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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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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