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.

Why Winter Is the Perfect Time for a New Patio Paver

Why Winter Is the Perfect Time for a New Patio Paver

If you want to build a paver patio for your spring and summer enjoyment, the best time to start its construction is in the winter. In addition to the timing, there are many reasons to make your paver patio a winter project. As you begin designing your winter patio project, you’ll find that these benefits will make your project easier and more cost-effective to complete.

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5 Brilliant Examples of How to Utilize Accent Pavers in Your New Patio

5 Brilliant Examples of How to Utilize Accent Pavers in Your New Patio

Pavers are one of the most versatile products for backyards. They can define spaces, create more usable spaces, and make your landscaping safer. There are truly endless ways to utilize accent pavers. This article will cover five brilliant accent paver examples to inspire your next backyard project. Whether you want to add one simple feature or redefine your entire space, 7th State Builders can bring your vision to life.

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Best Deck Materials for Long-Lasting and Gorgeous Outdoor Area

Best Deck Materials for Long-Lasting and Gorgeous Outdoor Area

Relaxing outdoors is one of the best and easiest ways to recharge your batteries, soak up some vitamin D, and lift your mood. That’s why many homeowners decide to build a deck or patio to complete their outdoor living space. But a gorgeous outdoor area doesn’t just manifest itself out of thin air. It requires careful planning, collaboration, and expert craftsmanship to create a deck you’re proud to show off. And it all starts with the materials you use. If you’re considering building a deck or patio for your home, it is important to learn about the different deck materials you can use and how to choose the best deck materials for your outdoor area.

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Completed Townhouse Paver Patio & Bump Out – From Grass to Great

While we love featuring larger projects, like a poolside pavilion, we still take pride in the smaller ones as well. And for us, townhouses are great spaces to make the most of your backyard living. For starters, many townhouses have smaller backyards. That might seem limiting, but really, it makes it a bit easier to design the perfect space. It also doesn’t mean you can’t have multiple areas with hardscapes and landscaping. If anything, it helps to make the backyard much easier to maintain. So let’s talk specifics of this townhouse paver patio.

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What Is the Difference Between Hardscape and Softscape?

What Is the Difference Between Hardscape and Softscape?

When you think of decorating your home, most people immediately think of the interior. But the design of your lawn is just as important as the inside. The yard is the first thing people may notice — especially when driving by. Your landscaping creates an atmosphere for your entire home, making it brighter and more colorful or dark and dreary. Landscaping itself is the process of creating a beautiful piece of land by methodically placing plants, rocks, and other elements. Technically, every structure outside the house is part of the landscaping, but it is divided into separate parts: hardscape and softscape.   

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Beautiful Poolside Pavilion in Gambrills, Maryland With Kitchen

Beautiful Poolside Pavilion in Gambrills, Maryland With Kitchen

Having a pool in Maryland is a must. Especially during summer months when it feels like you could melt away. However, having a beautiful poolside pavilion takes lounging by the pool to the next level. Just like these homeowners in Gambrills, Maryland, did. Fit with a kitchen, entertainment setup, and outdoor seating, this is truly enjoying the outdoors. If you are interested in the build, read on. If you want more pictures of the project, visit our gallery page.

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Beautiful Outdoor Patio Gives This Backyard a Wonderful Makeover

Beautiful Outdoor Patio Gives This Backyard a Wonderful Makeover

It’s funny how you think a project will go versus how it turns out. This goes for us as builders and for the homeowners as well. For this recent project, the client initially contacted us about building a deck. Their house had sliding glass doors out back, but they were too high up from the yard to just walk out. We understood why a deck naturally came to mind because of the drop distance. However, we ended up building this beautiful outdoor patio instead. Learn more about the why and this project.

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