Are you interested in remodeling your home in Kensington, Maryland? Whether you want to build an addition or update your kitchen, Wentworth can help. We are a premier architect-led remodeling firm that serves the entire Kensington area—from Garrett Park Estates to Rock Creek Palisades.
Every Wentworth remodel takes into account your home’s history, overall style, and surrounding neighborhood to ensure the most successful, seamless design. We understand that a home remodel should be a satisfying and rewarding experience, and we strive to make that happen. If you aren’t 100% happy with your home, it may be time for an update! If you’re ready for a new, more efficient layout for your home, we are the company to call. See what a happy client said about a remodeling project we completed:
“I wanted to take a moment to say what a pleasure it was to meet with you this morning. Your ideas of using our little space were illuminating as [we] have a difficult time thinking beyond what already exists in our house. Again, thank you for your time and thoughtful consideration of our project.” – Jill Q.
Wentworth is an architect-led design-build firm, offering architecture, interior design and construction (and award-winning service) under one roof. Our experienced architects, designers, and craftsmen work collaboratively to build the home you’ve always wanted.
A Recipe for Success with Kitchen Remodeling
The kitchen is your home’s most used room, and it should fit your everyday life, whether you’re an aspiring chef, a busy family, or a world-class host. Kitchen remodels are a favorite of Wentworth and always provide the perfect space for a fusion of function and design. A smart and sensitive kitchen remodel can add value to your home and transform a formerly cramped room into a custom space that suits your every need and stylistic preferences.
We begin every kitchen remodeling project with research and base our design on the homeowners’ needs and desires. Many years of experience have shown us that a truly beautiful kitchen is one that is functional and aesthetically pleasing. We have successfully remodeled hundreds of Kensington area kitchens with stunning results, on time and within budget, and a Wentworth kitchen renovation will leave you 100% satisfied.
Don’t settle for an average kitchen – contact Wentworth today to discuss your kitchen remodeling or renovation ideas.
Necessity and Luxury in Your Bathroom Remodel
Bathrooms may be a daily necessity, but your bathroom can also be a place of serenity, with spa-like features and select indulgences. When you hire Wentworth to design and build your new bathroom, the final product will improve your daily routine and add exceptional value to your home.
Our holistic approach to bathroom design takes into consideration all aspects of the current bathroom and surrounding rooms. A master or small bathroom remodeling project can be as simple as updating the bathroom within its current footprint, but typically involves the redesign and reconfiguration of a cramped bathroom and master bedroom. Many of the older homes traditionally found in Kensington are long on charm but feature bathrooms that leave a lot to be desired. Using our years of experience with home remodeling in Maryland, we are able to effectively maximize size and minimize cost when approaching a master bathroom remodel.
Reconfiguring Your Home
As Washingtonians’ informal modern lifestyles are better suited to open-plan kitchens and living spaces, a reconfiguration of your home’s current layout may solve your frustrations while maintaining the things you love about your home. Reconfiguring your home’s interior space can be an effective way to achieve your dream home without the expense of adding on a whole new addition. A more efficient floor plan often reveals untapped potential in your home: extra hallway space, old closet configurations, and oversized guest rooms are all areas that can be transformed into usable, functional space. A home does not often need more space – existing space simply needs to be better utilized.
Basements are a particularly valuable area of your Kensington, Maryland home. Reconfiguring basement space is a valuable way to benefit from space that already exists in your home. Basement space can often be put to better use as playrooms, home offices, and entertainment spaces. In order to maximize basement space, Wentworth can move or conceal existing mechanical equipment, alter ductwork to gain space, and relocate a poorly laid-out bathroom.
If you love your Kensington, Maryland neighborhood and don’t want to move to accommodate a growing family unless absolutely necessary, a home addition may be an economical and efficient solution. A Wentworth home addition allows you to keep things you love about your home while improving upon the things you don’t. Whether it’s a larger kitchen, a new bathroom or an extra bedroom, home additions require careful architectural study. Our experienced and award-winning design-build team has worked on numerous home additions, and we understand that a cohesive home addition is achieved through a collaborative design whereby you, your architect, interior designer, and construction team work together to achieve the desired design and budget results.
Personalize Your Kensington Home with Custom Details
Custom details are a way you mark your home as uniquely yours. A Wentworth remodel can transform your home and add special details and features that fit your lifestyle and design preferences. Our team of home architects and interior designers will work with you to build custom details into your project, whether that is a kitchen renovation, a porch addition, a bathroom remodel, or a basement finishing. Custom home details can be simple paneled wood wainscot to enhance a library space or new crown molding with exquisite detailing. Or, in the case of a custom banquette to accommodate your large family dinners, custom details can become the focal point of a room. Used strategically, custom home details will take your Kensington, Maryland home from ordinary to extraordinary.
View our portfolio to see more kitchen remodels, home additions, and more!
To discuss a home remodel, contact us today. Once you’ve scheduled your first appointment, follow the directions below the map to our office.
- Head north on Connecticut Avenue toward Warner Street.
- Make a U-turn at Knowles Avenue.
- Stay on Connecticut Avenue, heading south.
- Make a U-turn at Chevy Chase Lake Drive.
- Our office will be on the right.
Frequently Asked Remodeling Questions
Is it cheaper to remodel or build a new house?
Unless there is exceptional damage or deterioration to the structural elements of the home, including the foundation, it is typically more cost-effective to remodel than it is to build a new house.
In what order should you renovate a house?
A house renovation typically follows this order:
- Structural and Safety Concerns – Foundation repairs, roof repairs or replacement, and damaged siding and/or window repair or replacement to prevent water penetration.
- Demolition – Tearing down and disposal of structure and materials.
- Rebuilding – Addition of new walls, beams, doorways, and window frames.
- Electrical, Plumbing, and HVAC – Installation of utilities and HVAC equipment while the walls are open.
- Insulation and Drywall – Insulation installation in walls, attic, and ceilings, and walls finished with drywall.
- Windows – Installation of energy-efficient window replacements.
- Finish Work – Baseboard, door and window trim, crown molding, built-in shelving, and more.
- Paint and Wallpaper – Finishing of interior wall surfaces and trim with paint or wallpaper.
- Flooring – Installation of hard and soft flooring.
- Cabinetry and Appliances – Installation of cabinetry, countertops, backsplashes, and appliances.
- Exterior Finishes and Gutters – Finishing touches on the exterior of the home.
What are the steps in remodeling a house?
- Consultation – The initial consultation takes place in your home in order to view the space and determine your goals for the remodel.
- Budgeting – A conceptual budget is established for the project.
- Design – Preliminary designs are created and presented.
- Plans – The budget is reviewed and adjusted and the final drawings are completed.
- Design – The homeowners choose their finishes, products, and materials.
- Contract – A fixed-price contract is prepared.
- Permits – All necessary permits and approvals are obtained.
- Construction – Construction begins.
How long does it take to do a full renovation?
On average, a whole-home renovation can take anywhere from four to eight months or more. This timeline is dependent on the size and scope of the project and may be better established once the final plans are in place.
How should I choose a contractor?
Choose a contractor that has established themselves as an industry leader with the experience, knowledge, and credentials needed for the successful completion of your remodel. Ask for referrals and view past remodeling projects to determine the quality of the work and attention to detail.