What’s In Your Attic?

Everyone is looking for more square footage in their Northern Virginia home remodeling projects. Expanding out is not always a possibility, and basements may be non-existent or not practice. For inspiration, look up! Renovating the attic space is a hot trend right now that enhances your space with a brand new getaway.

Island Ideas That Wow

Everyone knows the kitchen island becomes the centerpiece for the home. It’s where family and friends gather for meals, paperwork, and socializing. These days, the humble kitchen island is anything but, and there are great features to add that will upgrade your kitchen and your life. Add a touch of luxury and convenience to your Northern Virginia home renovation with these top island additions.

Great Garage Updates

The humble garage can be elevated to superstar status in your home with a few minor changes. It’s probably one of the largest areas of your home with 400 to 600 square feet or even more, and a garage remodel can add storage, organization, and aesthetic appeal to your home. Here are some ways to make your garage one of your favorite spots in the house.

Updated Flooring

Putting down new flooring in the garage instantly adds style, and covers up unsightly stains and blemishes. You might be surprised at how many garage flooring options are available for your Northern Virginia renovation project in the garage. One option is to use tiles specifically designed for the garage. You can choose hard tiles made of tough plastic, soft PVC tiles, or carpet tiles. Another idea is garage rolls made of vinyl or rubber. These offer a great look as well as quick and easy installation.

Clever Remodeling Hacks

Have you ever fantasized about having a secret room in your home? At the push of a button, shelving or a stair case would reveal itself to be a hidden door, revealing an unknown room within. Home renovation is the perfect time to talk to your contractor about installing the secret room of your dreams.

At Daniels Design and Remodeling, we are more than willing to think outside the box with you. Bring us your creative ideas and we will combine them with our years of experience and expertise to make them a reality. Call us today to start the conversation.

Creative Storage In Your Home

Having enough storage is a big issue for most home owners. Square footage is at a premium, so where can you put all of your stuff? There are creative storage solutions that you can integrate into your Northern Virginia kitchen remodel, master bath remodel, or and home remodeling job.

Molding Choices To Enhance Any Room

There’s nothing that classes up a room quite like adding beautiful molding. It’s a timeless touch that adds architectural detail where there wasn’t any before, and gives any room a rich, finished look. Once you decide to add moldings during your renovation project, you need to choose which type of molding you are going to use in the room. Here are a few of your options.

The Connected Home

Adding a smart thermostat to your home adds a lot more than just convenience. You can save significant amount of money on your utility bills and save energy. While programmable thermostats have been around for years, smart thermostats that you can control from your smartphone are a whole new world. With a smart thermostat, you can turn your air conditioning up before you get home, or turn down the heat if you find you’re going to be away for an extended period. Today’s wi-fi enabled thermostats can integrate with other smart devices in your home, and can be controlled via virtual assistants like Amazon’s Alexa.

Eco-Friendly Flooring

The hottest trend in home remodeling is green building, and that extends right down to the floor. We are committed to Green Remodeling, and we advise homeowners to look into the wide variety of eco-friendly flooring options available today for home renovation. They combine beauty, durability, and a low carbon footprint, making them the perfect choice for any remodeling project. Check out some of the many types of eco-friendly flooring available.

There’s More To Sinks Than You Think

The kitchen sink might not be the most glamorous item in your Northern Virginia kitchen remodeling project, but it will probably be the most used. The sink is the workhorse of the kitchen, in use day and night for all kinds of purposes. The sink you choose for your kitchen renovation will depend on how you use your kitchen, and your personal taste. These days, there are a number of stylish choices and options for your kitchen remodel.

Square Footage Above The Garage

When you must have more space, but you love your home and its location but absolutely must have more space, look above the garage. This can often be the one spot where you can add a room without increasing square footage, and keeping your addition within the home’s existing footprint will reduce costs. Since garages are normally at least 20 x 24 feet, you’ll find a lot of room to expand your living space.

Modern Bath Design

Updating your bathroom is one of the smartest investments you can make into your home. It is a project that increases your home’s resale value, gives you a design that suits your lifestyle, lowers your energy footprint, and allows you to take advantage of all the latest innovations in bathroom design.

Multi-Purpose Laundry Rooms

Having a space in your home to do laundry is a real luxury, and laundry rooms are popular home additions in Northern Virginia. In recent years, laundry rooms have been taken to a whole new level with custom shelving and storage, deluxe counter space, and sparkling paint jobs. Clever homeowners in Northern Virginia are now finding new ways to make the laundry room pull double duty, getting more use out of every inch of space in their homes.

Double Island Kitchens

A kitchen island is the hub of activity in the house, a great space to work, eat, and gather to enjoy each others company. The newest trend in kitchen remodels goes one better. Double island kitchens are showing up in kitchen layouts all over Virginia, and they open up a world of possibilities in the most popular room in the house.

Daniels Design & Remodeling Is Awarded Best of Houzz 2017

Daniels Design and Remodeling of Fairfax, Virginia has won “Best Of Design on Houzz®, the leading platform for home remodeling and design. The 20 year old remodeling and design firm was chosen by the more than 40 million monthly unique users that comprise the Houzz community from among more than one million active home building, remodeling and design industry professionals.

Comfortable & Bright Interiors

This winter, our homes are where we find a peaceful escape from the hectic outside world. In this day and age of sensory overload, the main trend is toward comfortable furnishings and textures, and uplifting colors. Design is leaning towards hand crafted elements that defy our digital world, bringing us closer to family and friends in a warm, welcoming environment.

What Is A Pocket Office?

Many homeowners need a space in their home to get work done, but in the age of shrinking screens and streamlined equipment, an entire room dedicated to an office may not be necessary. That’s where the Pocket Office comes in. These spaces can be as small as 16 square feet, but that could be all that you need to get tasks accomplished efficiently.

