July Home Care Tips from Dave & JoAnne

July Home Care Tips from Dave & JoAnne

David & Joanne Adams Home & Design, Real Estate, Realtors

Here are some tips to help keep your home in top shape with simple tasks, courtesy of David and JoAnne Adams. Trim back shrubbery around walls. Trim tree limbs away from roof. Remove any yard waste or debris as needed. Keeping branches or other clippings around can attract insects. Check your siding for damage, warping, or rot. Check smoke and …

What’s the Big Deal About Tiny Houses?

Linda Barrett Home & Design

You can hardly turn on the television without finding a show about tiny houses. Tiny House, Big Living, Tiny House Hunters, and Tiny House World are just three of them. Sometimes called Accessory Dwellings, tiny houses are starting to catch on in our area too. According to the Alliance for Housing Solutions, accessory dwellings are “Additional, often small, housing units located within or adjacent …

Check out this $10.8 million mansion in McLean

Michael Dranove Home & Design, Real Estate

7201 Dulany Dr doesn’t look like a bad place to live. The home features 12 bathrooms, 8 bedrooms, 2 kitchens, a sauna, water fountains, and your choice of sewer hookup or septic tank. According to realtor.com, the home was on the market for $32 million in 2012, so any interested parties may be getting savings as high as $20 million. …

Leaders in Luxury: 1532 Crowell Rd, Vienna $3,697,000

Leaders in Luxury: 1532 Crowell Rd, Vienna $3,697,000

Tysons Today Home & Design, Real Estate

From Zillow: Gorgeous custom estate boasts the luxury living builder?s fine attention to detail and a keen eye for design! Offers a gorgeous winding driveway to your own private oasis. All Brick and precast exterior only provides a glimpse of the interior elegance. Dramatic 2 story foyer shows of the exquisite detail of plaster moldings through-out all levels. The main …

Solar Energy Meeting To Be Held In Vienna

Tysons Today Home & Design

From vienna.gov via The Patch: Town of Vienna residents and business owners interested in utilizing clean energy and saving money on monthly utility bills are invited to an informational meeting about solar energy at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, at Town Hall, 127 Center Street S. The meeting is hosted by the Town’s Conservation and Sustainability Commission (CSC) as part of …

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 …