Monday, August 31, 2020
Friday, February 28, 2020
Amidst the rush of picking out new tile and purchasing eco-friendly kit chen appliances, it’s often easy to forget one of the most important steps of remodeling a kitchen in Virginia or Maryland: obtaining permits.
Oftentimes, homeowners are surprised to learn that their full interior kitchen renovations require permitting, especially if they are doing something seemingly simple. However, the vast majority of kitchen renovations require not one, but three types of permits: building, electrical, and mechanical permits.
Wednesday, June 06, 2018
Great news! You've decided to build a beautiful new deck in Maryland, Virginia, or Washington, DC and are looking at hiring a contractor. As you are determining which contractors are reliable and are collecting bids, you will begin to notice differences in the design and estimation process between deck builders.
These differences are telling of what working with a screened porch builder will be like. How long does it take to get a home estimate, and is it fully detailed? Are you being walked through the process? Are they asking the right questions? Ultimately, a contractor like Design Builders' first objective is to help you visualize your final project, be it a screened porch, outdoor kitchen, home addition, or interior renovation.
Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Fire Features: What to Consider before Deciding on a Final Design
When trying to introduce a fire feature into an outdoor living space, a number of issues need to be considered to ensure the end result is exactly what you’re looking for. From personal lifestyle preferences to the intended functionality of the fire feature, think through the following factors before you come to any final decision.
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Remodeling is an involved process that requires ample forethought and planning for success. Especially if you’ve never undertaken a remodeling project before, it’s important to go in with a clear, step-by-step plan of attack. The following are five steps any homeowner contemplating a remodel should take to help ensure a more successful, seamless update.