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Hiring a home remodeling contractor is a lot like hiring a surgeon. You wouldn’t want to hire just anyone for the job. These services can be costly, so it’s important you get it right the first time. Therefore, we urge Chantilly residents to be cautious with who they hire to remodel their kitchens and bathrooms.
There are great contractors and then there are mediocre contractors. Knowing the difference between the two takes careful research. Any contractor you hire should have a portfolio and references to vouch for them. It also helps if the contractor offers the products you need to complete your kitchen and bathroom projects.
The internet can also be a great resource for finding information about a contractor. Reading testimonials and reviews can make a difference in determining whether to hire them. That’s what this one customer in Chantilly did when she was searching for a kitchen and bath remodeling company.
But before we go into that, let’s quickly review a little history about Chantilly.
Many homeowners choose to have their kitchens remodeled because they’re looking for a quick sale. Those on the market to sell their properties need extras that will entice prospects during open house. If your kitchen looks amazing, it will help attract home buyers.
But even if you’re not trying to sell your home, you can still make use of the changes you make to your kitchen. For instance, if you upgrade the countertops, you can have a more durable space for your cooking and prepping. The same goes with the cabinetry. Larger cabinets are essential for more storage space.
Remodeling your master and guest bathrooms is a splendid idea if you’re looking to sell or stay in your home. Who can pass up having a nice bathroom? Upgrading yours will be a delight to your entire family and any guest that stays in your home. There are different ways you can improve your bathroom, such as by replacing the vanity, lighting, sinks, counters and flooring. We can help you with all of it.
Inside Fairfax County, Virginia, you can find a city named Chantilly. This quaint town has been around for hundreds of years, with its first settlers arriving in the 1700s. Now, Virginia was nothing more than a colony.
During the 19th century, the village on the land grew thanks to the Little River Turnpike being constructed. Chantilly is also historically relevant because of its involvement in the American Civil War. For instance, there was the Battle of Chantilly in 1862. Much of this battlefield is now covered by residential and commercial properties. There’s also a five-acre county park that sits on a portion of this battlefield.
The name Chantilly comes from Chantilly Plantation, which was a property constructed by Charles Calvert Stuart and his wife Cornelia Lee Tuberville Stuart.
There’s plenty of history here in Chantilly, so you can imagine how many historical homes and buildings there are here. Preserving the interior of these properties is crucial to maintaining the town’s history. At Fairfax Kitchen and Bath, we do all we can to help property owners maintain beautiful kitchens and bathrooms.
This includes updating these spaces, so they continue to function as they should for modern day families. We also help to improve the property values of these homes, making them easier to sell. Prospects are always looking for homes with gorgeous bathrooms and kitchens.
The professionals at Fairfax Kitchen and Bath have worked on countless kitchens and bathrooms. In many of these homes, we’re hired to upgrade countertops with granite stone, bathroom vanities with marble and floors using tile. Tile backsplashes are also a favorite among our customers.
Although we have won awards for our duties, our craftsmanship is praised by our clients. This is what keeps us motivated to continue providing Chantilly with stellar kitchen and bathroom remodeling services.
Shopping for a remodeling contractor can easily be compared to browsing for a car. You know what you want, but finding exactly what you’re asking for at the price you want is nearly impossible. It seems I was always able to get one thing without the other. A nice service, but for a high price or a low price and low-quality work. It was very important to my husband and I that we find a company that could give us the best of both worlds.
I came across a co-worker one day who recommended Fairfax Kitchen and Bath. He had his kitchen remodeled using their products and services. That was key for me because I didn’t want to shop for materials elsewhere and must worry about it looking unsatisfactory or the contractor having issues with the installation.
This is what I love about Fairfax Kitchen and bath – they provide the products and install them. I was ecstatic when I heard they perform the fabrication of the counters and cabinets to ensure a proper fit. I stopped by their showroom to hand select the products I wanted to use.
They had a wonderful selection of colors and styles of granite, marble, quartz and tile. I was thrilled with the quality of the products. It also enabled me to choose the best colors that would match my kitchen and bathroom décor. I was always iffy about ordering products without seeing them in person because of this fear.
Fairfax Kitchen and Bath sent a professional to our home for a free estimation. They measured our kitchen and bathroom, then provided a quote. By far, it was the best deal for the quality of the product and service. We agreed to go ahead and start the project. It was done quickly and the result was marvelous. I see why my co-worker recommended this wonderful company to me.
When you need to have your kitchen or bathroom remodeled, contact Fairfax Kitchen and Bath. We offer free estimates for all our products and services. Give us a call today to schedule your appointment!
