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What are Your Options for Enclosing an Existing Outdoor Space?

Posted in: Screen Porch in Northern Virginia, Screen Porch, Screen Porch Tips, Screen Porch Questions, Deck Screens, Screen Porch Screens, Screen Porch in Maryland, Screen-Porch Design Tips, porch topics, screen porch products, SCREENEZE, SCREENEZE screening system, Motorized Porch Screens, Motorized Outdoor Screening Systems, Screen Room, Phantom Retractable Screens, screened porch in Washington, DC, Screened Porch, Screened-in Porch, Eze-Breeze, Three-season rooms

James Moylan

Monday, August 05, 2019

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Options for Enclosing an Existing Outdoor Space

Lots of homeowners have open outdoor living spaces and, for a variety of reasons, find themselves wondering what their options are to enclose them. Whether you have a front porch with a roof but no screens, a deck, a double deck without screens, or a patio, the logistics of how to enclose these existing spaces is one of the most common questions posed to design and build firms.

What is a Design-Build Firm Compared to a Standard Deck Builder?

Posted in: Screen Porch Questions, Deck Building Questions, Deck Design, Contracting Questions, deck questions

James Moylan

Wednesday, July 31, 2019

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What Is a Design-Build Firm, and How Does It Differ from a Standard Deck Builder in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, DC?

When it comes to installing a new deck, there’s always a lot to consider, but one issue you might not have thought about is whether you want to work with a deck builder or a design and build firm. What’s the difference between these two very different professionals, though, and which is right for your project?

Considerations for Deck and Screen Room Demolitions in Washington, DC

Posted in: Deck Tips, Screen-Porch Design Tips, home remodeling tips, building a deck

James Moylan

Monday, July 08, 2019

deck refurbishing with a sander in Washington, DC

If you have an existing deck or screen room structure, you’ll need to go through the demolition process before any new project construction can begin. If you’re looking to undertake this type of project in the Washington, DC, area, here are a few region-specific things to keep in mind about this demolition process.

Design Review: Modern Kitchen Renovation with Screened-in Porch and Patio

Posted in: Decks and Patios, patio design, kitchen remodel, kitchen, kitchen remodeling, SCREENEZE, SCREENEZE screening system, kitchen design, kitchen appliances, Screen Room, screened porch in Washington, DC, Screened Porch, Screened-in Porch

James Moylan

Wednesday, June 05, 2019

modern kitchen renovation with hardwood floors in the Palisades, Washington,. DC

Featured DC Project: Factors to Consider When Building in the Palisades

The Palisades is a neighborhood in Washington, DC, and here at Design Builders we recently completed a backyard and kitchen renovation in that area that we’re excited to share with you! If you live in or near the Palisades and are thinking about undertaking a home improvement project, here are some details about that recent job to inspire you, as well as general reminders when looking to build in the area.

5 Competitive Advantages of Heatstrip USA Infrared Heaters

Posted in: infrared heaters, electric heaters, outdoor heaters, Heatstrip, Outdoor Appliances

James Moylan

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Heatstrip USA outdoor patio heater installation

When it comes to heating options for any outdoor space, the questions can quickly become overwhelming. Do you go with a fire feature or infrared? How do the costs of installation and operation compare? What options are compatible with my space and most conducive to how I want to use the area? It’s a lot to consider! If you’re currently on the fence about radiant heating specifically, here are five prominent benefits of the Heatstrip USA models to keep in mind as you continue your research: