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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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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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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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Trust: The Team Went To Bat For Us

Posted on: February 10, 2017

It started with a front porch.  For Martha the outdoors bring a vibrancy and connectedness that can’t be achieved within four walls. Her backyard is a collage of bird feeders, water fountains and greenery.  Birds can be seen fluffing their feathers in the pools of water and competing for a space at one of the…

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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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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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