Total Basement Remodel

Total Basement Remodel

This basement remodel is quite remarkable! Not only was our team at McDonald Contracting able to increase the living space for these homeowners, but they also added a beautiful new bathroom. By remodeling the basement and adding a new bathroom the homeowners can live more comfortably while increasing the value of their home. It’s a win-win!

Thinking about giving your basement a makeover? In the United States, on average, finishing a basement will give you a return of 70 to 75% of your investment. For example, if you spend $1000 you would increase the value of your home by $700. So not only do you get a cool new TV Room/Teen Room/Man Cave/Crafting Corner (you get the idea) but you also improve the overall value of the home. Something to think about for sure.



Let us know if you have any questions or need help with your own basement remodel! We’re here for you.

Brand New Basement Bathroom

Brand New Basement Bathroom

This bathroom started as a dingy, dirty and useless basement. Why was it useless? Well, because the homeowners were not utilizing the basement (talk about wasted space). Our team helped the homeowners figure out how to make their basement usable and functional space for the whole family. The end result was a total basement remodel, which included a bathroom with a shower and laundry. The results of this bathroom design are truly astonishing.

We love the clean yet inviting feel the bathroom evokes. It’s the perfect mix of sophisticated and comfortable.


Thanks for reading. What house remodeling plans do you have for 2020?

– McDonald Contracting

Renovated Condo Kitchen

Renovated Condo Kitchen

Can you believe this gorgeous kitchen is located in a condo? Well, it is! Not only is it the perfect size, but its modern, functional and has unexpected details that make a big impact.

One detail we’re loving in this kitchen remodel is the natural soffit. The soffit adds just the right amount of dimension to this space. Soffits are a great way to add an architectural feature to your home without breaking the bank. See below to check it out.

The homeowner came to us because of water damage. Our team worked fast to create a kitchen design that fits perfectly with-in the condo’s floor plan. The new design provides a seamless flow as well as plenty of storage and usable counter space.

Let us know what you think about this newly renovated kitchen. Our team at McDonald Contracting had a blast working on this project.

Modern Bath Remodels

Modern Bath Remodels

Along with renovating the kitchen in this Arlington home we also renovated their two bathrooms. Our team was able to maximize its square footage by using clever storage, such as the built-in shower shelves. These baths were completely gutted, allowing us to create new and modern spaces.

To help create a modern look we used lighter wall colors, white and gray tiles,  and sleek new accessories to balance it out. The glass shower panels create a seamless look that makes the bath appear bigger than it is. We improved the lighting immensely by using mirrors that have lights built-in and by adding more recessed lighting.

Downstairs Bath – Before:

Downstairs Bath – After:

Upstairs Bath- Before:

Upstairs Bath – After:

What do you think?  Let us know if we can help you design and build your dream bath!

Thanks for reading,

McDonald Contracting

Newly Designed Kitchen & Dining Room

Newly Designed Kitchen & Dining Room

With every new project there is always a before, but in most cases, we forget to take photos and focus on the after. So when our client, Matthew, sent us these before photos, we were thrilled.

Our McDonald Contracting team created a more modern kitchen by knocking down a wall to open up the dining area, used more neutral colors, installed white cabinets, and used gray floor tiles with white tiled backsplash. Everything came together perfectly in this kitchen remodel and we think it looks fantastic.

The homeowner’s we’re also pleased – “Thanks again for all the work you guys did. We’re really happy with the outcome.”

Check it out –

What do you think of this kitchen remodel?!  Do you love it as much as we do?

Thanks for reading – Ed McDonald