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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

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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.

Everything You Need to Know About Kamado Grills

Posted in: outdoor kitchens, outdoor accessories, kitchen design, cooking, cooking outdoors, kitchen appliances

James Moylan

Thursday, March 21, 2019

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As outdoor kitchens have become increasingly popular over the years, the interest in specialty exterior cooking equipment has skyrocketed as well, and one of the most popular items within that category is the Kamado grill. What exactly is this type of grill, though, why are home chef enthusiasts so enamored, and what do you need to know about using one in your outdoor kitchen?

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!

How to Prepare Outdoor Kitchens for Winter

Posted in: outdoor kitchens, Danver Stainless Outdoor Kitchens, cooking outdoors, kitchen appliances

James Moylan

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

How to Prepare Outdoor Kitchens in Screened Porches for Winter

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You’ve invested the time and money into creating the perfect outdoor living space, and you’ve given every thought and consideration to its shining centerpiece—the kitchen. Now that the temperatures are dropping and snow is looming on the horizon, though, what steps do you need to take to protect this outdoor kitchen through the cold, blustery winter?

Why Can Screened Porches Cost a Lot of Money?

Posted in: Screen Porch in Northern Virginia, Screen Porch, Screen Porch Tips, Screen Porch Questions, Screen Porch Screens, Screen Porch in Maryland, Screen-Porch Design Tips, retractable screen porch, Danver Stainless Outdoor Kitchens, Brown Jordan Outdoor Cabinets, screen porch products, Screened Porch in Virginia, SCREENEZE, SCREENEZE screening system, Motorized Porch Screens, Motorized Outdoor Screening Systems, Automatic Porch Screens, cooking outdoors, kitchen appliances

James Moylan

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

white-trimmed raised porch with gable roof in montgomery county, maryland

Why screened rooms can cost more money than you think

As with anything, home-improvement projects vary greatly in cost. However, as a general rule, you get what you pay for. That is, if a high-end, high-quality screen porch is what you want, you will need to pay for the correspondingly high-quality materials and labor.

If you’re seriously thinking about adding a screen porch, deck, or other outdoor living space to your home, consider the following factors that can affect the final price. That way, you won’t be surprised either way about the total when it comes time to actually get quotes and build.