Screened-In Room vs. 3-4 Seasons Room vs. Sunroom

Screened-In Room vs. 3-4 Seasons Room vs. Sunroom

With summer just on the horizon, many homeowners are looking forward to spending more time in the sunshine and beautiful weather. While some homeowners may enjoy spending time in their yard, others would instead prefer the comfort of being indoors, with only a touch of the outdoors. If you’re looking to expand your indoor/outdoor living space, adding a screened-in room, 3-4 season room, or a sunroom to your home may be the perfect solution. Though, how do you choose between the three? Aren’t all indoor/outdoor living spaces the same?

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Before & After Home Facelift in Prince Frederick, Maryland

Before & After Home Facelift in Prince Frederick, Maryland

You know sometimes we all need change. That is exactly how this Prince Frederick, Maryland homeowner felt. They just weren’t happy with the curb appeal of the house. And while they didn’t want to make big structural changes, they needed something different. That is when they contact us at 7th State Builders. We worked with them and suggested some key areas of focus. Because to us, a home isn’t just about form, it is also about function. See what we did for this home facelift in Calvert County.

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How to Transform Your Home with 3 Fresh Updates

How to Transform Your Home with 3 Fresh Updates

Does spending more time around the house have you itching for some home updates? You’re far from alone. 70% of Americans have started new home improvement projects this year. And, plenty more have remodeling plans for 2021. Needless to say, updates are a natural part of homeownership, and everyone deserves a cozy home. With this in mind, these three updates, whether completed together or individually, can transform your home.

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New Composite Deck and Screened-in Porch in Waldorf, MD

New Composite Deck and Screened-in Porch in Waldorf, MD

When it comes to your home renovation, why not get the best of both worlds? Well, for this Waldorf, Maryland homeowner, we made their dream a reality with the addition of a new composite deck and screened-in room. The main purpose for this design was to provide multiple, versatile entertainment spaces. Ultimately, the second-story outdoor deck and first-floor screened porch are conducive to the ever-changing Maryland weather. So, with this in mind, the homeowners were excited to have the freedom to host gatherings and entertain company all year long. Check out the results.

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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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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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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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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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