Source: Fairfax County Times Friday -Sunday, January 3-5, 2020
Practices for more spacious, attractive and comfortable townhouses
By John Byrd SPECIAL TO THE FAIRFAX COUNTY TIMES
Last week, “The new frontier: townhouse renovation -part two” featured the expansion of the middle of a three-level Merrifield townhouse. Part three will illustrate how a whole-house makeover in Clarendon meets the owners’ long-term needs.
Increasing the living space in a townhouse requires a demanding set of skills.
“There are usually structural and building code issues involved,” says remodeler Sonny Nazemian. “We often discover that the original builder did not optimize the space plan in the build-out, so there’s a lot of wasted square footage that can be put to better use.”
“That being said, the investment incentive for renovating a local townhouse has been steadily improving. In the past 12 months, real estate assessments for townhomes in northern Virginia have increased at a faster annual rate (3.15 percent) than single family homes (2.36 percent) — and with new metro stations driving demand, resale values are growing.” <Read More>