Modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances and white subway tile backsplash.

Architect takes on Challenge of a Galley Kitchen

“I see the galley kitchen as an opportunity to squeeze maximum style in a linear layout.”—David Benton

Washington Examiner
A wooden door with a silver handle.

Introduce Yourself to the Right Front Door

“The front door is where you want the bang for your buck, it’s the first thing people see.”—David Benton

Washington Examiner
Bright and airy living room interior with high ceilings, built-in bookshelves, and large windows.

Trim adds Warmth and Character to Interiors and Exteriors

“Trim can really create a sense of warmth and scale. It makes the room more comfortable.”—Jim Rill

Washington Examiner
Bright, contemporary kitchen with white cabinetry, dark countertops, and a central sink under pendant lighting.

Butlers Pantry is Still a Big Draw for Homeowners

“The pantries can range from a utilitarian space consisting of open shelves and stainless steel counters to more of a formal area with marble tops and glass cabinets.”—The Rill Architects Team

Washington Examiner
Elegant dining room featuring a dark wood table, wicker chairs, and a large pendant light, surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows with sheer curtains.

Varied Ceilings Give Home Personality

“Ceilings often are taken for granted in remodeling but varying the height in different rooms can change the entire personality of the home”—The Rill Architects Team

Washington Examiner
Front porch of a suburban house with wooden steps, a dark-toned deck, and light green siding.

Kensington Dream Home is Green from the Ground Up

“The goal was to renovate it to make it look like it has been in the neighborhood forever” — The Homeowner

Washington Examiner
Elegant house porch with steps and wooden railing, leading into a well-lit interior.

Cape Cod gets contemporary makeover

“A wrap around porch on the back, the screened in porch on the front and the slated walkways help create a seamless and seemingly organic flow from the indoor to the outdoors spaces.”—Jim Rill

Washington Examiner