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

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

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 second-to-none in...

26 Jul 18

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


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 a lot can be very...

23 Jul 18

14 Gorgeous Fireplace Design Ideas


A beautiful fireplace can be a striking focal point in a room year-round. During the chilly Fall and Winter months a roaring fire can warm your home and be a cozy gathering place for your family. But, is your fireplace an eyesore and in need of a makeover? Or, have you always wanted a fireplace and know just where you would put one in your home if you could?


30 Nov 17

9 Home Office Design Ideas

9 Home Office Design Ideas

Advancements in technology have made it easier and more cost effective for many professionals to work most of the time, or some of the time, from home offices. There are a variety of reasons why working from home can be beneficial for both employees and their employers. Studies have shown that working from home can increase productivity in many cases. Cutting down on...

16 Oct 17

How To Evaluate Cost Versus Value In Home Construction

How To Evaluate Cost Versus Value In Home Construction

Your home is most likely the biggest financial investment that you will make. 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 very accurate when it...

05 Sep 17

14 Home Bar Design Ideas

14 Home Bar Design Ideas

If you love entertaining in your home, a bar can be a fun and functional place for your friends and family to gather. A bar should be located where you will host your guests most of the time. That means your bar could be next to your kitchen, in your living room, in your great room, in your basement recreation room, or even adjacent to your outdoor living area. Need...

11 May 17

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