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 Value of Remodeling Your Kitchen and Bathroom

    We all know that making improvements to your home can increase its value. The idea is that more utility equals more money’s worth. But what is the true measurement of value on your home renovations? While the financial return on your home improvements might be the most apparent benefit, it’s not the only one.  People…

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  • The Many Emotions of Remodeling Your St. Louis Home

    Not much can compare to the thrill of your first home renovation. Emotions are running high, and you’re functioning on coffee and a dream. You’re turning your space into the home you’ve always hoped for, but boy, does it come with its share of ups and downs.    Remodeling Project Ups and Downs While extremely…

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  • How To Improve The Energy Efficiency of Your Home

    Does your house feel drafty in the middle of winter? Or perhaps you can’t seem to keep cool enough during the summer months. If either of these scenarios sounds familiar, it could be a result of improper or insufficient insulation in your home. Poor insulation in your home can be a big frustration, as well…

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  • Decked Out: How to Know When Your Deck Needs Some TLC

    What could be better than a cold drink on a hot summer day as you lounge on your deck? You assume that everything is solid and sturdy, but do you really know what’s going underneath the boards of your deck? Even though it might look pristine on the surface, it isn’t easy to know whether…

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  • 11 Unexpected Solutions for Your Bonus Room

    Many homeowners have experienced the struggle of the bonus room. It’s awkwardly sized, tucked away near the attic or over the garage, and it doesn’t have a closet or a window. It’s just a bit weird, and you’re never quite sure what to do with it. If this sounds like you, don’t worry! We have…

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  • Breaking down the Mad Men kitchen

    Today, we’re going to look at the kitchen design in the popular television show, Madmen. In Don and Betty’s kitchen, the layout isn’t really that bad at all. They have a solid work triangle—that triangle between the sink, your cooktop, and the refrigerator—which is the main thing. It might be a little better if the…

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  • Moving Past Indecision in Your St. Louis Remodel

    Enduring a remodel is not always straightforward. There are so many decisions to make, and it’s easy to become overwhelmed. Indecision, while it can be nerve-wracking, is quite common. To calm your worried mind, you need to have some faith in yourself and trust that you can make good decisions. Your new kitchen isn’t going…

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  • How We do Space Planning Better Than The Average St. Louis Homeowner

    When it comes to space planning, we like to say right up front, “Let us handle it.” Space planning is crucial. It’s the first thing we do and the biggest thing we worry about. We  tell every client, “You can make any space pretty with nice tile and paint, but it doesn’t mean it’s going…

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  • St. Louis Kitchen Trends for 2020: Part II

    Kitchen trends come and go quickly. As one of the hottest topics in the design and construction industry, we try to stay on top of what’s hot and what’s not so we can anticipate the kitchen looks you want in the coming year. Here’s a sampling of some of the kitchen design trends that are…

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  • Mediterranean Design for Your St. Louis Kitchen

    Mediterranean style is immediately evocative of sun and sand, beaches, ancient values, and fresh, flavorful cuisine. The diverse Mediterranean aesthetic borrows from numerous cultures to create warm, inviting interiors that are as practical as they are visually appealing. What are the Features of Mediterranean Kitchen Design? Mediterranean kitchen design features warm, neutral, earthy tones that…

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