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Moving In: 5 Ways to Expand Your Home and Share Space with Aging Parents

How To Live Together While Maintaining Privacy And Independence

Multi-generational living can be beneficial for the entire family. For instance, strong bonds can be formed amongst family members when they spend a lot of time together. Living with family can create a greater sense of safety and security for your aging parents, while at the same time, they can be trusted caretakers of their...

14 Oct 20

12 Tips For Fall Home Maintenance

How To Prepare Your Home For Colder Weather

Fall is here and it is time to prepare your home for the approaching colder weather. Getting your home into tip-top condition now can save you money and lots of headaches later. Here are our 12 tips for Fall home maintenance that you can use as a checklist.

30 Sep 20

How To Evaluate Cost Versus Value In Home Construction

It's True - You Get What You Pay For

Your home is most likely the biggest financial investment that you will make, especially in the Washington, DC area. If you are planning to build a new custom home or remodel your existing home, getting the most for your money is foremost in your mind. But, hiring a builder based on cost alone can be a big mistake. The cliche "you get what you pay for" is...

18 Sep 20

How To Design And Build A Custom Home That Truly Suits Your Needs

Remarkably Personal Custom Residences In The Washington, DC Area

These days, families are spending much more time at home together. All that togetherness may highlight the fact that your space just doesn't function the way you need it to anymore.

If you're working from home or your kids are learning remotely, maybe you need a dedicated home office. Maybe you want a bigger backyard with room...

03 Sep 20

5 Tips For Choosing The Perfect Lot For Your New Custom Home in the Washington, DC Area

From Location To Size To Cost, There Are Many Considerations When Choosing A Lot For Your Custom Home

You are dreaming about building a new custom home on the perfect lot. In some suburban neighborhoods in the Washington, DC area, you can find a lot where there is no existing structure. In more established neighborhoods in Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Potomac and Northwest Washington DC, finding an...

03 Sep 20

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

Infill Building Gives You Access To Great Locations In Established Neighborhoods

You want to live close-in. Areas such as Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Potomac, Cabin John, McLean, Great Falls or Northwest DC are attractive for a variety of reasons. Established neighborhoods like these can offer a sense of a tight-knit community. Your commute to work will be much shorter. And, the public schools are...

03 Sep 20

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