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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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. [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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25 Gorgeous Dining Rooms Perfect for Hosting Thanksgiving Dinner

Who doesn’t love Thanksgiving – all the yummy food, family and friends, and a time set aside to express our gratitude and thankfulness. And it’s even more enjoyable if you have a fabulous dining room [...]

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6 Tricks to Defining Space in an Open Floor Plan

Open floor plans are filled with endless possibilities, but sometimes that’s a problem. On one hand, open concepts can feel atmospheric and create togetherness and flexibility in a home; on the other hand, they can [...]

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Which Style Staircase Matches Your Needs?

You’ve probably never given much thought to the staircase in your home; it just exists. Although you may not realize it, it’s actually one of the most vital fixtures in the entire house and can [...]

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Custom Home with an Urban-Western Flair

This beautiful custom home on Old Chester Road was built several years ago, but remains one of our all-time favorites. The challenge was to create a suburban home with an urban/Western lodge flavor. The stone [...]

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