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Living in a Home During a Remodel: 13 Proven Tips

By Whitney Simons | July 1, 2024
Exposed wooden beams and electrical wiring in a partially constructed building with a scaffold in the corner.

Undergoing a home addition or remodel can be an exciting experience, yet it can also feel a bit daunting, especially when living in a home during a remodel. The process brings a mix of anticipation for the new space and the challenges of dealing with construction noise, dust and temporary living adjustments. However, you can…

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Unique Kitchen and Bathroom Features to Include in Your Next Remodel

By Whitney Simons | June 21, 2024
A modern kitchen with white cabinets, a glass-front upper cabinet, a countertop with fruit bowls, a small beverage fridge, and a round dining table with flowers. Natural light streams through a window.

When traveling and staying at an Airbnb or VRBO, do you sometimes see unique kitchen and bathroom features that make you think, “Gee, I’d love to have that in my home?” If you answered, “YES!” you aren’t alone. These are usually the features that add a mix of convenience and personality to the home, and…

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Should I Remodel Or Move in Northern Virginia?

By Whitney Simons | June 12, 2024
A collage featuring a kitchen with wooden countertops and pendant lights, an aerial view of the Washington Monument, and a cable-stayed bridge at sunset.

Deciding whether to remodel or move in Northern Virginia is a significant dilemma faced by many homeowners in the area. The vibrant culture, historic landmarks and proximity to conveniences make our surrounding area an exciting place to live, yet the decision between upgrading your current home with a new kitchen or home addition or finding…

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Remodeling Design Choices: Adding Flare or Staying Neutral

By Whitney Simons | May 29, 2024
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Remodeling your home is an opportunity to infuse every design choice with a reflection of your personal style and vision. The appeal of creating a space that resonates with your tastes is undeniable. However, it’s equally important to consider how these choices fit into your long-term plans for the home.  Consider Your Longevity in the…

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Home Expansion Alternatives: Creative Solutions for More Space

By Bob Benedict | May 15, 2024
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Exploring home expansion alternatives can unveil innovative and practical solutions to the common challenge of needing more space. Whether constrained by budget, property boundaries, or local regulations, homeowners will find that creativity and flexibility can lead to surprisingly effective outcomes. The Dilemma of Limited Space When evaluating how to increase livable space in your home,…

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Garage Addition Ideas for Northern Virginia Homeowners

By Bob Benedict | May 8, 2024
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When it comes to upgrading and optimizing your home space, the often underutilized garage area is a hidden gem. Gone are the days when a garage’s primary function was just to house vehicles or lawn equipment. Homeowners in Northern Virginia, especially in bustling counties like Fairfax, Arlington and Loudoun, understand the value of maximizing every…

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Kitchen Backsplashes: A Palette of Possibilities

By Whitney Simons | April 25, 2024
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As we move into the mid-20s, the world of kitchen design continues to evolve, with kitchen backsplashes making some bold changes with stylish and functional decor. These essential design elements are not just about protecting walls from spills and splatters anymore. Kitchen backsplashes today are all about adding personality, color, and texture to one of…

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Different Types of Home Additions

By Bob Benedict | April 17, 2024
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Exploring the various types of home additions can significantly enhance the functionality and value of your residence, especially in areas like Northern Virginia, where many of our homes are older, yet our needs are constantly evolving. Understanding the options available for expanding your living space can help meet the growing demands of your household or…

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The Versatility of Mini-Split Heating and Cooling Systems

By Bob Benedict | April 3, 2024
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Mini-split heating and cooling systems offer a versatile and energy-efficient solution for managing the temperature in your home. Unlike traditional HVAC systems, mini-splits require no ductwork, making them a suitable option for home additions, renovations or spaces where extending ductwork is impractical. Their compact size and flexibility allow for a tailored approach to climate control,…

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Decluttering Before a Home Remodel

By Whitney Simons | March 22, 2024
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Remodeling your home is an exciting time because you get to enjoy a new, tailored space that functions for you and your family. Keep those goosebumps alive but know that the first step is to remove and store items from the space being remodeled.  We’re not trying to give you homework but it needs to…

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