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Welcome Your Thanksgiving Guests

As you’re preparing for Thanksgiving guests, we wanted to take a break from our regular improvement tips to help you get ready! On the day before a big holiday, there’s always plenty to do—especially when you’re the host. To ensure you don’t forget anything on your ever-growing to-do list, we’ve chosen a few key areas
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Consider the Kitchen Work Triangle

Are you familiar with this design term? It’s different for every cook in every house—in every kitchen. But, it should be a primary consideration in any renovation in this key room. The right kitchen work triangle will make your daily activities easier (without even thinking about it). While a poorly thought out space will do
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Prepare for Your Fence Installation

You’ve decided it’s time for a new fence and picked the right installer for the job—now what? Well, we’ll handle most of the details, but there are some things you can do, as the homeowner, to prepare for this process. Here are some insights from the pros that can help eliminate those last-minute surprises on
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Prepare Your Home for the Fall Market

With back to school right around the corner, the real estate market is gearing back up for another busy season!  Buyers throughout Maryland are still looking for homes (thanks to low inventory), which means you’re at a solid advantage when selling.  If you know you want to list your property soon, taking these steps will
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Firework Safety Tips for the 4th

Independence Day brings out all sorts of fun American traditions—including fireworks!  This is one practice, though, that carries a lot of safety and legal concerns.  So, before you start any grand backyard displays, check out our latest blog for some Maryland-specific advice. Are fireworks even legal in Maryland? Well, yes and no.  Some fireworks are
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Should You Pave Your Driveway?

As something you use every day, you might not pay attention to this important part of your commute.  If you have a gravel driveway, you’ve probably thought about getting it paved—at least once.  Maybe it’s the cost holding you back, or the terrain.  Maybe you genuinely enjoy having a gravel driveway!  But, if you’re thinking
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Illuminating the Home, Shining Your House’s Quality

Many think lighting is just a simple practicality, we all need lights to see. However, lighting can also be used to create a sense of welcome or draw attention to specific aspects of your home. Let’s look into how light can be used to add value to your house. Mood Have you ever been in
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How to Prevent Slippery Conditions On your Deck

Slippery conditions on your deck can potentially lead to injuries and other property damage. Here are some strategies for how to keep your deck slip-free and safe this winter! Non-Slip Mats or Strips for Your Deck If you use your deck quite a bit in winter, consider purchasing some non-stick mats to strategically place around
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Developing a Winter Disaster Plan to Protect Your Home

Maryland’s weather can be unpredictable and extreme. Having a plan in place to mitigate and avoid property damage could help you avoid heavy costs down the road. Preventing Freeze Freezing temperatures offer a lot of risk to your property. Taking steps to prepare your property can be the difference between keeping your family warm and
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The Big Decision: Do-It-Yourself or Professional

There’s a certain level of satisfaction that comes from completing a project around the house – and the cost savings on professional labor can be a big factor when it comes to finishing tasks on budget. Do-It-Yourself (DIY) has become a movement, if not a way of life; but is the grass really greener when
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