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DC Kitchen Design + Remodel

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Features

  • Dura Supreme Custom Cabinetry, Highland door style
  • Cherry island and shiplap paneled hood, painted cabinets in cashmere finish
  • matte white Cafe appliances
  • Vastly improved structure and layout
  • Large island with seating for up to 5.
DC Kitchen Design + Remodel

Project Details

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 2×4 framing on top of old flooring. 2×4 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 Costs

Project: $104,178.95
Change Order: $13,787.93
Appliances: $11,371.50
Total: $129,322.37

Includes design, all materials, construction, permits and inspections.

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Riser Diagrams & Structural Drawings

Riser Diagrams & Structural Drawings

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