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.

Deck and Large Patio With Fire Pit

Deck and Large Patio With Fire Pit

Usually, we list out materials for our recent projects, the homeowner’s wishes, and how it went. But, for this one, we will let the pictures and the customer do the talking. While we are always happy with satisfied customers, it’s great to get testimonials of our hard work. For this deck and large patio, we worked with the Callows. They had a vision, and we had the skills to make it happen. Here are some of the after photos and the client’s review.

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Bold New Paver Patio in Brandywine, Maryland

Bold New Paver Patio in Brandywine, Maryland

Like many homeowners, this one inherited the deck that came with the house when they bought it. It was a small, low to the ground deck. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t good either. As you can see from the pictures, it’s a pretty typical builders deck. It didn’t really allow for many people or had versatility. So, they wanted a new paver patio instead. But not just a typical paver patio, though. These homeowners wanted a new paver patio that was bold and unique.

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Fall Inspiration: How to Design a Custom Fire Pit for Your Backyard

Fall Inspiration: How to Design a Custom Fire Pit for Your Backyard

As fall stretches over Maryland, we turn our minds to all things cozy. There are many opportunities to enjoy the landscaping around your property, perhaps from the vantage point of your backyard patio. One of the best ways you can celebrate an autumnal evening is with the warmth and flickering light of a fire pit. There are so many reasons to incorporate a fire pit into your backyard design. But how do you start the process?

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Backyard Patio in Maryland Home

Backyard Patio in Maryland Home

Backyard Patio in Maryland Home For this backyard patio, the homeowner already had a design in mind. We love working with existing designs as much as we like creating ones. This homeowner had done their research too. They went online, even learned how to design software, and

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Beyond Repair – Why Your Replacement Deck is a Good Investment

Beyond Repair – Why Your Replacement Deck is a Good Investment

Your deck is an important part of your home. It extends your living room from the inside to the outside, affording you another place to entertain and relax. So what should you do when aging and rotting make your deck less fun and relaxing? Perhaps even dangerous? How do you know when it’s time for a replacement deck? Piecemealing new boards and staining as needed can keep your deck functional for a while, but eventually, replacing your deck is a wiser financial decision. Whether you’re upgrading for safety, aesthetic, or functionality purposes, here’s how you’ll know when it’s time and how you’ll benefit from a replacement deck.

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Patio in Prince Frederick, Maryland in Steep Backyard

Patio in Prince Frederick, Maryland in Steep Backyard

It might seem like ’tis the season for patios. That’s because it is. 🙂 Honestly, it is the most requested build we have right now. And this patio in Prince Frederick is no different. The homeowner wanted an outdoor space to entertain and hang out with family. Like so many of our homeowners, we sit down, discuss materials and finishes and come up with an overall design. The hesitation this client had was over the incline in their backyard.

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5 Stunning Backyard Patio Ideas with Firepits

5 Stunning Backyard Patio Ideas with Firepits

There’s nothing like the lure of a crackling fire to bring friends and families together for long conversations and memorable laughs. A firepit on the patio will turn your backyard into everyone’s favorite place to be. To ensure everyone’s safety, though, you need the durable construction of a professionally built firepit. Whether you prefer a traditional wood-burning pit or a contemporary gas model, including a firepit on your list of backyard patio ideas is an excellent idea.

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