Let the Sun Shine In

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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

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“Sunrooms remain a popular way to add living space to a home in our community,” says Sonny Nazemian, founder and CEO of Michael Nash Kitchen and Homes. “Northern Virginia’s temperate climate assures a degree of affordable comfort, but the bigger draw may be the visual linkage to the outside that a sunroom can uniquely provide. There’s an aesthetic dimension that inspires garden spaces with focal points and a whole host of indoor-outdoor play spaces that seem to naturally evolve.”

Of course, one must be on top of building code issues. Fairfax County introduced a model energy code several years ago and the rules on how much “glazing” can be added to a home are complicated, and still being debated. “Experience really counts in this arena,” Nazemian adds.

Since forming his company more than 25 years ago, Nazemian estimates that he has built 12 to 15 sunrooms per year, many of which have won national honors from the likes of the Nnational Association of the Remodeling Industry, the national association of home Builders and (on a dozen occasions) the coveted chrysalis award which is sponsored annually by Qualified remodeled magazine. < Read More >