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"Our home used to be an escape from the daily routine, and now more than ever it has become our shelter from the outside world. Now our home may be more part of our daily routine, too," said Cristina Miguelez, remodeling specialist for Fixr, a resource for home remodeling projects. "As more …

As the prevalence of artificial intelligence (AI) in the home grows, so too does the amount of helpful features available to make daily tasks much easier. While the abundance of smart home technology (powered by AI) can seem overwhelming, the more you know, the better these functions can imp…

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Tom and Trish Schroeder, the founders of Schroeder Design/Build, Inc., a Fairfax remodeling company, have completely transformed their own city of Fairfax home with a Frank Lloyd Wright-inspired take on open concept living, with an eye toward universal design and aging in place, and they are…

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Arlington residents Kelly and Michael had long wanted a house on the water in the Lake Barcroft area, but-- after years of looking -- could not find anything suitable. There were the obvious challenges. With two young children just starting school, their house of choice had to meet long-term…

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The project: a rear elevation plan that combines a mid-level screened-in porch with a below-deck “kids” play zone. The far-reaching makeover-- which replaces a small builder-grade screened porch with a substantially larger accommodation boasting many outdoor entertainment components-- was re…

There is nothing self-evident about an aging-in-place (AIP) solution. Transforming an existing house into a dwelling that will serve its owners for life is both art and science-- a process that often demands not only top design and building expertise, but technical skills best acquired throu…

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A skillful floor plan reconfiguration that increases the size of a 20-year-old kitchen by over 30 percent, while staying inside the envelope of the existing home, has won a regional Chrysalis Award for Michael Nash Design Build and Homes.

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The 17th Annual Reston Home Tour focuses on six homes that have undergone major redesign in the form of renovations, additions, complete remodels, extensive landscaping, hardscaping and interior decor. These homes, each offering a unique Reston flair, are sure to get your design juices flowi…