First, excellent and beautiful new showroom, very impressive indeed! We met Dave and Kelly back in their Chantilly location and we had an awesome experience with them. Our renovation project mainly consists of the following:
– Kitchen redesign/remodeling.
– Removal of existing and installation of new wood floor for two levels.
– Living room display/showpiece bookshelves and cabinets.
– Architectural changes of the house (removing existing and creating new walls, columns, etc).
All of the above added up quickly but Dave and Kelly were super flexible. They listened to our requests carefully and worked with us on the finer details in order to meet our budget. Due to the scale of the renovation, there had been many iterations of the project design, and Kelly was extremely patient throughout the process. She produced beautiful renderings of our new kitchen and the showpiece bookshelves so we could visualize the final product and also walked us through all the changes. Also to be noted is that they made smart and valuable recommendations on where we could save. For example, they suggested that we sand down the existing handrails and re-stain to match our new wood floor color. This was a great idea because our house has three levels and many stairs, replacing existing handrails with new ones would have been a significant cost! This is just one of the many instances where Kelly and Dave helped us to reduce cost and stay within our budget.
The entire renovation took about roughly 2 months and the majority of the work was completed on time. We added more changes along the way which is why our project took a bit longer than scheduled. Dave and Kelly were really accommodating to our “indecision and change of hearts”. For the actual work, Dave’s crew worked everyday from 8-5, I have nothing but compliments for these folks – they were respectful and worked quickly and efficiently. I want to specifically point out how clean they were! Before the end of each workday, Dave’s crew vacuumed and cleaned up the construction areas and stowed away their equipment. This was a huge plus. Also they worked in well planned “stages/phases” so we were able to stay and sleep in the various parts of our house, while the renovation took place simultaneously. This was great because we didn’t have to factor renting or hotel stays into our budget.
Working with Kelly/Dave truly has been a pleasure! They are professional, knoweldagable, patient, fun and very pleasant to work with. I am super type A and detail-oriented, the planning of this project took about 6 months and I was dreading the details. Kelly/Dave was there every step of the way, answered all of our questions, helped to manage and ease our anxieties, and produced us a beautiful finished house. In retrospect the entire process was surprisingly easy, because they were there, and I find it so rare that not only their craftsmanship is stellar, their customer service is also superb.
If you are considering renovating your home, I strongly recommend Kelly and Dave’s shop!