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What Is Infill Home Building And Is It Right For You?

Infill Home Building Gives You Access To Great Locations In Established Neighborhoods

You want to live in a neighborhood that is convenient to Washington, DC. Suburbs such as Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Potomac, Cabin John, McLean, Arlington, and Great Falls are attractive for a variety of reasons. They offer a short commute to the city. They provide the opportunity to live in an established...

29 Jul 21

How Much Will Your Custom Home Cost To Build?

Custom Home Building Costs In Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Potomac, and Northwest Washington, DC

Prospective clients often ask us what we charge to build a custom home. The answer is simple. Since no two custom homes are exactly the same, there is no set formula for determining a price. In the areas where we typically build - Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Potomac, and Northwest Washington, DC - a custom...

21 Jul 21

Arts and Crafts Architecture and Home Design

Simplicity, Utility and Beauty Are The Primary Characteristics Of The Arts And Crafts Movement

The Arts and Crafts movement began in Europe in the late 1800's and gained popularity in the United States at the turn of the 20th century. The term 'Arts and Crafts' refers not to one particular style, but rather a specific approach to interior and exterior design. It is based on the idea of...

07 Jul 21

Budgeting For Your Home Remodeling Project

How To Set Your Goals, Craft Your Budget and More

You love your house, its location, and your neighbors. You don't want to move. But your home is in desperate need of updating and you could use some more space. It's time to remodel!

Remodeling your home can feel like an exciting and completely overwhelming prospect all at the same time. Whether you'll be remodeling a room or two or you are...

22 Jun 21

How Room Color Can Influence Your Mood

10 Of The Most Popular Colors And The Emotions They Evoke

Color is a powerful design tool. Some colors have a calming effect while others create a sense of drama. Before you choose a color for any room in your home, consider the emotion that you want to evoke in each particular space. Understanding the psychology of color can help you to express your personal style and establish an overall...

11 Jun 21

5 Tips On Choosing The Right Kitchen Cabinet Hardware

How To Pick The Finishing Touches For Your Kitchen

It’s easy to get caught up in selecting the larger items, such as cabinetry, countertops or flooring for your new kitchen when building a custom home or renovating your existing home. However, a project isn't truly complete until you've selected hardware for your kitchen cabinetry that strikes the perfect balance between form and function....

09 Jun 21

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