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Eco Painting
2023200679
1512 Corcoran Street NW, Studio 33
Washington, DC

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Green Home, LLC
3012779660
4108 32nd St.
Mount Rainier, MD

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Community Forklift, LLC
3019855180
4671 Tanglewood Dr.
Edmonston, MD

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Capitol Greenroofs
301-452-1144
5806 9th Road North
Arlington, VA
 
David Baumbach
703-534-5662
6516 Roosevelt St
Falls Church, VA
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Home Remodeling

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Aztec Construction LLC
2024571168
1629 K St NW #300
Washington, DC

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Jos. Klockner & Company
3012703033
6480 Sligo Mill Rd.
Takoma Park, MD

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Helicon Works
3014045578
7108 Holly Ave.
Takoma Park, MD

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ECOliving Homes
2403962051
9614 Parkwood Dr.
Bethesda, MD

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Amicus Green Building Center
3015718590
4080A Howard Ave.
Kensington, MD

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Elevating the Studio Apartment

Studio apartments require some creativity to turn your large, cavernous space into a place where you can live, function and feel at home. The first thing you need to do is assess the size of your studio and what you really have room to do. Put your existing furniture in a place where it won't take up too much space; then evaluate if you can downsize any of it.

If you have a large open area between your living space and the kitchen, build a bar or an island. They will portion off the room and give you a place to eat so a table isn't necessary. If your studio has room for a table, then build an island instead of a bar. The area underneath becomes extra storage for you, covered by fabric curtains or actual cabinet doors.

A bar has a shelf that is thinner than an island, about two feet wide. A bar is also taller than an island, about 42 inches high. This is the best average ergonomic height since you will likely be sitting and eating or drinking. Choose bar stools that have seats about 12 to 18 inches below the bar top so people can sit comfortably. Kitchen islands are about 3 feet tall and at least 3 feet wide. It is supposed to serve as extra counter space and as a way to break up the room. The space under the island is perfect for storage since it's a large open space.

An involved, but worthy remodeling project is to elevate part of your studio and create a raised, inset area. If you have the room to spare, elevate a portion of the floor 1' to 2', making sure to includ...

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