Home Renovation FAQs


Capitol Design Build’s Home Remodeling FAQs

Capitol Design Build understands remodeling a home or business offers many questions. We’re here to help Alexandria, VA, residents understand our process and address any concerns about home remodeling. We pride ourselves in partnering with customers with exemplary standards of excellence to ensure your kitchen and bathroom updates, home additions, and whole-house renovations exceed expectations. Contact us today!

There is no set timetable for a kitchen renovation project. The details of a kitchen remodeling project dictate how long the project will take. If you’re doing a whole kitchen remodel or removing walls, it will take longer than adding stainless steel fixtures or installing new countertops.

No! It does help if you have some design goals in mind so we can understand your style, but we will help you find the best design for your renovations. We offer a free design consultation to help generate ideas for your space.

A kitchen or bathroom renovation is a challenging process. Unless you have extensive contracting knowledge and understand plumbing, it’s best to leave it to the professionals. If you’re worried about going over budget, you could help by tearing out flooring and cabinets or painting the walls. For most people, it will save time and money in the long run to hire a professional renovation team.

There are many things that determine the cost of a new bathroom or kitchen. It’s essential to include the size of your area, chosen materials, and complexity of the job in the price. The most expensive part of kitchen and bathroom remodels is typically the choice of cabinets. It’s critical not to try to save money by choosing cheap materials because they will break down quickly. We also incorporate labor and design costs into our kitchen bathroom remodeling projects. Remember that you get what you pay for, so it’s critical not to cut corners on renovation projects.

Our experienced remodeling contractors will help you select products that best fit your style and complement your home. We also have a large showroom with six full bathrooms and seven kitchen models. You can check out bathroom and kitchen products from the area’s best suppliers. We also offer a virtual kitchen and bathroom design tool to envision your choices before making a final decision.

While all remodeling processes are unique to the project, you can typically expect:

  • Demolition of all non-necessary flooring, surfaces, cabinets, and walls
  • Installation of electrical and plumbing work
  • Repair or building of walls
  • Installation of cabinets, then countertops and plumbing fixtures
  • Installation of appliances and flooring

You can choose whether to move out of your home during renovations. This choice typically depends on your comfort and the size of the project. If we are doing a whole house renovation or making significant to your kitchen or bathroom, it might be easiest to relocate during this time. We will consult with you about your specific needs and make recommendations.

Yes! Most homeowners that remodel their kitchen increase the value of their home from 80 to 135 percent. A kitchen remodels boosts the look and feel of your entire home, so it makes sense you would get back most to all of the money you put into the kitchen remodel project.

There is a difference between a free design consultation and a design fee. A design fee reserves our services and is applied to the total cost of your remodeling project. The design fee ensures you’re hiring a design expert with your style in mind. We will discuss any fees in your preliminary consultation phase.

Founded as Amo Contractors, Capitol Design Build has performed custom remodeling since 1989 and Custom Home Building since 1998.

We suggest checking out photos of our latest projects for home renovation ideas. We also invite you to our vast, fully functioning showroom featuring a stunning display of design detail options.

We can still offer design advice and second opinions if you haven’t hired us to do home renovations. Please contact us to determine the pricing for a phone design consultation. We offer free design consultations before we begin work on your home renovation projects.

Our design will first determine if you have any style goals or ideas in mind before officially beginning to design your home renovations. We will ask you questions about how you use your kitchen or bathroom. We must understand what works for you in each room. We want to step into your shoes to make your kitchen and bathroom dreams come to life. We’ll then add our experience and expertise to develop a finalized plan for the design phase. Once you approve our design plans, the magic begins.

We don’t include any hidden fees or costs. We offer a quote for the complete project before beginning renovations to ensure you understand any and all costs. Once you sign the contract, there are no additional charges or hidden fees.

There is no right or wrong material for a kitchen or bathroom. Our design team works with you to determine the best materials for your kitchen or bathroom. We’ll explain each material in detail to ensure you understand its features.

Capitol Design Build provides a precise completion date, and we try our best to finish all renovations by that date. We will never let a project drag or get too far behind. If any severe circumstances stand in our way, we will inform you as soon as possible.

Capitol Design Build guarantees your renovations will exceed expectations. We specialize in breathtaking designs built with function and beauty. We follow building codes to ensure your structure is as safe as possible. We work with you every step of the way to ensure your dreams come true.

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We’ve transformed kitchens, bathrooms, and complete homes into dream spaces for thousands of customers in Alexandria, Springfield, and the surrounding areas. We’re always here to answer questions about your kitchen, bathroom, home addition, and home renovations. Call us to schedule a free design consultation with our expert designers. Contact us today!

Join Our Family of Thousands of Satisfied Customers

Capitol Design Build has a sterling reputation for exceptional remodels and thousands of satisfied clients in Springfield, Arlington, Washington D.C., and beyond. We treat you like family and your home like our own when remodeling your interior and strive for your complete satisfaction in everything we do. We invite you to contact us today, learn more about our services, and schedule your free design consultation for an interior transformation you will love.

Some of the major remodeling product brands we carry in our beautiful 9,500 SF showroom:


Our virtual Kitchen & Bathroom planners helps you to start your remodeling journey in convenience of your home at anytime of the day



Showroom: 8245-H Backlick Road Lorton, VA 22079
Phone: (703) 832-4919  | Email: info@capitoldesignbuild.com

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