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You Want to Remodel Your Home But Where Do You Start?

You Want to Remodel Your Home But Where Do You Start?

We aren’t all so lucky to move into the house of our dreams with all the features and amenities we could ever wish for… but if that is you, this isn’t the article for you. This is for those who bought a house because it had “good bones”. Or the couple who need to update their home to meet their expanding family needs. It is also for those looking to sell their house. Whatever your reason is for remodeling, one thing is clear: you can’t do it all. Well, at least not all at once. (If you can, that’s awesome!) For the rest of us, if you want to remodel your home but not sure where to start, here are some tips.

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New Front Porch and Stairway in North Beach, Maryland

New Front Porch and Stairway in North Beach, Maryland

Many times when we start a new project, it amazes us what previous contractors consider quality work. For example, this homeowner had trouble with their existing front porch and side stairway. The previous contract used indoor tile and concrete for both. This is a huge safety hazard. So, when it came to us building a new front porch and stairway, we wanted it to be not only safe but add value to their home.

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Awesome Deck Design Inspiration You Will Love

Awesome Deck Design Inspiration You Will Love

Okay Maryland, let’s talk deck design. Lately, we have talked a lot about porches but now we need to go to the backyard. Especially now, since we have been staying home more these days. Decks are a great extension of living space for your home. They allow you to enjoy the great outdoors and relax. However, it isn’t just a functional living space. Having a deck actually increases your property value. But, given that you are looking for deck design inspiration, you probably already realize all the benefits. So, let’s talk about layout and designs for your home.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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