Sub Zero Wolf Conference
Dee David, CKD, CBD attends the Sub Zero Wolf
Corporation Conference in Wisconsin
Dee David was inducted into the NKBA Hall of Fame
in 2004. The National Kitchen and Bath Industry
Hall of Fame honors individuals for their remarkable
contributions to the advancement of the kitchen and
bath industry through their innovation, leadership,
and commitment to excellence, and who have showed
extraordinary dedication to the kitchen and bath
industry as a whole.
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Dee won National recognition from the Sub-Zero Wolf
Corporation for, best use of Sub Zero and or Wolf in an
outdoor kitchen in the 2006-2007 Sub Zero Wolf
Corporation Design Contest.
Plain n Fancy Cabinetry was
selected for the Coastal Living Idea House in Norfolk,
Virginia and Dee David was selected to assist in the
design and layout of the cabinetry for the kitchen.
Dee David & Co, LLC teamed up with Kohler Homes to
renovate the kitchen along with their renovation of a
Cape Cod in Alexandria
Trends and Ideas:
Northern Virginia Magazine 2012 Beyond the Bath
Washingtonian October 2009 “Designing
a Dream Bath”
Washingtonian October 2007 “Dream Kitchens:
Washingtonian October 2007 “Dream Kitchens: Where to
Washingtonian May 2007 “They Know Bathrooms, Experts
to Help you Design”
Dee David, CKD, CBD
was listed as one of the top ten Good Bathroom
Designers in the
Northern Virginia Area.
2005 Chesapeake Home Industry Experts Guide
Dee David, CKD, CBD
was recognized by Chesapeake Home Magazine as an
Experts for Kitchen and Bath Design.
Washingtonian October 2005 “Great Kitchens:
keep traffic out of the work triangle, designer Dee
David of Falls Church's Dee David & Co. recommends
an out-of-the-way beverage center with a small
fridge, bar sink, coffeemaker, and cabinet space for
glasses and mugs. Pet bowls, a common source of
logjams, should be kept away from the main work
October 2005 “Great Kitchens: Kitchen Designers,
Appliances & Renovations”
Washingtonian 2004 “Home Cooking”
Washingtonian March 2003 “Bathroom Design 2003:
Washingtonian March 2003 “Bathroom Design 2003:
Washingtonian March 2003 “Home Design 2003:
When the kitchen and bathroom were
finished we were completely overwhelmed and
exhausted. The new spaces were clearly
beautiful, but it wasn’t until we had been using the
spaces for several weeks that we came to appreciate
not only the design but the functionality as well.
In fact, I love some things much more than I thought
I would have, like the hot and cold filtered water
spouts. I use them throughout the day.
You said we would love the smaller dishwasher, and
we do! We are still exploring the Advantium
and finding great features all the time.
My bathroom is so nice to spend
time in. The medicine cabinets are perfect,
and I’m glad I opted for the 6” depth. The
Hansgrohe showerhead is a treat. It’s like
standing in a warm, gentle rain. The floor is
both stunning and warm. I love it.
- Rick S. Arlington, VA
We purchased our home in 2007. It was constructed
in 1959 and had some remodeling work done over
time. The kitchen was a galley style and had been
updated with appliances and countertops sometime
before our purchase. (We believe the cabinets were
original). While the kitchen was serviceable, we
are a family that loves to cook and cook together
and the kitchen just didn’t work well for us. The
oven/range had a small cook top that did not
accommodate our cookware. Also, the kitchen did not
have an exhaust fan. The oven was a single oven
below the cook top which meant the cook at the range
had to move when things came in and out of the
oven. There were also some odd spaces and the
refrigerator was placed such that the door did not
open completely. Also, the dining room was a narrow
space with a wall between the kitchen and dining
room and open to the living room. When we bought
the house the real estate agent said the dining room
was one of the limiting factors to the house.
We started working with Dee David & Co. and Arant
Construction in January 2011. Our goals were to
have a kitchen that married functionality and
design. We wanted plenty of space for two cooks.
While the team provided us with some designs that
did not require major construction, we ultimately
went with a plan that required bumping out six feet
on the front of the house.
For the kitchen design, Dee David & Co. had a lot of
great design ideas. Equally important to us was
functionality. Over a few months of working
together, we were able to come up with an overall
design that was both functional and beautiful.
With the additional space of the bump-out, we were
able to add in a large island that has a pasta sink
and bar with seating area. The island serves as a
work space as well as a gathering space. The people
sitting at the bar are in the kitchen space without
being in the way.
