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We at Safa Interiors absolutely love this time of year because we get to promote Mohawk Industries’ Anniversary SALE!

Before Safa Interiors branched out into full scale interior remodeling, the company started as a flooring store. One of the biggest manufacturers we deal directly with and have developed a great relationship with over the past 35 years, is with Mohawk Industries, Inc.

We have such a great relationship with Mohawk, that we have been named one of their Color Center Elite retailers. This means that we carry a wide variety of flooring products that you won’t find at any other store nearby. We offer the best products, for the best prices, that come with the best warranties!

As a Color Center Elite, we are celebrating

Mohawk’s Anniversary SALE

Starting this September 10th, 2015 through October 26th, 2015


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Call us today, or stop in our showroom, to find out more about this SALE that starts in ONE WEEK!

Where The Remodeling Market Stands & The Reality Of Remodeling Costs


“In the last year the remodeling and replacement activity nationwide grew 5.5% to produce its best showing since before the housing boom,” according to a recent study by the Hanley Wood division of the Metrostudy report.

Brad Hunter, Metrostudy’s chief economist, further pointed out that “growth through the first two quarters of 2015 is much stronger than what was observed in 2014, when the overall housing market had cooled.” Additionally he said, “a big driver of recent remodeling activity has been solid job gains, but the industry stands to benefit even more over the next year from existing home sales hitting an eight-and-a-half year high at the end of second quarter. Stronger resales benefits remodeling activity, as recent homebuyers typically spend more on home improvements than other homeowners. Continued home price appreciation is also encouraging people to put money into their homes.”

We like to show our clients current reports made by “Cost Vs. Value,” so that they can logically understand the return on investment they’re getting when they take on a remodeling project. Furthermore, we like to show our clients the yearly reports so that they can better understand the real costs that go into remodeling areas of their home.

We understand that not every homeowner is fully aware of the costs involved with remodeling a certain areas of their home, which is why we use visual tools like “Cost Vs. Value,” to bring reality to the forefront.

Here are some 2015 examples from the report:

Mid-range Cost of a Bathroom RemodelUpdate an existing 5-by-7-foot bathroom. Replace all fixtures to include 30-by-60-inch porcelain-on-steel tub with 4-by-4-inch ceramic tile surround; new single-lever temperature and pressure-balanced shower control; standard white toilet; solid-surface vanity counter with integral sink; recessed medicine cabinet with light; ceramic tile floor; vinyl wallpaper.

  • Baltimore: $16,595.00
  • South Atlantic: $15,314.00
  • National Average: $16,724.00

Mid-range Cost of a Major Kitchen RemodelUpdate an outmoded 200-square-foot kitchen with a functional layout of 30 linear feet of semi-custom wood cabinets, including a 3-by-5-foot island; laminate countertops; and standard double tub; stainless-steel sink with standard single-lever faucet. Include energy-efficient wall oven, cooktop, ventilation system, built-in microwave, dishwasher, garbage disposal, and custom lighting. Add new resilient flooring. Finish with painted walls, trim, and ceiling.

  • Baltimore: $56,396.00
  • South Atlantic: $53,957.00
  • National Average: $56,768.00

Mid-range cost of a Minor Kitchen RemodelIn a functional but dated 200-square-foot kitchen with 30 linear feet of cabinetry and countertops, leave cabinet boxes in place but replace fronts with new raised-panel wood doors and drawers, including new hardware. Replace wall oven and cooktop with new energy-efficient models. Replace laminate countertops; install mid-priced sink and faucet. Repaint trim,add wall covering, and remove and replace resilient flooring.

  • Baltimore: $19,106.00
  • South Atlantic: $18,064.00
  • National Average: $19,226.00

Mid-range Cost of a Basement RemodelFinish the lower level of a house to create a 20-by-30-
foot entertaining area with wet bar and a 5-by-8-foot full bathroom; construct 24 linear feet of finished partition to enclose mechanical area. Walls and ceilings are painted drywall throughout; exterior walls are insulated; painted trim throughout. Include five six-panel factory-painted hardboard
doors with passage locksets. Electrical wiring to code. 
Main room: Include 15 recessed ceiling light fixtures and three surface-mounted light fixtures, and a snap-together laminate flooring system. Bathroom: Include standard white toilet, vanity with cultured marble top, resilient vinyl flooring, two-piece fiberglass shower unit, a light/fan combination, vanity light fixture, recessed medicine cabinet, towel and paper-holder hardware. Bar area: Include 10 linear feet of raised-panel oak cabinets with laminate countertops, stainless steel bar sink, single-lever
bar faucet, undercounter refrigerator, and vinyl floor tile.

  • Baltimore: $65,271.00
  • South Atlantic: $60,191.00
  • National Average: $65,442.00

2015 Cost vs. Value Report

The descriptions of what constitutes each of the particular remodels are defined by the “Cost vs. Value” report. Of course, each project will vary individually. What we want our audience to understand is the reality of the cost involved of certain remodeling projects.

We urge our readers to take these kinds of figures into consideration when they are preparing to get estimates on their next home remodel. Be aware of estimates are too high, BUT also be aware of estimates are too low. If the price seems too good to be true, it probably is.

We feel as professionals in this industry that it is important for us to help educated our current, new or future clients. Arm yourself with knowledge. Use what you know to your advantage when you’re gearing up to get the ball rolling on your next remodeling project!

Lastly, if our readers ever have any additional questions regarding a remodeling the interior of their home, we encourage you to give us a call–or better yet, COME VISIT US!

Latest Development Project: 11th Street NE-DC

Earlier this year the development side of the business completed its first condo conversion development project over on Kenyon Street in NW Washington, D.C.. We took a four story home and turned it into three separate condos–all of the previous development projects had been single home developments. Each condo was designed as an open transitional-styled space: maple hardwood floors, Decora cabinets, Arabescato marble countertops, recessed lights, modern light fixtures, “myst” core sliding doors, floating vanities, and much more.

Currently we are in the middle stages of our next project, which takes us back to 11th Street in NE Washington, D.C.. We are taking a single family corner home and converting it into two condo units.

We are super excited to begin work on the final interior design and installation of these units since we are approaching this project with a slightly different style than we have on other projects. Instead of our traditional use of white and dark-color color themes, we will be incorporating more earthy tones such as olive, taupe, chocolate brown, and a variety of greys. Additionally, these condos will feature unique top-of-the-line tiles, which have a variety of textures and patterns.

The combination of colors, textures, and patterns will give these condos a distinctive edge in their design, while the functional layout and warm tones will give the condos an inviting and comfortable appeal.

Stay tuned to see more pictures as the 11th Street condo conversion comes more to life!

The initial project site

The initial project site

900 11th Street Early Stages

Early Stages

Rooftop View

Rooftop View

Rooftop View

Rooftop View

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Welcome To Our Blog!

Hello Everyone!

Safa Interiors is proud to announce that we have a new blog along with a revamped website! The purpose of this blog is to keep our current and future clientele informed on the latest and greatest events happening within our own business as well as the remodeling industry. Our blog will focus on everything from our own project remodel photos, to remodel inspiration photos/articles, to remodeling industry news, industry trends, and much much more!

We understand that it isn’t always easy for clients to make it to our showroom, so we hope that this blog will assist our audience getting to know us, learning more about the remodeling industry, and finding inspiration for their own remodeling projects.

That being said… WELCOME to our new blog, THANK YOU for your interest, & ENJOY!