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.”
  • Historic Renovation and Restoration in St. Louis: What Is The Difference?

    When you think about renovation versus restoration, you might get the two confused to a certain degree; however, the two processes are very different on many levels. On one hand, renovation is somewhere in between what the original architect intended and what is desirable for the current owners. For instance, if we are talking about…

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  • Interior Renovation vs. Remodel for Your St. Louis Home

    We are often asked this question: what is the difference between an interior renovation and a remodel? One of the main differences between a renovation and a remodel is that, in a renovation, we can be finished much more quickly as the work primarily involves changing the outward look of a room and updating some…

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  • For Our New St. Louis Remodeling Customers

    If you are a homeowner in St. Louis and are getting ready for a remodel, this letter is for you. We wanted to touch base with you to say “hello!” and to let you know that the McDermott team is always here for you whenever you need us for your renovation and remodeling projects. Sure,…

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  • Partnering with J.T. McDermott for an Interior Renovation of Your St. Louis Home

    Are you looking to update your home’s interior? Don’t know where to begin? When making the decision to take on a renovation, choosing to partner with a remodeling firm can help ensure the success of your project. While most people can handle a lot of the elements that go into a successful renovation such as…

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  • How to Create Your Personalized Home Renovation Timeline for Your St. Louis Home

    When you’re planning a home renovation, it can be hard to know where to begin. Although planning can take as little as two to three weeks, there are many conditions to take into account when planning the entire scope of your renovation. Once you’ve chosen to partner with a remodeling firm, the best way to…

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  • 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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