Fairfax 203K Project Notes

Posted By on Sep 4, 2013 | 0 comments


By Jessica Cannon

This project was a full house remodel using a 203K home loan. This home, located in Fairfax, VA, was a great structure and in good condition – it just needed some love inside. We totally made over the interior of this house. The client had a great design sense and decorated it beautifully to create a real comfortable and homey feel.

Our project consisted of the following:

– More open floor plan – we removed & cut back several walls to create a more open layout and open one room to the next. This included opening up doorways, cutting down walls to create knee walls, and totally removing other walls.

– We “finished” a work room in the back of the house to create a family/recreation room – in the work room took down the wall separating it from the rest of the house – we also installed drywall and a new lighting/electrical plan and installed carpet to create a finished & livable place.

203k kitchen backsplash remodel

Kitchen remodel – new chestnut color cabinets with dark brown glaze, Colonial Cream granite countertop, new appliances, new tile floor (Dal Tile – Brixton 12”x12”), backsplash tile, and under cabinet lighting.

– Powder room converted to a full bathroom – new layout to include a tub/shower, plus new pedestal sink & faucet, toilet, tile floor and tile wall surround in tub/shower area, and new lighting in bathroom at ceiling & above pedestal sink. We had to rework the ground plumbing (in concrete) to relocate the toilet and add in the tub/shower area.

– Remodel of two bathrooms (master bathroom & hall bathroom) to include new vanity cabinets and countertop, sinks & faucets, new tub in hall bathroom, new tiled/mudset shower pan and shower in master bathroom, sliding bypass shower door, new floor and wall tile, new tub/shower fixtures/plumbing, and new lighting. In the hall bathroom we removed the wall between the vanity area and the toilet/tub area to create one large bathroom rather than two separate rooms. This allowed us to create a larger vanity with two sinks and two sets of drawer bases (since the client has several children using this bathroom).

– Reworked the entire electrical system in the house and created a new plan for lights, outlets, switches, etc. We also installed new decorative lighting fixtures throughout the home and upgraded several outlets to be GFCI protected per Fairfax County code.

– Removed wood paneling throughout the living room, patched and repaired the drywall and prepped for paint.

203k brick pavers landscaping – Removed existing concrete patio in front of house – installed new stone/brick pavers at walkway and front porch.

– Installed 10” of blown insulation throughout entire ceiling of home in attic.

– Wrapped front porch columns with white PVC trim coil and installed PVC molding at top of each column.

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