There’s something special about updating a home for a family who are ready to remodel with a modern aesthetic that still pays homage to the origins of the house. This Reston single family home was built in the late 1970s, backs onto a golf course and is in a beautiful, family-friendly neighborhood. However, in keeping with the trends of the 70s, the footprint had lots of separate rooms and narrow doorways making it feel darker and smaller than it really was. Planning to stay in their home for the longer term, the family were ready to remodel to make it their own as well as improve the flow and functionality of the spaces.
We started in the small U-shaped Kitchen, where we removed a wall separating it from an informal den at one end, creating a more open flow. This allowed the family to reconfigure and use the originally awkward space as a new dining area, complete with new cabinetry to match the Kitchen for a cohesive feel.