Press and Publications

Bethesda Magazine – Expansion Plans

Whether it’s a modest bump-out or an entire second story, a new home addition adds value and transforms the way an older house looks, feels and functions. At the top of local homeowners’ wish lists are new kitchens, family rooms, screen porches, and master suites with ample walk-in closets. Remodeling is an investment, and people…

From HomeAdvisor: How to Recession-Proof your Business

How to Recession-Proof your Business

  When you listen to the news today, there’s a lot of talk about an impending recession or market crash. It’s enough to make anyone concerned about the future. But it’s especially daunting for business owners. And it’s a feeling that George Papaheraklis, Founder of FineCraft Contractors in Gaithersburg, Md. and author of Blueprints for…

Standing the Test of Time – Bethesda Magazine

Since 1985, FineCraft has been creating award-winning kitchens, baths, additions, remodels and custom houses in Maryland, Virginia and D.C. “FineCraft is now well into its second generation. We’ve stood the test of time by our sheer dedication and gung-ho approach to every project. We apply specific actions and abide by particular systems that are foolproof,”…

From Remodeling Today

A Perfect Blend of Old and New

Darcy and Malcolm Marshall knew when they bought their 1533-square foot, 1950s-vintage colonial that it wouldn’t accommodate their growing family over the long-term. So after living in the house for nine years, they were faced with a decision to either sell it and more to a new home or renovate it to meet their need…

From Home & Design

Smooth Transition

A detailed renovation seamlessly blends old and new in an updated ’70s Colonial.

From Home Advisor

Before and After: An Unbelievable Home Makeover

A floor-to-rafters remodel brings a basic ranch home back to life When Danielle Heller bought a dilapidated 1964 ranch, she knew that restoring her home wasn’t going to be easy. Achieving her daring design ideas was going to require the help of a flexible pro who wasn’t afraid to take a risk. Here’s how Danielle…

From Bethesda Magazine

From the Ground Up

When renovations can’t do the job, residents are building custom homes to get what they really want. After years of living in modern condos in the District, Trent Heminger and his husband, Adam Sean Younoszai, moved to Bethesda in 2010 so their twin girls, now 9, could attend better schools. They liked the midcentury aesthetic…

From Home Advisor

Before and After: Extreme Home Makeover

A shared vision and attention to detail transform a one-story ranch home into a two-story Cape Cod. After spending her childhood summers in New England and getting married in Cape Cod, Allison Jacob knew she wanted a home with coastal charm. But the single-story, ranch-style house that she and her husband recently purchased was far…

From houzz

Basement of the Week: You’d Hardly Guess You Were Underground

Maryland homeowners go for a polished, traditional and gracious look for their Cape Cod home’s basement These homeowners were committed to digging into their basement renovation. Literally. “Excavating to get higher ceilings and natural light was very much worth the cost,” says homeowner and attorney Anna Cave, who served as her own interior designer on…

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