Diy homeowner tips

Oct 14

4 Fall Projects to Do Around Your Home Today

We’re all spending even more time than usual around our homes this fall, so now is the perfect time to check essential fall home maintenance off of ...
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Oct 14
Oct 12

Why Some Roofing Companies are More Expensive than Others

Proper roof maintenance is a necessary part of owning a home. But there’s no getting around it; eventually, your roof will need to be replaced, and ...
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Oct 12
Sep 30

5 Common Open Floor Plan Mistakes and How You Can Avoid Them

It’s easy to see why so many homeowners choose to purchase or remodel homes with open floor plans. An open floor plan makes your space feel modern, ...
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Sep 30
Sep 23

10 Ways a DIY Roof Repair Can Go Wrong

There's no way around it; fixing a roofing issue can be expensive depending on a variety of factors, including the pitch and slope of the roof, ...
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Sep 23
Sep 9

Is it Time to Replace Your Gutters? What to Look For

Most homeowners don’t think about their gutters that often. Sure, we clean out gutters in the fall when leaves can tend to clog them up. But other ...
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Sep 9
Aug 13

Building an Addition to Create Your Perfect Space

After completing the decluttering process, many of Marie Kondo’s clients find a new direction and are able to make big decisions and even lifestyle ...
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Aug 13
Aug 5

Summer Roof Maintenance Checklist

Your roof endures a lot throughout the seasons. And the summer is no exception, especially in Maryland, where we see summer storms and humidity, ...
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Aug 5
Aug 4

Remodeling Your Bathroom

Planning a bathroom remodel can be exciting with beautiful and tranquil inspiration photos from Pinterest and magazines. But you will notice all of ...
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Aug 4
Jul 20

Designing Your Master Bedroom and Closet

When homeowners want to renovate their master bedroom and closet area, they usually have one thing in mind – more space. But small changes like ...
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Jul 20
Jul 15

Remodeling Your Kitchen with Personalized Storage

When we work with homeowners to design their dream kitchen, we often hear that space and organization are top priorities. A well-designed kitchen can ...
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Jul 15
May 19

20 DIY Ways to Make Your Bathroom Feel Like a Spa

With everything going on in the world, we all need a relaxing space where we can get ready for the day and wind down when it’s done. The bathroom is ...
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May 19
Apr 29

8 Tips for a Productive Home Office

Many of us have been working from home for a few weeks now, and it can be easy to spend all day working from the couch, kitchen table, or even bed. ...
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Apr 29
Apr 8

Post-Winter 12-Point Roof Checklist

Your roof goes through a lot in the winter. Snow, ice, wind, and frigid temperatures can create common fixable issues that lead to major problems and ...
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Apr 8
Mar 20

Checklist: Five Areas of Your Home to Check this Spring

Winter takes a toll on the outside of your home. As the weather gets warmer, it’s a good idea to check how your home has survived the colder months. ...
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Mar 20
Feb 25

5 Ways to Add a Coastal Design Twist to Your Home Remodel

So often, when we think of coastal design, it includes anchors, stripes, and red, white, and blue. But these elements actually fall into the nautical ...
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Feb 25
Feb 13

What to Do When You Have an Ice Dam on Your Roof

Ice dams are thick slabs of ice that build up along the eaves of your roof. They form when indoor heat rises through the ceiling, into the attic ...
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Feb 13
Feb 7

Spotting Scams: Roofing Storm Chasers

In states where there is extreme weather such as high winds and regular hailstorms, homeowners are wary of storm chasers. But in Maryland, we only ...
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Feb 7
Jan 30

How to Detect and Repair a Window Air Leak

Your home can experience air leaks when outside air enters through small cracks or openings through your windows. During the winter, cold air can ...
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Jan 30
Oct 15

Maintenance Tips for Your Vinyl Siding

Vinyl siding is the most popular siding option in the United States with good reason. It comes in a variety of colors and styles, is quite durable, ...
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Oct 15
Oct 9

Checklist: Five Areas of Your Home to Inspect Every Fall

While spring is usually associated with fresh home repairs, fall preparations can save you from costly problems when winter storms and freezing ...
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Oct 9
Oct 2

Fall Gutter Cleaning Tips: When to DIY and When to Call the Pros

With falling leaves and the remnants of summer storms, fall is an important time to inspect and clean out your gutters. Debris and water sitting in ...
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Oct 2
Sep 26

How to Extend the Life of Your Roof

Your roof is a critical component of your home, keeping you dry during heavy spring storms and warm in freezing winter temperatures. Even though it ...
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Sep 26
Feb 5

