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Custom Home Spotlight: A Western Lodge on the Potomac River

FEATURED HOME Our clients wanted something that gave the feeling of a Western lodge so they could feel like they were on vacation when they came home. This entire project was designed to use natural [...]

By |December 15th, 2017|Custom Homes, Featured Home, Livability|Comments Off on Custom Home Spotlight: A Western Lodge on the Potomac River

Which is Right For You?: Walk-In Pantries vs. Cabinet Pantries

Whether you’re building a new home or you’re redesigning your current one, a typical dilemma arises when considering pantry options. Is a walk-in pantry or a cabinet pantry right for you? It’s natural to dream [...]

By |December 15th, 2017|Custom Homes, Home Improvement, Kitchens|Comments Off on Which is Right For You?: Walk-In Pantries vs. Cabinet Pantries

Friday Fabulous Home Feature: Holiday Dream Homes

We take pride in the majestic year-round appearance of our custom built homes, but there's something special about holiday decorations. Maybe it's the perfect fusion of a beautiful home and a perfectly executed holiday theme. [...]

By |December 14th, 2017|Custom Homes, Friday Fabulous Home Feature|Comments Off on Friday Fabulous Home Feature: Holiday Dream Homes

The Cure for Your Winter Blues? An Outdoor Spa.

Got a bad case of the winter blues? A soak in a jacuzzi or outdoor spa is rejuvenating at any time of the year, but in the winter there’s no better remedy. Imagine the convenience of [...]

By |December 9th, 2017|Custom Homes, Friday Fabulous Home Feature, Landscapes|Comments Off on The Cure for Your Winter Blues? An Outdoor Spa.

Trends in “Green” Building for Custom Luxury Homes

There are many shades of green—especially when it comes to home building and remodeling. Eco-friendliness may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of luxury homes, but in reality, earth-conscious [...]

By |December 6th, 2017|Custom Homes, Livability|Comments Off on Trends in “Green” Building for Custom Luxury Homes

Building an Environmentally Friendly Custom Home

Green building is more than a fad, and at Sandy Spring Builders our specifications have always kept energy-efficiency in mind.  There are many shades of green when it comes to building a home, and we [...]

By |December 1st, 2017|Building Tips, Custom Homes, Friday Fabulous Home Feature|Comments Off on Building an Environmentally Friendly Custom Home

The Key Measurements for the Perfect Home Office

The growth of information technology and communication channels has allowed for a swift shift in the way we work. People are no longer confined to the typical “9 to 5” and many are even working [...]

By |November 28th, 2017|Custom Homes, Interiors|Comments Off on The Key Measurements for the Perfect Home Office

Combining Stone and Shingle

Stone and shingle homes evoke images of Colorado mountain lodges. And while for many homes, the traditional combination of Western cedar and stone foundation/columns is the perfect mix, others like to add a different twist. [...]

By |November 24th, 2017|Custom Homes, Design Trends, Friday Fabulous Home Feature, Landscapes|Comments Off on Combining Stone and Shingle

Perfect Pendant Light for Your Kitchen

Kitchen lighting is usually more functional than decorative but the right light can make all the difference in your kitchen decor. A kitchen island pendant can become the grand jewel of the kitchen, and an [...]

By |November 17th, 2017|Custom Homes, Design Trends, Kitchens|Comments Off on Perfect Pendant Light for Your Kitchen

What To Consider When Choosing Lighting For Your Home

Good lighting can make all the difference in the world. Sometimes it gets overlooked, but it plays an absolutely imperative role in not just illuminating your home, but also creating the mood and ambience of [...]

By |November 16th, 2017|Custom Homes, Interiors, Kitchens|Comments Off on What To Consider When Choosing Lighting For Your Home