Summer Maintenance: Storms & Flooding

With heat and humidity at an all time high, the summer months are primed for thunderstorms. Heavy rain can flood your home and leave you with a mess. It’s important to have the proper drainage ...

 

Decks & Home Value

Summer is a time to enjoy the outdoors, but also to get things done while it's nice outside! We all enjoy our homes while it's nice out, and now is a great time to think of your house as an investment. The Northern Virginia housing market can be finicky, and installing

 

Off to College…Making Use of Your Child’s Empty Room

Summer, unfortunately, is winding down very quickly. It’s already August and talk of football season is already flying around the internet and television. Fall reminds us of a few things here at [email protected], and one of those things is college. For those who went to college, August was once an exciting time -new locations, new...

 

What is Community Supported Agriculture (CSA)?

Currently, our society is more health-focused than it ever has been before. Organic grocery stores are popping up throughout Northern Virginia and Maryland and all-natural components are making their way into our household items as well. As Virginians and Marylanders become more focused on all things organic, they are beginni...

 

Summer 2012 Custom Cabinet Trends

It is often said that the kitchen is the heart of the home, and nothing makes the heart beat stronger than customization. Here are a few of the latest custom kitchen cabinet trends that will keep y...

 

It’s Wet Basement Season, Don’t Be Caught Unaware

Ah, summer. Time for family barbeques, relaxing by the pool, and...basement waterproofing? Though summer is typically recognized as the time of year people pack up and hit the road, it also happens to be the height of summe...

 

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...

 

Maintaining Your Lawn with Landscape Irrigation

When I was just a kid, I remember very well that one of my neighbors had the most beautiful lawn you have ever seen. Thick green grass, the edges cut at a perfect 90 degree angle and the lawnmower patterns were immaculate. I couldn’t understand how their lawn could be so perfect even in the middle of the summer. As I got older...