Features• Dura Supreme Custom Cabinetry, Highland door style
• Cherry island and shiplap paneled hood, painted cabinets in cashmere finish
• Cafe matte white appliances
• Vastly improved structure and layout
• 3 new Marvin casement windows
• Large island with seating for up to 5
This kitchen remodeling project in Washington, DC was started by Bath + Kitchen about a year after the kitchen was remodeled by a flipper. The flipper took dozens of shortcuts in construction, made design mistakes, used cheap materials and committed permit fraud. Frankly, it's a miracle the house is still standing given the severe structural issues we discovered after completing the demolition. Below is a shortlist of code infractions:
Major structural issues:
• Insufficient load-bearing beams and not right type of beams
• No window header, framed out with 2x4s, window is sagging
• Joists not going from wall to wall
• Floor: installed 2x4 framing on top of old flooring. 2x4 studs are not to be used in place of joists.
• Made too large of a hole in the ceiling joist to run the drain for bathroom above kitchen.
Other code violations:• Duct for ventilation is 4", which is meant for a bath vent fan, minimum requirement is 6" for kitchen ventilation.
• Cut through 2x4s to run plumbing for island sink.
• Drain pipes not properly protected.
• Gas line is 1/2", minimum requirement is 3/4"
• No insulation in crawl space
• Not right type of insulation
• Rather than sister the existing exterior studs they installed new framing on top of old framing and made the room smaller in the process.
Project CostsProject: $105,178.95
Change Order: $16,637.93
Includes design, all materials, construction, permits and inspections.