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March 11, 2019

When a McLean couple was interested in downsizing, they reached out to Jason Outten, their trusted agent from The Buyer’s Brokerage

After an unsuccessful search that included McLean and Arlington, Jason quickly found a townhome in Reston that checked all the boxes.

Starting with walkability, the clients loved everything; all the natural light in this corner model unit, the bay window, the elevator, and even the protected green space across the street near a bike trail.

But they did want to do a few things to their 1999-built home. Fortunately, Jason could help with that too! With a quick call to the full-service, one-stop company, Joy Design + Build, the couple was ready to commit to sign on the dotted line.

With a detailed renovation plan in hand, Jason, together with Joy’s Director of Construction Bob Kamphuis and Project Manager Tim Moser, went to work.

The original floor plan had five bathrooms and five fireplaces. In addition to wanting kitchen and bathroom upgrades, painting and floor refinishing throughout the home, there were a few luxury must-haves on the list: redo all four levels of staircase railings, the banister and landings, and add a new fireplace in the living room.

With three grown children out of the house, this couple wanted to customize their new purchase to suit their current lifestyle. That meant removing a fireplace to create more space for dining in the family room, moving and modernizing a master bedroom fireplace, and adding a custom stone-surround electric fireplace to the living room.

“We could not have been happier with our home renovations. Joy did such high-quality work, exceeding our expectations. Tim Moser was instrumental in making great suggestions like adding an extra enclosure on the stairway landing to match one at next floor, and designing the custom enclosure for the living room fireplace. Often working on weekends, the Joy team was there for us.”

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