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Beautiful Craftsman Touches

Crafstman style homes are part of what was called the Arts and Crafts movement. They were a statement against more modern and industrial looking designs. These homes are recognized for their low pitched rooflines with [...]

By |August 10th, 2018|Custom Homes, Design Trends, Friday Fabulous Home Feature|Comments Off on Beautiful Craftsman Touches

Using Fun Colors to Brighten up Your Home

For those of you who are tired of boring beige, let a little color into your home. Whether you go for that daring look throughout by painting your entire Dining Room walls in bold blue [...]

By |August 3rd, 2018|Design Trends, Specialty Rooms|Comments Off on Using Fun Colors to Brighten up Your Home

Functional Multi-Purpose Rooms

Decades ago, the den was a room where everyone could be together and watch TV or play games. That was back when living Rooms were a “no kids” zone, and before the open floorplan family [...]

By |July 28th, 2018|Concepts, Custom Homes, Design Trends, Livability|Comments Off on Functional Multi-Purpose Rooms

Award Winning Shingle-Style Home in Bannockburn Heights, Bethesda

2018 MBIA Gold Award Winner | Custom Home 7,500-12,500 Sq. Feet This beautiful shingle-style house was custom-designed to fit the lifestyle of a bustling, active family of 6.  It was important for this house [...]

By |July 20th, 2018|Award Winning, Custom Homes, Featured Home, Sandy Spring Builders|Comments Off on Award Winning Shingle-Style Home in Bannockburn Heights, Bethesda

How to Make Wood Tones Work For Your Home

Here’s How to Avoid The Ski Lodge Look & Make Wood Tones Work For Your Home Fact: wood is a timeless home design material. Also fact: it can easily make your home look like a [...]

By |July 1st, 2018|Custom Homes, Design Trends, Interiors|Comments Off on How to Make Wood Tones Work For Your Home

2018 Winner of MBIA Gold Award for Traditional Custom Home

We are proud to feature our Gold Award Traditional Custom Home winner in the Maryland Building Industry Association 2018 awards program. This truly unique stone and stucco front courtyard house, with the flair and grace [...]

By |June 19th, 2018|Award Winning, Custom Homes, Featured Home, Sandy Spring Builders|Comments Off on 2018 Winner of MBIA Gold Award for Traditional Custom Home

Trendy Garage Doors

Garage doors can be trendy, and add to your curb appeal. Whether traditional carriage doors or more contemporary with mirrored glass, garage doors can make a statement while not detracting from the architectural integrity of [...]

By |June 15th, 2018|Custom Homes, Design Trends, Friday Fabulous Home Feature, Specialty Rooms|Comments Off on Trendy Garage Doors

Dog-Washing Stations for the Dog Days of Summer

You probably want to give your dog a bath more often, but it can be a real pain. Large dogs can be especially difficult to get into the bathtub, and don't forget the big mess [...]

By |June 8th, 2018|Custom Homes, Specialty Rooms|Comments Off on Dog-Washing Stations for the Dog Days of Summer

4 Practical Design Tips for Tween Bedrooms

That middle-of-the-road span of time between childhood and teendom is perhaps the most daunting for parents. But aside from dealing with mood swings and screaming matches, this stage in life also requires another transition: their [...]

By |June 4th, 2018|Interiors|Comments Off on 4 Practical Design Tips for Tween Bedrooms

Cozy Outdoor Rooms

Summer’s here… so who doesn’t want to sit outside and enjoy the warm summer days and balmy evenings! Sitting by the pool, or just enjoying some outdoor eating areas – this is what summer fun [...]

By |June 1st, 2018|Custom Homes, Design Trends, Friday Fabulous Home Feature, Home Improvement, Landscapes, Specialty Rooms|Comments Off on Cozy Outdoor Rooms