After the Decluttering

Analiese Kreutzer Home & Design, Lifestyle

Whether you’ve cleaned out just a couple of closets or gone full Marie Kondo with your efforts to declutter, what you’re left with is a pile of stuff you need to get out of your home. When it comes to that next step, putting things in the trash should be your last resort. It took time to accumulate all that …

Top Renovations To Complete Before You Sell Your House

Keeping Current Matters Home & Design

Via Keeping Current Matters If you are planning on listing your house for sale this year, here are the top four home improvement projects that will net you the most Return on Investment (ROI). Minor bathroom renovations can go a long way toward improving the quality of your everyday life and/or impressing potential buyers. Upgrading your landscaping or curb appeal helps get …

Local Couple Launches Home Makeover Show

Analiese Kreutzer Around Town, Home & Design

Season one of “Best House on the Block,” a home makeover show based in our area, premiered Thursday, November 8 on the DIY network with back-to-back episodes at 11 and 11:30 p.m. The show features Lauren and David Liess, owners of Lauren Liess, an interior design and textiles firm in Great Falls. In each episode, they take a house from …

Two Sun Design Projects Garner Chrysalis Kudos

John Byrd Home & Design

Firm Tops Category for Best Exterior, Master Bath The summer is shaping up nicely for Sun Design Remodeling. Last week, the full-service design/build remodeler won two coveted Chrysalis awards for excellence in home remodeling. The winning categories are “best exterior,” and “best bathroom over $75,000.” Founded in 1993, the Chrysalis has long been regarded as the remodeling industry’s most prestigious …

Garage for All Seasons

John Byrd Home & Design

Residential Detached Structure Wins COTY Grand for Sun Design Remodeling A detached garage and breezeway added to a 25-year-old Georgian-style residence in Clifton has won a “Contractor of the Year” (COTY) Grand award for Sun Design Remodeling Specialists. The three-part design—which combines a new “carriage house” detached garage, a double-gated arched breezeway and a blue-stone garden walkway—reconciles the side elevation …

Buying vs. Renting a Home

Linda Barrett Home & Design

Buying a home is the American Dream. And with interest rates low, there is a favorable climate for buying now. According to the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors®, home sales in 2018 are up by 4% over the same time last year. But as interest rates climb, home prices rise, and inventory continues to be scarce, it may be difficult …

Warm Weather Habitat

John Byrd Home & Design

Sun Design Remodeling Wins Regional  “Contractor of the Year” award (COTY) For Best “Outdoor Living Solution” An indoor/outdoor solution to a Colonial-style residence in McLean has won a regional  “Contractor of the Year” (COTY) Grand award for Sun Design Remodeling Specialists. The two-tier design—which combines an open-air flagstone patio and outdoor kitchen with an overhead balcony—reconciles the rear elevation of …

2018 Home & Design Showcase

TysonsToday Staff Features, Home & Design

Choosing the right contractor or design firm to make improvements on your home can be messy. Narrow your scope and start with a list of the best. Fisher Group LLC Design Build Renovate DESIGN/BUILD Fisher Group LLC is a Design Build Renovation firm with over 30 years experience working in Northern Virginia. The goal for Fisher Group is to provide …

What’s Affecting the Real Estate Market in 2018?

Linda Barrett Home & Design

As we enter another busy home buying and selling season, it is important to know what is going on in the marketplace. What’s influencing buyers? How is the Realtor business changing? What implications does the new tax bill have on home owners? Tax Reform Implications The biggest topic of discussion is the new tax reform bill and its changes to …