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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:

6 Tips for Obtaining a Screened Porch Permit in Washington, DC

Posted in: Screen Porch, Screen Porch Tips, Screen Porch Questions, Screen Room, screened porch in Washington, DC, Screened Porch, Screened-in Porch

James Moylan

Monday, May 13, 2019

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How to Obtain a Screen Porch Permit in Washington, DC

4 Tips for Creating a Pet-Friendly Outdoor Living Space

Posted in: Screen Porch Questions, Deck Building Questions, Screen-Porch Design Tips, Contracting Questions, patio questions, home remodeling tips, pets

James Moylan

Monday, May 06, 2019

custom backyard dog run for a pet-friendly outdoor living space in Bethesda, Maryland

How to Create a Pet-Friendly Outdoor Space

Pets are truly part of the family, but for all the joy and love we get from our dogs and cats, it can be tricky trying to create an outdoor space that’s comfortable for us and compatible with our furry, four-legged friends. If you’re designing an exterior living space and want to keep Fido in mind, here are four tips to consider working into your blueprints: