Due to vandalism, vacancy, and the former owner’s decision to consolidate both upstairs bathrooms into one master bath, the entire third floor of the townhome required extensive renovations (see below). When the job was completed, the third floor once again had two bathrooms (one attached to the master bedroom and
The addition of dark hardwoods throughout the main floor and stainless-steel appliances, a custom glass tile backsplash, and granite countertops in the kitchen made the home very attractive in the hot Maryland market. The team also re-stained the deck and painted the main floor in trendy but neutral colors and carried the glass tile theme into some of the bathrooms as well.
LIVING ROOM AFTER
one hall bath) and boasted beautiful vaulted ceilings.
MASTER BEDROOM AFTER
Both investors noted that they were particularly pleased with their results in the master bathroom, which they described as “really modern and fresh.” However, Lipsitz observed, “For future projects we would not choose black grout.” Dark grout colors are popular because they are easier to keep clean, but they can cause issues during installation because they tend to create more of a mess. Some installers add several days’ worth of work onto price estimates when installing tile using black grout to deal with the additional work associated with cleaning up afterward. •
BASEMENT LIVING AREA AFTER
MASTER BATHROOM AFTER
The finished basement is bright and airy with a full bath and spacious bedroom and living area. All water damage was fully remediated.
BASEMENT BATHROOM AFTER
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