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

Mahogany Deck Addition

Mahogany Deck Addition

Did you see our latest home addition we did in Arlington? It was divine (see it here). As a part of that home addition, we added on this beautiful mahogany deck to optimize the homeowner’s outdoor space. Our McDonald Contracting team added a mahogany privacy fence that allows for more privacy while also adding personality to the space. We love how it came out.


What do you think?  Could your deck use a transformation? Let us know… we’re here to help!

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

Gorgeous Kitchen Addition

Gorgeous Kitchen Addition

This kitchen is what design dreams are made of! From the huge island, that comfortably accommodates 6 people, to the huge windows that look out onto a pond to the added wet bar this kitchen is divine in every sense of the way.

This project started with a gut remodel and an addition on the homeowners first floor; adding an additional 600 sq feet, a new kitchen, new deck and a finished basement.  We designed the kitchen to complement it’s beautiful outdoor surroundings, using large windows in every corner and keeping it open and bright. In the entryway room, we added an array of cubbies to create a useful and beautiful space for the family.

We caught up the homeowner, Kate, and here is what she had to say about working with our team –

“Ed and James were great to work with! We also had a great experience with Brian and Kenny from McDonald Electric. They are very responsive. We lived in the house during the construction and everyone managed! Ed worked with us to minimize any additional costs and stuck to his budget. We LOVE our new kitchen, deck, mudroom! They transformed our house into what we hope will serve our family for many years to come. There were several times that something was installed incorrectly and after we communicated that to Ed and his team, they fixed it. We are happy with the final product!” – Kate