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Beth loved her 1930’s Brick Colonial, but hated its tiny kitchen.  It was  dark, hard to clean, lacked storage and counter space making it difficult for even one cook to use.  She needed a full kitchen overhaul. Getting Started: Beth knew she wanted to tear down the wall between the kitchen & dining room, but…read more

The average life expectancy in America today is higher than in any other period in history. More specifically, data from a United Nations report shows that the number of people 65 years and older rose from 8% to 12% of the total population between 1950 and 2000. What’s more, this figure will rise to 20%…read more

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An outline of the 5 most common types of fence currently on the market today. When you’re trying to choose the perfect fence, there’s a lot to think about, from how much privacy you want to what will best complement your home. Carefully consider the fence’s durability, how it will impact curb appeal, weather resilience, overall…read more

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With the low housing inventory in Bethesda get ready to make the most out of where you live right by remodeling! 2017 is going to be about making the most of your current home. Housing inventory is limited in the Bethesda area and during 2016 the market has become extremely seller friendly. That means many of…read more

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Five quick kitchen upgrades you can get done before this Thanksgiving without necessarily spending a lot of dough. With the holidays right around the corner you maybe wishing you had an updated kitchen for entertaining. However, the average kitchen remodel can take 2-3 months and you do not have that kind of time left before…read more

I love finally detailed architecture.  I get inspired when I  see the love, care and craftsmanship that went into the details of a fine old home.  I recently visited  Minnesota for a remodeling conference.  I had always wanted to see Lake Superior and ventured 3 hours north from Minneapolis to Duluth at the west end of…read more

5 important things to thing about when design or updating a deck, patio or porch When you expand your living space outdoors with a quality deck build, you can easily venture out into the natural world alongside your family and friends. Exposure to fresh air, sunlight, live plants and nature sounds can actively reduce stress levels,…read more

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There is always a new gimmick or fancy product on the kitchen scene. Some of them are worth the price, others, not so much. With over 25 years in the business we think these 5 kitchen upgrades are more than a passing trend and are well worth the splurge. 1. The Drawer Microwave We are…read more

4 Important Considerations When Choosing A New Bathroom Vanity   From utilitarian to ornate, many types of bathroom vanities run the gamut — and the only rule to remember is that your choice should reflect your style. If you want to mix high tech with traditional, or sleek contemporary with rustic, it’s perfectly acceptable. In fact,…read more

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“Lately I have seen several articles referencing questionable practices/budgets on Home Remodeling reality shows. I used to be obsessed with watching them. I love what I do and love seeing other people’s work. This past weekend I spent some time flipping through my old favorites, but I found the longer I watched the more agitated…read more