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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.

How Much Value Does a Deck Add Value to Homes in Maryland and Virginia?

Posted in: Decks in Maryland, Decks and Patios, Decks in Virginia, deck questions, outdoor living spaces, decks in Washington, D.C., rooftop decks

James Moylan

Tuesday, August 07, 2018

fiberon deck in virginia with black deckorators balusters, iron patio furniture and a stainless steel grill

A deck addition is an easy, non-intrusive, and valuable way to add additional living space to your home. In Montgomery County, Maryland and Fairfax County, Virginia homeowners can expect to use their deck for 9 months out of the year.  By using low maintenance decking and taking the appropriate precautions during winter months, home owners can expect 20-25 years out of the deck project.

The 5 Most Significant Decking Trends of 2019

Posted in: Decks in Maryland, Decks and Patios, Decks in Virginia, Deck Contratcors, infrared heaters, outdoor kitchens, outdoor kitchen cabinets, Danver Stainless Outdoor Kitchens, Infratech outdoor heaters, Infratech, Infratech infrared heaters, deck boards, Deck handrails, decks in Washington, D.C., Porch and Deck Care, Trex Decking, Porch and Deck Accessories, rooftop decks, Zuri decks in Maryland, Zuri decks in Virginia, kitchen appliances

James Moylan

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

trex deck with trex lighting in howard county, maryland

While most people think of decks as pretty basic additions to homes, 2019 is proving they can be a lot more. So, say good-bye to your standard deck boards and railings because the hottest trend this year is making a deck that doesn’t look anything like a traditional deck!

5 Things We Learned Cooking Outdoors in NW DC

Posted in: Decks and Patios, outdoor kitchens, outdoor kitchen cabinets, Danver Stainless Outdoor Kitchens, cooking, cooking outdoors

James Moylan

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Danver outdoor kitchen grill in-use

Outdoor kitchens are increasingly becoming staples of exterior living spaces, and they are also becoming increasingly complex. With a little bit of careful planning and structural forethought, though, you could easily end up with a personalized, functional, beautiful outdoor kitchen that’s usable in nearly every month of the year. If that’s your goal, here are five things we learned that could help you get exactly what you want.

How did Mbrico Tile Decks Get Started?

Posted in: Decks in Maryland, Decks and Patios, Deck Tips, Deck Design, deck add-ons, deck topics, deck materials, rooftop decks, Mbrico, Tile Decks

James Moylan

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

mbrico tile pool deck

How Did Mbrico Tile Decks Enter the Premium Decking Market?

If you’ve recently looked into renovating an existing deck or installing a new deck altogether, you likely know firsthand just how many options there are out there in terms of style, design, and material. One company that stands out from the crowd, however, is Mbrico Tile Decks. What makes these decks unique, and how exactly did this company break into the decking industry?