Roxanne Richardson


No Job is Too Big or Small


This townhome traditional layout was dated, cramped and didn’t fit the lifestyle of today's homeowners. Lack of natural light, closed and inefficient floor plan, and a dated look were the challenges of this renovation. The project included removing walls and renovating all four levels.

Transformed to Today's Standards

The redesigned floor plan for this renovation was basic and mimicked comparable renovations and the initial architectural designer left nearly tens of thousands of dollars on the table for this investor.

As a designer and Realtor, I was able to look at this investment from many angles, foremost "What's the highest and best use" for this property?

During my assessment, I determined what floor plans, amenities and finishes would be paramount.

This resulted in four finished levels consisting of 6 Bedrooms, 4. 5 Baths with open floor plan, formal living, dining room, spacious kitchen and rear sitting room with doors to rear deck. The upper level contains an spacious Owner's Suite with nearby wet bar and trellis-like roof deck with sweeping views of the Washington Monument and Capitol.

This home also includes rear decks on other two levels, an income producing lower level unit and premium 3-car parking pad.

RESULT: Bigger Return for The Investor!

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Small Changes to Fit Home Seller's Budget

Fresh thinking, budget-friendly design and planning helped this home seller update her kitchen and bath to appeal to a larger pool of buyers.

In the kitchen, the makeover was accomplished by removing the upper cabinets which opened up the kitchen creating a more open space. The worn and stained stainless steel back splash was swapped out with classic white subway tile, removed the old fridge for an appropriate scale refrigerator and added glass and brass pendant lighting to complement existing counters, cherry cabinets and newly tiled backsplash. A contemporary touch was added with the steel and glass shelving to display the owner’s treasures.

The bath already had a wow factor with the garden-like tub area, but the rest of the bath needed a refresh. A serene, spa-like bath was achieved by changing the dated vessel vanity for a dark vanity with classic marble which provides contrast with the now, lighter flooring. The oversized mirror makes a bold statement against the crisp white ship-lap.

The mix of materials and openness resulted in a faster sale for the seller and a kitchen and bath the new buyer's can live with for many years to come.

RESULT: Faster Sale for the Home Seller

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