At Spectrum Design + Build, we understand how important your home remodeling, renovation, or major construction project is to you and your family. Our well-developed systems and processes - honed by serving many satisfied clients and a commitment to continuous personal development - are professional, transparent, and ensure that your project is both beautiful and built to last for many years to come.
Our finished product exhibits the highest quality workmanship and craftsmanship, along with technical expertise and creative design solutions. And the project is delivered with a high degree of personal and up-front service.
Whether considering a new kitchen or bath, addition, basement, whole house remodel, or specialty project, you can entrust your project to the experienced team of professionals at Spectrum. We invite you to call us with your questions and ideas.
Kitchen and bath remodeling projects are among the most important investments you can make - both for your home's value and for the way you live. We believe that the best place for you to start your project is with a professional remodeler. Give Spectrum Design Build a call and see how we can help.
Design + Build is a process where an entire remodeling project from the intial design concepts, drawings, and budgets to permits, regulations, and zoning laws to actual construction and final walk through are organized and performed by a single entity, a single point of contact, a single point of responsibility.
Green building, also known as sustainable, environmental, or energy-efficient building, encompasses many facets of design, construction, and materials. Many practices that were considered "green" only a decade ago are now part of our building codes for new construction, additions, and even retrofits.
Spectrum Design + Build is a boutique, hands-on, design-and-build remodeling company specializing in high-craft and highest-quality renovations and remodels. We bring decades of combined project design and construction management experience to each project.
And it is through our consistently thoughful designs and construction practices that We Will Transform Your Spaces! We know this is true because our award-winning projects have delighted hundreds of homeowners in the Greater Washington DC area.
Spectrum's full-time staff of managers, carpenters, and administration always applies the highest quality standards and practices to your project. We warranty every project for three years, while most companies can only provide a one-year warranty. The Spectrum Team also includes our trade contractors who are professionals and long-term, trusted partners.
We are a fully compliant, licensed, insured, and bonded company in DC and MD.
Silver Spring MD
Chevy Chase MD
Rockville/N. Bethesda MD
Class C Licensed Washington DC
General Contractor/Construction Mgr
Licensed State of Maryland
Home Improvement Contractor (#95254)
Class A Licensed Virginia Contractor
EPA Lead-Safe Certified Firm (NAT-32546-1)
By Keith Vaughan
Custom showrooms and big box stores can be a great source of inspiration for home projects. But, for example, how do you take the perfectly manicured look of a showroom kitchen and turn it into your kitchen? In this Do-It-Yourself and "Reality-Remodeling" era, homeowners are empowered by the possibility of being able to transform their homes not only without the help of a professional contractor, but also in the time that it takes to order a pizza.
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What areas do you serve?
Spectrum proudly serves the D.C. metro area. Our work can be seen in Washington DC, NW neighborhoods such as Petworth, Capitol Hill and Dupont, as well as cities in Montgomery County, Maryland like Bethesda, Silver Spring and Rockville.
What types of projects do you handle?
Spectrum Design+Build handles a wide variety of home remodeling projects. Our design solutions range from bathroom renovations, kitchen remodels and basement renovations ... Read more...
V.S.: Spectrum has done a full bathroom and basement renovation for us, in addition to several smaller projects including replacing all the exterior doors to the house and refinishing our front porch. The quality of the work is excellent. Communicating for the purpose of planning and providing feedback is easy due to their rapid response and liberal use of email and cell contact. They responded well to feedback regarding the work site when we had complaints about dust and so forth. The quality of their work holds up; our bathroom completed in 2008 continues to be in terrific condition. They were described by the person who referred them, an architect, very accurately. "They're not the cheapest, but they're the best." I highly recommend them.
A&C: Dear Keith, We can't let anymore time go by without telling you how delighted we are with our new kitchen - it works so much better in every way - a combo of design plus workmanship. Special pluses: so much more storage space, in corners, drawers, and soffit space. The higher ceiling and lighting so much improve this small space, and the flooring cover that you favored works perfectly. Good surprises: although the window to the sun room is probably a third smaller, when opened up, it actually looks bigger. And shifting the dishwasher to the right of the sink makes the whole space more workable. You have a great crew and we liked them all - especially Robert and Mauricio. Of course, they were all eager to do a good job, and leave it neat everyday! We've known for a long time that your shop does outstanding work, and we are glad to have experienced it first hand. With thanks from us both.
N.C, Washington DC: My wife and I worked with Keith and his team to design and carry out an extensive kitchen remodel and almost complete reorientation of the living space in our DC rowhouse/condo. Keith was great to work with during the planning and design phase of the project, taking time on several occasions to visit the property and then to tweak the design to fit our needs. Once design was finalized, Keith and his crew worked quickly to move into construction. This being our first renovation project, we especially appreciated the crew's attention to detail, willingness to stop and answer our many questions along the way, and flexibility with small changes we requested throughout the project. We're extremely happy with our new kitchen. Thanks to Keith and the Spectrum team for a job well done!
V.L.: Keith Vaughn is an absolute professional with an eye for detail and quality assurance. Keith is straightforward, candid, and transparent in estimating project cost, timelines, and potential issues-- with Keith and his team, you know what to expect. He deftly managed my project and ensured that all work was done as promised, on time, and to the highest level of quality. I recommend him without reservation, and hope that someday we can work together again. He instills confidence and trust, and takes great pride in his workmanship and reputation. His advice and recommendations were always spot-on. A true professional.
