Capitol Hill Row House Kitchen Remodeling Project Spotlight

The Wentworth team recently completed a galley kitchen remodeling project in Washington, DC. The Siebeckers, who live in a townhouse / row house in Capitol Hill, decided they needed a new kitchen with more space and counter surfaces. They wanted a warm and cozy kitchen—a blend of rustic and traditional—with design elements that work with an older home.

Before the remodel

Before the remodel

DC Kitchen Remodeling Details

Their kitchen was narrow with hardly any counter space and walls that looked drab and bare. The Wentworth team completely transformed the space.

View more kitchen photos in our gallery, and keep reading to read the details of this remodel!


We put in new granite countertops that have a marble-like quality due to the veining. The marble countertop look is extremely popular, but marble isn’t as durable as granite, so we found unique granite to use for the Siebeckers’ kitchen.

We also put a deep farm sink in the kitchen peninsula, which is great for both preparing food and washing the dishes.


The Siebeckers needed more space in their kitchen, so we used custom-built narrow floor-to-ceiling shelving to provide as much additional storage as possible. The shelving unit measures 9 inches long and 4 inches deep (though it isn’t as deep as you may think, it really maximizes storage).


The Siebeckers preferred the wood flooring look, but their kitchen is on a concrete slab, which can cause moisture problems if real wood is applied directly to the concrete. Instead we used porcelain tile flooring, which resembles wood plank flooring and has a rustic feel.


Row House Kitchen Remodel DC

The simple white cabinets match the clients’ aesthetic preferences—and the white helps lighten the overall space. Flat, recessed cabinetry doors also complement older style homes and visually enhance the space.


Our team also:

  • Decided on subway tile backsplash (subway tile is one of the top materials to use for backsplashes)
  • Used bead board to form the wainscot
  • Incorporated a microwave drawer, which is ideal for smaller kitchens because it can save counter space and doesn’t have the bulky look of a microwave over the cooking range

Kitchen Remodeling Results

Now the Siebeckers’ new kitchen looks bright and cheerful, and there is a lot more counter space and storage space.

Visit our portfolio to see more pictures of this Capitol Hill kitchen remodel, and contact us if you’re ready for an initial design consultation for your home!

Our kitchen remodel was also featured in Hill Rag, a Washington, DC-based community newspaper.

“ Rarely will you find a group of people in the remodeling industry who are this committed to high-quality craftsmanship. We've worked on two projects with Wentworth and would gladly do so again. I must first of all compliment their architects for having immense creative talents but also working extremely collaboratively. Some architects simply impose their will and/or style on their clients; not so, with Wentworth. Your space will be uniquely YOURS. In addition, they are the kind of "shop" that views every roadblock or challenge as an added opportunity for great results. Every project has its challenges, but when (the inevitable) problems arose on ours, Wentworth responded with solutions that improved the overall space, making it seem like that had been the plan all along. The commitment for high-quality work extends to their carpenters and project managers, whose eye for detail is a huge asset in the implementation phase. ”

N.T., McLean, VA