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Alexa Lerner

Recent Posts

Our Guide To Choosing Kitchen Cabinets

Everything You Need To Know About Kitchen Cabinet Types, Styles, Finishes And More

Designing and building a new kitchen is an expensive proposition, so you need to be sure you're making decisions that you'll be happy with for a long time to come. There are so many selections to make: cabinets, tile, appliances, plumbing fixtures, lighting fixtures, flooring - where do you start? A good place...

18 Jan 22

Checklist To Prepare Your Home For Winter

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

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

14 Dec 21

Our Complete Guide To Roofing Materials For Your Home

How To Evaluate Cost, Durability, Appearance, And More

Your roof not only protects your home and keeps it comfortable inside, it dramatically impacts the look of the exterior, too. Choosing a roofing material is a major decision, whether you are building a new custom home or renovating your existing home. There are many factors to take into account before choosing a roofing material and our...

08 Dec 21

An Overview Of The Various Types Of Insulation For Your Home

How To Make Your Home More Energy Efficient And Comfortable

Proper insulation is critical to ensuring that your home is comfortable all year long. The right types of insulation in the right places will also make your home more energy efficient, and that can save you on heating and cooling costs. Sealing your home's envelope - the outer walls, windows, doors, and other openings - coupled with...

01 Dec 21

A Guide To Choosing The Best Warming Drawer For You

How To Keep Food Warm Without Drying It Out

What is a warming drawer and why should you have one in your kitchen? A warming drawer is a household appliance that is designed to maintain a steady temperature without overcooking or drying out the food you place inside.  You can prepare an entire meal in advance and keep it warm when dinnertime is still an hour away. Or, keep a single plate of...

23 Nov 21

A Guide To Choosing The Best Beverage Center For You

The Benefits Of Integrating Hot and Cold Beverage Centers Into Your Kitchen Design

Having dedicated cold and hot beverage centers in your kitchen may sound like a luxury, but in fact, it can be a real convenience. For instance, putting cans and bottles in a cold beverage center will free-up valuable space in your main refrigerator. Certain beverages, like wine, benefit from being stored at...

23 Nov 21

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