Source: Fairfax County Times Friday – Sunday, May 31 – June 02, 2019
By John Byrd SPECIAL TO THE FAIRFAX COUNTY TIMES
A space plan reconfiguration and makeover in an Ashburn residence has won a National Contractor of the Year (CotY) Award for Michael Nash Design Build and Homes. The innovative solution has been judged the nation’s top kitchen remodel within a prescribed budget range by the National Association of Remodeling Industry (NARI).
Among other space enhancement strategies, the remodeler converted a seldom-used breakfast room into a gourmet kitchen, removed a bearing wall between the new kitchen and adjacent two level family room, introduced a food prep island and dining counter, which seats six, and formed a new dining room adjacent to a butler’s pantry that features custom-designed cabinetry.
The new living space now accommodates a professional caliber cooktop range, a double door refrigerator/freezer, a butler’s pantry equipped with wine refrigerator, a farm sink and many other amenities. The interior design is articulated in a warm “transitional-style” that balances traditional detailing with welldeveloped sight lines and a bold indoor-outdoor visual continuum.
Taken as a whole, the makeover transforms a poorly-conceived first level floorplan into a generous suite of rooms that segues directly to an open family room and the relocated dining room. <Read More>