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All You Need To Know To Pick The Perfect Paint For Every Room In Your Home

Our Tips For Choosing The Right Color And Type Of Interior Paint

Painting is the easiest way to express your personal style in your home. But, there's more to choosing the right paint than simply picking a pretty color. Understanding what type of paint you need for each surface in your home is key. For instance, a lower-luster eggshell finish is suitable for walls and ceilings, but doors and...

18 Feb 21

Our Guide To Home Exterior Siding Material Options

Learn About The Most Popular Types And Styles of Siding

If the exterior of your home is well maintained and has great curb appeal, that makes a positive first impression and can increase the value of your property. Peeling paint, missing shingles or buckled siding makes another kind of statement entirely. 

Whether you are renovating or building new, it's important to choose exterior materials...

11 Feb 21

How To Choose Hardwood Flooring That Is Perfect For Your Home

What You Need To Know About Types Of Wood, Grain Patterns, Finishes And More

Hardwood floors have warmth, beauty and character, and they convey a sense of luxury and timelessness. No matter the style you are trying to achieve - contemporary, transitional or traditional - choosing the right wood flooring can elevate the overall look of your home. There are many options and factors to consider...

02 Feb 21

Should You Renovate or Build A New Custom Home?

Analyzing The Pros And Cons 

Does your house no longer suit your family's needs? It could be that your kitchen and bathrooms require updating. Perhaps you could use some more space, so building an addition may be the answer. But if you're considering a whole-house renovation, you should carefully weigh the pros and cons of remodeling versus building a new custom home.

There are many factors...

20 Jan 21

Checklist To Prepare Your Home For Winter

What You Need To Do Now To Save On Expensive Repairs Later

Winter is now officially here in the Washington, DC area! It's time to get your home ready for the cold weather, snow and ice that are headed your way. Not sure where to start? Follow our comprehensive checklist to prepare your home for the long winter months ahead.

17 Dec 20

12 Ways To Design An Organized And Decluttered Kitchen

What To Consider When Planning For Your New Kitchen

The kitchen is the heart of every home- especially these days. It's not only a place for cooking and eating; it's a space for daily living and maybe even running your own home school.

If you've outgrown your kitchen or the space no longer suits your needs, it may be time to renovate. Or, you might be thinking about building a new custom home...

10 Dec 20

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