7th State Blog

Welcome to our blog! This is where we have our recent project, tips, inspiration, and more. If you are looking for just a gallery of pictures and fewer words, take a look over at our portfolio. If you want to know our process and the before pictures, stay right here and comb through our recent projects. And if you want to learn, or have questions about the renovation process, this is also a great place to be! If you want to hear about a particular topic, let us know.

How to Determine the Perfect Deck Size for Your Home

How to Determine the Perfect Deck Size for Your Home

Starting a deck construction project is an exciting time for any homeowner. Decks bring joy and fulfillment to any homeowner’s life, from grilling and hosting parties and cookouts—to grabbing some extra vitamin D when sunbathing. But many factors go into determining the size of your new deck. Below, we’ll outline some basic guidelines to narrow down the perfect deck size for your home.

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Deck to Screened-In Patio Transformation in Maryland Home

Deck to Screened-In Patio Transformation in Maryland Home

We need to discuss something we often see with new home builds. When homeowners pick out options, there are add-ons, like decks, that you can choose. Don’t. Many times those add-ons get overlooked. Often the add-ons are built with the cheapest materials and put together as quickly as possible. This is how we’ve come about this latest project: a deck to screened-in patio transformation.

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Move the Party Outside: 5 Reasons to Add an Outdoor Kitchen to Your Home

Move the Party Outside: 5 Reasons to Add an Outdoor Kitchen to Your Home

Many people have heard that remodeling a kitchen is one of the best ways to increase the value of your home. It stands to reason, then, that adding another kitchen–this time, outdoors–will increase that value even more. An outdoor kitchen is an attractive investment that comes with several benefits. Today’s outdoor kitchens are much more than just a built-in barbecue on a patio. People equip these kitchens with oversized grills, sinks, and granite countertops. They often feature gourmet appliances, electricity, and plumbing as well.

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Planning a Bathroom Remodel? 6 Must-Know Tips Before You Start

Planning a Bathroom Remodel? 6 Must-Know Tips Before You Start

If you’re planning a bathroom remodel project, you surely have a lot of things on your mind. There is no right way to remodel your bathroom, and the choices are endless if you have a flexible budget. Even without a lot of money to invest in your new bathroom, you can still make a variety of choices regarding paint, fixtures, and lighting. The most important part of any remodeling project is setting yourself up for success by planning ahead. Here are six must-know tips to consider before getting your bathroom remodel project started.

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Maryland Farmhouse Bathroom Remodel

Maryland Farmhouse Bathroom Remodel

Did you know Maryland was the seventh state to become a state? Hence our namesake. Agriculture has played an important part in the state’s history. So, it’s not uncommon to come across renovated farmhouses or those looking to remodel farmhouses. It’s a piece of history and is a great way to make something old into something new. However, with older structures, comes not so easy remodeling projects. For this Maryland farmhouse bathroom remodel, that was no different.

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Is Ice Melt on Pavers Safe to Use During Winter?

Is Ice Melt on Pavers Safe to Use During Winter?

Whether you’re ready or not, cold weather is here. That means ice and snow aren’t too far behind. Although it can create some pretty scenery, winter weather also causes slippery sidewalks and pathways. As you are gathering your winter supplies, remember the shovels and snow blowers. But there is another helpful tool: ice melt. Is it safe to use ice melt on pavers?

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