Written by Mina Lucks, Synergy Design & Construction
A recent client with an upscale townhome was ready to make changes to their nearly 20-year-old home. Dark-cherry finishes and a kitchen layout had started to date, and they had big ideas to improve other areas of the home. The basement entertainment area, a couple hall baths and all new flooring throughout were on the wish list.
Here’s an inside look into how we harmoniously transformed these spaces to brighten the townhouse just in time for the holidays!
Transform Tradition into Trend
The first step of the kitchen transformation was the removal of several non-load-bearing columns and half-walls that enclosed the space. This eliminated barriers with adjacent rooms, allowed more light in, and shed the kitchen’s overly traditional aesthetic.
Hello, open concept!
The revamped kitchen features expansive custom cabinetry that exudes a bright and airy feeling, optimizing every inch of the footprint to increase storage and countertop space. Offering seating for at least four, a large island takes center stage while anchoring and defining the room.
Complemented by white oak accents (including a hanging ladder), the kitchen offers warm and natural textures, establishing a seamless connection with the furnishings in the surrounding dining and living rooms.
To complete the kitchen transformation, lighter-colored hardwood flooring graces the entire main level, creating a cohesive look that pulls all the elements together.
Bringing up the Basement
Just one level below the kitchen remodel, we brought the basement into the project. Several updates were made, including revamping an existing small full bath and adding a built-in bar area and faux beams to the tray ceiling.
A previously unused corner became a striking entertaining focal point with bar cabinetry, floating shelves, and a full-sized wine refrigerator. The most eye-catching feature, a full-height natural stone backsplash, brings a touch of luxury and personality to the space.
On the opposite side of the room, we removed the traditional white trim around the existing fireplace and added stone stacked to the ceiling with an eye-popping custom wood mantle creating an additional architectural feature and a perfect spot to stay cozy in the winter months.
A Splash of Bath
Last, but not least, an unrenovated hall bath on the upper floor received a facelift with all new vanity and plumbing fixtures which bring pops of color and personality to the room — making it a perfect teen’s retreat.
Whether it’s a New Year’s resolution or a well-deserved holiday gift to yourself, consider this story your inspiration to make that home project you’ve been dreaming of a reality!
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Good Wednesday evening, Fairfax County. Let’s take a look back at today’s stories and a look forward to tomorrow’s event calendar. 🕗 News recap The following articles were published earlier…
Nearly two years after updating its vision for the future of McLean Central Park, the Fairfax County Park Authority is ready to start work on some of the planned upgrades….
After a soft opening in early February, Down the Line Sports Center will officially introduce itself to Fairfax City tomorrow (Thursday). The event will kick off at 5 p.m. with a ribbon-cutting, followed by a meet-and-greet with six professional pickleball players visiting from around the country.
Restonians now have a chance to own a piece of their community’s history. Reston Museum, which is located at Lake Anne Plaza, will hold a raffle over the next month…
Dreaming of small-town charm with big-city convenience? Look no further than 7156 Main St in Clifton, Virginia! Nestled just 30 miles from the heart of Washington D.C., this picturesque property offers the best of both worlds.
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city to find tranquility in this quaint, historic town. With its tree-lined streets and friendly community atmosphere, Clifton is the perfect place to call home. Yet, with its close proximity to the nation’s capital, you’ll never be far from the excitement and opportunities of urban living.
Imagine weekends exploring local shops, dining at charming cafes, and enjoying outdoor adventures in nearby parks. Then, commute to D.C. for work or play, soaking in all the culture, entertainment, and career opportunities the city has to offer.
Great Clips at South Lakes Village Center (Reston, Virginia) is seeking hair donors to participate in the Wigs for Kids program this Valentines Week. If you meet the minimum requirements and would like to donate your hair for children fighting cancer, we would love to host you in our salon this Valentine’s Week for a free haircut.
Hair donations must be a minimum of 12 inches
Hair donations must be clean and stored/packaged completely dry.
Hair donations cannot be permed, color-treated, or highlighted.
Temporary coloring or highlights that wash out are acceptable but must be completely washed out before cutting. Gray hair is accepted.
Participate in the 32nd Annual Van Metre 5K Run, a race that goes further than 3.1 miles, and every stride you take supports Children’s National Hospital. The Van Metre 5K Run donates 100% of proceeds to Children’s National Hospital and