5 Reasons to Add Onto Your Home

Posted on: March 19, 2020

Home additions allow you to transform your home’s function and beauty without the hassle of moving. In this post, we’ll outline 5 reasons why home additions are a great way to improve your home and transform your lifestyle.   #1: You Need More Space The biggest reason we see clients opt for a home addition…

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5 Essential Guidelines to Designing With Purpose

Posted on: July 1, 2019

Build vs Design Approach Why approach the design with purpose?  Often a remodel starts when something breaks, doesn’t work quite right, or you want to improve something (whether it’s a specific function or cosmetics).  If you were looking to remodel a kitchen, for instance, from what I refer to as a “build” approach it may…

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10 Tips: Incorporating Holistic Design to Your Remodel

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Posted on: April 25, 2019

To learn firsthand the benefits of incorporating holistic design to your remodel, join us Saturday, March 7 at our Remodeling + Design Seminars event! For years people have bought a house based on a number of bedrooms, school district, commute to work, or a price point.  All logical reasons to include when purchasing a house.…

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Understanding Holistic Design

Posted on: March 27, 2019

For years, the majority of folks have been obsessed with how a space looks and functions. We are pivoting to a time where we want to live in spaces that support us not just from a functional and visually appealing way but to a space that can also support our inspirational desires. We want to…

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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.  Having separate spaces for formal cooking, living and dining are no longer a priority or requirement.  Instead, most families require connected space where they can spend tie together while doing homework, preparing meals, and sharing the ins and…

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Design: Creating a Basement Floorplan for Changing Family Needs

Posted on: March 31, 2017

The beauty of working with a design-build firm is the ability to customize each home to family needs. When this family from Clifton, VA came to Sun Design seeking a basement remodel they had very specific requirements for their space. The Situation: A Multi-Use Basement in Need of Updates When the homeowners met with us,…

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Designing for Entertainment and Future Outdoor Needs

Posted on: March 10, 2017

When Bryan, his wife Tracy, and their two girls moved into their new home, they set to work searching for a remodeler who could match their kitchen space to their lifestyle. Surrounded by acres of land, the homes interior was as vast and welcoming as the space around it, apart from the small dark cramped kitchen…

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Design Layout: Using a Kitchen Addition to Bring People Together

Posted on: January 27, 2017

There is no greater joy for Alice than the joy of cooking in a kitchen surrounded by friends and family.  An avid canner, baker, and cook, Alice hosts a book club at her home monthly. Her kitchen area, however, was small in her Herndon home; preparation space limited and space for easy conversation between her…

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