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The Benefits of Quartz Countertops

By Whitney Simons | June 13, 2023

There are many benefits of quartz countertops in kitchens and bathrooms, and they are among the most popular choices for people looking to embrace a high-end and elegant influence within their homes. Quartz is considered one of the most superior building materials, and it has an eye-catching beauty and durability that makes it incredibly appealing. …

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5 Curb Appeal Ideas to Transform Your Northern Virginia Home

By Bob Benedict | June 12, 2023

Are you looking for curb appeal ideas for your Northern Virginia home? A house with good curb appeal will stand out from other homes in the neighborhood, making it more desirable and valuable. From building or enhancing a front porch, turning your stoop into a portico, upgrading windows and shutters, or the front door—these simple…

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Essential Tips for Aging in Place Bathroom Design Success 

By Bob Benedict | June 2, 2023

As our bodies age, it’s important to make sure we have the right design modifications in our bathrooms to account for mobility changes. Aging in place bathroom design combines comfort and accessibility into a single package. Whether looking for something basic or more complex, aging in place offers homeowners the freedom of safety and independence…

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Achieving Style and Function: Accessible Kitchen Design 

By Bob Benedict | May 30, 2023

Accessible kitchen design is essential for homeowners who want to create a comfortable and functional space for individuals with disabilities, physical limitations or who want to age in place and remain independent. By incorporating adaptive features and innovative solutions, accessible kitchens can significantly improve the quality of life for those who require additional support in…

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Aging in Place Home Renovations: Pros and Cons

By Bob Benedict | May 2, 2023
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The idea of aging in place – the concept of remaining in your own homes through retirement and beyond – is increasingly attractive to many older adults due to its convenience, cost-effectiveness, strong ties to independence and, recently, safety from COVID and other pathogens. With thoughtful home modifications and planning, aging adults can successfully stay…

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Unique Home Features to Consider When Remodeling Your Home

By Bob Benedict | April 25, 2023
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Now is a great time to start your remodeling project, as some unique home features can be designed with you in mind. At Northwood Construction, we’ve been working on highly customized remodeling projects that would benefit any homeowner. So whether you’re looking to improve the functionality of your space, or crave certain features that your…

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Reasons to Finish a Basement

By Bob Benedict | April 9, 2023
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Your unfinished basement is filled with potential, and it’s wise to take advantage of it. When you finish a basement, you’ll increase the value of your home because it increases your overall livable space. Typically, a finished basement in a Colonial-style home (which is typical in Northern Virginia) can add up to 35% more livable…

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Home Addition Ideas to Add Square Footage to Your Home

By Tess Wittler | November 22, 2022
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Over time, our needs change, and you may be outgrowing your current home. Often, it’s more cost-effective to modify the house you’re living in instead of packing up and moving to a new one. This is especially true when you love your neighborhood and you don’t want to leave your current community, which is one…

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Remodeling Costs In Northern VA: A Guide [2022]

By Bob Benedict | November 18, 2022
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Our guide, Remodeling Costs in Northern VA, has been updated for 2022 and is now available on our website as a free download.  This is the 8th Edition of this guide, and we have been publishing this guide since 2014 as a remodeling resource for those living in Northern Virginia. We have updated the current…

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Kitchen Flooring Options

By Bob Benedict | November 16, 2022
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One the most significant decisions to be made when remodeling a kitchen is your kitchen flooring options because there are many choices: Porcelain Tiles, Ceramic Tiles, Natural Stone, Natural Wood (finished in place), Pre-finished Wood, Engineered Wood, Laminate, Vinyl Squares, Sheet Style Vinyl, Luxury Vinyl Flooring and even Cork.  Fortunately, no one flooring fits all.…

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