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Anacostia is a well-known neighborhood in Washington, D.C. with a lot of history. The area was once a Native American settlement called the Anacostans by the English explorers in 1608, and the vicinity of what is known as the Bonus Army Conflict during the Great Depression. The area was called Uniontown in 1854, notable for restrictions against the sale or lease of any property to anyone of Irish or African descent. The most notable people that called Anacostia home also happen to be African-American: social reformer and statesman Frederick Douglass (also known as the Sage of Anacostia), poet Ezra Pound, singer-songwriter Marvin Gaye. as was former DC mayor Marion Barry, the first civil rights activist to ever become mayor of a major city in the US.
Anacostia is a relatively small community, but it is often mistaken as the name of the city southeast of the Anacostia River. Nevertheless, what it lacks in size it more than makes up for historic interest. Among the interesting landmarks within the neighborhood is the world’s largest chair, built by Bassett Furniture and installed in 1954 by the Curtis Brothers Furniture Company on the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue and V Street.
Located east of the Anacostia River, Anacostia was listed on the National Register of Historic Places as a historic district in 1978. As such, many of the homeowners tend to keep changes to a minimum. Its population of 50,000 is mostly single and employed in white collar jobs.
East of “D.C.’s forgotten river” is a great place to go if you want to know about DC’s history. The Smithsonian’s Anacostia Community Museum plays host to the work of many local artists and community leaders that tell the story of the area, and is the regular venue for events, film showings, and festivals. You can also head on over to the Frederick Douglass National Historic Site on Cedar Hell for a day tour and a fantastic view of the district. Afterwards, you can wet your whistle at the Uniontown Bar & Grill where you can enjoy beer with fried catfish sandwiches and the house Angus burger. If it happens to be April, then you could be right in time for the National Cherry Blossom Festival.
Most Anacostia residents are proud of the historic architecture prevalent in the neighborhood, and as a new resident, the client was careful to keep things outside as intact as possible. However, the outdated kitchen with inadequate storage was more than she was willing to live with. She wanted an update that would not clash too badly with the rest of the house. She asked for a consultation, and we were happy to oblige.
During the ocular, we pointed out that the proportions of the kitchen was good. It was just a matter of maximizing the space available by replacing the old cabinets with new ones with pull-outs and taking out one wall and replacing it with an elevated island to give it an open floor layout. Replacing the ceramic tiles with granite countertops and the sink would also update the kitchen, but still give it a classic vibe.
We invited the client to the showroom to choose the granite for the countertops. We only stock the best quality stones available from around the world, so it was a bit tough for her to decide. We also showed her the catalogs of cabinets and sinks from our partner suppliers so she could choose the style she wanted. We walked her through each item, advising her on what would look good with the existing color themes and design of the rest of the home. Once she had made her choices, we provided her with a cost estimate and schedule for the remodel. She was pleasantly surprised at how much lower the cost was compared to other estimates she had gotten from other companies.
The choice of granite was a good one for the client. It is very durable, and its classic look is in keeping with the historic vibe of the neighborhood. Granite is abundant in nature, yet no two slabs are the same, so the client would have a unique kitchen design without having to change the character of the home.
The client had paid a deposit for the granite slabs she wanted, a classic light-colored granite that went very well with the white cabinets she had chosen. We sent over the contractors to remove the walls, cabinets and countertops, and as soon as the base for the countertops had been installed, we sent fabricator to make a template for a precise cut of the slabs. The demolition and installation of the new cabinets, island, and countertops took three weeks, and we handled the removal and recycle of the old materials for the client.
We completed the project on time and on budget, about which the client was very happy. We thoroughly enjoyed showing her the final results in a dramatic reveal worthy of a reality television show. She was very pleased with the granite countertops, which looked fantastic with the new cabinets.
She also marveled at how much more storage space she had, especially with the addition of the island, which we designed to double as a work area. Since she lived alone, she appreciated having everything she wanted daily handy in one area.
The updated kitchen looked great, but more importantly, it blended in with the rest of the home. This was a boon for the client, who was happy that she did not have to do extensive renovations for the rest of the house, and saved a ton of money in the process.
The skilled staff at Fairfax Kitchen Bath focus solely on satisfying the needs and wants of the client. Servicing the Anacostia client was a bit of a challenge because of the design constraints, but fortunately, it was not our first trip around the block. We could help the client choose just the right colors and styles for her home to preserve the old, but still get the benefits of the new. Our granite countertops are especially noteworthy, done as they are with precision and high standards of workmanship.
Granite is not the only stones we offer, however. We also offer marble as well as quartz stones from Silestone, Caesarstone, and Cambria.
