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Siting Your New Home on the Lot

When it comes to siting a new home on the lot, there are many factors that need to be considered. Some are related to logistics and regulations, while others have to do with aesthetics and [...]

By |September 14th, 2016|Custom Homes|Comments Off on Siting Your New Home on the Lot

8 Ways to Add More Space to Your Home

So, you need more space. Maybe you started a new home-based business. Maybe you have a new addition to the family or your children are moving back home, or maybe you just have too much [...]

By |September 1st, 2016|Kitchens, Livability, Renovations|Comments Off on 8 Ways to Add More Space to Your Home

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?

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

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

Looking for Trees?

Pepco is providing trees to the District of Columbia & Maryland customers, Oaks, Maples and other varieties to provide more green coverage in Washington, D.C.. Pepco announced today that it will provide 1,350 free trees to customers in the District of Columbia and Maryland through the Energy-Saving Trees program. It’s the sixth year of the partnership that helps customers conserve energy and reduce household electric bills through strategic tree planting. […]

By |April 7th, 2016|Home Improvement, Landscapes|Comments Off on Looking for Trees?

Sustainable Building Materials Make for an Eco Friendly Home

Eco friendly homes are going mainstream. The growing compassion for the environment has sparked a need and desire for greener, more energy efficient home building practices. Green building, in a nutshell,  is using healthy, sustainable, [...]

By |March 15th, 2016|Concepts, Custom Homes, Design & Decor, Home Improvement|Comments Off on Sustainable Building Materials Make for an Eco Friendly Home