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Porch for me, patio for the kids

Source: Fairfax County Times Homes Friday – Sunday, May 11 – 13, 2018 Two-tier exterior custom-designed won CotY Award By John Byrd SPECIAL TO THE FAIRFAX COUNTY TIMES A rear elevation solution that combines a mid-level screened-in porch with an open-air...

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Home for the author

Source: Fairfax County Times Homes Friday – Sunday, April 20 – 22, 2018 “Irish bar meets Ritz Carlton” lower level solution wins (CotY) award By John Byrd Author John Gilstrap had waited long enough for a “destination place” in the lower level of his 5,500...

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Master Suite Enables Aging-in-Place

Source: Springfield Connection, April 05 – 11, 2018 Solution addresses long-term needs arising from spouse’s health. By John Byrd Fred and Liz Saalfeld had occupied their four-bedroom 2,800-squarefoot Colonial in Springfield for nearly five decades when the...

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One-Level Master Suite Enables Aging-in-Place

Source: Mount Vernon Gazette, April 05 – 11, 2018 Solution addresses long-term needs arising from spouse’s stroke. By John Byrd Fred and Liz Saalfeld had occupied their four-bedroom 2,800-squarefoot Colonial in Springfield for nearly five decades when the...

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Master Suite Enables Aging-in-Place

Source: Fairfax Station/Clifton/Lorton Connection, April 05 – 11, 2018 Solution addresses long-term needs arising from spouse’s health. By John Byrd Fred and Liz Saalfeld had occupied their four-bedroom 2,800-squarefoot Colonial in Springfield for nearly five...

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One-Level Master Suite Enables Aging-in-Place

Source: Alexandria Gazette Packet, April 05 – 11, 2018 Solution addresses long-term needs arising from spouse’s stroke. By John Byrd Fred and Liz Saalfeld had occupied their four-bedroom 2,800-squarefoot Colonial in Springfield for nearly five decades when the...

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Sweet Home Alabama

Source: Fairfax County Times Homes Friday – Sunday, March 23 – 25, 2018 Michael Nash Hillside Solution adds space for grand foyer, gracious southern living By John Byrd SPECIAL TO THE FAIRFAX COUNTY TIMES Hunstville, AL is a pretty small town — yet...

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Let the Sun Shine In

Source: ELAN Magazine March 2018 “Sunrooms are an immensely popular way to add living space. Our temperate climate assures a degree of affordable comfort–but the bigger draw may be the visual linkage to the outside.” ~ Sonny Nazemian SUNROOMS COMPLEMENT A...

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No place like home for aging peacefully

Source: Fairfax County Times Homes Friday – Sunday, February 16 – 18, 2018 Designer Sonny Nazemian discusses retrofit strategies that help seniors stay in their own homes By John Byrd SPECIAL TO THE FAIRFAX COUNTY TIMES “Aging-in-place solutions are...

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Planning a Renovation

Renovation is a huge project which needs accurate and careful planning for a successful and satisfying outcome. If you decide to bring your kitchen to the next level, widen your bathroom space, or add a room, maybe to accommodate a new family member, always take time...

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Indoor-Outdoor Solutions

Source: ELAN Magazine February 2018 “Creating a more satisfying relationship between the house and its setting becomes more important to owners as they continue occupying their homes.” ~ Sonny Nazemian FINDING ARCHITECTURAL CONTEXT By John Byrd “Creating a more...

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Let the sun shine in!

Source: Fairfax County Times Homes Friday – Sunday, February 2 – 4, 2018 Master remodeler Sonny Nazemian: “Sunrooms are still an attractive way to add new square footage” By John Byrd SPECIAL TO THE FAIRFAX COUNTY TIMES “Sunrooms remain a popular way to...

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Hidden Potential

Source: ELAN Magazine January 2018 There can be surprisingly daunting engineering issues when working in uneven terrain. Because compaction issues are so exacting, a lot of contractors won’t take on projects like this ~ Sonny Nazemian UPDATING A MID-CENTURY...

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Homes as Investments: Remodeling For Resale

When planning a home remodel, the main goal is to achieve ultimate comfortability and style. Yet sometimes we remodel with something more than appearance and function in mind. Your home is a tangible asset and could be a good investment. A good investment would mean a...

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