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.

“ We had an outstanding experience with Wentworth Inc. From the very first stages of planning our renovation, and then throughout the process, we have been very happy with their workmanship, their professionalism and courtesy, and their real pride in their work and the outcome of the project. The architect and kitchen designer was fantastic, patient, and kind, and gave us all the guidance we wanted and needed in planning the overall design and the selection of hardware, lighting etc (down to the smallest details). In addition, the carpenters and other workmen were incredibly thoughtful of my family and made it easy to live in the house despite the presence of a significant constriction site on the first floor. They spent considerable time every day cleaning up the dust and leaving the site neat and safe. I would not hesitate to use Wentworth Inc for another home renovation project and could not recommend them more highly. ”

T.P., Washington, DC (GuildQuality)
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