The census-designated place known as Chantilly can be found in the western portion of Fairfax County in Virginia. Back in the 1700s, it was home to a number of plantations, one of which was Chantilly Plantation, after which the CDP is named.
The Chantilly Plantation was owned by married couple Charles Calvert Stuart and Cornelia Lee Turberville. She had inherited a portion of Leeton from her father in 1817 on which she and her husband built Chantilly Plantation. It was named after the plantation in Westmoreland County owned by her grandfather, Richard Henry Lee, who incidentally is a sigher of the Declaration of Independence. That in turn was named after the Chateau de Chantilly in France. The manor house of the Chantilly Plantation was burned to the ground by federal troops during the Civil War, and only one building has remained intact. It is believed to be the overseer’s quarters. Cornelia Stuart sold the property after the war because of debt.
Chantilly is about 25 miles from Washington, D.C., and hedged by Centreville, Herndon. Reston, and Fairfax. The development of the CDP was slow but steady, particularly after the construction of the Little River Turnpike, otherwise known as State Route 236, in 1806 which made Winchester accessible. However, it had a surge of development in the 1980s when people started building residential and commercial areas where there only used to be farmland. Today, Chantilly is a pleasant upper-class suburb with a population of 23,039 people that are apparently doing quite well. The median household income in Chantilly is $118,078, nearly double the state median of $66,262.
Among the public personalities associated with Chantilly include the author Kaye Dacus, soprano Alessandra Marc, and poet Stephen Tomajczyk. Sports figures include football coach Chris Beatty, and professional football players Bhawoh Joe, Joe Koshansky, Jimmy Martin, Eddie Royal, and Evan Royster.
When in Chantilly, you should make a point of visiting the home of northern Virginia’s first congressional representative and Robert E. Lee’s uncle Richard Bland Lee. Formerly the Sully Plantation, it is now the Sully Historic Site, and has been kept as it had been in the 18th Century. If you feel like playing Scarlett or Rhett, this would be a good place to pretend it’s Tara.
You can also climb the observation tower of the Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center, which is part of the Smithsonian’s National Air and Space Museum. From this vantage point, you can watch the air traffic at Dulles Airport, and explore the history of aviation and space travel.
The clients were a young couple that had recently moved to Chantilly, and had purchased a 1,200-square foot condominium built in 2005. It was a contemporary three-bedroom, two-bathroom unit with hardwood floors, modern fireplace, and granite counters. However, the clients did not like the bathrooms, which were utilitarian to the extreme, done completely in white ceramic tile. They contacted us to do a complete bathroom remodel for their master bathroom. We came over to see what we could do.
There was actually nothing wrong with the bathroom even though it was 12 years old. It was well-maintained and very clean. It was quite generic, however, almost like a public bathroom, except it had a sunken tub. The clients didn’t want the tub, but had no real idea for anything else in the design of the bathroom. We offered the services of our staff designers to present them with some ideas. The clients seemed almost relieved to leave it all to us. We made our measurements and promised to give them studies in a few days.
We at Fairfax Kitchen & Bath take special pride in the creativity and attention to detail our staff designers give to bathroom designs. We presented three separate layouts to the client, ranging from contemporary to dramatic. They preferred the contemporary design, which featured an all glass shower enclosure with Kohler Shower Heads and Bodyspray fixtures, Ancient Bath tile wall from Mosaics, and an Adler vanity with white Carrara marble top from Hardware Resources. It was an excellent choice given the design of the master bedroom. We gave them a quote for the remodel, and a timeline of four weeks, from demolition to finishing. The clients agreed and we scheduled the start for the following week. We did request the clients to move to one of the other bedrooms as the demolition was going to make it impossible for the clients to sleep comfortably for the duration.
The remodel went as predicted. The underlying plumbing and structure of the bathroom was sound, so there were no unexpected issues that would have delayed the work. The biggest worry was a delay in the delivery of the vanity because it was out of stock, but it came just in time. The clients observed the work sporadically, and made some minor changes to the placement of certain accessories, but nothing that couldn’t be easily accommodated. We finished the project within the four-week schedule, which was very satisfying.
The project went much more smoothly than most bathroom remodels. In many cases, problems with the plumbing can cause costly delays for both us and the clients. However, because the building was relatively new and had an excellent maintenance service, we had no issues with the plumbing at all. The clients loved the new master bathroom, and made plans to have the second bathroom remodeled in a similar fashion.
There is always a chance that some unexpected issues will arise during a bathroom remodel. Because we constantly coordinated with the clients and were meticulous in our inspection and design, we were able to minimize that risk to almost nothing.
Contact us if you need help with your bathroom or kitchen remodel. It is what we do best. You should also ask us about our packages. You’ll love it.