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.

New Below Deck Patio And Fire Pit Bump Out

New Below Deck Patio And Fire Pit Bump Out

This homeowner understands the value of outdoor entertainment areas. With an upper side yard and second-story deck, they have great space. Unfortunately, the small concrete patio out the back door left a lot to be desired. That is why they decided on a new below deck patio, and fire put bump out. Interested to know what this project involved? Keep reading!

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Must-See Outdoor Entertainment Patio Area – Before & After

Must-See Outdoor Entertainment Patio Area - Before & After

When we initially met with this Maryland homeowner, we went to talk about their basement. That transitioned into discussing their backyard. They had considered doing a small patio but, upon further discussion, decided to go with a large outdoor entertainment patio area. Since they had plenty of real estate in their backyard, it really would take advantage of the space. And when you have a large area like this, why not make the most of it?

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How to Determine the Perfect Deck Size for Your Home

How to Determine the Perfect Deck Size for Your Home

Starting a deck construction project is an exciting time for any homeowner. Decks bring joy and fulfillment to any homeowner’s life, from grilling and hosting parties and cookouts—to grabbing some extra vitamin D when sunbathing. But many factors go into determining the size of your new deck. Below, we’ll outline some basic guidelines to narrow down the perfect deck size for your home.

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Ultimate Deck and Paver Patio Backyard Remodel

Ultimate Deck and Paver Patio Backyard Remodel

When we say ultimate, we don’t use that word lightly. This was a considerably large project. All of which turned out stunning if we do say so (and we do). But this project is more than pretty pictures. This deck and paver patio has with multiple elements and areas. There was the deck, the stairs leading to the lower backyard, the fire pit area, a dedicated grill niche, a walkway, and more. Like working with all our homeowners, we sit down and really work to incorporate all the design elements you want to include. For this project, the list was just a bit longer than your average bear. Read on to learn and see more about the project.

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Deck to Screened-In Patio Transformation in Maryland Home

Deck to Screened-In Patio Transformation in Maryland Home

We need to discuss something we often see with new home builds. When homeowners pick out options, there are add-ons, like decks, that you can choose. Don’t. Many times those add-ons get overlooked. Often the add-ons are built with the cheapest materials and put together as quickly as possible. This is how we’ve come about this latest project: a deck to screened-in patio transformation.

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Move the Party Outside: 5 Reasons to Add an Outdoor Kitchen to Your Home

Move the Party Outside: 5 Reasons to Add an Outdoor Kitchen to Your Home

Many people have heard that remodeling a kitchen is one of the best ways to increase the value of your home. It stands to reason, then, that adding another kitchen–this time, outdoors–will increase that value even more. An outdoor kitchen is an attractive investment that comes with several benefits. Today’s outdoor kitchens are much more than just a built-in barbecue on a patio. People equip these kitchens with oversized grills, sinks, and granite countertops. They often feature gourmet appliances, electricity, and plumbing as well.

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Planning a Bathroom Remodel? 6 Must-Know Tips Before You Start

Planning a Bathroom Remodel? 6 Must-Know Tips Before You Start

If you’re planning a bathroom remodel project, you surely have a lot of things on your mind. There is no right way to remodel your bathroom, and the choices are endless if you have a flexible budget. Even without a lot of money to invest in your new bathroom, you can still make a variety of choices regarding paint, fixtures, and lighting. The most important part of any remodeling project is setting yourself up for success by planning ahead. Here are six must-know tips to consider before getting your bathroom remodel project started.

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