Author: Josh McDermott

For Josh, it’s always been about relationships. As J.T. McDermott’s 2nd generation owner, he believes nothing matters more than the enduring friendships that are built with the homeowners he serves. “If I can help both our clients grow and the team grow, everything else will take care of itself.”
  • The Pros and Cons of Built-in Dining Room Storage In Your St. Louis Home

    Any old-house enthusiast will tell you that built-ins are what make older homes charming, functional, and difficult to replicate in new construction. Free-standing and built-in furniture have always fought for first position. Even built-in closets have battled it out with wardrobes and armoires! The Golden Age of built-ins was the Arts & Crafts era (1880-1920)…

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  • Bathroom Sink 101: Choosing the Right Material

    Bathroom sinks come in a variety of shapes, sizes, and colors. Did you know they also come in a pretty big range of materials, too? From simple functional bowls to an elegant bronze statement piece, your bathroom sink’s material can affect its maintenance, durability, and, of course, style. If you’re getting ready to remodel one…

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  • Adding Universal Design Features to Your Bathroom: The Sink

    ADA compliant products are designed to make their use easier, safer, and more comfortable for people with disabilities. They are a big part of the remodeling concept known as universal design. While meeting ADA standards is not required for private residences, it has become a popular design choice, especially for people who intend to stay…

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  • Where to Find the Space for Adding a Bath in Your St. Louis’ Home

    In terms of improving both your home’s value and your family’s lifestyle, adding a second or third bathroom might be your best investment. Unless you have the house to yourself, it seems like there’s always someone waiting to use the bathroom! Parents with teenagers know they practically have to schedule a daily time slot if…

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  • How to Get Your Home Remodel Off to a Good Start

    A home remodel completely transforms a room or home and can be an exciting and fun experience. It almost always increases your home’s value and, most importantly, improves your family’s quality of life. Diving into a kitchen, bathroom, basement, or whole house remodel takes a little bit of courage and a lot of trust, but…

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  • How to Do a Gut Remodel and Live to Tell the Tale

    Why do people do a gut remodel? Why not just tear the whole house down and start over? Because gutting and doing a whole house renovation may simply be the better option. Demolition is not always the answer to revitalizing a house that needs significant remodeling. Historical homes and those with beautiful, structurally sound bones…

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  • More Space Under the Roof: Is an Attic Remodel Worth the Investment?

    Though rarely a “simple” remodel, an attic conversion is an appealing one for people who want to increase their home’s living space without adding on. Unlike often dark and damp basements, attics are dryer, have access to tons of natural light, and don’t house major systems like furnaces and water heaters. Common attic conversions are…

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  • Learn About Our 3-Step Kitchen Remodeling Process

    Kitchen remodeling remains the #1 wished-for home improvement project, and for good reason. The 2017 U.S. Houzz Kitchen Trends study found that most homeowners are looking to create a more open feel and change out countertops, backsplashes, and sinks. The top motivator, though, continues to be that they just can’t stand the old kitchen! Whatever…

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  • Rethinking Your St. Louis Home’s Underutilized Space

    Have you been wanting to add a den or home office, but lack the space or financial resources to build an addition? There are other ways to gain space within your house that don’t involve putting on another room or heading down into the basement.   Rethinking the Space You Have Does your home have…

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  • Not Just for Storage: Which Kitchen Cabinets Should You Choose for Your St. Louis Home?

    Kitchen cabinets are the “crown jewels” of any kitchen remodel, an essential element to achieving its sense of style. While cabinet design hasn’t seen as many changes as countertops and flooring, it has gone through a few noteworthy evolutions. Traditional style cabinets are still very popular, but today there is a growing interest in a…

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