We at Daniels Design & Remodeling are thrilled to be able to announce that the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) Metro DC Chapter named our luxury remodeling company the 2019 Capital CotY winner for the category of Residential Exterior Over $200,000.

The annual award competition, “Evening of Excellence,” was recently held on Saturday, February 9th, 2019, at the Westwood Country Club, Vienna WA. The recognition was given to us for an exterior remodel project we completed in McLean, VA. We are thrilled to be the Contractor of the Year winner in Fairfax, VA, and today’s blog would see us take the opportunity to highlight the approach to the exterior redesign.

If you are interested in learning what sets a premier, full-service remodeling company apart from others in its class, this post is for you. So by all means, read on!

Judging Method

Before we get in-depth with the describing of the actual remodeling work we performed, it’s important to note the criteria by which all entries were judged. Per our press release on the award, “Judging is based on problem solving, functionality, aesthetics, craftsmanship, innovation, degree of difficulty by an impartial panel of industry experts. NARI Metro DC named 84 Capital CotY winners from the 2019 competition, with 12 team members. Several Capital CotY winners were also named NARI Regional winners and will advance to the final competition of being named a National winner.

Every year, NARI Metro DC recognizes Capital CotY awards to remodeling companies who have shown remarkable work in their remodeling process and results. This year, Daniels Design & Remodeling was thrilled to be able to take home the top prize, and even more so considering the total worth of remodeling projects judged was over $26 million!

Our Virginia Exterior Design Project

This lovely Mclean family came to us in search of a significantly improved home exterior. In terms of both function and aesthetic quality, there was sufficient opportunity for our experienced redesign team to formulate a plan that fit the homeowners’ unique vision. In truth, before the home renovation, the home’s rear exterior was distressed and, by all accounts, something of an eyesore when compared with the beauty the rest of the house displayed.

For example, significant obstacles we contended with included:

  • Rotten siding
  • Water drainage problems
  • Termite damage
  • Dated front railings
  • Obscure rooflines


The project presented numerous moving parts our design team needed to juggle. The homeowners wanted a new home exterior that incorporated a patio made of sustainable materials coupled with minimal maintenance. Additionally, our exterior home remodeling team worked with the homeowners to add square footage to the existing structure of the home’s rear portion.

Ultimately, we were able to solve water drainage issues while enhancing the curb appeal of the home, using sustainable, low-maintenance materials. In the end, we replaced all visible exterior finishes of the home, save for the brick fireplace. This included the garage door, siding, cornice, paint, shingles, gutters, windows, and light fixtures. The Mclean family was thrilled with our ability to use durable, low-maintenance products while going above and beyond expectations on the aesthetic front. Finally, we altered the rooflines in order to enhance the appearance of the rear portion of the house, in effect matching the detail and style found in the front!

Choose The Premier Remodeling Agency In Northern Virginia

We at Daniels Design & Remodeling are so pleased to be able to share a significant recognition with our readers. We do this to let our prospective customers know what kind of quality can be expected when working with us, in terms of both process and outcome.

Our remodeling company has consistently won awards throughout our 20-year history, among which are COTY (Contractor of the Year), Best of Houzz, Angie’s List Super Service, Guild Quality, and Virginia Living Top of the Trades & Best of Virginia. We’ve received these recognitions because of our commitment to listening to our customers’ needs and vision before we put our experience and industry knowledge to work. Over the last two decades, we’ve worked hard to master our craft. We will always strive toward progress and internal improvement, but our mission will remain to provide outstanding customer satisfaction while delivering dreams on-time and on- budget.

If you are interested in a home remodeling project in Northern Virginia, don’t hesitate to schedule a conversation with us at Daniels Design & Remodeling! We’d love to hear from you.