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The Model Energy Code – How it Pertains to Your Addition

Posted on: June 3, 2016

Additions and renovations are required to meet the same strict codes as a new home would.   Being able to design creatively while still working within these requirements requires a knowledgeable team of architects and designers. What is the Model Energy Code? The Model Energy Code (MEC) contains energy efficiency criteria for new residential and commercial…

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Negative Space – The Process to Getting to Your Desired Results

Posted on: May 19, 2016

Negative space is described as the space around and between the subject(s) of an image.* In a home, negative space could be considered blank spots where there’s no design. For the Howells their basement was a plethora of negative space. The previous owners’ additions to the basement felt of no use to them, so the…

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Project Spotlight: Kitchen in Paeonian Springs

Posted on: May 6, 2016

KITCHEN REMODEL LOUDOUN COUNTY, VA These new homeowners in Paeonian Springs desired a modern look to their kitchen, with the capacity for large family soirees. The results of their stunning remodel is this galley kitchen, styled to enhance family gatherings and give the husband (the chef of the household), more work and storage space. HERE’S…

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A Family Heritage: Remodeling a Whole House for a Family Coping With Dementia

Posted on: April 22, 2016

Clients Jim and Grace helped to remodel their daughter’s home and recently moved in. 

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Project Spotlight: Whole House – Bethesda

Posted on: April 6, 2016

Collaborating with several designers and vendors, this expansive home in Bethesda Maryland was opened up even more to highlight the architectural detailing of the home, exposing beams and recreating the flow and function of the space. HERE’S A SNAPSHOT OF THE REMODEL: A full remodel of the basement included an expanded workout space with sliding…

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Project Spotlight: Main Level Remodel

Posted on: January 18, 2016

MAIN LEVEL REMODEL CLIFTON, VA This family in Clifton wanted to relocate their kitchen in their home, opening up the house to their backyard view and their living area. The results of their remodel included a nouveau French Country kitchen design with an exotic granite island, raised living room flooring to meet the new kitchen,…

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2016 Color Trends

Posted on: January 4, 2016

Color is a mood-setting tool used for everything from restaurant branding and clothing design, to home ambiance. As designers collaborating with your remodeling dreams, it’s our job to keep up with the latest color trends and help bring your vision to life through pigments, hues, shades and impactful coloration. If you’re a lover of color,…

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Project Spotlight: Master Suite

Posted on: November 1, 2015

MASTER SUITE REMODEL FAIRFAX, VA This client in Fairfax felt as though their master suite was awkward and had no energy to it. They wanted more storage, a larger shower, and more accessibility to their master bath. What they got was no less than a gorgeous, serene space for their daily living. HERE’S A SNAPSHOT…

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Kitchen & Bath Trends: Technology in the Bathroom

Posted on: October 1, 2015

Technology has enabled a great deal of automated amenities for a more comfortable and efficient bath experience.

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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!”

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