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The New Concerns About Remodeling During the Pandemic

Like most of us, in March and April 2020, our clients and potential clients were frightened and highly concerned about the impact of the novel virus COVID-19. We didn’t know what it was or what impact it would have on our health and our livelihoods. The biggest concerns about remodeling during the pandemic at that time were safety and sanitation.

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The Timeline: How Long Will My Home Remodel Take?

home-remodeling-timeline“The sooner the better” is the motto of most homeowners during renovations. After all, it’s not easy to be patient when you’re eager to enjoy your brand new kitchen or family room addition. While it certainly would be convenient if renovations could be accomplished in just a few days, your project may take weeks or months to complete, depending on the scope and complexity.

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How Much Does a Home Remodel Cost in Northern Virginia?

How Much Does a Home Remodel Cost in Northern Virginia?

Offutt_IG3Home remodeling costs vary significantly depending on whether you live in a tiny town in the western part of Virginia or in the Northern Virginia/DC Metro area. Although reviewing national renovation estimates will certainly give you a rough idea of your final costs, taking a look at costs in our area can help you create a realistic budget.

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How to Get to Know Your Remodeler Before You Hire Them

A remodeling project is an investment that takes careful research and consideration. After all, you are making a decision on whom to trust with bringing your vision to life and hiring a team that will be working in your home for weeks and many times, months. That’s why we recommend getting to know as much as you can about your remodeler before you hire them. We’ve created a list of opportunities that would allow you to learn about a remodeler’s process, meet their team, see finished projects, and read honest reviews from past clients. Read more

Five Reasons Space Planning is Important When Remodeling

Five Reasons Space Planning is Important When Remodeling

A well designed remodeling project, whether within existing space or in new space such as an addition, starts with space planning.   Simply put, a space plan will address the needs of everyone who needs to use a space and although that may sound simple, it involves careful examination by a professional designer who can help you realize your remodeling dreams.  If you are hoping to improve your home’s beauty and functionality to better suit your lifestyle, a well-executed space plan can do just that. Read more

A Guide to Expanding Your Living Space Outdoors

Imagine this: you’re enjoying a refreshing summer breeze, the warmth of the sun, and taking in the colors of your garden from the privacy of your own backyard.  Sounds relaxing, doesn’t it? Often, when we think about expanding our home’s living space we focus too much on the interiors of our homes and forget about the beautiful setting that’s right outside our front and back doors. Open and screened porches, decks and patios are fantastic options to gain more living space and you can design it to suit whatever you like to do outdoors whether that be hosting barbecue parties, alfresco dining, soaking up the sun, stargazing, or sitting around a fire.  Read more

Meet our  Blair Anderson Award Winner for Quarter 1. 

Cory Fields congratulates Ray Taber.

Congratulations to Ray Taber for being awarded SDB’s Blair Anderson Award. Ray has been with us for almost a year and brings 16 years of professional construction experience to our team. 

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Helpful Tips for Winterizing Your Home

Helpful Tips for Winterizing Your Home

We’ve already experienced some of winter’s frigid temperatures, but that doesn’t mean it’s too late to winterize your home. Keep your family safe and warm, and possibly save some money on your utility bills by completing our list of 10 helpful tips. Read more

Checklist for Interviewing a Remodeling Contractor

Checklist for Interviewing a Remodeling Contractor

Once you’ve made the decision that you are ready to remodel your home, the first step is considering what firm to hire. Taking the time to interview and research each firm is extremely important and will ultimately help you select the firm best suited for you and your project. To assist you in the interviewing process, we’ve compiled a checklist of questions for you. Read more

What is the kitchen triangle?

What is the kitchen triangle?

The kitchen triangle is made up of three main work areas.

Your stove, refrigerator, and sink are what you use most in your kitchen, so it stands to reason that the ideal positioning between these three points can improve the function and flow of your kitchen. The kitchen triangle is created when you arrange these main work areas in a triangular shape to enable efficient and easy movement. Even though this concept was introduced in the 1940’s, it is still essential in remodeling a well-functioning kitchen. Read more