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The Homeowner’s Guide to Minimizing Change Orders 

By Bob Benedict | October 18, 2023
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Starting a home remodeling project is an exciting journey toward a redesigned space that fits your lifestyle. However, many homeowners hear the term “change order” and cringe – especially if they’ve heard horror stories about projects gone awry.   But the truth is, change orders do not need to be scary, especially when you understand what…

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The Emotional Journey of Home Remodeling

By Bob Benedict | October 4, 2023
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Embarking on the emotional journey of home remodeling is full of highs and lows. It’s an exhilarating endeavor that can bring immense satisfaction upon completion. However, it also often comes with its fair share of stress, sometimes feeling like an emotional rollercoaster. This is what we, in the remodeling industry, refer to as the Remodeling…

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Kitchen and Bath Design Trends

By Bob Benedict | September 12, 2023
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Kitchens and bathrooms are the two most popular places to remodel in a home, and that’s no surprise. An outdated kitchen not only stunts the value of your home, but also makes it dreary, disorganized, and inefficient. Let’s look at some popular kitchen and bath design trends that we’re seeing in homes across Northern Virginia…

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Expand Your Living Space with a Four Season Room Addition 

By Bob Benedict | August 23, 2023

Homes here in the Washington, D.C. suburbs are notorious for being tight on space, yet most homes have the lot size for an addition. If you’re quickly outgrowing yours and thinking about a home addition, you’ve got several options. Let’s look at the benefits of adding a four season room addition (also known as a…

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White Oak Cabinets for Modern Kitchens 

By Bob Benedict | August 17, 2023

White oak cabinets have become increasingly popular in modern kitchen design. Their sleek, clean lines and light color create a fresh and timeless look to any space. When remodeling your kitchen, white oak cabinets are an ideal choice for creating a contemporary and sophisticated atmosphere.  What Are the Different Types of Oak?  Two primary oak…

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6 Home Renovations That Add Value 

By Bob Benedict | August 15, 2023

Your home is a valuable investment, and selecting home renovations that add value can greatly impact your home’s resale value and enhance your family’s daily life. Let’s explore some of the top home renovations that can provide the greatest benefits.  1. Kitchen Remodeling Projects  Remodeling your kitchen is a highly sought-after home improvement project for…

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8 Basement Remodel Ideas for Northern Virginia 

By Bob Benedict | August 8, 2023

An unfinished basement is a blank canvas that can be remodeled to suit all kinds of needs. Gone are the days of dark, smelly basements used only for forgotten holiday storage bins. From unique hobbies to extra living space, a basement’s upgrade potential is nearly endless. Here are some fantastic basement remodel ideas to transform…

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Ice Makers for Home Use: A Selection Guide 

By Bob Benedict | August 1, 2023

Ice makers for home use have become an increasingly popular household appliance, providing a convenient and efficient way to enjoy your favorite ice-cold beverages. Because so many options are available, we’ve developed this guide to help you select the perfect ice maker for home use.   Choosing an Ice Maker for Your Home  Selecting the ideal…

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8 Things to Consider Before Finishing a Basement in Northern VA 

By Bob Benedict | July 26, 2023

An unfinished basement is a wealth of potential just waiting to be discovered — and by updating it, you can add value to your home. If you’re thinking about remodeling yours, there are some things to consider before finishing a basement in Northern Virginia.  1. Moisture Control and Waterproofing  If you want to turn your…

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Asbestos in Home Renovations: What You Need to Know When Renovating in Northern Virginia

By Bob Benedict | July 19, 2023

While the thought of upgrading your home can be exciting, it’s important to be aware of the possibility of asbestos in Northern Virginia homes before beginning any projects. Asbestos still exists as part of building materials in older homes and can create serious health issues if disturbed during renovation efforts. In this article, we’ll provide…

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