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Decking Comparison: Trex Deck Boards Vs. Wood

Posted in: low-maintenance decking, deck topics, deck boards, Trex Decking, Trex, SCREENEZE, SCREENEZE screening system, rooftop decks, Tile Decks, kitchen design, Zuri decks in Maryland, Zuri decks in Virginia, cooking outdoors, AZEK, Fiberon, Fiberon Horizon, Archatrak, deck pavers, Screen Room, Georgetown, screened porch in Washington, DC, Screened Porch, Screened-in Porch, round deck, curved deck, rooftop deck design

James Moylan

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

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Decking Material: How Does Trex Stand Up Against Wood?

If you’re looking into various decking material options, it’s a good bet you already have wood on your radar. But what about composite materials, such as Trex? Between wood and Trex, which option is the right fit for your outdoor living space? The answer obviously depends on each individual customer’s needs and preferences, and with that in mind, take the following four factors into consideration before making your final choice.

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Best of 2020 Kitchen Design: Cooking Outdoors in Howard County

Posted in: Deck Design, outdoor kitchens, outdoor kitchen cabinets, deck add-ons, outdoor heaters, Premium Zuri decking, decks in Washington, D.C., Zuri decking questions, Outdoor Fireplaces, outdoor accessories, EcoSmart Fireplaces, Trex Decking, glass roofs, fire pit, SCREENEZE, Outdoor Lighting, Portico, Motorized Outdoor Screening Systems, Mbrico, kitchen design, Zuri decks in Virginia, cooking, cooking outdoors, Phantom Retractable Screens, Georgetown, screened porch in Washington, DC, Outdoor Appliances, rooftop deck design

James Moylan

Monday, December 16, 2019

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The most ground-level deck (portion closest to the driveway) connects the front pathway, rear garage exit, and sun room exit to the backyard. It features a wide, curved staircase and other landings to accommodate the various entry and exit points, as well as an upper grilling space/alternative grill and barbecue area to the pavilion.

Outdoor Kitchen Design Trends for 2020

Posted in: kitchen, outdoor kitchens, Danver cabinets, outdoor kitchen cabinets, Danver Stainless Outdoor Kitchens, Danver cabinets in Maryland, Danver cabinets in Virginia, Brown Jordan Outdoor Cabinets, kitchen design

James Moylan

Friday, October 25, 2019

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Outdoor kitchens in Maryland and Virginia continue to be increasingly popular in exterior living spaces, and every year, they are becoming more elaborate and more suitable to year-round use. If you’re thinking about redoing your backyard kitchen or designing one this year, the following are six trends to keep your eye on in 2020.

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.

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?