Category Archives: Design

Summit Design Welcomes Bertch Cabinetry Line

Summit Design Remodeling is excited to announce its affiliation with Bertch Cabinetry.  In operation for over 35 years, Bertch is based out of Waterloo, Iowa.  The company utilizes only the finest wood, furniture joints and exceptional finishes to create distinct … Continue reading

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What Type of Tile Should I Choose?

When our clients come to us for bathroom or kitchen remodeling projects, they often pepper us with questions about the different tile materials available in the marketplace.  Is porcelain tile better than ceramic tile?  Should I invest in stone tile?  … Continue reading

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Tips on Hardwood Flooring

Hardwood Flooring Options Prefinished plank flooring has the finish applied at the factory prior to installation.  There’s no dust from sanding, no fumes from chemicals, and no waiting for the finish to dry. These floors are warranted to last longer than … Continue reading

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Green Lighting Measures for the Home: Effectively Using Daylight

Natural illumination is still the best type of lighting system. As humans we instinctively prefer natural light to electric light. There have been many studies done which show that natural lighting has a positive impact on well being and productivity (http://www.nrel.gov/docs/fy02osti/30769.pdf). So how about having these … Continue reading

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Add Interest with These Bathroom Flooring Choices

When it comes to flooring choices these days, you have hundreds of choices – carpet, tile, wood, laminate, linoleum and stone … just to name a few. And when it comes to installing a new floor in your bathroom, you … Continue reading

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Pros and Cons of Different Cooking Technologies for Your Next Kitchen Remodel

When remodeling a kitchen, homeowners must make what seems like an endless number of decisions.  Some of those decisions will often include choosing new appliances.  In the old days it was pretty simple to choose your cooking appliances – electric … Continue reading

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Bringing Light into Your Remodeling Project

With summer coming to an end and fall fast approaching, we are often asked by clients how to bring more light into a home.  The easiest solution would be to add recessed lights or sconces, or even paint the interior … Continue reading

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Design Tip – Hiding Cords & Cables with an AV Cabinet

When you are planning your next remodeling project, it’s a great time to look at your existing space and decide what can be done to have more organization and a cleaner, neater look. One of our recent clients in Reston, … Continue reading

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Factors to Consider When Buying Cabinets – Part 3

  It’s a common sentiment with many of our remodeling clients that they think they don’t have enough storage space in their kitchen.  I hear it all the time.  In some cases this is very true.  But sometimes the problem … Continue reading

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Interior Trim – A Missed Opportunity

In home remodeling, homeowners have a great opportunity to really change the feel of a room.  Many times the person with an untrained eye will look at a room and know they like it, but can’t put a finger on … Continue reading

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