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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Design: The Goal to Create an Award-Winning Project

Posted on: October 9, 2017

Homeowners Andy Smith & Maddie McCarthy came to Sun Design with a goal in mind.  To create an award-winning kitchen. Not only did they want an award-winning kitchen, but also one that had better flow to enhance their everyday life as well as entertain family and friends.  They had plenty of square footage in their…

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Design: Opening a Load Bearing Wall

Posted on: August 3, 2017

It’s surprisingly not uncommon to find yourself and your family spending all your time in specific areas of your home as other areas gather dust from months or years of neglect.  Some rooms have better lighting.  Some are easier to access. Some just feel right, while others don’t give you the felt sense you’re seeking…

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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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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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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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Kitchen & Bath Trends: Transitional Kitchens

Posted on: August 1, 2015

Transitional kitchens are taking over, as they merge a traditional look with a contemporary feel.

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