Roof Repair 101

It’s summer in the DC metro area and per usual, the oppressive heat has brought along violent thunderstorms and wild weather with it. The intense storms that hit Northern Virginia and DC several weeks ago have shown that excessive summer-time weather can wreak havoc on a home’s physical well-being as well as the potential fo...

 

The “Work Triangle” of Your Kitchen

Home values have increased again this month signifying an upswing in the housing market. As I stated in previous blog entries, kitchen remodeling projects create a highly-valuable return on inves...

 

New Windows and Doors Boost Curb Appeal & Make You Money

by Chuck LaRock, Sr. Real Estate Professional at Exit Realty Talbot and Company Did you know that nearly 1/3 of the energy used to heat or cool the typical American home escapes silently through windows and doors? ...

 

Going Green: Kitchen Renovation Ideas

Keeping up with the latest kitchen design trends can be a fun process. New designs are constantly emerging and everything from the economy and location of your home ca...

 

Remember Garden Windows? They’re Back!

As the price of groceries, especially organic produce, continues to climb, people are beginning to test just how green their thumbs are by exploring home gardening options. One of the issues, however, is that due to the current economy, the average size of homes being built has decreased, and families and individuals find themse...

 

Local Kitchen Showrooms: A Look at Signature Kitchens

This week, I took some time out of my day to tour the absolutely beautiful Signature Kitchens showroom conveniently located in Haymarket, Virginia. The front of the building looks just like a small home, but upon entry, the walls seem to expand as the showroom opens up, full of fantastic kitchens and exquisitely-crafted cabinetr...

 

AC Unit Covers: Should You Use One?

Brace yourselves because this week’s forecast is calling for high temperatures and thunderstorms in our area. For those of you who are pining for a little more summer weather, these temperatures may be ideal, but for the rest of us Northern Virginia natives, we know that rain and heat combine to make an awful combination – h...

 

Cabinet Refacing on a Budget

This summer is already a very busy time for me and it hasn’t even really started yet. I have five weddings to attend and I have no idea how many more to come in the fall. The age of the engaged couples is fairly young and it is likely that they will be either renting a place to live or buying a small starter home. Buying a hom...

 

Why is the Refrigerant for My Air Conditioner So Expensive?

By Sonny Swann Anyone who has had a repair to their air conditioner recently can be left wondering why it was so expensive. Much of the cost increase can be attributed to the rising cost of the refrigerant, R-22. As a result of the Montreal Protocol and the 1990 ...

 

Kitchen ReCrafting – What Is It and Who Does It?

This week, we are showcasing one of our featured companies, Signature WoodCrafters, as we focus on the kitchen recrafting process that they have made famous throughout the Washington metro area. For those unfamiliar with the term, Kitchen ReCrafting is a practice used to completely change the look of your cabinets without the...