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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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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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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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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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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Planning a Home Addition? How 7th State Builders Can Help You

Planning a Home Addition? How 7th State Builders Can Help You

Your home is your haven — it should feel like it. When you’re ready to add an addition to your home — whether it’s a second-story deck, master bedroom, sunroom, or extended kitchen — 7th State Builders is the contractor Maryland residents know they can trust.

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Entire Deck Remodel – Fixing Other Contractors Mistakes

Entire Deck Remodel - Fixing Other Contractors Mistakes

It would be a pleasure to say this doesn’t happen often. However, you’d be startled by the sheer amount of homeowners we get contacted by to fix other contractors’ mistakes. And to completely honest, while we love being busy, this isn’t the reason we want to be busy. As a community of small businesses, home remodeling contractors can really affect each other. One person’s poor communication, bad quality work, and unprofessionalism make homeowners weary of the rest of us. Again, it might not be so, but we run into this more times than we like to count. Take this entire deck remodel, for instance.

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New Deck and Patio in Upper Marlboro, Maryland

New Deck and Patio in Upper Marlboro, Maryland

When a project finishes and people think the addition was already apart of the existing house, that is an awesome compliment. That is what we kept hearing about this new deck and patio we built in Upper Marlboro, Maryland. The homeowner wanted an open deck to walk out on and an underneath patio area and fire pit. We ended up creating a two-tier patio to link the two spaces. In all, this project blended the three areas in a way that was stunning and looked like it was always there.

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