Rowhouse Revival in Capitol SouthTraditional Exterior, DC Metro
This 1890 rowhouse had been renovated over time, most recently in the 70s. Our clients wanted to renovate every floor. The floors and walls were out of level, and most of the systems were old. We gutted the structure to the studs, leveled and reframed the walls and floors, added insulation and updated the plumbing, electrical and HVAC. Once the structural and systems work was complete, our crew installed a new expanded kitchen, updated all the bathrooms, and updated the basement.
What Houzz contributors are saying:
Why Homeowners Use Credit Cards to Pay for RemodelsAs mentioned above, one in three homeowners (33 percent) use credit cards to pay for their home renovations, typically in combination with cash or other personal finances. “A typical credit card user puts up to 25 percent of funds on the credit card,” Sitchinava says.Homeowners ages 25 to 34 were most likely to use credit cards (41 percent), while those 55 and older were less likely (30 percent). Most homeowners who use credit cards to fund renovations pay off balances over time (62 percent) rather than immediately. Although that may not at first glance seem like a good idea from a personal finance perspective, the majority of those who are paying off balances over time have no-interest (58 percent) or low-interest (16 percent) promotional credit card interest rates.Homeowners surveyed chose to use credit cards with nonpromotional interest rates for quicker access to funds (38 percent), ease of use (35 percent) and better rewards (25 percent). Renovating homeowners chose credit cards with promotional no- or low-interest rates for a lower cost option (44 percent), ease of use (28 percent) and a longer payoff period (24 percent), according to the Houzz and Synchrony study.