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Achieving Style and Function: Accessible Kitchen Design 

By Tess Wittler | May 30, 2023

Accessible kitchen design is essential for homeowners who want to create a comfortable and functional space for individuals with disabilities, physical limitations or who want to age in place and remain independent. By incorporating adaptive features and innovative solutions, accessible kitchens can significantly improve the quality of life for those who require additional support in…

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Aging in Place Home Renovations: Pros and Cons

By Tess Wittler | May 2, 2023
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The idea of aging in place – the concept of remaining in your own homes through retirement and beyond – is increasingly attractive to many older adults due to its convenience, cost-effectiveness, strong ties to independence and, recently, safety from COVID and other pathogens. With thoughtful home modifications and planning, aging adults can successfully stay…

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Unique Home Features to Consider When Remodeling Your Home

By Tess Wittler | April 25, 2023
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Now is a great time to start your remodeling project, as some unique home features can be designed with you in mind. At Northwood Construction, we’ve been working on highly customized remodeling projects that would benefit any homeowner. So whether you’re looking to improve the functionality of your space, or crave certain features that your…

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Reasons to Finish a Basement

By Tess Wittler | April 9, 2023
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Your unfinished basement is filled with potential, and it’s wise to take advantage of it. When you finish a basement, you’ll increase the value of your home because it increases your overall livable space. Typically, a finished basement in a Colonial-style home (which is typical in Northern Virginia) can add up to 35% more livable…

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Home Addition Ideas to Add Square Footage to Your Home

By Tess Wittler | November 22, 2022
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Over time, our needs change, and you may be outgrowing your current home. Often, it’s more cost-effective to modify the house you’re living in instead of packing up and moving to a new one. This is especially true when you love your neighborhood and you don’t want to leave your current community, which is one…

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Remodeling Costs In Northern VA: A Guide [2022]

By Tess Wittler | November 18, 2022
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Our guide, Remodeling Costs in Northern VA, has been updated for 2022 and is now available on our website as a free download.  This is the 8th Edition of this guide, and we have been publishing this guide since 2014 as a remodeling resource for those living in Northern Virginia. We have updated the current…

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Kitchen Flooring Options

By Tess Wittler | November 16, 2022
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One the most significant decisions to be made when remodeling a kitchen is your kitchen flooring options because there are many choices: Porcelain Tiles, Ceramic Tiles, Natural Stone, Natural Wood (finished in place), Pre-finished Wood, Engineered Wood, Laminate, Vinyl Squares, Sheet Style Vinyl, Luxury Vinyl Flooring and even Cork.  Fortunately, no one flooring fits all.…

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How to Save Time and Money with Multiple Room Renovations

By Tess Wittler | October 31, 2022
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Multiple room renovations – Are they worth it? When we talk with customers, they will often lay out multi-year remodeling plans for their homes. “First,” they might say, “we want to remodel our kitchen. We’ll take care of that over the next few months. The next year, we’d like to renovate the master bathroom. In three years,…

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7 Signs It’s Time for a Home Addition

By Tess Wittler | October 21, 2022

Life changes and family circumstances can make you wonder whether it’s time to start looking for a new home to meet your family’s needs. This can be especially difficult if you love your house, neighborhood, or community. In many cases, you can build an addition that makes it possible to stay in your current home…

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How to Determine Bathroom Remodeling Costs

By Tess Wittler | October 20, 2022
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Are you thinking about a bathroom remodel? If so, it’s important to understand how to determine bathroom remodeling costs. Many homeowners underestimate the amount of work involved in remodeling a bathroom and are surprised by the quotes they receive from a professional. In this blog post, we’ll take a closer look at the real cost of…

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