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Surviving A Remodel: A Client’s Perspective

Posted on: October 21, 2016

We asked a few of our clients to share with us what their remodeling experience was like, and any tips they have for homeowners considering a renovation. Below are the answers we received from a homeowner in Springfield who recently remodeled their kitchen with Sun Design. Q: What was the main reason you wanted to remodel? Our house…

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Project Spotlight: Addition in Maryland

Posted on: September 16, 2016

ADDITION REMODEL GAITHERSBURG, MD These homeowners wanted a functional space that their parents, in their 80s, can easily access and use as a guest space during their frequent visits to their home. By expanding the backside of the house they were able to add a main-level bedroom along with a bathroom and easier to access back-porch.  The…

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15 Exquisite White Kitchens to Inspire

Posted on: August 26, 2016

White kitchens stand the test of time. They’re clean, airy, and sophisticated. It’s easy to see how diverse these white kitchens can be, and how they can compliment a variety of personalized accent tones and textures.

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Choosing the Best Floor Plan for Your Family

Posted on: August 12, 2016

When we think about remodeling our home, often what comes to mind is a classic image of a plain room transforming into a gorgeous picturesque open space, straight out of a magazine. Yet underneath the glamour there is another important piece to a remodel for every homeowner, and that is functionality. The greatest priority for…

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Project Spotlight: Basement in Clifton

Posted on: July 29, 2016

BASEMENT REMODEL CLIFTON, VA These homeowners wanted a functional space for spending time with their children, entertaining friends, and sharing with house guests. By creating separate speciality areas using creative design, they gained a gaming area, a lounge area with a web bar for entertaining, a wine cellar, a bedroom + bathroom enhancement for guests,…

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Zoning Restrictions and Your Addition

Posted on: July 15, 2016

More and more people are aging at home and main level suites are one of the easiest ways to begin preparing for this transition. Adding a master suite to the main level of your home can be done through reconfiguring your current floor plan or adding an addition. When we sat with Rusty and Lisa…

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Aging In Place – Maximizing Comfort

Posted on: July 1, 2016

In a previous blog, we wrote about a Family Heritage and their experience remodeling their home while coping with dementia.  Over the next several blogs we will be delving further into their home renovation and exploring many facets of what made their remodel a success. Their remodel involved a sizable addition off the back, giving…

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Project Spotlight: Backyard Outdoor Space

Posted on: June 17, 2016

OUTDOOR SPACE REMODEL These homeowners desired a rear covered porch that helped transition between their home and their outdoor pool. The results of their outdoor transformation includes several sitting areas, a covered outdoor kitchen, additional shading space and a grilling porch off their indoor kitchen. HERE’S A SNAPSHOT OF THEIR REMODEL: Several areas were created…

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The Model Energy Code – How it Pertains to Your Addition

Posted on: June 3, 2016

Additions and renovations are required to meet the same strict codes as a new home would.   Being able to design creatively while still working within these requirements requires a knowledgeable team of architects and designers. What is the Model Energy Code? The Model Energy Code (MEC) contains energy efficiency criteria for new residential and commercial…

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Negative Space – The Process to Getting to Your Desired Results

Posted on: May 19, 2016

Negative space is described as the space around and between the subject(s) of an image.* In a home, negative space could be considered blank spots where there’s no design. For the Howells their basement was a plethora of negative space. The previous owners’ additions to the basement felt of no use to them, so the…

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