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Award winning design-build firm specialized in low environmental impact kitchen, bathroom and basement remodeling, additions and custom homes.

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Best of Houzz 2020 - Design
Best of Houzz 2019 - Client Satisfaction
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About Us

EnviroHomeDesign (EHD) is an award winning design-build firm specialized in kitchen, bathroom and basement remodeling, additions and custom homes. Over 20 years of experience helping families convert their houses into beautiful, healthy and efficient homes.

We will guide you through the design and construction process resulting in an end product that meets your needs. We form flexible teams for each project with a customized approach for our clients and their budgets.

EHD has the expertise to deliver green certified projects including LEED Homes, National Green Standard, and EarthCraft certifications.

Let us make your dream home a reality!


Simply put, Marta is wonderful. Not only is she a talented architect, she is a warm and caring person. From the time we began working on our project with her, through its completion, I felt like she was our partner--she worked with us every step of the way to design the home we wanted. She helped guide us through the process from start to finish, patiently asking us questions to help us better understand the home we wanted, and, with her tremendous knowledge of design and construction, turned our dream into reality. When we ran into some challenges with our project (no fault of Marta's--it had to do with the difficulty of adding to a 1941 colonial), she creatively and confidently turned those challenges into opportunities. There are many things I love about Marta, but above all else, I felt entirely at ease and comfortable working with her. I have complete confidence in her professional abilities and talents, and I love that she cares about giving her clients not just a house, but a home. I highly recommend her. PS--My husband also submitted a review and also highly recommends Marta. You can see his review below. While his name is also associated with this review, it's actually his wife who is writing it!Read More

Beautify designs that are efficient, conscientious, and environmentally friendly. With her old world charm and attention to detail, Marta is a wonderful asset to Arlington and Northern Virginia metropolitan area! She added new life to my 1940 Arlington colonial.Read More

Marta at EnviroHomeDesign brought vision, imagination and clarity to our projects. She really thought about how we would use the space we were creating, anticipating our needs, and finding design solutions which worked for us. Marta is more than a talented designer. She has a deep knowledge of construction processes, materials and budgeting. Her energy is an inspiration. She is detailed, thorough, and very accessible. Marta is a great partner to have on a renovation.Read More

Our 1920 “cottage” in the Courthouse area of Arlington, which we bought in the 1970’s, was originally, we believe, a summer getaway from Washington DC. It was a one-story, 2 bedroom house on a small lot. The house had deteriorated to the point where we had to either do major renovations or sell the house to someone who would tear it down. Since we loved the neighborhood, and the house, we decided to discuss our options with Marta Laysecu, who seemed to share our desire to modernize the house while maintaining some of its original character, in an affordable way, and also, to incorporate environmentally friendly practices. Marta patiently spent many hours discussing ideas with my family, who all had differing ideas of how the renovation should be done. We wanted a flexible design that would allow for different living arrangements in the future as our needs changed. The other complicating factor was finding ways to comply with zoning regulations on our undersized lot. Marta spent many hours working with the county zoning office to understand our options. Marta listened to all the ideas from family members, and was able to come up with a design that managed to mesh many of the ideas into a plan that was acceptable to all, and she always took into account our budget. We ended up adding a second story, an addition on the back, and a complete renovation of the entire house, so we basically ended up with a new house, but with the basic character of the original. Marta was involved and available throughout the renovation. As a perfectionist, she insisted on quality work, and did not hesitate to have work redone that did not meet her standards. If we ever do a renovation in the future, we hope Marta will be available to help.Read More

Marta had the depth of knowledge of both design and construction to work with real-world budgets, to hold subcontractors accountable, to prioritize items on our project, and to help us coordinate with all the many teams needed to complete a full home renovation. Marta is a passionate, creative, problem solver. She was with us every step of the way - from the initial design to the final construction. And she had the imagination to see our house as we would want to use it. She was detailed, persistent, patient – and a tireless advocate for my new family. I recommend Marta highly.Read More