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 add living space to a home in our community,” says Sonny Nazemian, founder and CEO of Michael Nash Design, Build 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. 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 over 25 years ago, Nazemian estimates that he has built 12-15 sunrooms per year, many of which have won national honors from the likes of the National 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 Remodeler magazine. < Read More >