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Outdoor Living: How to Make the Most of a Sloping Yard

Not every homeowner is blessed with an flat and open outdoor space. From rollings hills to mountainous terrain, a sloping yard can be a bit frightening to work with. However, there are many ways to [...]

By |May 1st, 2017|Custom Homes, Home Improvement, Landscapes|Comments Off on Outdoor Living: How to Make the Most of a Sloping Yard

Friday Fabulous Home Feature | Landscaping that will make you wish you had a green thumb

Is gardening your thing? If not, these gorgeous gardens and landscaped yards will make you wish you had a green thumb! The use of plantings and hardscape in a creative way can provide a formal [...]

By |April 13th, 2017|Friday Fabulous Home Feature, Home Improvement, Landscapes|Comments Off on Friday Fabulous Home Feature | Landscaping that will make you wish you had a green thumb

5 Ways to Embrace Feng Shui For Your Entryway

Whether you want to implement a few feng shui techniques yourself to improve the flow of your home, or are considering an entire home-energy makeover, the starting place is your entryway. The approach to your [...]

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Friday Fabulous Home Feature: Outdoor Fireplaces

Adding a fireplace (or a fire pit) can extend the enjoyment of your summer porch into the chilly spring and autumn months. That cozy campfire-like atmosphere is irreplaceable for kindling new family memories and reminiscing [...]

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Friday Fabulous Home Feature: Increase Curb Appeal With An Inviting Front Entryway

The term "curb appeal" is a commonly used when a house goes up for sale, however it also describes the first impression your home makes on friends, family, and other visitors while you're living there. While [...]

By |August 26th, 2016|Custom Homes, Design & Decor, Friday Fabulous Home Feature, Landscapes, Renovations|Comments Off on Friday Fabulous Home Feature: Increase Curb Appeal With An Inviting Front Entryway

DC Outdoor Living: How to Get the Best Outdoor Living Space For Your Yard

Outdoor living space is one of the most sought after features in the DC-Maryland area when it comes to custom home plans. An outdoor living area provides living space without necessarily having to include walls [...]

By |July 20th, 2016|Custom Homes, Landscapes|Comments Off on DC Outdoor Living: How to Get the Best Outdoor Living Space For Your Yard

Outdoor Living Spaces: Part 2

On a warm summer night when the sun goes down, people enjoy nothing more than relaxing in their own back yard. Whether it’s a quiet evening for two or a party for more, having an inviting outdoor living space is a must. Whether your yard is large or small, it can be transformed with patios, decks, porches, pools, and fountains. Whatever inspires you to enjoy the great outdoors, think about how you can create your own backyard retreat and enjoy outdoor living. […]

By |July 8th, 2016|Custom Homes, Design & Decor, Friday Fabulous Home Feature, Landscapes|Comments Off on Outdoor Living Spaces: Part 2

Outdoor Living Spaces: Part 1

If you can’t handle the heat, then get out of the kitchen… or put the kitchen outside! Outdoor kitchens and grilling areas are the perfect place for family and friends to gather. Homeowners continue to learn that a well-designed outdoor living space can add value to their property, but outdoor kitchens can also save you some extra money on your utility bills!  During the summer months outdoor cooking is a great way to keep the heat out of the house. While your BBQ is heating up, why not mix a drink from your very own wet bar, mini refrigerator or open a bottle of vino from the wine cooler? […]

By |July 1st, 2016|Custom Homes, Design & Decor, Friday Fabulous Home Feature, Home Improvement, Landscapes|Comments Off on Outdoor Living Spaces: Part 1

Montgomery County Tree Canopy Law: Is It Working?

In March, 2014, Montgomery County enacted the controversial tree canopy law after months of debating between county government officials, homebuilders, and conservationists. A little over two years have passed, and the conversation continues to fuel a heated debate. One question is still running rampant: is the tree canopy legislation working? […]

By |June 29th, 2016|Landscapes|Comments Off on Montgomery County Tree Canopy Law: Is It Working?

Fabulous Home Feature: 10 Dream-worthy Swimming Pools

It’s summertime in the nation’s capital, and as the temperatures begin to rise there is no better way to cool off than a dip in the pool. Sandy Spring Builders has created so many stunning swimming pools over the years that we decided to showcase some of our favorites in one article. From whimsical resort-style spas, to infinity pools surrounded by intricate rockscapes, and dramatic modern pools, these 10 outstanding outdoor pools give homeowners their own backyard oasis and dream retreat right outside their door. Take a dive into some of our favorite dream-worthy pools starting with #10… […]

By |June 24th, 2016|Custom Homes, Friday Fabulous Home Feature, Landscapes|Comments Off on Fabulous Home Feature: 10 Dream-worthy Swimming Pools