How to Create an Outdoor Kitchen That Lasts

Posted in: outdoor kitchens

James Moylan

Monday, October 25, 2021



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Outdoor kitchens have exploded in popularity over the last decade, and they’ve become especially desirable with the continuing pandemic. (Just check out these current benefits of an outdoor living space.) Any exterior building project, however, needs to be completed with care and thought. This helps ensure the structure is durable and lasts for years to come, even when exposed to the most extreme elements.

How Much Does a Screened Porch Really Cost?

Posted in: screen room anne arundel county, Screen Porch in Northern Virginia, Screen Porch, Screen Porch Tips, Screen Porch Questions, Screen Porch in Maryland

James Moylan

Thursday, October 21, 2021



With Supply chain issues and costs going north, there are many factors that play into the cost for a screened porch.  More than anything, location plays a big role in the cost of a screen room.  Having said that, on average, a screened-in pressure-treated wood porch will run about $150 per square foot in the Maryland and Virginia;

When comparing bids, make sure you’re looking at comparable services. The price should include all plans, the permit, inspections, and clean-up. Clean-up is a significant factor that many contractors don’t add to their bids, but you should ensure it’s included. Inspection of the condition and quality of your porch ought to be planned at regular intervals, and for that, you can hire a local inspector. For example, someone who lives in the Maryland region should go for lead inspection Baltimore.

How to Keep Bugs from Entering Your Outdoor Living Space

Posted in: design blog

James Moylan

Monday, October 18, 2021


When it comes to outdoor living spaces, insects are a huge nuisance! It’s a particularly big problem in the Northern Virginia and Maryland regions. During certain parts of the year in these areas, mosquitoes and other bugs can make your deck or porch feel downright unusable. If you’re aiming for a bug-proof exterior living space, here are some best building practices to look for in your design and build firm.

3 Ways to Have a Smooth, On-Time Build in 2021 or 2022

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James Moylan

Monday, October 18, 2021


The pandemic has significantly changed the design and build industry. Whether you’re looking to add an outdoor kitchen, a screen porch, a deck, or some other outdoor living space in 2021 or 2022, here are helpful tips to ensure you enjoy a seamless, on-schedule build.

4 Outdoor Design Trends Northern Virginia Homes Are Embracing in 2021

Posted in: home remodeling tips

James Moylan

Tuesday, September 21, 2021


As the pandemic lingers and many transition from temporary remote work to permanent, people are continuing to spend a significant amount of time at home. As they look around and contemplate ways to upgrade and to improve their surroundings, here are the top four design trends that are emerging.