Home living

Jun 30

7 Updates for the Ultimate Smart Home

What if you could adjust your home's temperature during your commute, turn the lights on and off with just your voice, and find moisture before it ...
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Jun 30
Jun 22

R-Value: Important Information about Roof Insulation

Roofing terminology can be challenging. But not knowing enough about your roofing system can cost you, both in your electrical bills and when it’s ...
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Jun 22
Jun 8

Why You Must Upgrade Smoke Detectors When You Remodel

Why should you update your smoke detectors? In short, it’s the law! But understanding what laws apply to your home can help you avoid unexpected ...
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Jun 8
Jun 8

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

Even high quality, professionally installed siding has a lifespan. Depending on the siding materials, your siding can last anywhere from 20 to 50 ...
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Jun 8
May 29

10 Ways to Make Your Deck More Private

For many people the back yard is a sanctuary. But the noise from the street or being in full view of next-door neighbors can make it a less than ...
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May 29
May 26

Which Type of Window Box Planter is Right for Your Home?

Whether you live in an industrial condo, a modern farmhouse, or anything in between, a window box planter can add design and beauty to your home’s ...
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May 26
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 14

How to Prepare for a Kitchen Remodel While At Home

We're all spending time at home, and for most of us, that means using our kitchen for home-cooked meals more often than usual. But that also means ...
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Apr 14
Apr 2

Outdoor Living: 10 Ways to Customize Your Dream Deck

We all wish our homes could be a little bit bigger at times. A deck is an inexpensive and easy way to extend your outdoor living space without ...
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Apr 2
Mar 31

Are Custom Cabinets Worth the Price? What You Need to Know

There are plenty of things to think about when planning a kitchen remodel, but a great place to start is choosing the type of cabinets to fit your ...
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Mar 31
Mar 30

Bathroom Renovation: When to DIY and When to Call the Pros

Spring is a great time to refresh your home and it can feel great to update a space that you use every day like the bathroom! There are plenty of ...
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Mar 30
Mar 25

10 Indoor Projects You Can Do Today

Spring cleaning is about more than just organizing and washing, it is a way to bring the feeling of fresh air and warm weather into your home. While ...
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Mar 25
Mar 24

Quartz vs. Granite Countertops: What's Best for Your Kitchen Remodel

Homeowners have to make an incredible amount of decisions during a kitchen remodel. You want to make selections that will fit your lifestyle now but ...
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Mar 24
Mar 24

Best Kitchen Upgrades for Entertaining

Whether you have a few guests from out of town or like to throw get togethers regularly, the kitchen is an integral part of entertaining. Adding ...
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Mar 24
Mar 17

What's In and What's Out? Top 2020 Kitchen Trends

Natural Wood Finish vs. Solid Color There is nothing wrong with white or grey painted cabinetry; in fact, white and grey tones are airy, minimalist, ...
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Mar 17
Mar 12

How to Pick the Best Shingle Color for your Home

Today’s asphalt shingles come in a wide array of colors from charcoal blacks and greys to mixed shades of reds and browns. With so many options to ...
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Mar 12
Mar 10

Our Top 10 Favorite Kitchen Elements in Annapolis

Gaining inspiration from your neighbors is a great way to start the process for your own kitchen remodel. We have noticed some exciting trends in ...
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Mar 10
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
Nov 19

Types of Windows and Where to Use Them in Your Home

Realistically, most of the common types of windows could work well in most areas of a house. But when you know the benefits of each one, finding the ...
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Nov 19
Oct 22

Who to Call for Your Home Improvement Project: Contractor vs. Full-Service Remodeler

Choosing who to hire for your home remodeling project can be stressful. Depending on the work you need done, there could be hundreds of options in ...
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Oct 22
Aug 28

Why Fall is a Good Time to Replace Your Roof

With over 30 years of experience working on Maryland roofs, Brothers roofing consultants are often asked, "what is the best time of year to replace ...
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Aug 28
Aug 21

Vinyl Siding: What’s on the Outside Counts

Modern vinyl siding has come a long way from the practical but boring beige slabs that coated suburban homes, making them indistinguishable from one ...
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Aug 21
Aug 2

Aging in Place: Future-Proofing Your Home for Your Needs

Do you love your home and plan to enjoy it into your golden years? You’re not alone! The majority of adults over 65 plan to stay in their current ...
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Aug 2
Apr 15

Top Investments in Your Home that Recoup Value

Trying to decide what project to tackle first at your home? You aren’t alone. Some people choose to renovate based on wants and others on need but ...
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Apr 15
Jan 16

Helpful Organization Tips to Start Today

The New Year is a great time to set new goals and keep old ones. If you have resolved to better organize your home, check out the helpful tips below!
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Jan 16
Jul 8

5 Ways to Brighten a Dull Kitchen

Upgrading a dull, dreary kitchen will make your home more inviting, more appealing and more valuable. A new kitchen is one of the best investments ...
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Jul 8
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