Gary Harless

Gary Harless

The finished product is really incredible.  We are so happy with how things turned out, how functional it is, how much more space there is.  Expanding to get a separate shower was absolutely the right thing to do.  Couldn’t be happier with how things turned out! The bathroom is awesome.


With a growing number of residential break-ins over the last couple of years, alternative safety solutions are growing in popularity. Experts feel that electronic, computerized, and/or boimetric hardware for entry doors on reidential homes will increase up to 30% per year over the next few years. There are a number of readily-available options in stores today that can greatly enhance your ability to control access to your home.

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Granite vanity tops with undermount sinks still remain the overwheliming choice for bathroom remodeling. While both quart top products and surface vessel sinks continue to chip into the market share, they have a long way to go to close the gap. The NKBA has just released its Kitchen and Bath Trends for 2011.

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Shaker cabinets have now overtaken both contemporary and traditonal cabinet styles as the most popular style of cabinetry for kitchen remodeling. The NKBA has just released...

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Richmond, Virginia ranks in the top third of the 100 best markets for residential remodeling, coming in at number 32 for the year 2010.

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As with kitchens and family rooms, it's becoming increasingly popular to unify an adjacent bedroom and bathroom by installing bathroom cabinetry that has more of a bedroom feel. The modern term for this is "furniture-style" vanities. While they certainly can sharpen up the look of a bathroom, they don't always fit, literally. They are very well suited for larger bathrooms or those with lots of wall space. In this manner, they can be best installed in what I feel is an all-to-common, left-out phrase in this type of install.....free-standing, furniture-style vanities.

This type of furniture is often constructed, by design, with curved sides, feet, and other non-straight trim. While certainly appear more stylish, if one attempts to place such a piece of cabinetry up against a wall, whether on one or both sides, it can completely diffuse the visual appeal. This type of non free-standing install, by far the most common situation, can be very tricky to tie in the countertop with the sidesplash(es), the baseboard trim, and any other shoe molding along adjacent walls. Based completely on the design of the cabinet, this can quickly fall from what appeared to be a very classy piece of furniture into a square-peg-round-hole piece of cabinetry that was forced into the space.

In some cases, again in larger bathrooms, it may be possible to remove the conflict with an adjacent wall and get a shorter length vanity, say from a 60" to a 48". I recommend at least 12" of space from the edge of cabinet to the wall as anything less becomes a cleaning issue and still falls into the slightly-forced category.

So keep in mind when looking for furniture-style vanities exactly where the piece will go and how things around it will work. Like any remodeling project, a good one is one where all the pieces flow and coordinate together. Don't force an odd-egg of a furniture-style vanity into your bathroom space if the space doesn't call for it!


Looking for creative ways to get the most floor space out of your small bathroom? If so, you may want to consider an alternative toilet design where certain parts of the toilet can be installed within the wall cavity. This of course will not apply or work within all situations and you definitely need us to assess whether this is feasible, but may be an option for you.

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Following the Secretary of the Interior’s Standards for the Treatment of Historic Properties, a rehabilitation project endeavors to return the house / property to a state much as it would have been during the span of time in which significant events and activities occurred. New rooms, closets, and features of the property (often accomplished via a remodel) are removed and original features are repaired, thus returning the house to its presumed original state. Modern appliances and energy systems are then injected to make the house functional by today's living standards.

Our historic renovation projects center around achieving the right balance between modern building materials, budget, and preservation of original elements of the property. Working closely with the Virginia Department of Historic Resources and the Alliance to Conserve Old Richmond Neighborhoods, aka ACORN, we have a methodology and supporting plan to complete renovations that comply with the Secretary of the Interior’s standards for rehabilitation. These standards are critical in projects looking to apply for Federal and State Rehabilitation Tax Credits. These credits are dollar-for-dollar reductions in income tax liability for taxpayers who rehabilitate historic buildings.

Our work can be seen first hand in the Church Hill area, site of St. John's Church where Patrick Henry's immortal words uttered in 1775 ".... Give me liberty or give me death," continue to attract residents to this neighborhood of living history. Located from North 20th Street to 32nd Street and from East Franklin Street to Jefferson Parkway and M Street, Church Hill is one of the largest preserved nineteenth century neighborhoods in the United States.

Service Area: We serve the Greater Richmond area in Virginia (VA).


Serving Richmond, VA

Design / Build
Kitchen Remodels
Bath Remodels
Room Additions
Decks and Porches
Screened Rooms
Interior Remodels
Finished Attics and Basements

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  • Address: 3015 Huntwick Ct.
    Richmond, VA 23233 USA.
  • Tel: (804) 364 5090
  • Fax: (804) 364 7212
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