The design of the kitchen allows for good flow with
separate working space for baking near the oven and
cooking space near the range. There is also good
preparation space in several parts of the kitchen.
One of the odd spaces of the old kitchen was turned
into a great walk-in pantry. A bookshelf was added
The new kitchen vastly improves on the lighting of
the old kitchen. Part of the design was to add a
cathedral ceiling. The lighting design added
several types of lighting including under the
cabinet lights, ceiling lights, and beautiful
halogen spots. We are able to adjust the light for
how we are using the kitchen. The design also
makes use of natural light. The old kitchen had a
large window overlooking the front garden. A bay
window was added to the design as well as sliding
glass doors replacing a solid door to the carport.
Early in the design process, Dee David & Co
suggested we visit one of the product demonstrations
at the Sub-Zero and Wolf showroom by Fretz. While
a bit out of the way for us, we were very glad we
attended. It gave us some great ideas for our
kitchen. In the end we went with all Sub-Zero/Wolf
products. We have the range with the built-in
griddle and grill. Both the griddle and grill get
weekly use. The grill has been a great asset for
quick weeknight meals. Of course the double-ovens
are exactly what I wanted. I use the proof and
stone settings often. We also love the sub-zero
refrigerator and have really enjoying have the wine
refrigerator that has settings for both red and
- Edith & Michael
"We are completely satisfied with Dee David Co.’s
remodeling of our kitchen. Dee worked with us for many
hours helping us understand what we wanted, and helping
us sort through a maze of design and product
alternatives. Dee and her staff displayed meticulous
care for details, and dealt courteously but firmly with
our building contractor to ensure that the design was
faithfully executed to her, and our, exacting
- Terence and Janice K.
"When we chose Dee and Company to be our contractor
little did we know each of them would become part of our
family. To say we are happy with the outcome of our
renovation is an understatement, but one can see that
when you enter the area. What you don’t see is the
warmth, the caring and the great concern for their
clients as the process unfolds. From beginning to end,
they listened and totally included us in the process.
They cared not only for us but for our animals, too.
They are very aware of the little critters that can’t
fend for themselves. Each day as we left for work we
were confident that when we got home not only would we
see progress but those that are near and dear to us
would be safe. And one of the warmest feelings of all is
that they are always there, even after the project is
finished. A 10-year guarantee of one’s work is something
that is unheard of, but Dee and Company stand behind all
their work and products that they used in our home.
Would we ask Dee and Company to be part of another
project? Yes and we can’t wait. "
- Leslie & Sally
"We wanted to let you know, again, how much we LOVE our
home. While cooking dinner tonight it was amazing to
have the space to spread out without having to negotiate
where to set food vs. pans vs. us.
The appliances, space, etc., are everything we wanted
and make life so much easier. We had a group of friends
over a few weeks ago and one of them walked in and
stated how peaceful the place was. You really listened
to what we wanted and helped us achieve that peaceful
feeling, enhanced our view of the outside, and gave us a
beautiful look on the inside. Of course we constantly
tell the immediate world about all of you, your sense of
style, creativity, listening abilities in getting to the
root of what we wanted, and your impeccable timing of
getting the work done, pretty painlessly."
- Janice and Harvey B.
entered the process of remodeling our 1956
kitchen with a limited budget and much
trepidation. We ended up with a beautiful
kitchen with our budget intact. Dee and her
staff worked hard and creatively to help us stay
within budget but have everything we wanted.
Dee’s thoughtful design is matched by her knack
of picking only the best people – both employees
and subcontractors. The construction phase of
the kitchen remodel was fast, easy and
well-managed. There were extra, thoughtful
touches along the way (a cleaning crew at the
end of construction and a fabulous dinner
prepared by Dee’s VP of Operations who is also a
very talented chef) that proved to us that we
were fortunate to be working with a terrific
company. We look at our kitchen every day and
can’t believe how fantastic it is."
-Dave & Amy
"After 15 years of living with a builder’s
kitchen, my husband and I decided to renovate.
We met and consulted with all of the companies
that had done work in our neighborhood. They
were of course highly recommended to us. All of
our neighbors had beautiful kitchen renovations.
But for me, something was missing. There were
scattered complaints from some homeowners, with
a few mistakes made in some installations.
Through my own research, I reached out to Dee
David. I read about her company in the
Washingtonian magazine and I visited her
website. Her company was smaller and seemed more
attuned to each individual project. She came to
our home for a scheduled visit, and she
absolutely promised us a beautiful kitchen that
would fit our budget. We signed on as a customer
and we have never been unhappy. Company size
does matter! Dee David’s company started our
renovation on time and they finished on time.
