Transforming a Home in Suffolk, Virginia: A Complete Renovation Journey

July 3rd, 2024
At McDrake Remodeling, we believe that every home has the potential to be transformed into a beautiful, functional space that perfectly suits the needs and style of its owners. Our latest project in Suffolk, Virginia, is a shining example of this belief. From top to bottom, we undertook a comprehensive renovation that included everything from flooring and lighting to custom cabinetry and a fireplace overhaul. Here’s a detailed look at the amazing changes we made.

Mannington Flooring Installation

The flooring throughout the entire home, including the staircase, the red oak flooring was upgraded to high-quality Mannington Handcrafted Wood Plank flooring. This not only provided a seamless and modern look but also improved the durability and ease of maintenance. The new flooring has become a standout feature, enhancing the aesthetic appeal of every room.


red oak flooring and kitchen before


Kitchen & Dining Area Transformation

The kitchen, dining room, and breakfast nook received a major upgrade with a fresh coat of paint that brightened up the cabinetry and overall space, updated Mannington flooring, and modern lighting fixtures and hardware. These simple yet impactful change gave the kitchen a fresh and inviting feel.

To ensure a cohesive and polished look, we also repaired and finished the backsplash over the range to match the existing design. These updates combined to create a kitchen that is both beautiful and practical, making it a true centerpiece of the home.

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A Fresh Coat of Brilliance

We refreshed the entire first floor, kitchen cabinetry, and the upstairs foyer area with new paint. This update brightened the spaces, giving them a fresh, inviting feel. The new color palette was carefully chosen to complement the home’s existing features while providing a modern, updated look.

Electrical & Lighting Updates

To enhance the ambiance and functionality of the home, we made significant updates to the lighting. We moved electrical wiring to center a new fixture over the breakfast nook table and replaced fixtures in the foyer, living room, and dining room. These changes not only improved lighting but also added a touch of sophistication to each space.

updated lighting fixture

Fireplace & Mantel Overhaul

custom fireplace renovation hampton roads

One of the most dramatic transformations was the fireplace. We installed an all-new fireplace, complete with a custom mantel, hearth, and stunning stonework. The result is a beautiful focal point in the living room, offering both warmth and style.

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Fresh Hardware Throughout

Attention to detail is crucial in any renovation project, and we paid special attention to the hardware in this home. We installed custom decorative floor registers, new knobs, and pulls on every door, along with new hinges. These small changes made a big impact, adding a touch of elegance and cohesion throughout the house.

hardware renovation, new door knobs and pulls

Bathroom Makeover

The bathroom underwent a stunning makeover, transforming it into a modern and elegant space. We started with updated Mannington floors, which added a touch of sophistication and durability. A new vanity was installed, providing ample storage and a fresh, clean look. The updated mirror and fresh coat of paint brightened the space, making it feel more open and inviting.

New hardware and fixtures were the finishing touches, adding a touch of luxury and tying the entire design together. The result is a bathroom that combines style and functionality, creating a serene and comfortable retreat within the home.

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Entryway & Staircase Renovation

The entryway and staircase received a complete transformation, creating a stunning first impression as you enter the home. We began by removing the old red oak floors and installing beautiful Mannington hardwood from top to bottom. This upgrade provided a cohesive and elegant look that seamlessly flows throughout the home.

entry way remodel

To further enhance the staircase, we replaced the outdated balusters with modern, stylish ones and installed high-quality stair parts. These changes not only improved the aesthetic appeal but also increased the durability and safety of the staircase. The result is a grand, inviting entryway that sets the tone for the rest of the home.

stairway transformation

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Final Thoughts

This whole-home renovation in Suffolk, Virginia, was a rewarding project that allowed us to bring our client’s vision to life. Every detail, from the electrical outlets to custom staircase balusters, was designed and executed with care and precision. We are proud of the transformation and grateful for the trust our clients placed in us.

If you’re considering a home renovation, whether large or small, McDrake Remodeling is here to help. We take pride in our work and strive to exceed expectations on every project. Contact us today to start your journey toward a more beautiful and functional home.

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