporary and sophisticated look. The kitchen also received a brand new peninsula with an apron sink and overhanging bar top. The couple’s new dining area was finished off with stainless steel appliances and a short hallway that connects to a sunroom in the back of the house.
The newly added top floor features 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms along with 1 master bedroom and master bath. The master bedroom accommodates a spacious “his and hers” walk-in closet and an upscale master bath that is outfitted with a European-style double vanity and retro rhombus tile flooring. The new space with higher vaulted ceilings allows the homeowners to move out of their cramped bedroom on the main floor and offers a more spacious home if their family were to expand in the future.
The Starcom team also installed a furnace and an AC unit on the second floor to assist in heating and cooling the older home. They were previously using a boiler and mini-split pumps for their heating supply.
Foam insulation was used throughout the entire home as our team installed the new siding. Energy Star heat reflective shingles were used for the roofing which will help the home retain its internal temperature. One side of the new roof was also designated for solar panel installation. The grid of panels will give the homeowners a renewable energy source that will lower monthly electricity costs and make their newly renovated home more energy efficient.
The project was delayed a couple of months while the team waited for the approval of variances. The project was a home addition that would fall outside of some Takoma Park zoning requirements and set back required additional permits.
Although there was a delay in getting the project started, our homeowners have loved their new living space. The remodel transformed the outside of the home into one uniform structure and upgraded the small 2 bedrooms, cape-cod cottage to a more pronounced and polished 4 bedroom contemporary Victorian style house. The inside remodels now provides a dramatic expansion in terms of living space and an updated interior that is modern and reflects the tastes of the homeowners. The remodel not only improved the face of what was once a small, cottage-style home but it boosted the value of a homestead that lies in a flourishing neighborhood just outside of D.C. The home value will continue to rise with the increase in neighborhood popularity and the now doubled square footage.