First Floor Remodel McLean, VA | Home Remodeling in Virginia
living room with lit fireplace

Remodeling Project in Progress

First-Floor Remodel in McLean, VA

The Wentworth team is nearly done with a first-floor remodel for a family in McLean, Virginia. Our remodeling work includes the kitchen, family room, and mud room of a single-family, detached house built in 1998.

Project Details

Additional windows were installed in the kitchen to improve light and the view of the rear garden. Originally a one-step-down family room, the wood floor was raised to make it contiguous with the kitchen and informal dining area, which improved furniture layout and flexibility of the space—and also eliminated a tripping hazard. A custom built-in was created below the back staircase of the family room for TV and storage. The oversized master suite was reconfigured to be more efficient. A new suite entry vestibule was created with a built-in dresser, a new walk-in closet was created from wasted space, and a new laundry room was designed with hall access. The old master bathroom was removed and reconfigured to be more efficient and beautiful.

Kitchen Cabinetry

Home remodeling is not usually a quick process—but the end result is well worth the wait! Although not always glamourous, the construction phase is important and can show insights into how a design build firm works.

Here is a look at the “journey” through the cabinet construction for this project, showcasing the work of our skilled carpentry team.

Cabinet Doors

Built-in raised panel cabinet doors


Cabinets in progress

Cabinet Door Installation

Cabinet door installation

Cabinet Panel Overlay

Painted panel overlay to match cabinetry

Remodeled Kitchen

Remodeled kitchen 

The family has moved into the remodeled space, and we are looking forward to getting the final photographs of the entire home on the website!

Home Remodeling Arlington, McLean & Surrounding Northern VA

At Wentworth, we are proud of the quality construction we provide our clients. Experience has shown that great design can only be implemented through excellent craftsmanship. Our clients’ successful projects require good communication and collaboration between our architects and carpenters.

Visit our custom detail gallery to see photos of our carpenters’ skills in action—and contact us when you’re ready to start your home remodeling project in Northern Virginia or a surrounding area in the Washington, DC metropolitan area!

“ Wentworth Studios turned our boring box into a beautiful, functional living space. They listened to our needs and ideas and gave us graceful solutions that far exceeded our expectations. Wentworth's cost was told to me upfront and there was never a deviation from that cost. It is a joy every day to live within the practical and elegant spaces Wentworth designed and built for us. I would strongly recommend Wentworth. ”

Mary D., Alexandria, VA