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BABY BOOMERS PLAN TO AGE IN PLACE: Main-Level Living, Not Just for the Elderly

Posted on: July 10, 2018

What components make for main-level living? Most think of the kitchen, living/family rooms and dining room – but what about the master suite, laundry room, and the hallways? Make access simple and safe for everyone by locating everything necessary to daily life on the main level of your home. Aging in Place is for everyone…

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BABY BOOMERS PLAN TO AGE IN PLACE: Your Kitchen – Haven or Hassle?

Posted on: May 29, 2018

Isn’t it true that when guests arrive they all seem to gravitate in the kitchen?  Kids return home from school, grandchildren come to visit, the neighbors drop in… and everyone ends up wedged between the sink and the fridge. Very few cooks enjoy being confined in a tight space to prepare a meal when company…

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BABY BOOMERS PLAN TO AGE IN PLACE: Hub of the Home

Posted on: May 4, 2018

  Most would agree that the kitchen is the hub (heart) of the home. It’s where the family gathers for meals, queues up for carpools and prepares holiday feasts. It is the energetic center of the house – the fulcrum of all things family. Even in today’s busy world, where parents and children are rushing…

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Design: Discovering Potential in a 1950’s Mid-Century Modern Home

Posted on: April 24, 2018

  Clients, Kelly and Mike, who wanted to live within the Lake Barcroft community of Falls Church, had been looking for a lake front property for several years. After viewing many homes on the lake, senior design consultant, Roger Lataille, was asked to view a piece of property with them to help identify a home’s…

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BABY BOOMERS PLAN TO AGE IN PLACE: Where Do You Begin?

Posted on: April 6, 2018

  As throngs of Baby Boomers move our collective attention to the concept of Aging in Place, here are two thoughts to keep in mind: Choice gives you power. Future Planning gives you that choice. It’s funny how we plan for most everything else in our lives, except to age. As an aging Boomer myself…

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Aging in Place: Blending Households from Afar

Posted on: February 17, 2018

  Carol Mailander, formerly a resident of Los Altos, CA, moved to Fairfax, VA to retire-in-place with her daughter, her son in-law, two grandsons and the family dog. In 2017, Sun Design began construction on Carol’s in-law suite. Prior to moving to Fairfax, Carol would visit during the summer months to watch her grandchildren and…

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Design: The Goal to Create an Award-Winning Project

Posted on: October 9, 2017

Homeowners Andy Smith & Maddie McCarthy came to Sun Design with a goal in mind.  To create an award-winning kitchen. Not only did they want an award-winning kitchen, but also one that had better flow to enhance their everyday life as well as entertain family and friends.  They had plenty of square footage in their…

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Blending Old and New in a Mid-Century Modern Redwood

Posted on: September 1, 2017

  Simone grew up in the Donaldson Run neighborhood of Arlington, VA admiring this mid-century modern redwood home every day she walked to and from Stratford Junior High School.  In 1999 when she moved back to Arlington, she purchased her 1956 dream home from the same couple that owned the house back during her school…

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Design: Opening a Load Bearing Wall

Posted on: August 3, 2017

It’s surprisingly not uncommon to find yourself and your family spending all your time in specific areas of your home as other areas gather dust from months or years of neglect.  Some rooms have better lighting.  Some are easier to access. Some just feel right, while others don’t give you the felt sense you’re seeking…

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Project Spotlight: Kitchen Remodel in Rockville

Posted on: July 28, 2017

KITCHEN REMODEL ROCKVILLE, MD These homeowners desired an updated kitchen to compliment the contemporary feel of the rest of their home. By extending the island and reconfiguring their kitchen layout, they now have a contemporary kitchen for hosting their large family with excellent flow and ease of use. Here’s a walk through their kitchen renovation:…

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