Archive | May 2012

Elite Home Remodeling Has Moved

Elite Home Remodeling - Moving Sale

Elite Home Remodeling has relocated our office spaces to the wonderful city of Chantilly.  As we continue to expand and grow our business, so to do we need to expand our office space.  But don’t fret, all of our existing and new clients throughout the Northern Virginia & Metro DC area will still be able to receive the same great award-winning service.

Our new office address is

14159 Mariah Court Suite 900

Chantilly, VA 20151

To celebrate our recent move, Elite Home Remodeling is offering a 5% discount to all home owners and local businesses looking to remodel or renovate their existing spaces in the month of June!  That’s right, we’re having a moving sale!  What a great way to usher in a new chapter in the history of Elite Remodeling than by celebrating with a sale, just in time for the summer holidays.  To get this discount, just make sure to mention you read this blog post and you’ll be good to go.

 

 

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Elite Named Best Home Builder by Virginia Living Magazine

Elite Home Remodeling has recently been named Best Home Builder in Northern Virginia by Virginia Living magazine!  This prestigious annual award is presented to the area’s top builder as voted on by the readers and editors of Virginia Living magazine.

Elite Home Remodeling - Virginia Living Magazine Best Of

At Elite Home Remodeling, we couldn’t be more proud to receive this award.  We make sure we bring our award-winning service and quality to every job that we do and our home owners know this and they like to tell other people about their experiences with Elite.  Our dedicated staff and crew members work hard year round on every project, big and small, to make sure that every home owner receives our first place service.

Every year, Virginia Living magazine conducts a poll to determine the best of the best in every region in Virginia.  Everything from the best winery in the Shenandoah Valley to the best cupcakes in Central Virginia.  This year, nearly 10,000 voters turned out to cast their ballots for their favorites in each category and Elite Home Remodeling was named this year’s best Home Builder in Northern Virginia.

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Thanks again to everyone who voted for Elite Remodeling, we could not have received this award without support from clients like you!  Please visit our website for more information about this award and Elite Remodeling.

Countertops, Countertops, Countertops

Here’s a quick secret for your next remodeling project: a good countertop can make all the difference between a good looking space and a perfect looking space.  Making sure you have the right people ready to go to get your perfect countertop is crucial.  Check out these 4 tips before you select the right countertop for your project.
1. Sinks Away!  Whether you are installing a countertop in your kitchen, bathroom or laundry room, you are most likely going to need a sink and a faucet.  The key is to always have your sink onsite before the countertop templating process begins.  With the sink will be your sink template.  This sink template is critical because it gives a diagram on exactly where the sink is to be installed.  This template not only has an effect on your countertops, but also your cabinetry, plumbing and even framing.
Before countertop template day arrives, you should already know exactly where you want your sink to go.  That way, it’ll make the templating process much easier.  It was also make adjustments to the cabinetry and plumber much less invasive.
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If you are installing an apron-front sink, there can be several different ways to place the bowl.  Think about the spot where the front edge of the counter and the sink meet.  Some sinks have a notch into which the counter fits.  The way this detail will align with your counter overhang should be decided in advance of template day.
2. Wall Faucets.  To get this piece right, you’ll need to know a few extra details before the project even begins.  For starters, the plumbing behind your wall will need to be much different than if you were having a traditional countertop-mounted faucet.  You’ll need to know where the finished wall surface will be once the backsplash is installed.  Thay way, when it comes time to install the faucet and the sink, everything will be centered so when the water comes out of the faucet it will fall squarely on the sink drain.  Before the plumbers start roughing in pipes, every decision needs to be made or you risk ending up with elements that don’t work well together.
3. Hang 10, Dude!  If any section of your countertop will overhang the cabinets, consider how you will support this area.  Overhangs of 6 to 12 inches are possible without bracing, depending on the material.  However, anything more than a foot of overhang should have some sort of additional support.  A few ideas for support include adding an attractive bracket support against a wall.  This can not only be a structural piece but also has the potential for a nice architectural feature.  Another option would be to add a support leg uner the overhang.  This piece can almost look like a stair baluster with many intricate and delicate patterns.
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4. Counter height.  Different people and different tasks require different counter heights.  If custom cabinets are not in your budget, one way to vary the finished height of the counter is to use materials of different thicknesses set on standard cabinets.  A standard kitchen counter is 36 inches off the floor, but if you have someone tall in your family, 39 inches may be a more comfortable prep height.  Different countertop heights are especially useful in your master bathroom if you have two different vanity areas.  Making one vanity taller than the other is a perfect comprise for the busy couple on the go.
After the countertops are installed, your project is almost done.  To finally wrap things up, you’ll need to think about backsplash and paint.  Your counter sets the lower line for your tile, so even though you could install the tile before templating, you’ll get a better-looking backsplash if you wait.  Muscling a heavy counter into place is a difficult job, and some walls inevitably will get bumped or dinged.  Save your finish painting until after the install for this reason.
To find out how Elite Home Remodeling can work with you on your next home remodeling project, visit our website and give us to call to find out how we can serve you today!
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