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7 Steps to Take After a Remodel

7 Steps to Take After a Remodel

The remodel is over, but you’re not done quite yet. There are still a few things that need to be taken care of. As the excitement of your new floors or kitchen cabinets wears off, keep these tips in mind. They’ll help you protect your investment and keep your home looking beautiful.

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7 Home Renovations and What They Cost

7 Home Renovations and What They Cost

Thanks to Pinterest, magazines and TV shows, updating your home seems more possible than ever before. They show you the amazing before-and-after photos and tell you exactly how it’s done. Above all, they inspire you to finally start those home renovations that you’ve always dreamt about. But realistically, how much are new cabinets or windows going to cost you?

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Where to Invest When Remodeling a Kitchen

Where to Invest When Remodeling a Kitchen

There are a lot of elements that go into a kitchen. So, when it comes time to remodel, it can be hard to pick and choose which parts are worth investing your time and money into. Especially since it’s often the main focal point of the house. If you plan to resell in the future, think about how your new kitchen will look to prospective buyers. Will they be awed by the cabinetry? In love with the countertops? If you’re considering remodeling a kitchen, here are some of the top areas to invest in.

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5 Types of Deck Railings You Will Love

5 Types of Deck Railings You Will Love

If you’re thinking about redoing your deck, be careful not to overlook the railings. The rails add the perfect finishing touch and can tie the whole space together. While the deck railings’ main purpose is safety, they can also become a beautiful statement piece. Check out these five different types of deck railings for inspiration.

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How to Use the Pantone Color of the Year in Your Home

How to Use the Pantone Color of the Year in Your Home

Every year, the Pantone Color Institute chooses a color that sets the current standard for trend and design. The Pantone Color of the Year for 2018 is Ultra Violet – a blue-based purple that’s both dramatic and thought-provoking. Learn more about this rich color, and how you can use it to spruce up your interior design.

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Maryland Kitchen Remodeling Project

Maryland Kitchen Remodeling Project

One of our recent projects was a kitchen remodeling project for the Castille family. The homeowner’s goal was to have an updated open-concept kitchen with more storage capacity. The original kitchen was rather dark due to the oak cabinets and black granite countertops. And, the homeowners were looking for a brighter, airy kitchen to cook and entertain. 

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Home Insulation Basics

Home Insulation Basics

Being a homeowner is amazing, but we can’t all afford our own maintenance crews. That is why it is important to know the basics of home maintenance and things like home insulation. Here is a basic guide on home insulation and what you need to know.

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7 Kitchen Hardware Ideas

7 Kitchen Hardware Ideas

One of the easiest ways to change up the look of your kitchen is to switch out the hardware on your cabinets and appliances. Styles of kitchen cabinet hardware are constantly changing, meaning there are new options to consider every year. Below are a few kitchen hardware ideas to get you inspired to alter your kitchen décor. And, don’t worry, your upgrades don’t have to break the bank either!

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Best Places for Skylights in Your Home

Best Places for Skylights in Your Home

Skylights are a great alternative for any home as they allow natural light to enter a space. By opening up a room to outside lighting, you are making the space more inviting and adding a sense of warmth. Depending on the type of installation, you can benefit from ventilation, cost savings and of course the additional light when installing a skylight. So, where should you install skylights in your home? Below are a few ideas to get you started.

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Inspiring Deck Ideas for Your Backyard

Inspiring Deck Ideas for Your Backyard

If you are designing a new home or renovating an existing house, adding a deck is a great place to start. Decks not only allow the perfect outdoor space to relax, enjoy a view, and entertain guests, but they can be very affordable too. You can choose from a range of deck designs, brands, railing styles, and paints and stains. If you’re ready to start a deck project, we have a breakdown of the deck ideas and materials you will need to transform the exterior of your home.

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100 Olde Point Village Suite 102
Chester, MD 21619
Phone: 410-827-8811 • Toll Free: 800-739-2676
Fax: 443-249-3007

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Monday – Friday 9:30 AM to 6:30 PM
Saturday 10:00AM – 3:00PM
Other hours are available by appointment.