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This has allowed us to keep the project moving forward, minimizing delays due to problems that arise throughout the normal renovation process. We often have found that construction personnel “shut down” when a problem arises. PositiveSpace encourages its staff to find solutions to problems. In fact, we relish the opportunity to solve problems and celebrate our ability to do so.

Following are only a few examples exhibiting our ability to creatively solve problems that arise during construction:

Historic Moldings.
This project consisted of a three-story, 1000 square foot addition and renovation to an historic house in Cleveland Park that was built in 1911. There was no specification for exterior decorative moldings. That’s because there is no off-the-shelf molding you can purchase that matches up – not even close!

In order to preserve the historic nature of the house, we fabricated our own moldings using a table saw, router and lots of scraping and sandpaper, matching exactly the profile of the old moldings. This course of action saved the homeowner more than $1000 in costs to have the moldings custom made.

Custom Vanity.
This project consisted of a three-story, 1000 square foot addition and renovation to an historic house in Cleveland Park that was built in 1911. The project included a small powder room on the 1st floor. The prominent feature of this powder room was a long curved wall that enclosed an existing corner to create the powder room space. However, the designer did not specify a vanity to fit in the space.

We designed a custom-fitted vanity to fit the space. This saved the client several weeks in custom design, fabrication and delivery time. The cost for this element was also less than the cost for a custom-fabricated vanity from the original supplier.

Concrete Countertops.
This project consisted of the new construction of a uniquely designed, custom detached home in Brookland, a community in NE Washington, DC. The project called for granite countertops throughout the modern kitchen design, but the granite contractors failed to meet the budget and schedule constraints of the project.

Mr. Evans custom fabricated concrete countertops for 2/3 of the countertops, grinding them down to a fine matte finish with a unique texture and sheen. For the remaining 1/3, he fabricated a huge butcher block countertop on a kitchen peninsula. The butcher block was made of salvaged 2x4 lumber from area houses that had been recently demolished – real 2x4’s ranging from 50-100 years old! The result was a beautiful juxtaposition of the antique wood and a modern use of natural concrete. Plus, this portion of the project came in under budget and on schedule.