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.”
  • Creating Zones with Different Flooring for your St. Louis Home

    Open-plan spaces don’t always have to focus on a single design aesthetic. While you want to create a nice flow throughout the space, there are ways to add dimension through the creation of different zones. Applying creative lighting techniques, different types of flooring and half-walls are ways that interior designers accomplish this throughout the home….

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  • The Pros and Cons of a Finished Basement in Your St. Louis Home

    Having a finished basement in your St. Louis home can bring many benefits and when considering this type of remodel, most of our basement clients have similar goals: Gain additional entertaining and living space, Add a family room, ¾ bath and/or a formal dining room, Add an egress window (has to be no higher than…

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  • Should I Connect My St. Louis Living Room and Dining Areas?

    For us, every renovation or remodeling project begins with a conversation. We sit down with the homeowners (that’s you!) and ask pertinent questions to get a better idea of your day-to-day lifestyle and how you are intending to use the space when it’s all said and done. When we address the issue of connecting the…

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  • How to Prepare Your St. Louis Home for Winter

    Winter is coming, and with it, all its attendant issues. While St. Louis doesn’t experience the extreme cold or snowfall accumulations that they experience in the northeast, it is still cold enough that it warrants some preparation. Getting your home ready for the coming season in advance will help you avoid costly problems like burst…

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  • The Many Benefits of Living in St. Louis

    St. Louis is a city with a lot to offer for a diverse range of people. Besides the beauty and charm we see on the surface, it’s a small city that can feel like a “big” small town and within its borders, it is made up of diverse and unique neighborhoods, communities that are cultural…

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  • The Average Cost of a Kitchen Remodel in St. Louis

    We are often asked about what the average cost of a St. Louis kitchen remodel is and, the truth is, the answer varies so greatly from project to project, it’s a tough one to define. Here are a few cost concerns that will factor into your budget: 1. Skills Skills are generally the number one…

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  • How to Avoid Traffic When Moving to St. Louis

    Traffic … it’s a fact of life for everybody who lives in an urban center. Fortunately, the traffic isn’t all that bad in St. Louis – at least, it isn’t when you compare it to other metropolitan areas in the United States. In fact … a recent study concluded that St. Louis ranked number 34…

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  • The Best Neighborhoods To Live in St. Louis

    St. Louis is a great city to live in. We’ve got just about everything you could possibly want within easy reach, the housing costs are reasonable, and the quality of life is ideal. Whether you are a city-dweller who loves condo living or a young family looking for a quiet, tree-lined street with great neighbors,…

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  • Renovation Ideas for your St. Louis Home

    Whether you’re looking to sell your home or simply want to improve it for your own lifestyle needs, most homes could benefit from a renovation. There are several areas that are commonly addressed when renovating, small upgrades that won’t break the bank but will over-deliver on value, design, and curb appeal. It is sometimes surprising…

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  • 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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