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The Accessible Home: Building Homes for All Ages and Abilities

First New Home to Meet Montgomery County's “Design for Life” Level II (LIVEable) Accessibility Standards This new home was built for a young couple moving from a condo in DC to close-in downtown Bethesda. It [...]

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Featured Home | Modern Wrapped in Traditional

To see this house from the street, one might think traditional. Open the massive modern front door with seeded glass and you are in a most beautiful eclectic mix. The light oak floors, simple trim [...]

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Perfect Rooms To Spend A Snow Day In

Baby it’s cold outside, and the chilly weather and shorter daylight hours make us want to hibernate. Since we no longer live in caves, we can find those cozy and inviting spaces in our home. [...]

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A Place for the Whole Family

Family rooms have become one of the most enjoyed rooms in the home, especially when open to the kitchen which is the number one spot for hanging out. As the name implies, family rooms are [...]

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Kitchens with Delectable Dine-In Spaces

While dining rooms are where we go for special meals, the kitchen is where most of our eating happens. That’s why it’s important to design space that allows for family and friends to hang out [...]

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Featured Home Throwback: Arts & Crafts Architecture

WE BUILD HOMES FOR REAL PEOPLE We decided to make this month a “throwback” home, to one we built a dozen years ago for a couple with two young daughters, who are now teenagers! The [...]

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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 [...]

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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 [...]

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Escape the Summer Heat in These Cool Basements

Basements are no longer the dark and dingy place where you store unwanted items, or banished the kids to when you needed some space. Let your fantasies out, and your basement can become a casual [...]

By |May 3rd, 2018|Design & Decor, Friday Fabulous Home Feature, Interiors, Livability, Sandy Spring Builders, Specialty Rooms|Comments Off on Escape the Summer Heat in These Cool Basements

Which Water Purification Method is Best for Your House?

Clean water is an absolute necessity. But rather than constantly buying plastic water bottles and slowly ruining the planet, why not filter the water you already have at home? Water purification can get you the [...]

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