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2018 Winner of MBIA Gold Award for Custom Contemporary Home

How to build something transitional/contemporary and still have it fit in the neighborhood - that was the architectural and design challenge for this month’s featured home. This busy working couple with two children were ready [...]

By |September 24th, 2018|Award Winning, Custom Homes, Featured Home|Comments Off on 2018 Winner of MBIA Gold Award for Custom Contemporary Home

Mixing Wood Tones

Don’t believe what you hear – you can definitely mix and match wood tones in your home. With that said, there are tips to follow in order to make your space more interesting without just [...]

By |September 16th, 2018|Custom Homes, Design & Decor, Interiors|Comments Off on Mixing Wood Tones

How to Choose the Perfect Front Door

Nothing says “welcome home” quite like a warm and inviting front door. The perfect front door should not only complement your home’s style, it should also increase its curb appeal. Because your front door has [...]

By |September 12th, 2018|Buying and Selling, Home Improvement, Renovations|Comments Off on How to Choose the Perfect Front Door

How to Design a Kitchen Island

The kitchen is one of the most complicated rooms to design and figuring out how to add an island to your kitchen can be both confusing and difficult. Deciding on layout, dimensions, seating, appliances, and [...]

By |September 8th, 2018|Custom Homes, Design & Decor, Home Improvement, Interiors, Kitchens, Livability|Comments Off on How to Design a Kitchen Island

Wonderful World of Windows

There is a wonderful world of windows out there, and if you look at some of our homes you’ll see what we mean! The old single kitchen window has been updated with a triple window [...]

By |August 25th, 2018|Custom Homes, Design & Decor, Friday Fabulous Home Feature, Interiors, Renovations|Comments Off on Wonderful World of Windows

Tasteful Transitions in Flooring

When looking to create an interesting or dramatic effect between rooms, using different flooring material can provide just the right effect. If you have a stone or tile foyer, that provides a more formal entry [...]

By |August 18th, 2018|Custom Homes, Design & Decor, Renovations|Comments Off on Tasteful Transitions in Flooring

Beautiful Craftsman Touches

Craftsman 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 & Decor, 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 & Decor, 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 & Decor, 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