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Deck Renovation Ideas to Consider for New Homeowners

Are you looking for the perfect renovation project for your home? If so, now is a great time to start thinking about the best way to increase your property value while making your home a more enjoyable space. When it comes to getting the most out of your property, adding a deck to your home…
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How to Add a Fireplace to a Screened in Porch

How to Add a Fireplace to a Screened in Porch

The Washington DC area is home to crisp temperatures throughout the winter months. Temperatures typically stay in the 30s on an average winter day. Just because it’s the coldest time of the year doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your outdoor space. Installing a screened-in porch in your home can be enjoyed by your family all year…
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Does a Screened In Porch Add Value?

Does a Screened In Porch Add Value?

It doesn’t matter if live somewhere that stays warm mostly year-round or if you live in the beautiful winter wonderland that is Maryland. If you’re looking for something that adds a little more utility and personality to your home then a screened-in porch might be for you. But does a screened-in porch add value? How…
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How to Winterize a Screened-in Porch

How to Winterize a Screened-in Porch

In 2020, over sixty percent of American homeowners were still struggling with property damage from the previous winter. If you’re not careful, winter can cause major issues for your home maintenance. So, how do you protect your home during the cold winter months? One major issue is your porch. Let’s go through how to winterize a screened-in…
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Winter Patio Ideas

Winter Patio Ideas: How to Enjoy Your Patio In the Colder Months

The average American spends 93% of their life indoors, due in large part to the harshness of winter. Are you sitting inside right now, gazing longingly at your patio and wishing it was summer? Just because it’s cold and snowy out doesn’t mean that you have to stop enjoying your patio. It just means that…
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Outdoor Patio Flooring Ideas

3 Great Outdoor Patio Flooring Ideas for Your Home

By investing in your backyard and patio, you can add up to 20% to your home’s value. Your patio and outdoor space can be used as places to relax, host gatherings, and spend time with your family. Renovating your patio will make it even more welcoming, and you may even find yourself spending more time…
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5 Fabulous Enclosed Patio Ideas for Your Home

Did you know that some Americans are spending as much as $6,600 each year on vacations? If you’re looking to build the perfect backyard getaway as a cheaper alternative, you’ve come to the right place. With an enclosed patio, you’ll create a year-round relaxation space for any time of year. Keep reading to find 5 fabulous enclosed patio…
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Concrete Patio Ideas Blue Collar Scholars

9 Concrete Patio Ideas to Spark Your Imagination

In 2015, Bloomberg.com found that houses with patios were hot sellers. Roughly 96,000 houses with patios were sold in 2014, up from 59,000 in 2010. Adding a patio to your home is a quick way to add to your house’s value. When adding patios to their homes, many people choose concrete as their building material.…
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Green Landscaping in Maryland

Green Landscaping in Maryland

According to a recent study by Southern Cross University, 87% of respondents are making an effort to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle. The efforts we take to live a greener life make a difference, and one area you can start is with the lawn. Green landscaping is gaining popularity as an alternative to traditional turfgrass lawns. After…
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Everything You Need to Know About Overseeding

Does your lawn look like it could use a little TLC? Nearly 69% of Americans feel that their lawns need some improvement. Enter overseeding. Overseeding is a vital part of any lawn care routine, but it can be confusing to know when and how to do it. In this post, we’ll explain everything homeowners need…
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