M.R.: We worked with Keith on 2 projects including an extensive remodel/ update of our home. Keith and his team are very detail oriented and focus on producing very high quality results. I would highly recommend Keith for any design/ project you are considering.
D.K.: I first worked with Keith for a large basement design and build project. Right from the beginning Keith built trust by getting to know our preferences and goals, while also bringing his experience and creativity. The combination of the two really helped us bring our vision to life. Throughout the project, Keith was active in providing insight and perspective to help us make decisions and he was able to handle any unforeseen items in a timely and transparent fashion. Keith is an honest business executive who continued to re-affirm our faith and trust throughout the project. Our decision to work with Keith ultimately led to outstanding results as well as an overall enjoyable experience. Not only would I recommend Keith to others, but I will continue to work with him in the future
D.M., Washington DC: Keith completed two beautiful projects for us- a family room addition and a complete kitchen/dinning room remodel. Both were exceptional, in fact, the kitchen won a grand prize by a DC builders association. I highly recommend Keith and his team.
Vic, Washington, DC: Keith Vaughan is an absolute professional with an eye for detail and quality assurance. Keith is straightforward, candid, and transparent in estimating project cost, timelines, and potential issues - with Keith and his team, you know what to except. He deftly managed my project and ensured that all work was done as promised, on time, and to the highest level of quality. I recommend him without reservation, and hope that someday we can work together again. He instills confidence and trust, and takes great pride in his workmanship and reputation. His advice and recommendations were always spot-on. A true professional.
A.R.: We hired Spectrum in 2012 to renovate our home to create a larger kitchen within the original footprint of our house (see pictures of Capitol Hill Washington DC Rowhouse Kitchen). Keith has a fantastic understanding of what works and what doesn't work design-wise, and he provided several suggestions that made our original ideas even better. His team was prompt. clean, and easy to work with. Four years later we are still totally in love with our "new" kitchen and it regularly receives compliments from those who visit our home.
E.: We hired Spectrum to update our outdoor space and to repair a detached garage. What we got is amazing! Our new outdoor living space sits atop our garage and is used 8 months out of the year. Spectrum installed heaters, outdoor TV with satellite and internet connection and a sink. The workmanship on the ceder pitched roof is top-notch. The project management staff is courteous and ALWAYS returned my calls the same day even when things were going wrong. The owner Keith Vaughn is involved every step of the way and was the designer of our project. Well done.
S.C.: We hired Spectrum Design + Build to renovate and add onto our home in Chevy Chase. We did a complete renovation of the original home and a 2-story addition. Overall, our experience was terrific. I especially appreciated the constant communication provided and made available to me and my husband throughout the process. The team was professional, honest and hardworking. We have really enjoyed our "new" home for the past almost 8 years. In the past years since our remodel, we have employed Spectrum for a smaller scale project to build a bar area off our kitchen. I LOVE IT! So good. I would highly recommend Spectrum for both large and small jobs.
Dave K, Bethesda, MD: I first worked with Keith for a large basement design and build project. Right from the beginning Keith built trust by getting to know our preferences and goals, while also bringing his experience and creativity. The combination of the two really helped us bring our vision to life. Throughout the project, Keith was active in providing insight and perspective to help us make decisions and he was able to handle any unforeseen items in a timely and transparent fashion. Keith is an honest business executive who continued to re-affirm our faith and trust throughout the project. Our decision to work with Keith ultimately led to outstanding results as well as an overall enjoyable experience. Not only would I recommend Keith to others, but I will continue to work with him in the future.
N12 Development, Washington, DC: Keith Vaughan & his team at Spectrum have always delivered a well staffed crew, on time & as promised, consistently delivering quality finished jobs and product. I will never hesitate to hire the company when my projects demand it, nor shy away from recommending Spectrum as a quality remodeler and builder.
Dave, Washington, DC: Keith completed two beautiful projects for us - a family room addition and a complete kitchen/dinning room remodel. Both were exceptional, in fact, the kitchen won a grand prize by a DC builders association. I highly recommend Keith and his team.
Becca & CJ, Chevy Chase: I just wanted to write and say how much we are enjoying our new house. The work you [Keith Vaughan] and your team did is terrific.
Jon, Washington, DC: My whole house remodeling and new kitchen and baths project was a significant undertaking (for me) that included a great deal of design and finishes decisions as well as actual demo and construction for implementation. Keith Vaughan and his team were responsive and were able to take my ideas from conceptual to implementation with significant, worthwhile recommendations and enhancements. The net result is a wonderful showpiece that incorporates personal, unique touches all completed with quality craftsmanship. Keith took what could have been overwhelming and made it a very manageable process.
Chico & Victoria, Washington, DC: Keith Vaughan is our go-to guy for everything our house needs. For big and small jobs, we get personable, professional and prompt service. The managers respond quickly to questions and concerns. The process is organized and transparent, with progress updates and more importantly clear explanations when progress is not being made. The workers also go to great effort to avoid disturbing occupants and neighbors. We have done two major renovations and two maintenance projects through Keith and the results have always exceeded our expectations. We recommend his services to everyone we know.