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Basement Renovation in Ellicott City

When the pandemic confined them indoors, a couple found themselves spending a lot more time in their basement. But soon, they realized their 3000-square-foot lower level needed a makeover to match their changing needs. Thus began their renovation journey with Parker Design Build Remodel.

The Story Behind The Transitional Renovation

Why They Chose Parker

Like many homeowners, the couple started their search online and found to be a treasure chest of helpful information. They were impressed by plethora of information provided on the website: free checklists, renovation guides, and even questions to ask potential contractors. They also found thoughtful reviews praising Chris’s work ethic and personal approach to projects. As business owners themselves, they appreciated Chris’s customer-centric approach, which mirrored their own values.


Scope of Work

The renovation involved  revamping the entire 3000-square-foot space. Walls were torn down, the layout was redesigned, and the kitchen got a facelift. Bathrooms, a bedroom, gym, and game rooms were also refreshed. New lighting, flooring, and custom-built furniture added the finishing touches. 

The primary use of the basement for the past 15 years had been to serve as a private movie theater room, but now they wanted more light and open space, and more functional space to entertain family and friends.

Although the couple had some initial ideas, Chris and his design team provided invaluable guidance. For instance, they transformed the kitchen layout, making it more practical and appealing.  6″ recessed cans were updated to modern 3″ LED lighting, which softened the ambience of the space.   Walls that segregated the basement into different spaces were now opened up to provide more flow and flexibility.

A custom walnut cabinet and floating shelves added modern elegance to an otherwise functional living space too!  


How Design/Build  Enhanced The Experience

Parker’s Design/Build process was, according to the homeowners, “instrumental in helping us understand the associated costs, up-front and allowed us make more informed decisions. It also resulted in a transparent process that allowed our project to stay on-time and on-budget, which we have never experienced with any other contractor – ever!” 

During the renovation, the couple was amazed by how clean, efficient, and organized the entire project was executed. Chris and his team took great care to minimize dust and disruption, even during the demolition process.

During the selections process, Chris referred the homeowners to his trusted suppliers and showrooms.  They noted, “Every vendor, sub-contractor, and showroom that we interacted with was fantastic!  It was clear that he has established relationships with like-minded people, so that
enhanced the experience even further.”  The couple remarked at how overall communication was excellent, with Chris always ready with solutions, when any issues arose. 

“Our previous experience with contractors had been less than stellar.  Chris showed us that you can complete a large renovation project and, not only love the contractor and their work, but also be excited for them to return.”

Looking Forward

Thrilled with the results, the couple is already planning their next project with Parker Design Build. They appreciate Chris’s honesty, passion, and commitment to quality workmanship. In their eyes, he’s more than just a contractor—he’s a trusted partner in making their renovation dreams a reality.

Reflecting on the overall renovation experience, the homeowners noted that "Chris has a process that is second to none. His personal attention, transparent approach, and meticulous attention to detail were demonstrated throughout every step of the project. We cannot say enough good things about him and his work."

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