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The Basics Of Lighting Design For Your Home

How To Illuminate Your Home The Right Way

Lighting plays an essential role in interior design. A good lighting plan will serve two purposes. First, the lighting should be functional and useful. Second, the lighting should set the proper mood and tone in a room. 

There are 3 types of home lighting - ambient, task, and accent - and each one meets a particular need. One type of lighting cannot do it...

31 Jan 23

How To Choose The Perfect Paint Color For Every Room In Your Home

Use Color To Change The Way A Space Looks And Feels

Color is a powerful design tool. Use cool tones of blue and green to create a tranquil, calm feeling in a room. If you want an energized and cheerful vibe, choose warm, vibrant shades of red, yellow, or orange. Different paint colors can also make rooms seem larger, smaller, wider, or taller than they actually are. Before you start painting,...

17 Jan 23

The Different Types And Finishes Of Paint For The Inside And Outside Of Your Home

Our Tips For Selecting The Right Paint For Any Surface

Painting the interior or the exterior of your home is an easy way to express your personal style while elevating your home’s overall appearance and increasing its value. But there’s more to choosing the right paint than simply picking a pretty color.

First, you must determine which type of paint is best for each surface that you will be...

09 Dec 22

12 Home Office Design Ideas That Will Inspire You

Transform Your Space To Make It Work For You

In the past few years, many people have changed the way they work, especially here in the Washington, DC area. Advancements in technology have made it easier and more cost effective for some professionals to work full-time or part-time from their home offices.

There are a variety of reasons why working from home can be beneficial for both employees and...

01 Dec 22

The 3 Types Of New Home Construction

What Type Of Brand-New Home Is Right For You?

As experienced homebuilders in the Washington DC area, we are often asked what the differences are between custom homes, semi-custom homes, and other new homes that may be available on the market. If you wish to own a brand-new home, it's important to understand the characteristics, the advantages, and the disadvantages of each type of new home...

08 Nov 22

How To Make Your Home Safe For Halloween

10 Tips For A Spooky, Safe, And Fun Holiday!

Halloween is almost here! Pirates, witches, superheroes, and more will be roaming your neighborhood looking for treats! Use our 10 tips as a checklist to ensure that Trick-Or-Treaters will be safe when they visit your home.

25 Oct 22

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