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How to Plan for a New Deck for the Spring

How to Plan for a New Deck for the Spring

Maryland’s fall and winter seasons are a hit and miss when it comes to warm or cold days. However, it can leave you dreaming of dryer and warmer weather. It comes as no surprise that homeowners wait to improve their outdoor living space until the weather is better too. Many either don’t think construction companies can work with colder temperatures or just don’t have it top of mind. Believe it or not, this is the perfect time to plan for a new deck for the spring or any outdoor living space for that matter. It’s a great way to have it done in time to enjoy it when the weather is better. Or for some, space to enjoy the outdoors this fall and winter. Here is how to get started.

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Lovely New Patio & Pavilion to Inspire You

Lovely New Patio & Pavilion to Inspire You

For these Annapolis homeowners, they needed a space where they could visit with friends and family outdoors. And with current restrictions, it seems better to do that at home these days and forgo going out. Still, they wanted an area that was multi-purposed and could be used throughout the year. 7th State Builders were happy to work with them on a custom design to meet their goals. Check out this lovely new patio space.

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Best Ways to Winterize Your Home This Year

Best Ways to Winterize Your Home This Year

It’s not this year but every year. Living in Maryland, our weather is unpredictable. We can go from a beautiful 70 degrees fall day to ice-rain in 24 hours. Now, the past few winters haven’t been as bad compared to past snowmageddons but we just might be due for one. That is why no matter what, you should winterize your home. It is usually the largest investment we make and therefore should protect it. To help you get started, we have broken down a few lists of what you can do, what you should probably get a professional for, and bigger considerations. Here are some of the best ways to keep your home safe this winter season.

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All You Need to Know About a Bathroom Remodel

All You Need to Know About a Bathroom Remodel

It’s nice to browse through Pinterest, picking out your favorite bathroom designs. Yet, the actual bathroom renovations themselves can be daunting. There is a marriage between form and function that needs to fit into your budget. A bathroom remodel does not need to be daunting. That is why we wanted to put together a guide of sorts. If you are looking to redo or even adding a bathroom, here are some factors to know beforehand.

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Stunning Maryland Patio with a Fire Pit You Have to See

Stunning Maryland Patio with a Fire Pit You Have to See

7th State Builders took a trip south of D.C. to beautiful Accokeek, Maryland, to help this homeowner build a backyard oasis. They had ample space, but it was an empty canvas. Like so many of us staying home, they wanted a space to go outside and spend time. While they did have a pool, they needed something that was better suited for colder weather. This was also just the start. Read on to see the before and after of this stunning patio with a fire pit (if we do say so ourselves).

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How to Tell You Need to Replace Gutters

How to Tell You Need to Replace Gutters

Fall is upon us in Maryland. It is a great time to take a walk outside and enjoy the brisk air. While you are at it, take a look at the exterior of your home. Take particular care to inspect gutters. ‘Tis the time to clean them. Not only is the weather quite nice, but you can also flush them out before putting up the hose for the season. Remove all debris and give them a spray down. Best if at higher pressure to ensure it wipes away remaining debris. Once you are done, take a look at your gutters for any damage. You may need to repair or replace gutters, and fall is a perfect time to do it. Not sure what to look for? We can help. Here is a low-down on how to inspect and tell if they are damaged.

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New Composite Deck and Screened-in Porch in Waldorf, MD

New Composite Deck and Screened-in Porch in Waldorf, MD

When it comes to your home renovation, why not get the best of both worlds? Well, for this Waldorf, Maryland homeowner, we made their dream a reality with the addition of a new composite deck and screened-in room. The main purpose for this design was to provide multiple, versatile entertainment spaces. Ultimately, the second-story outdoor deck and first-floor screened porch are conducive to the ever-changing Maryland weather. So, with this in mind, the homeowners were excited to have the freedom to host gatherings and entertain company all year long. Check out the results.

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Top Five Home Improvement Projects For New Retirees

Top Five Home Improvement Projects For New Retirees

You’ve talked about it, planned for it and saved for it. Finally retirement is here! Whether you decide to stay in your current home or downsize to a smaller one, there are a few renovations that can significantly improve the appearance, safety and convenience of your space. In fact, a survey by Merrill Lynch found that people over age 55 account for nearly half of all spending on home renovations in the US. And for those over age 65, home improvement spending increased by 26 percent over the past decade. Here are the five most popular home improvement projects for retirees who are looking to improve their space.

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3 Innovative Smart Home Features You Need in 2020

3 Innovative Smart Home Features You Need in 2020

In this day and age, modern technology has not only shaped the world we live in but our individual homes, too. And, it’s easy to say assume that innovations in technology make our lives easier and faster as the years go on. So, it only makes sense to implement some of those advancements into the design and functionality of your living space. After all, “the devil is in the details”, as they say. Here are 3 smart home features that are well worth the time and expense in 2020.

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New Patio in Waldorf, Maryland

New Patio in Waldorf, Maryland

It’s no surprise that we are seeing an uptick in home improvements. With everything going on with COVID-19, we are seeing that people are spending more time at home. Instead of spending money on summer vacations, people are investing in an outdoor oasis. This project was no different. The homeowner wanted to create a space her whole family could enjoy. In the end, we came up with the idea for a new patio in the backyard of this Waldorf home.

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