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Aging in Place: Blending Households from Afar

Posted on: February 17, 2018

REMODELED HOME TOUR MARCH 3, 2018. SEE OUR EVENTS FOR DETAILS. 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…

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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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Trust: “We are Starting our Third Project…”

Posted on: July 14, 2017

“We are starting our third project with Sun Design, and the reason we keep coming back is very simple – trust. From the very beginning of the design process up through the final walk-through, Sun lives up to their reputation as a firm that stands behind their word and delivers on their promise to make…

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Design Layout: “We were only living in two rooms…”

Posted on: June 30, 2017

Seasoned remodelers, BJ and his wife Jodi weren’t planning on purchasing another home.  It wasn’t until their realtor introduced them to the quaint 1939 Cape Cod style home a few miles away that they decided to make the move. They knew it needed work, but fell in love with the neighborhood, the lot, and the…

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Design: Relocating a Kitchen to Connect Family Spaces

Posted on: June 9, 2017

Disconnected family space is a complaint we hear over and over again in the Metro DC Area.  Separate spaces for formal cooking, living and dining have taken the backseat to time shared doing homework and talking about the ins and outs of each day. For Jennifer’s family, the detached feeling was a problem that needed…

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Design Process: 3D Visualization for a Most Unique Kitchen

Posted on: May 26, 2017

As owner of a successful drywall company, Tom spends a lot of time at his Clifton home along with his wife. Working from his home office and therefore keenly aware of how his family interacted within their first floor space, he knew it was time for a change.  When Tom came to us he knew…

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Project Spotlight: Renovated Condo in Alexandria

Posted on: May 12, 2017

CONDO REMODEL – FINISHES MAKE THE DIFFERENCE ALEXANDRIA, VA Downsizing from a single-family home to their Alexandria condominium, this couple decided to personalize their new forever home to enjoy for years to come. Mastering the many roadblocks for remodeling a condo, we were able to make dramatic changes to the space while staying within budget…

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