Welcome back to Daniels Design & Remodeling, where we provide Northern Virginia homeowners with high-quality remodeling and renovation services. We aren’t new to the field either, as we’ve been one of the state’s premier boutique architectural home remodeling firms since 1997. With over two decade’s worth of experience, Daniels Design and Remodeling represents a provider of home renovations that will go above and beyond your expectations.

The Remodeling Process: 3 Easy Steps

Simply put, we hang our hat on our ability to bring our customers’ unique vision to life. Taking an idea and converting it into a stunning, eye-catching reality is no simple task. That’s why we have a passionate team of skilled individuals, each with their own gifts and specialty. From in-house architects and carpenters to client service specialists who ensure you are taken care of each step of the process, our priority is to make sure you are thrilled with both the experience and results that Daniels Design & Remodeling brings to the table.

So while it’s a process with plenty of moving parts behind the scenes, we’ve developed a process that ensures our customers have a world-class, stress-free experience. Our 3 easy steps are:

  • Feasibility Study – Meet our team, measure the project, and we’ll create up to three concepts for you to choose from.
  • Choose Your Design – Select from up to three concepts, decide on selections, and then tailor/adjust according to your personal preference!
  • Build Your Project – After a pre-construction meeting where we will outline logistics and the construction schedule, we’ll build the project completion.

No matter the size of your remodeling project, we follow our 3-step process to make sure we earn your complete satisfaction. When you choose a North Virginia home remodeling company like Daniels Design & Remodeling, you can rest easy knowing that we will do everything in our power to make sure your experience is nothing short of world-class.

The Rules Of Interior Design

There’s a good reason we call our blog space Remodeling 101. In posts of the past few months, we’ve highlighted what not to do when remodeling your kitchen, signs that it’s time for a home remodel, while offering up a few home renovation projects that will increase the value of your home.

In keeping with our goal of providing an educational space for anyone interested in learning more about the field of home remodeling, today we will be covering a few indispensable rules of interior design. While this list may be neither authoritative nor exhaustive, we believe it will serve as a framework of understanding as you begin to envision what is possible in your own home!


It’s easy to put the cart before the horse when planning any kind of home renovation. Focusing on the aesthetic elements, such as the mood, theme, color scheme, and such, is one of the most thrilling aspects of redesigning a section of your house, but the step that must precede it is determining the purpose of a room.

A room is more than its mere appearance; whether it’s a kitchen, living room, or bathroom it has a function to perform. You need to determine the focal point of the room (such as an island in the kitchen). It might be a fireplace, rug, a window with a nook, or something else entirely. Once you determine what that focus should be, you can begin to plan around that center point. The function of a room informs all following decisions regarding lighting, furniture, arrangement, and even mood.


Once we’ve gotten purpose and function out of the way, we can start to use our imagination! The mood of a room encapsulates a great number of facets, from color scheme and patterns to the style of furniture or even a theme, if you are feeling overt!

There are many things to consider when crafting the perfect mood for your room of choice, such as patterns, texture, and more. All of these things must work in concert, flowing in the same direction. That doesn’t mean everything must be uniform and related to a theme, but the key to giving your home a personality is making it your own! Don’t be afraid to get whimsical in your accessorizing!

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Of course, there are many other rules than what we’ve addressed above, and in a future post we hope we’ll have the opportunity to be more specific. However, make sure you don’t ignore what is perhaps the most important rule of them all — prioritizing function over mood! Both are achievable, but it’s almost always better when you work in the correct order.

Our parting thought is that we completely understand if you find even the conceptualizing of remodeling your home somewhat overwhelming. As we mentioned above, there is so much that goes into a well-executed home renovation. Daniels Design & Remodeling works hard to be a remodeling company in the Northern Virginia area that you can trust through a challenging process. Each detail of your project will be planned by our veteran designed and built with care by our experienced craftsmen.
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