Trends In The Master Bath

The master bath should be a modern sanctuary, and if yours leaves something to be desired, the new year is a great time to think about that long overdue master bathroom renovation. The best master bathrooms combine timeless choices mixed with a few innovative touches. Here are some of the top trends that may make your Northern Virginia master bathroom your favorite room in the house.

We’ve Been In Business 20 Years

Daniels Design and Remodeling is proud we have been in business for 20 years. Since 1997, Daniels Design and Remodeling has been your premier Northern Virginia Remodeling Contractor. We started with just one employee, and now have over 15 of the best contractors, designers, architects, project managers, builders, and craftsmen in the business. We specialize in helping people figure out what they want and making their dreams a reality. Our design team helps you solve the problems in your home on time and on your budget.

Our Exclusive Remodeling Toolkit

Daniels Design and Remodeling is proud to offer our clients our exclusive Remodeling Toolkit. It guides you through the remodeling process and gives you secret tips and insights on the remodeling industry. Our Remodeling Toolkit is a free, downloadable kit that includes lots of extras to make your Northern Virginia remodeling project the very best in can be.

Steam Showers To Reduce Stress

Are you completely stressed out from holiday preps? An ideal solution for stress relief and luxury is to install a steam shower in your bathroom. To chase away the chill of winter, or let your tension go after a long, hard day, there is nothing like a steam shower. It’s a remodeling project that you’ll appreciate for years to come, and is a small change that can make a big difference in your life.

Prized Pantries

When the holidays arrive, food storage space is at a premium. That’s why at the holidays and all year long, homeowners appreciate a well thought out kitchen pantry to make their life easier. If you don’t have a pantry, talk to your contractor about how you can create one in your home. Pantries are much more than just a closet for extra food these days. Check out some of these amazing pantry ideas to take your kitchen to the next level.

Best Kitchen Layouts

When it comes to a smoothly functioning kitchen, one of the most important decisions you can make in your Arlington VA kitchen remodel is the layout. Your choice will depend on your square footage, the shape of the kitchen, and what you are looking for in functionality. Here are a few details about the most popular kitchen layout choices.

The Formal Dining Room

The holidays are right around the corner and that means it’s time for the formal dining room to take center stage. It’s the place where everyone gathers to enjoy delicious family meals, celebrate holiday traditions, and have great conversations. If you don’t have a formal dining room in your home yet, put it on your wish list as your next Northern Virginia home improvement.

Multi-Generational Homes

In years past, it was very common for many generations to live under the same roof. That changed after World War 2, when children wanted to branch out into their own space. Since the Great Recession, however, multi-generational homes are coming back in full force. There are benefits for everyone. Grandparents help with grandchildren to offset the high cost of child care. Families save the huge expense of a nursing home for elderly parents. Young adults who are victims of a bad job market stay home and contribute to the household. In addition to the financial benefits, everyone enjoys the opportunity to really know one another as family.

Superman Vision Is Here

In the past, only Superman could see through walls, but not anymore. An incredible new technology has been created that promises to greatly benefit the home remodeling industry. It’s advanced, 3D imaging technology that lets users literally see through solid objects called the Walabot DIY. Walabot DIY has changed powerful and expensive technology into cheap and accessible technology that attached directly to your Android phone. Its imaging capabilities lets you see through anything, even walls, and creates 3D images you can see. It reveals a hidden world all around us that we haven’t been able to see, until now.

Create A Luxury Shower

When you begin your Northern Virginia master bathroom remodel, let your imagination run wild. If you have always dreamed of having a luxury master bathroom shower, there’s never been a better time to make that dream come true. There is an incredible variety of options that can turn any bathroom into a spa-like experience. Here are some of the factors we suggest you focus on to create a luxury shower that can change your outlook on life.

Kitchen Cabinetry Styles

When you are planning your Northern Virginia kitchen remodeling project, one of the most important decisions to make is the style of your kitchen cabinets. There is such a variety to choose from you may not know where to begin. There are several things to keep in mind when choosing kitchen cabinets for kitchen remodels. Initially, you will have to decide whether you are going to match your cabinets to the home’s existing style or go a different route. Here is a brief description of some of the kitchen cabinetry styles to choose from.

Front Door Options

They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression, and your front entry door is the first impression everyone gets of your home. Make sure that replacing your front door is part of your next Northern Virginia Remodeling project to increase the curb appeal, resale value, and energy efficiency of your home. Here are a few of the front door materials and options you can choose from.

Top 5 Contractor Qualities

How do you know you are getting the best possible contractor for your project? Just look for these traits and you know you’ll be working with someone who is trustworthy, talented, and reliable.


You want to choose a contractor that has a significant amount of proven experience. This ensures not only that they are trained and experienced in building, remodeling, and renovating, but it also tells you they are reliable. Companies don’t stay in business for long if they are not satisfying their customers. Experienced contractors will also have built up a network of top quality sub-contractors that will be used on your project.

Fall Remodeling Projects

Replacing outdated siding on your home gives you a dramatic change to the exterior of your home. Besides adding great curb appeal to your home before the holiday season, replacing siding will decrease your winter energy costs. Insulated siding increases your home’s thermal efficiency, or R-value. Today’s siding is also wind and impact resistant, making your home more resilient in winter storms.

Common Remodeling Questions

Don’t be afraid to ask some key questions up front when you are interviewing a potential contractor. You should ask who will be designing your kitchen, bathroom, or any other area of the house you are renovating. Also ask where in Northern Virginia they do the most work, and how long they have been in business. You should ask what recognition’s and awards they’ve achieved, and whether they belong to any associations.

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