When it comes to choices, we have you covered. Our sinks come from Blanco, Kohler, Allora, and Brita. and we offer cabinets from Schrock, Touchstone, Echelon, Wolf, and many others. You have to work very hard not to find the perfect match for any kitchen or bathroom remodel need when you work with Fairfax Kitchen Bath.
Many homeowners would love to have a kitchen and bathrooms with mesmerizing designs and detail. The contractor you hire is the key to making your home a better place to live. But even with the internet, finding one can be difficult. At least, that’s what some homeowners in Washington DC have come across.
There are various remodeling contractors in Washington DC, but not all of them offer the quality and convenience. This is exactly the problem one Washington DC homeowner dealt with while searching around for a kitchen and bath remodeler.
Below, you’ll find a testimonial showing what he did to finally get what he was looking for. But first, let’s dive a little into the history of Washington DC.
There are many homeowners in Washington DC remodeling their kitchens. A portion of them are using the services at Fairfax Kitchen and Bath for assistance. Kitchen remodeling is a top choice for homeowners because of the value it adds to their properties.
For one, it boosts the actual property resale value. Then it improves the comfortability and functionality of the home. It improves the aesthetics of the home as well. A great looking and feeling kitchen is highly desirable by most homeowners.
With the help of our experts, you can get everything you need from one place. We fabricate our own counters and cabinets to ensure the best fit possible.
Remodeling your bathrooms can also boost your property value if you’re interested in selling your home. It’s also a good idea if you’re planning to stay in your home. After all, who doesn’t like using a nicely designed bathroom? You can remodel the floors, the vanity, countertops and even the walls. Some of our customers add tile to the wall, adding to the décor.
As one could imagine, Washington DC offers plenty of history. It’s the capital of the US. Some of the common names include “the District”, “Washington” and “D.C.” Formally, it’s referred to as the District of Columbia. But that’s a mouthful for most Americans, who resort to the shorter versions of its name.
Before DC became the capital of the US, it was the home to a variety of native tribes, such as the Piscataway people or the Conoy. This tribe lived along the Potomac River, which is where they were when the first Europeans arrived in the 17th century.
The Piscataway people relocated after they were pushed out by conflicts between neighboring tribes and the Europeans. A new settlement was established in 1699 not too far from Point of Rocks, Maryland.
It wasn’t until 1790 when the Residence Act was passed by Congress, making it the capital. The location was selected by none other than President George Washington, who signed the bill into law.
The professionals at Fairfax Kitchen and Bath love the city of Washington DC. Keeping this community looking like the great place it is, contractors like us must do our part. For many years, we have helped improve the interior of homes. We’ve done this by enhancing kitchens and bathrooms with upgraded materials and products.
We offer a great selection of stone countertops, tile, cabinets, vanities, sinks and faucets. Our company is partnered with some of the best manufacturers in the remodeling industry. The granite, marble and quartz stones we have on stock are high-grade and come in an array of colors. Much like our tile varieties.
Our professionals have worked on properties throughout Washington DC. Some of the projects we worked on include completely remodeling a kitchen using quartz stone, brand new cabinetry and tile floors.
We’ve also worked on bathrooms, updating the vanities with new counters and installing new tile floors. The result of our projects always leads to a completely transformed bathroom that our customers love.
Just look at what our customers say about us. We’ve had countless customers leave testimonials about their happiness with our services and products.
I was newly engaged and wanted to create a home that my fiancée and I could cherish for many years. The home was purchased a year before and met my girlfriend right after. Now that things are moving along, it was time to make some changes to the property – particularly the kitchen and bathrooms.
I bought the house at a discount because it needed work. It wasn’t too far from the city, which was perfect for driving to work. Unfortunately, it also meant I had a plethora of contractors to sift through to find the best one for the job.
After consulting with nearly 10 contractors, I came across an ad for Fairfax Kitchen and Bath online. I gave them a call and was very pleased with the upfront demeanor of their experts. No one pressured me into making a purchase. They walked me through the various products that were available in the showroom.
I finally chose the granite for the bathrooms and quartz for the kitchen. Tile was also selected for the kitchen and bathroom floors, and new cabinets and vanities. The pricing was competitive and the quality of their past work was impressive. I was excited to get started with the project. Especially after they created a 3D design, so I could see it in advance.
Once the experts took measurements and provided me with a quote, I hired them immediately. After they completed the work, I was excited to finally invite my future wife to move in with me.
For decades, we have helped property owners with their home remodeling. Allow us to do the same for your Washington DC home. You will receive a free, no-obligation estimate from one of our experts. Give us a call today to schedule an appointment!