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Friday Fabulous Home Feature: Walk-in Closets

Today's home buyers are demanding more storage and organization. In fact, studies indicate that walk-in closets are a top priority and a commonly used selling point. Once a rare luxury, walk-in closets are now a near necessity in [...]

By |August 5th, 2016|Design & Decor, Friday Fabulous Home Feature, Renovations, Specialty Rooms|Comments Off on Friday Fabulous Home Feature: Walk-in Closets

Friday Fabulous Home Feature: Dog Washing Station

4 Tips for Clean Dog Lovers Dogs are an important part of the family, but if the idea of bathing your furry best friend in your pristine claw-foot tub makes you anxious, a dog-washing station [...]

By |July 29th, 2016|Friday Fabulous Home Feature, Home Improvement, Specialty Rooms|Comments Off on Friday Fabulous Home Feature: Dog Washing Station

The Importance of Customer Service from Home Builders

Building a home is not for the faint at heart. There are tons of difficult decisions to be made, and the stress can be unbearable. However, an experienced custom home builder with excellent customer service will ease your worries and turn a stressful situation into an exhilarating experience. […]

By |June 16th, 2016|Home Improvement, Home Maintenance, Sandy Spring Builders|Comments Off on The Importance of Customer Service from Home Builders

Value Engineering Your Custom Home

Defining your custom home budget is usually pretty simple, but respecting that budget and sticking to it through the building process is a whole different story. Work with your home builders to develop a realistic [...]

By |June 1st, 2016|Concepts, Custom Homes|Comments Off on Value Engineering Your Custom Home

Friday Fabulous Home Feature: Wine Cellars

Many homeowners are turning to a popular trend of having a wine room or wine cellar. No doubt they are a great addition to any new home or renovation, especially if you love drinking vino. There are several options available for you to get creative and come up with an idea that fits your preference and space. […]

By |May 20th, 2016|Design & Decor, Friday Fabulous Home Feature, Specialty Rooms|Comments Off on Friday Fabulous Home Feature: Wine Cellars

Bluemercury’s Beck Family Paradise

The founders of Bluemercury, the growing luxury cosmetic chain, moved into a Bethesda, MD home previously built by Sandy Spring Builders, and they adore it! While it was originally custom built for the previous owners, the team at Sandy Spring helped convert it into the Beck family paradise. […]

By |May 11th, 2016|Design & Decor, Featured Home|Comments Off on Bluemercury’s Beck Family Paradise

Livability – It’s Not the Same For Everyone

Livability is currently a huge buzzword in the custom home building industry. The general idea behind the term ‘livability’ is focusing on how you want your home to live, rather than how you want your home to look. A livable home is comfortable, habitable, and designed specifically to suit the way you and your family live. It’s an essential element to a happy home, and it differs for everyone. […]

By |May 3rd, 2016|Concepts, Custom Homes, Design & Decor|Comments Off on Livability – It’s Not the Same For Everyone

Repurposing Building Materials In Your New Home

Around 136 million tons of construction and demolition waste pile up in landfills in America each year, amounting to over half of all landfill waste. The thing is, when handled properly, much of it can be revitalized and repurposed. These recycled building materials can not only save you money and reduce construction waste in landfills, but they also can add unique character to your custom home. […]

By |April 30th, 2016|Design & Decor, Interiors, Kitchens|Comments Off on Repurposing Building Materials In Your New Home

Friday Fabulous Home Feature: Bold Colors

Go Boldly (But Wisely) While using bold colors on your walls can be a delightful decorating choice, it requires a great deal of consideration for space, surroundings, and moods. Before you throw a coat of [...]

By |April 8th, 2016|Design & Decor, Friday Fabulous Home Feature, Home Improvement, Interiors, Specialty Rooms|Comments Off on Friday Fabulous Home Feature: Bold Colors

Are Higher Initial Costs Worth it for a Custom Home?

Let’s face it: money is generally the driving factor when purchasing a home. People will often seek the lowest price per square foot, or the lowest sale price, in hopes of economizing. Unfortunately, this is likely not going to get you the best value; it will just get you the cheapest home. No doubt about it, there is some cheap housing out there right now, but “cheap” is probably not the best way to go. […]

By |March 29th, 2016|Custom Homes, Home Improvement, Home Maintenance|Comments Off on Are Higher Initial Costs Worth it for a Custom Home?