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Alexa Lerner

Recent Posts

Our Guide To Home Elevators

An Elevator Can Make Your Home More Convenient, Safe, And Functional

The main function of an elevator is to simplify the task of moving between floors in a home. Whether you need to get heavy bags of groceries from the garage to the kitchen or transport a family member with mobility issues from one floor to another, an elevator can make your home more convenient, safe, and functional. 

There are...

26 Feb 24

How To Design The Perfect Mudroom For Your Home

Creating A Mudroom That Embraces Functionality And Style

When designed properly, a mudroom should be the hardest working part of the home. As the informal entryway, it serves as the bridge between the outdoors and the indoors. A well-planned mudroom offers various forms of storage like cubbies, built-in lockers, drawers, shelves, and a closet for essential items such as coats, shoes, sports...

12 Feb 24

The Pros And Cons Of Open-Concept Design vs. Traditional-Style Floor Plans

Which Type Of Layout Is Right For Your Lifestyle?

If you are planning to remodel your existing home or are thinking about building a new custom home, one of the first decisions you will have to make is whether to go with an open-concept design or a traditional-style floor plan. This fundamental choice will impact how you live in your home and utilize the space. 

To clarify, an open-concept design...

31 Jan 24

The Most Popular Types Of Home Heating Systems and How They Work

What's The Best Fit For Your Home?

All home heating systems are designed to increase the temperature inside a living space to make it more comfortable, and they operate by harnessing energy from a fuel source such as natural gas, electricity, liquid propane, oil, or solar power. Some heating systems only warm the interior of a home, while others share components with cooling equipment and are...

17 Jan 24

How To Choose The Perfect Windows For Your Home

What You Need To Know About Style, Function, and Energy Efficiency

Windows allow natural light into your home, provide ventilation, offer sound deadening properties, and make up part of your home's thermal envelope. They also add to the character of your home and help to define its overall style.

Today's windows are highly energy efficient and can save you money on heating and cooling costs....

19 Dec 23

Follow Our 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? Just follow our comprehensive checklist to prepare your home for the long winter months ahead.

30 Nov 23

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