All the work was professionally done and
supervised on site every day by her project
manager. Dee’s recommendations were always
excellent, as she has a sense of style and she
knows great design. Her carpenters are master
carpenters, an essential quality needed for any
renovation. There were no surprises, except for
the beautiful kitchen! Are we pleased with the
renovation? You bet we are."
-Dick and Betsy G.
David and Company did an outstanding job
managing the fluid process of getting our
kitchen renovated. Dee and her team of
energetic, highly competent and downright really
nice folks transformed a kitchen that we thought
was pretty okay into a space that we love every
time we walk into it. A great deal
of coordinating and trouble shooting went into
making our renovation as quick and easy as
possible for us. In fact, even though a
construction defect from a previous contractor
was uncovered during the process, final
completion was delayed by barely a week due to
the expertise of Dee's project manager. We're so
pleased with the results of our kitchen
renovation that we're looking forward to the day
when we can afford to have Dee and her team get
to work on transforming a bathroom that is badly
in need of their skillful attentions."
-Kathy & Dan
would like to thank Dee David and Co. for making our
home a great place to live. Dee and her staff
designed and totally renovated our kitchen and
bathrooms with the help of some outstanding
subcontractors. The result was both beautiful and
functional. Dee has a real flair for creative design
and solving design challenges. The design she
created for us perfectly suited our needs and our
particular sense of style. During the renovation, we
never felt uncomfortable leaving home while work was
being done—we knew that Dee’s project manager would
make sure everything was as we left it and the house
was secure. Dee stands behind her work, so you can
be sure all material and workmanship meet a very
high standard. We would without hesitation return to
Dee David and Co. for our next major project!"
"We, and those who visit our home, are absolutely
astonished by the beauty of our kitchen. The effect of
the glass tile backsplash, granite, cherry cabinets,
hardware, high-end appliances and the design of it all
is just inspiring. And not only is the kitchen
beautiful, but every inch of the space is functional and
practical and, so, has made every penny spent worth it.
Dee David and Company did such an outstanding job on the
design, construction and follow through - all the way to
Hanne's gourmet dinner when the renovation was complete.
You helped make our dreams come true and, in so doing,
have increased the value of our home and our lives.
Thanks to all of you - Dee, Hanne, David and Brian - for
making our dream become a reality. We can't thank you
-Kimberly, John and Maya.
"Working with Dee David and Co, was a great experience.
Frankly, we had heard countless horror stories about
home improvement projects and approached the job with a
certain amount of trepidation. Our fear was unfounded,
however. From the planning and design phase through
construction and the finishing touches, Dee and her
wonderful staff made everything easy, and the result far
exceeded our expectations. They finished the job quicker
and for less cost than they had projected. More
importantly, the finished product was everything we had
hoped for and more. We would highly recommend this
-Chuck and Bob
"I loved every minute of my kitchen renovation with
Dee. How many people can say that they actually had
/fun/ living through (and with) major construction? Dee
and her associates are knowledgeable, creative,
dedicated, reliable and an absolute blast to be around.
I can't count the number of times they all went above
and beyond all expectations. On top of that, my
project came in on time and on budget. Dee created the
perfect kitchen and the perfect renovation experience
"Dee David and her competent staff did a great job of
planning the remodel of a small kitchen for us that
fully utilized every bit of space that we had and made
it look gorgeous as well. She carefully considered and
evaluated our use of every cabinet and counter to make
them efficient as well as easy to use. We're seniors,
and I find that I hardly have to bend over, or reach
very high, in using our new kitchen on an everyday
basis. And, after several years, it still has the WOW
factor. Dee guided us in the selection of materials and
appliances so that we didn't have to spend days and days
pouring over the myriad of items that are available in
today's kitchen market. She and her staff know their
stuff and put their knowledge and experience to good use
for the benefit of their client."
- Don and Anna
"I just wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for
helping us create the perfect kitchen and bath.
recommendations of Plain and Fancy cabinets couldn't
have been any more in line with our lifestyle and taste.
They look as beautiful now as they did they day they
were installed. It is amazing how well they have help up
to the heavy use they receive, we only wish we could
have fit more in the room.
The same can be
said for the final layout we decided upon. Given that
our kitchen is an apartment kitchen, one of the things
we wanted to maximize was its ability to handle two (or
even three) people at once. Simply stated, mission
While the kitchen
was the bigger of the project we had you design, the
most commented upon, amazingly to me because it took so
much less time to pull together, is the bathroom. I
think I can best sum our delight with the bathroom
project this way. Before the project, I used to look
forward to traveling for work or on vacation so I can
get out of our bathroom and take a good shower in a
bathroom in which everything worked and was comfortable.
