Acorn Deck House Addition

Acorn Deck House Addition

Our Acorn Deck House Addition project in Lincoln project has been years in the making, and it’s finally done! We’re SO PROUD of how this deck house addition came out. With the new addition, we added two bathrooms and two bedrooms. The build and design were nothing short of high-end, allowing us to integrate beautiful details, such as the floor to ceiling marble and enormously gorgeous windows. We worked with the talented design team at BW Design Group. Their attention to detail top-notch, and we hope to work with them again in the future.

Check out how the project unfolded –

Before and during construction:



The Finished Product:

Thanks for following along as we finished up this gorgeous new addition!

Ed and the McDonald Contracting crew


Watch our video that captures the project daily. 

Spacious Garage Addition

Spacious Garage Addition

This home addition will make a HUGE difference in the lives of the homeowners. Not only will they have a two-car garage but they will have a big living room and a master bedroom. The location of the home required us to remove and excavate the existing cement wall and ground.

Construction Plans: See below to view the construction plans. This is a very important step to the process of any home addition, remodel, or project. It helps us and our clients understand the final outcome. As you can see, the additional space will allow for a gorgeous new living room, master bedroom with bathroom and garage.


During: The construction began with the removal of the retaining wall in front of the home. Once our team removed it we were able to access to the land to build the garage foundation.

This is on an on-going project. We look forward to sharing the final outcome once completed. Follow us on Instagram for updates!

Let’s Learn Together Childcare Center

Let’s Learn Together Childcare Center

Looking for childcare in Arlington? If so, you’re in luck because our McDonald Contracting team just finished the design and build for Let’s Learn Together Childcare Center. The biggest changes we made were adding walls and half walls for privacy, installing new flooring, adding kid-sized bathrooms, and putting in a handy new kitchen.

Let’s Learn Together is set to open this summer on Water Street in downtown Arlington. Their space is located on the 3rd floor of a commercial building which makes for a really unique and inviting space. They have rooms for infants, toddlers, preschool, and pre-k. Check out the before, during, and after photos/videos of their great space.

Congrats to Mary and Catherine for getting your business off the ground!


During Construction

During Construction & After Photos:

Check out their website and reserve your spot today!

Brand New In-Law Attic Suite

Brand New In-Law Attic Suite

Our team has been working on this in-law attic suite for some time, and it’s so exciting to see the finished product. The homeowners wanted to utilize their attic space better and decided to build an in-law suite that included two bedrooms, one bath, a spacious living room, a kitchenette, and even a laundry nook.

By installing skylights, we brightened the space beautifully. We also used light-toned paints, hardwood floors, and detailed trim work to create an attic oasis to be loved for years and years to come. The homeowners also did a great job of decorating the space, so it’s comfy yet sophisticated.

Before you preview the final work, watch this video as James takes us through a tour during the construction phase –


Check out all the final photos! Thanks to the homeowners for sharing these with us.

Let us know what you think!!

Thanks for following along, The McDonald Contracting Team

Modern & Sleek Kitchen

Modern & Sleek Kitchen

We just finished updating this kitchen with a modern and updated look!

While this is a lovely kitchen as is (see the before photo below), the new homeowners set out to make the space more modern. They called us to help them achieve the perfect look!

We helped stay on-budget by using the existing kitchen layout and by painting the cabinets vs. installing new ones. We also installed beautiful new countertops, added full-height backsplash, installed modern lightning, and painted to create our client’s dream kitchen!





What do you think about this kitchen remodel?

Thanks for following along! Ed & Crew


Fresh New Kitchen: Minor Kitchen Renovation

Fresh New Kitchen: Minor Kitchen Renovation

We recently remodeled this outdated kitchen and brought it back to life with a fresh new look! We made some significant changes but did not have to do a total gut job, as this was more of a minor kitchen renovation. The bones of the kitchen were solid, but we made numerous updates to create the clean and updated look the homeowners were seeking.

Our team at McDonald Contracting went to work with installing new cabinets, new countertops, new flooring, new appliances, and painting the trim and walls. The final kitchen renovation gave our client their dream kitchen without breaking the bank. We helped them keep costs down by not altering their current kitchen layout and by using moderately priced materials and appliances.

Thinking about a kitchen renovation? Here are some stats from zillow about the ROI on your kitchen remodel –

  • National minor kitchen remodel ROI
    • ROI: 81.1 percent
    • Average cost: $21,198
    • Return: $17,193
  • National midrange major kitchen remodel ROI
    • ROI: 59 percent
    • Average cost: $63,829
    • Return: $37,637
  • National upscale major kitchen remodel ROI
    • ROI: 53.5 percent
    • Average cost: $125,721
    • Return: $67,212

Check out the before and afters of this great kitchen reno!




Thanks for following along! Let us know what you think!

Ed and team