Guide to Aging in Place Home Remodeling: How to Enjoy Your Home in Your Golden Years

Posted on: January 3, 2019

At Sun Design, we believe the best way to enjoy your golden years is in the comfort of your own home. This allows you to live independently in a place that lets you feel like you. In this month’s blog post, we’ll outline everything you need to know about the best way to make this…

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Start the Conversation: Should I Stay or Should I Go?

Posted on: December 10, 2018

  “Should I stay, or should I go?”   Without a doubt, this is a favorite topic with both clients and friends who are questioning the meaning of “what’s next” in their lives. Whether seen as daunting or exciting, the path on this new adventure can definitely be broken down into bite-size pieces for consideration.…

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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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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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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…

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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…

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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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