A Reston couple wanted to revitalize their home which they occupied for the last 30 years. Their kids were now in senior high school and college – mostly living at home. The lower-level family entertainment area, meanwhile, belonged to a bygone era. The master suite was, likewise, an anachronism.
According to Vienna Connection, “The circa 1990s kitchen in the northwest corner of the first floor provided easy access to both an adjacent family room with fireplace, and a dining room/living room – which, nonetheless, were being used less frequently. In short: the house was ready for new beginnings, revisions more properly aligned to a dynamic family’s actual needs. “Of course, large-scale life changes don’t necessarily require a whole house makeover,” Sun Design president Bob Gallagher admits. “We advocate an incremental approach focused on what is needed now, and what changes will satisfy the whole regimen of foreseeable requirements.”
As per Vienna Connection, “Glass-facing cabinets, a 25-bottle wine refrigerator, and a granite-topped serving station now unify the kitchen and the family room. The fireplace surround is MSI Gray Oak tile in a straight lay pattern. The new flooring is a 5-inch plank gray-stained solid maple. Upstairs, the new spa bath features a large walk-in shower with a bench seat, “cubbies” designed for personal use and hand-held shower sprays. Among the lighting enhancements: overhead LED recessed lighting and decorative sconces. The lower level now boasts a state-of-art entertainment center and is equipped with a refrigerator and wet bar.”