Recent Projects

New Front Landing in Upper Marlboro, Maryland

New Front Landing in Upper Marlboro, Maryland

It may seem like a simple job but even the small ones can make a big impact. Take this new front landing in Upper Marlboro. The house had an all brick circular landing. The style originally matched the house. Now, over time, it had become damaged and broken. When we spoke with the homeowners, they originally wanted to just redo the brick landing. However, we suggested something different.

Read more

Window Replacement – How to Know When It Is Time

Window Replacement - How to Know When It Is Time

As a homeowner, at least your first time around, you don’t realize all the maintenance involved in owning a home. And while some things might seem obvious, others might not. In addition, there are maintenance costs. That is why it is really important to keep track of dates. You need to know how old your features are or when the last time something was updated. This especially applies to your windows. They aren’t just for curb appeal either. Windows contribute a lot more to the comfortability in your home than most realize. So, how do you know when window replacement is necessary? Here are some top signs you need to consider new windows.

Read more

Maryland Screened-In Front Porch

Maryland Screened-In Front Porch

We just talked about this in our last blog. To screen-in or not to screen-in? There was a list of pros and cons. One thing we mentioned, is that many homeowners choose to screen-in their back porches. Many times people don’t screen in their front porch for aesthetics. Still, there are many benefits to screening in your front porch. For this homeowner, the front of the house faces the water. They wanted to be able to spend more time enjoying the view and less time swatting bugs. We completely understand. Learn more about how we built this screened-in front porch below.

Read more

Should You Screen-In Your Porch?

Should You Screen-In Your Porch?

Front and back porches are an extension of our homes. They add additional living space where we can enjoy the outdoors. As a lot of us find ourselves in-doors even more right now, a porch can be a much-needed reprieve. A lot of the time, when it comes to updating or building a new porch, homeowners are posed with the question if they should screen-in their porch. With summer approaching, this is a great question. So, here are some pros and cons to a screened-in porch.

Read more

What You Need to Know About Hardscapes for Your Home

What You Need to Know About Hardscapes for Your Home

You have decided to improve your home’s landscape, but you don’t know where to begin. Do you want to upgrade an existing site or create a whole new outdoor space? Do you want to enhance the softscape or the hardscape, or a combination of the two? Of course, it helps to know the difference between softscapes and hardscapes for your home. The softscape is the living parts of a landscape – like plants – and the hardscape is non-living, inanimate elements – like walkways. Now that you have that figured out, you can begin planning your project.

Read more

Front Porch Rebuild in Maryland

Front Porch Rebuild in Maryland

As we are in quarantine, more homeowners are at home realizing some things just need to be updated. This was no different for this Maryland homeowner. The existing front porch had settled over time. This caused the porch to be offset from the concrete steps. It also was making the roof sink. In addition, the latticework was damaged. This wasn’t just aesthetically unpleasing but posed real safety issues. That is why we did a front porch rebuild.

Read more

New Front Door and Landing Before and After

New Front Door and Landing Before and After

It’s easy to overlook a space we pass through daily. However, your front door is of vital importance. This is the ultimate space where form meets function. Not only does it need to keep the weather out and unwanted visitors, but it is also the center of your home’s curb appeal. It’s no surprise that front door replacements provide the highest rate of return on any home upgrade investments. That is why we want to show you how drastically a new front door and landing can look with this before and after.

Read more

Hardscapes That Will Make You Ready for Warmer Weather

Hardscapes That Will Make You Ready for Warmer Weather

Warmer weather is on its way and the first signs of spring are starting to show. Needless to say, now’s the perfect time to upgrade your backyard. And, what better way to enhance your space than with hardscapes? Having the right patio design or stone walkway will add that little extra spark to your outdoor lifestyle. As a licensed home remodeling and building service in Maryland, 7th State Builders are the experts in helping you build your ‘dream yard’.

Read more