Source: Leesburg Lifestyle | November 2020
NARI AWARD WINNING RENOVATION ADVICE TO MAKE GATHERINGS GREAT
THIS TIME OF YEAR IS ABOUT TOGETHERNESS AND FAMILY AND SPENDING TIME BEING GRATEFUL.
Having an inviting, open home is important to making this time of year enjoyable and comfortable. “When people think of the holidays and homes, they think, ‘how can we all be together here in a way that makes sense’,” says Sonny Nazemian, from Michael Nash Design Build. “Part of that is having an open plan with a living area that flows.”
This was exactly the case when new homeowners in McLean approached Sonny looking for an interior remodel. The old kitchen was small and dated and separated from the living space by a structural brick wall. The bath- INTERIOR RENOVATE & REFINE rooms weren’t modern, and the basement needed to be stripped down and completely redesigned.
In order to achieve an open layout around the kitchen, the supporting wall was taken out and replaced with supporting steel. A double sided gas fireplace was added to bring in the breakfast room and a sliding door con- nected both to the backyard living area. The kitchen was then upgraded with new appliances and cabinetry and a new functional island.
Basements are often overlooked, but can be converted into beautiful and functional family spaces. This basement was challenging, but the end result is a spectacular room with a large bar area, gas fireplace with ledger- stone and a flagstone hearth. A guest bedroom and new bathroom were also added to complete the basement space. Now an entire level is perfect
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