Carla Magarity


October, 2021

Project type

Home Remodel


Checa Architects & Theta Homes


Home Remodel

We used a two-stage process for this extensive home remodel that allowed the owners to stay in their home during the renovation as opposed to moving out.

In the first phase, we remodeled the hall bath on the second floor. We expanded and increased functionality by incorporating a closet into the bathroom. Then, in the second phase, the owner moved to the second floor so we could remodel the master bathroom and other living areas on the first floor.

We worked with Lorena Checa AIA LEED AP of CHECA Architects PC from Washington, D.C., who came up with the design concept and scope of changes. With those guides in place, we created the drawings and details. Subsequently, we had to make changes to the layout of the master bathroom area to meet the clients’ budget. The scope of phase two was extensive and included:
  • Full master bath remodel to make the space modern, more usable, and more inviting
  • Relocate and expand the walk-in-closet to increase capacity and functionality
  • Replace 3 large windows in the living room with a sliding door and windows for a light-filled space with increased usability
  • Replace 2 fireplaces
  • Replace all skylights with solar skylights from Vellux, which qualified for a 26% federal tax credit
  • Replace the screen porch screen and add railing as well as acrylic panels in corners for enhanced beauty and protection
Just as it is in almost every remodeling project, we encountered some problems during the work, and the owner made a few changes on the way. Meeting these challenges and accommodating those requests while work is ongoing is part of the rewards of our job.

We are grateful for the impeccable taste of the owner and Architect whose selection of materials and decor makes our work look even better.


Services provided

Energy Efficient Custom Homes

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Kitchen Remodeling

If remodeling your kitchen is on your list of to-do items, you are in the right place. Theta Homes has extensive experience designing and remodeling kitchens. The kitchen is the centerpiece of your home.  While you want it to be attractive you also want it to be highly functional and eco-friendly.  Theta Homes understands this and strives to deliver design advice that best combines both form and function into a kitchen that you will love.

Home Additions

Thinking of adding an eco-friendly addition to your home? Theta Homes is an experienced green home builder and home additions contractor that designs and builds additions of all types. Whether you are looking to add a family room, expand the kitchen or create a master suite, adding an addition to your home is a great way to add additional living space and increase the value of your home.