Now when I am away, I cannot wait to get home."
"To all of you,
thank you for our wonderful new bathroom. It feels like
we are in a hotel! We have especially appreciated the
attention to detail, and clean-up. It has been a
real pleasure working with all of you."
- Lynn C.,
you for making my kitchen so wonderful to work in.
Working with you, Hanne and David has been delightful."
" Everyone who
has seen this kitchen has been somewhat in awe of it.
Yet I find it to be practical, useful, and convenient. I
have just finished making 80 piroziki, using the new
cookie sheets (remember my old ones?!) and the new oven.
The piroziki turned out perfectly, all 80 of them, and I
am not exhausted. Thanks to all for a great job
- Anna P
"We admire our
new kitchen every time we walk into it-it's functional,
warm and elegant. It is thoroughly modern, and yet feels
like it has always been park of the house. Dee
understands how kitchens are used, and nothing is out of
place. Her sense for design, materials, textures, and
color is exacting. But just as important, Dee listened
carefully to our ideas, negotiated her way around
conflicts, gently steered us away from potential
mistakes, and them improved upon our original ideas. Our
new kitchen even better than we had hoped, and we are
very happy customers."
- Mark W. & Janet J.
"Dee impressed us
with her design skills from day one. The design we
ultimately went with is nothing less than an optical
illusion because the kitchen appears to be much larger
than its true size. The entire team was exceedingly
professional to work with - at every stage of the
project they were accessible, informative and
responsive. Down to most minor of questions, they were
delightful to work with and we learned a lot through the
process. They are extremely organized, knowledgeable,
creative, and detail-oriented. From the cabinets to the
counters to the appliances and many special features, we
are thrilled with our new kitchen. Dee David and Company
exceeded our expectations and we are grateful for all
- Beth H. & Paul S.
”Watching Dee lay out our kitchen was like watching an artist work. She took our original design and fixed it. She knew just where things should go and gave us enough room to work and move around. The kitchen flows well and we have enough space for the two of us to work without getting in each other's way. Her lighting design was great, too. No more working in the dark! Our new kitchen is our favorite room in our house.”
“Our renovations by Dee David & Co. transformed our space! We had a dark micro kitchen and paneled family room; now there’s a huge, airy kitchen with a center island that opens into the family room, with built-in bookshelves and computer center. We love the change!”
-Terry and Jim B.
"It was seven years ago that we began the
remodeling of our kitchen. It is still giving us much pleasure. Everything you designed has been just right -- wonderful design, excellent materials, and even the construction phase was fun! After that you remodeled our downstairs powder room, and two years later, both upstairs bathrooms. So--we have nothing more to remodel! I almost wish we did, it was such a pleasure working with you."
“I’m still amazed when I stand in the middle of my new kitchen and I continue to LOVE it! You’ve been wonderful and your team has certainly made our renovation a “smooth operation”- Thank You.
- D. Dickerson
"On a scale of 1 to 10 Dee David and Company are an eleven! We felt an incredible rapport working with Dee on our kitchen design. Now that our kitchen is done we couldn't imagine a more intelligent layout and selection of features. We were hoping for a "wow" kitchen, and with Dee we got it."
Anne and Walt G.
"We can't say enough good things about our experience with Dee David &
Co. We just finished a kitchen remodel that included an addition of our
existing kitchen and dining room. From the very first meeting with Dee, she
responded instantly to what we were trying to achieve and came up with a design
that suits us perfectly. As the project progressed, we were always kept
well-informed and any questions we had were handled promptly from anyone in
her office. We LOVE our new kitchen and look forward to working with Dee
and her staff again in the future when we tackle our bathrooms. Thanks again!"
Paul and Terri C.
"To say I was pleased with the kitchen and master bathroom renovations undertaken with Dee David and Co. would be an understatement. You need only look over the images of these two rooms here in my North Fairlington condo to be persuaded of their thorough commitment, professionalism and heightened sense of perfection to virtually every detail of the planning and execution of these two projects. Add into this mix a sense of style, humor and an engaging group of personalities and you've got a remodeling experience that was -- for all the short term transition it entailed -- actually fun! An upstairs neighbor actually said: "If I had a kitchen that looked like this, I'd be sleeping in it." And the experience of taking a 1st shower in the openly designed glass shower....well, I'll leave that to your imagination."