Give Your Kitchen Remodel the Lighting It Deserves

Once your new kitchen remodel is all said and done, you’ve made dozens of decisions covering everything from aesthetics to workflow. But if there’s ...
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Feb 5
Jan 30

Kitchen Workflows - What to Know Before Remodeling

There’s nothing wrong with getting caught up in kitchen remodel inspiration. Spotting a dream design is often the first step a homeowner takes on the ...
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Jan 30
Jan 24

Tight on Space? Storage Tips for a Small Bathroom

There are few things more frustrating than an overly-cluttered small bathroom. When you just don’t have much space for storage, there’s not much you ...
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Jan 24
Dec 5

Signs It’s Time for a Bathroom Remodel (and What to Do Next)

There shouldn’t be a single room in your house that you hate. That’s especially true for rooms that you spend a large amount of time using. And let’s ...
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Dec 5
Nov 27

Is Your Home Prepared for a Roof Replacement?

Getting a full roof replacement is a large home renovation project that requires some careful planning to ensure your home is adequately prepared. ...
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Nov 27
Nov 19

Don’t Let Gutters Sabotage Your Roof Replacement

The roof is your home’s first line of defense against the elements. So, when you start to spot signs of age and deterioration, the best thing you can ...
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Nov 19
Nov 13

Don’t Forget to Upgrade Insulation During a Roof Replacement

When undertaking a roof replacement project, it’s easy to become consumed with the necessary details to get it done, including choosing the right ...
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Nov 13
Nov 7

Shower or Tub? How to Choose One for Your Bathroom Remodel

Looking at bathroom remodel inspiration makes it easy to appreciate (and fall in love with) certain high-level design concepts. If you’re getting ...
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Nov 7
Nov 1

How to Talk to Your Roof Replacement Contractor Like A Pro

Trusting your contractor is one of the most important keys to success with home renovations. When you’re dealing with complex systems and components ...
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Nov 1
Oct 24

8 Common Ways A Roof Replacement Goes Wrong, Even with Experience

When it comes time to invest in a roof replacement, research is a homeowner’s best friend. But once you start digging into all the different aspects ...
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Oct 24
Oct 18

Use The Right Materials to Increase Value in a Bathroom Remodel

The 2018 Cost vs. Value Report came loaded with good news for homeowners dreaming of a beautiful bathroom remodel. If you balance your costs ...
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Oct 18
Oct 9

Airflow Calculation: A Key Component of Roof Replacements

If you’ve started doing your research on roof replacements, you probably have a pretty good grasp on the steps required to complete the project. ...
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Oct 9
Oct 3

Kitchen Remodel ROI: How to Select the Best Cabinets

A kitchen remodel may seem effortless when you see it happen on a reality TV show. But taking on a major kitchen remodel comes with plenty of ...
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Oct 3
Sep 27

Strategies for Limiting Unexpected Costs During a Bathroom Remodel

Whether you’ve been thinking about updating your bathroom for a while or you were struck by inspiration on TV, one question is always top of mind for ...
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Sep 27
Sep 18

The Ins and Outs of Roof Replacement Warranties Explained

The national average cost of a roof replacement is about $20,000 in 2018. When you’re spending that much money to safeguard your home and increase ...
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Sep 18
Sep 12

Top 4 Kitchen Countertop Materials: Weighing the Pros and Cons

What would you say is the most striking, eye-catching part of any kitchen? There’s plenty to be said about flooring and cabinets, but most would ...
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Sep 12
Sep 6

How Much Will My Roof Replacement Cost?

A quick Google search will show exactly what’s most important to homeowners regarding roof replacements—cost. There are many other decisions in the ...
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Sep 6
Aug 17

Inspiration vs. Reality: 3 Steps to Getting Your Perfect Bathroom Remodel

There’s nothing wrong with being slightly addicted to home renovation shows on TV.
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Aug 17
Jun 21

What to Consider Before Building a Deck

Do you love to entertain friends and family? Does warmer weather draw you to the outdoors? Do you enjoy relaxing at home? If so, then you may want to ...
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Jun 21
Mar 26

7 Signs Your Kitchen Needs an Upgrade

As the most valuable room in your home, your kitchen serves as the central meeting place and your family’s nucleus. Here are seven signs that your ...
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Mar 26
Jan 26

Check your Roof in 2 Easy Steps!

The first line of protection your home has against mother nature is your roof. The National Roofing Contractors Association (NRCA) recommends you do ...
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Jan 26
Jul 8

My Roof is Leaking – What Do I Do and the Dangers of Waiting

No one ever wants to find water leaking from their ceiling. Whether you are home when the leak starts or come home to it, it is important that you ...
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Jul 8
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