Expert Builder Says Do This before Creating an Outdoor Living Space

James Moylan

Tuesday, March 21, 2023


Avoid This Big (and Common) Outdoor Living Space Mistake

With a price tag that can exceed six figures, a fully custom outdoor living space is no small project. To ensure you get the most value out of that investment, James Moylan, president and CEO of custom design and build firm Design Builders Inc., has some simple advice. Avoid this one mistake he sees homeowners make again and again.

Outdoor Living Space or Home Addition…Which Is Better? 🤷

James Moylan

Monday, March 06, 2023

Why Homeowners Are Passing Now on Home Additions



A decade ago, if you wanted significantly more space in your home, the hands-down option was a full home addition.

In today’s landscape, that’s no longer the case. Now people want outdoor living spaces, and there are three big reasons why.

7 Reasons to Choose Composite Decking…and 1 Reason to Pass

James Moylan

Wednesday, March 01, 2023


Do the Benefits of Composite Decking Make It Right for Your Home?

Trex. AZEK. Fiberon. Composite decking brands have flooded the market as more and more people have opted to shift away from natural wood. There are numerous benefits of composite decking, but it’s still not right for every single project. Discover the top advantages of composite, as well as one big reason people shy away.

Why Are Pergolas More Popular Than Gazebos?

Posted in: Pergolas

James Moylan

Tuesday, February 21, 2023


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NoVA Design and Build Firm Is Seeing More Pergola Requests Than Ever

Outdoor living spaces, such as screen porches and outdoor kitchens, are more valuable and more in demand than ever. As people seek to use every square inch of their properties, more and more people are wondering: Which are better, pergolas or gazebos? Given these five benefits, an increasing number of homeowners are answering with pergolas.

Goodbye, Home Additions. Hello, Outdoor Living Spaces!

Posted in: home improvement

James Moylan

Tuesday, February 07, 2023


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Why We’re Seeing a Shift from Home Additions to Outdoor Living Spaces

If you were thinking about a major home renovation a decade ago, it very likely would have been a full home addition. In today’s design and build landscape, that’s no longer the case. Today, it’s all about outdoor living spaces…and here’s why.