Cynthia Murphy

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Services Provided
Full Service Kitchen and Bath remodeling firm

Areas Served
Northern Virginia, Prince William County, Arlington, Alexandria, and Fairfax County

Business Description
At Murphy's Design LLC we are passionate about kitchen, bathroom design and construction. We are continually educating ourselves and consuming as much information about current trends, products and techniques for installing todays most comfortable and sought after spaces.

Cindy is a Certified Kitchen and Bath Remodeler, and her husband John is a Class A contractor, making them a Full Service remodeling firm.

If there is one element of our work that we want you to notice the most it is the attention to detail in the design and the quality in which they're executed. Each and every one of our projects is unique to the specific client it was designed for.
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6190 Treywood lane,
Manassas, Virginia,
United States, 20112 
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Hi Inanninga. How old is your home? Asbestos was known to be present in some popcorn ceilings as late as the mid 80's. Before you do anything, please test the ceiling. You can order testing kits from many labs specializing in this form of testing. They come with step by step instructions how to take a sample. The cost is low and the results are inside of week or two.
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I agree, check it out. Then I suggest the floor be removed it's a messy job, I would also recommend you consider going over top with a layer of drywall or T&G if you like that look (if possible). Drywall is Not necessarily a DIY job but it's also very inexpensive to hire out and believe me you will be glad you did it. Good luck.
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Whoa, be careful here. It is true back polished granite shows everything! But...do not use any cleaner that is not approve it will strip the finish off the granite and you will be dealing with issues worst then streaking. Some granite cleaners/polishes are only meant for once a month, they can cause a build up. Mild detergent for cleaning and then wipe down with a soft microfiber cloth. When needed use the granite cleaner. My clients purchase from the granite provider. There is great information on the granite manufacturers site. I speak from years of experience here, if you follow the right care you will not have to seal your granite for many many years. If you don't, then re- buffing, polishing and sealing could become your only option. Good luck!
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Thanks everybody! I'm having good results w/ the alcohol/water/Dawn solution, and finishing w/ a soft microfiber cloth. Have not needed to use the commercial granite cleaners.
April 3, 2014 at 5:06am   
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Usually yes, it's a decorators trick do e all the time. I think hgtv might even have DIY instructions if you google it.
Good luck.
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Yes, yacht paint would work. If it is for the iron parts there are also a line of outdoor paints at the home store for just this purpose.
Good luck!
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For the iron part, sand off rust if present. Apply Rusto-leum paint. This paint can be applied by brush or by spray can (your preference). Either way, i recommend 2 coats minimum
April 3, 2014 at 9:34am   
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Sue Parthenios Mitsopoulos
thank you!!
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Hi Sue,
When I have the opportunity to have the same tile flow from bathroom to bedroom I grab it. The flow into the two rooms is a very nice aesthetic. It's very calming.
Good luck.
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I don't see a problem. It looks perfectly normal to me.
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Meohagan66,
I would not caulk the grooves. There may come a time with house settling that you need to caulk where the crown meets the ceiling.
The grooves create the dark shadows and I think adds to the depth and appeal of the look.

Good luck!
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This was very helpful, always difficult to pick a white, thank you so much
April 2, 2014 at 11:55am     
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Sorry about that auto correct. It should have said blue. Navy would be great.
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thank you
April 3, 2014 at 7:24am   
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I also found another way to name it: siphon jet flush action.
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Depends on what you want in the end is where cost comes in. My friends recently remodelled two bathrooms for $70K but my son did his for just shy of $5K. When it comes down to it what do you need? Marble or tile sheeting for instance? If you are only interested in paint and fittings then go to your local bathroom suppliers and ask how much the toilets and basins cost.
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Thank you - this is my gut feeling also. We do have a bid from someone who we'd really like to work with. It's a top drawer bid so we would like at least one other bid to compare to. I am well aware of the "you get what you pay for" theme in these discussions. However, going with just one bid is not very wise, either. So many of these guys are self-selecting out of the process, whether it's not responding further after we've requested a bid and references, or just saying incredibly stupid or confusing things during an interview.

I'm frustrated to say the least. The project is pretty straightforward - a typical update of a late 70's kitchen. We haven't decided on some of the materials, but most of it (remove soffits & pantry, take out peninsula and put in island, slight repositioning of plumbing etc) is common kitchen remodel items. I've interviewed contractors that friends really loved, several off Angie's list, and next up is to make some calls off a list that a cabinet shop we might use gave us.
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I would definitely get three quotes minimum, not just for the price differences, but it is also interesting hearing how different people approach things, different suppliers they use and even just little tweaks they make that can often make a huge difference. "Getting what you pay for" is one thing, being sensible is another, I certainly don't like giving builders the impression I am made of money. When you do you homework thoroughly it is easy to weed out the excessive costs. I find in kitchens and bathrooms, particularly, there is a lot of snob appeal in products and finishes used and that does not impress me one bit. I even had one builder look down his nose at me because I was not in the least bit interested in choosing uber expensive Italian tiles and European fittings for my bathrooms and he really wasn't interested in the job otherwise - naturally he was immediately shown the door. I can't believe people can actually fall for that, there is such a thing as overcapitalizing.

Good luck with it all, a new kitchen is on my to-do list for next year, but I am hoping to find someone as good as the bathroom guy I had this year. Unfortunately he only does bathrooms, but he will give me some names of good people and several of my neighbours have recently replaced their kitchens and were happy with their builders.
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Cynthia is the consummate professional. She brings energy and enthusiasm to the design process and was very patient; advising us of the relevant details during...
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Cynthia Murphy with Dee David and Co. did an excellent job translating our vision into a finished master bath that we love. We began with a picture, and she wal...
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We are currently in the midst of our Kitchen Re-Invention. We began the process from afar and stayed in close touch with Cindy and her team. It is a family owne...
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Cindy is an excellent designer. Her ideas and selections are top notch. She was very willing to work with me, both in reassuring me when I had doubts and in m...
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Cindy is the ultimate professional. The years of experience with kitchen and bath design show is every project. She enjoys working with clients and is very pa...
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