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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

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

Infill Home Building Gives You Access To Great Locations In Established Neighborhoods

You want to live in a neighborhood that is convenient to Washington, DC. Suburbs such as Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Potomac, Cabin John, McLean, Arlington, and Great Falls are attractive for a variety of reasons. They offer a short commute to the city. They provide the opportunity to live in an established...

29 Jul 21

How Much Will Your Custom Home Cost To Build?

Custom Home Building Costs In Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Potomac, and Northwest Washington, DC

Prospective clients often ask us what we charge to build a custom home. The answer is simple. Since no two custom homes are exactly the same, there is no set formula for determining a price. In the areas where we typically build - Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Potomac, and Northwest Washington, DC - a custom...

21 Jul 21

Arts and Crafts Architecture and Home Design

Simplicity, Utility and Beauty Are The Primary Characteristics Of The Arts And Crafts Movement

The Arts and Crafts movement began in Europe in the late 1800's and gained popularity in the United States at the turn of the 20th century. The term 'Arts and Crafts' refers not to one particular style, but rather a specific approach to interior and exterior design. It is based on the idea of...

07 Jul 21

How Room Color Can Influence Your Mood

10 Of The Most Popular Colors And The Emotions They Evoke

Color is a powerful design tool. Some colors have a calming effect while others create a sense of drama. Before you choose a color for any room in your home, consider the emotion that you want to evoke in each particular space. Understanding the psychology of color can help you to express your personal style and establish an overall...

11 Jun 21

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