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.”
  • What to Know About Doorless Showers for Your St. Louis Home

    If you think that your bathroom is ready for a change and want something with a stylish, trendy edge, you might consider a doorless walk-in shower.  If this innovative trend in cleansing technology is new to you, you may be wondering just how a shower can function without a door. After all, it probably seems…

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  • Where to Compromise in Your Kitchen Remodel

    When you’re remodeling your kitchen, there are probably two thoughts that will battle it out in your head, the first being, “I want it the way I want it.” The second is, “this is going to cost a fortune!” Every project has to have a budget. It helps keep the vision realistic, and that’s part…

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  • St. Louis Kitchen Design: Layout Ideas You Will Love

    The way your kitchen is laid out can make or break how it functions. Good planning is critical, but there are a few “rules” to follow too.  When we’re designing a kitchen, there are a handful of standard layout templates to work from. Each has its pros and cons, and the one you choose depends…

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  • Maintaining Marble Countertops

    Ah, marble – the most luxurious of natural stones! Marble countertops have long been a status symbol for homeowners. Each slab is elegant and unique, and it can be a significant selling point when putting a house on the market.  But if you want marble toppers in your kitchen, you should know how to maintain…

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  • Phasing Your St. Louis Kitchen Remodel

    A full kitchen remodel is a great way to give your home a facelift, but for many, the thought of committing to a complete renovation spells headaches ahead. If the idea of turning your kitchen into a construction zone is intimidating, a phased remodel could be the solution.  Phased remodeling is a process by which…

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  • J.T. McDermott Now Offers Virtual Consultations for Our St. Louis Customers

    J.T. McDermott is excited to offer virtual consultations as part of our specialized design-build process. When creating a custom design, we believe the finished product should be as unique as you are. That’s why we collaborate closely with you, the homeowner, to create results that suit you perfectly, down to the smallest details. Now, we…

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  • 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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