Homeowners in Maryland and DC: May is National Home Improvement Month

It’s mid May, yet there’s still time to celebrate National Home Improvement Month. If you live in Maryland or Washington, DC and have been thinking about a renovation project – large or small – now’s the time to start acting on it.

According to the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI), “Homeowners are advised not to wait until summer to start thinking about making changes to their homes. Finding the right design, choosing a professional contractor, and securing the necessary financing for a home improvement project can sometimes take months, so NARI suggests that homeowners who want to start a project by summer start planning now.”




To kick-start your remodeling process, NARI also recommends the following:

  • “Think through your project from start to finish. Careful planning of your home improvement projects will enable you to update your home, increase the value of your investment and customize your living space-all for a lot less than the cost of a new home.”
  • “Look over your property carefully. What repairs are needed? What improvements would you like to make? Think ahead and determine your future needs. Professional remodeling contractors can help you in your planning by outlining options and discussing the improvements you can make within your budget.”
  • “Be sure to review your homeowner’s insurance policy and make adjustments for the added value of the work being done. Most homeowners can handle routine maintenance projects and cosmetic touchups, but it’s recommended they consult with qualified professionals for larger remodeling jobs and major changes to the home’s structure.”


Renovation and remodeling take time, planning and expertise, and can yield a finished product that offers a fantastic transformation of your home or a return to a more comfortable state with needed home repairs.

As always, we welcome your questions about your remodeling projects. Reach us today at (301) 946-2356 or


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