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…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

Trends: In-Law Suites for Multi-Generational Living

Posted on: February 24, 2017

Spending time with family is priceless, and bringing your entire family together under one roof is even more invaluable.  We have begun noticing more and more of our remodeling projects are around incorporating an in-law suite within the home for multi-generational living.  If you are considering multi-generational living, here are some common themes we are…

Read More

It’s in the Process – Communication, Trust + Design for Main Level Living

Posted on: January 13, 2017

Jeff and Jenny were on the search for their forever home. In spite of having several options to choose from, their forever home had to accommodate their personal style and needs.  They fell in love with a Mid-century home in Hollin Hills, Alexandria, and came to Sun Design to ask Roger Lataille to walk the…

Read More

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…

Read More

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…

Read More

Aging In Place – Maximizing Comfort

Posted on: July 1, 2016

The remodel for this multi-generational family, involved a sizable addition off the back giving them two bedrooms on the main floor, two on the upper floor, and a sitting room attached to each one.  This will include exploring zoning limitations, details on aging in place, staying within a budget, and maximizing comfort.  In this blog…

Read More

Mindy Mitchell – Walking the Walk

Posted on: September 16, 2015

If you’ve ever met her, what most likely stands out to you is her infectious laughter. We talk about it often at Sun Design, as we frequently hear it tumbling down the hallway of the office; “Mindy’s here!”

Read More