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Why is Our Being a NARI Member Important to You?

Schroeder Design/Build is a long-standing member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). In fact, joining the Washington D.C. Metro Region chapter was one of the first things we did when we started our company 35 years ago. This being said, you might wonder, “Why is a NARI membership important?” Let’s explore the many reasons why our being a NARI member is important to you.

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How To Create a Home Office

How To Create a Home Office

What is the “new normal?” According to some experts, it means that many more people will be working from home. Some people were well prepared when the shelter-in-place orders were enforced, and had dedicated spaces for their home office. Others were left working from their bedrooms or dining room. Overall, we’ve been getting a lot of questions about how to create a home office remodel and will offer our expertise in this post.

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Kitchen Remodel Checklist: What to Expect When Remodeling Your Kitchen

Kitchen Remodel Checklist: What to Expect With a Kitchen Remodel

Planning a new kitchen is exciting, there’s no doubt about it. It can also be stressful with all the decisions and choices that need to be made. That’s why we’re helping out with this handy kitchen remodel checklist that can at least give you an idea of the process you’ll be going through with your remodeling company. That way you can be prepared and ready to move ahead with your kitchen remodel.

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Simple Green Remodeling Projects You Should Consider

Simple Green Remodeling Projects You Should Consider

You might think that going Green is “trendy,” but it is not a trend. It is a lifestyle choice, and one that ought to be implemented in your way of living. Incorporating small Green changes and materials in your eco-friendly home can make a big impact on your comfort and in protection of our natural environment. Here are some simple Green remodeling projects you should consider.

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8 Ways to Keep Your Home Project Going While Helping Local Pros

8 Ways to Keep Your Home Project Going While Helping Local Home Pros

Helping design and building businesses during this crisis offers advantages for homeowners
By Becky Harris March 21, 2020

You may have been planning to start a home project or remodel this spring and are wondering what to do now that people are being urged or told to stay at home. The coronavirus crisis makes it hard to imagine hiring a designer, shopping for your home or meeting with home pros to talk about a project. But one silver lining of this crisis cloud is that it may be one of most optimal times to do so.

You can stay safely isolated at home and still get started on a project and support the design and construction pros who are such an integral part of our community. If you were already planning a project, or if spending so much time at home has you thinking of improvements you’d like to make, here are some suggestions that will help you improve your home while you support these small businesses.

1. Set Up a Virtual Consult

“Keeping people employed helps the overall economy,” architect Jonathan Kuhn says. And during this crisis, an advantage for homeowners is that many pros have more time on their hands than they normally would — no commutes, site visits, show houses or markets are keeping them from working on your project. Fill that time with a virtual consultation.

If you haven’t yet found a pro to work with, you can start by searching the Houzz pro directory for an architect, designer or remodeler whose style, location and specialties match your needs.

Then it’s as simple as using FaceTime or Skype to give pros a tour of your space. You can answer their style and function questionnaires, share inspiration photos in Houzz ideabooks and get to know each other without having to meet in person.

See Schroeder Design/Build’s plan for Virtual Consultations.

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Best Places to Live in Northern Virginia

Best Places to Live in Northern Virginia

Best Places to Live in Northern Virginia

Narrowing down the location for your next home just may be the hardest part of moving. Luckily, Northern Virginia offers plenty of towns and neighborhoods that just may be perfect for you, including these four spots.

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How Much Does it Cost to Buy a Home in Northern Virginia?

How Much Does it Cost to Buy a Home in Northern Virginia?

How Much Does it Cost to Buy a Home in Northern VirginiaLiving in Northern Virginia offers so many benefits, from good jobs to excellent schools to a plentiful selection of homes. Whether you want to live a few metro stops away from D.C. or in a more distant suburb, you’re sure to find a NoVA home that meets all of your requirements. Are you considering buying a house soon? What does it cost to buy a home in Northern Virginia?  These variables can affect the price.

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The Best Spring Getaways in Virginia

The Best Spring Getaways in Virginia

The Best Spring Getaways in VirginiaWhen you need a break from real life, a getaway offers the perfect way to decompress and recharge. These three Virginia vacation spots offer everything you need for a relaxing getaway.

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The Best 2020 Spring Events in Northern Virginia

The Best 2020 Spring Events in Northern Virginia

The Best 2020 Spring Events in Northern VirginiaDo you need a few events and activities to fill out your spring calendar? From Fairfax to Sterling, these are some of the most interesting events in Northern Virginia

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How Much Does a Home Addition Cost in Northern Virginia?

How Much Does a Home Addition Cost in Northern Virginia?

How Much Does a Home Addition Cost in Northern VirginiaIn a competitive real estate market, many buyers settle for houses that don’t quite satisfy all of their requirements. The homes may lack enough bedrooms or bathrooms, or only have enough room for tiny outdated kitchens. Luckily, it’s possible to turn any property into the home of your dreams by building an addition.

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