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.

Maryland Farmhouse Bathroom Remodel

Maryland Farmhouse Bathroom Remodel

Did you know Maryland was the seventh state to become a state? Hence our namesake. Agriculture has played an important part in the state’s history. So, it’s not uncommon to come across renovated farmhouses or those looking to remodel farmhouses. It’s a piece of history and is a great way to make something old into something new. However, with older structures, comes not so easy remodeling projects. For this Maryland farmhouse bathroom remodel, that was no different.

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Is Ice Melt on Pavers Safe to Use During Winter?

Is Ice Melt on Pavers Safe to Use During Winter?

Whether you’re ready or not, cold weather is here. That means ice and snow aren’t too far behind. Although it can create some pretty scenery, winter weather also causes slippery sidewalks and pathways. As you are gathering your winter supplies, remember the shovels and snow blowers. But there is another helpful tool: ice melt. Is it safe to use ice melt on pavers?

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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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