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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?

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:

5 Basic Deck Building Tips for 2019

Posted in: Decks in Maryland, Decks in Virginia, Deck Building Tips, Deck Building Questions, Deck Tips, deck questions, decking questions, deck contractors, decks in Washington, D.C., rooftop decks, Tile Decks, Zuri decks in Maryland, Zuri decks in Virginia

James Moylan

Saturday, April 20, 2019

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Whether you're hiring a deck builder or planning to build a deck yourself this year, the same considerations should be taken into account during the planning phase of your new deck design project. By asking yourself the important questions and planning ahead, you earn yourself a better chance of building a structure you will use for years without regret in how you designed it.

How to Save Money on Your New Deck Design in 2019

Posted in: Deck Building Tips, Deck Building Questions, Deck Tips, Deck Design, deck builders, rooftop decks in Washington, DC, building a deck, building a rooftop deck, Deck tiles

James Moylan

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

luxurious Zuri deck design in Montgomery County

How to be Efficient and Economical When Building a New Deck Design

When it comes down to it, decks serve to increase the amount of usable space around or on top of a property. They are functional and accessible to all ages for entertaining, relaxing, cooking, and more. However, they can cost a lot in terms of the time and money required to invest in the design and build of a high-quality, low-maintenance deck. To ensure a solid economical plan heading into a project, here are 5 top tips:

3 Tips for Building a Rooftop Deck for a Historical Home in Washington, DC

Posted in: Deck Building Tips, Deck Building Questions, Deck Design, deck builders, Porch and Deck Accessories, rooftop decks, rooftop decks in Washington, DC, building a rooftop deck, historic deck building

James Moylan

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

hardwood rooftop deck design in baltimore, maryland

3 Important Things to Consider When Building a Rooftop Deck Design in Chevy Chase, Bethesda, or elsewhere in Washington, DC

Building in a historical zone is always challenging, and when that build involves something like a rooftop deck, the logistics of the project become even more complicated. That being said, it’s entirely possible to create a stunning rooftop deck in the Washington, DC, or Bethesda historical districts; there are just some important things to keep in mind before the project gets under way.