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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

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

Home Remodeling Design Tips For Aging In Place

How To Modify Your Home To Make It Safe And Comfortable As Your Needs Evolve

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines aging in place as "the ability to live in one's home and community safely, independently and comfortably, regardless of age, income or ability level."

Most adults would prefer to age in place for the feeling of greater independence and comfort that...

28 Jul 20

How Long Will My Home Remodeling Project Take?

Careful Planning Will Keep Your Project On Track

As home remodeling specialists, we hear this question all of the time: how long will my home remodeling project take? Here is the answer: the scope of every renovation is unique and therefore the time each project takes to design and build varies. However, there are certain steps that must be taken with every renovation, so understanding what...

20 Feb 20

2019 Gold Award Winning Whole-Home Renovation In Rockville

2019 Maryland Building Industry Association – Montgomery County Custom Builder Awards Gold Medal Winner: Renovation Over 2,000 Square Feet

Our clients fell in love with the tranquil lake and charming gazebo on this incredible property, but they knew that the old house that stood there needed significant updating and expansion to accommodate their young family. In order to meet their needs, we...

07 Jun 19

How Much Does It Cost To Remodel Your Bathroom?

How Much Does It Cost To Remodel Your Bathroom?

Remodeling a bathroom is a big undertaking, so before you begin it is important to understand some of the factors that can dramatically impact the cost of your project. Whether you need a complete overhaul of your bathroom or just a simple update, variables such as the age of your home, the materials you select and even where you live can affect...

21 Feb 19

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