Search Our Blog:

Design Builders Blog

Steel Cable Deck Railings.  So..whats the deal ?

Posted in: Decks in Maryland, Decks and Patios, Decks in Virginia, outdoor living spaces, deck add-ons, porch topics, porch add-ons, Handrails, Deck handrails, stainless steel, cable handrails, stainless steel cables, are cable rails good for me, are cable rails expensive, cable rail vs. glass rail, glass railing

James Moylan

Friday, February 21, 2020

 

steel-cable-rails-dmv-residential 

If you’re in the process of designing an outdoor living space, it’s likely you've been evaluating the relative pros and cons of various railing systems. One such railing system involves stainless steel cable rails. Steel cable railings are durable, contemporary deck railing options for Zuri decks in Virginia, porches in Maryland, and rooftop decks in D.C. Keep reading to learn if steel cable handrails are right for your outdoor living space.

All About The Archatrak Porcelain Paver Color Selection

Posted in: deck builders, roof building tips, outdoor living, outdoor living spaces, deck add-ons, high-end deck features, low-maintenance decking, deck topics, decking questions, deck contractors, decks in Washington, D.C., Porch and Deck Care, outdoor accessories, home improvement, rooftop decks, Tile Decks, rooftop decks in Washington, DC, building a rooftop deck, Archatrak, porcelain pavers, Deck tiles, custom deck

James Moylan

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Even though porcelain paver tiles have been in the home construction arena for a while now, they continue to grow in popularity. As more and more people discover the benefits of working with porcelain for exterior living spaces (everything from rooftop decks to patios to walkways), this material becomes more prevalent across residential and commercial jobs with each passing year.

archatrak porelain paver

Dependable Contractor eBook by Design Builders, Inc.

Among companies that provide this material, Archatrak is one of the leading industry names. They’ve been in the business since 2001 and were instrumental in bringing Italian-made porcelain pavers into the US construction market.

6 Tips for Choosing a Remodeling Contractor

Posted in: Decks in Virginia, Deck Contratcors, Deck Contractors License, Deck Contractor Permits, Bathroom Remodel Tips, hire a decking contractor, Contractor Portfolios, Contracting Questions, home additons, kitchen remodeling, outdoor living spaces, deck add-ons, upscale deck features, deck topics, decking questions, deck contractors, Q&A, decks in Washington, D.C., Porch and Deck Care, Loudoun County, interior remodeling, Screened Porch in Virginia, home improvement, Hire a Contractor, building a deck, Screen Room, screened porch in Washington, DC, Screened Porch, Screened-in Porch, Three-season rooms, custom deck, screen room addition, screen room ideas, screen porch design

James Moylan

Monday, December 30, 2019

sykesyville-screened-in-porch (9)

Download your FREE screen porch building checklist

Type “remodeling contractor” into Google, and you’ll be presented with the sites of hundreds of contracting firms in your area, each one claiming to be the best.

With so many choices to sift through, choosing the right contractor for your home improvement project is no small task. But making this decision is as important as it is challenging, since the success of your interior remodel will be in the hands of the contractor you choose.

DMV Best Fire Pit Designs

Posted in: Deck Permits, Zuri Deck, deck builders, fireplace, kitchen remodel, deck questions, outdoor living, outdoor kitchens, outdoor living spaces, Danver cabinets, Danver Stainless Outdoor Kitchens, Danver cabinets in Maryland, Danver cabinets in Virginia, Brown Jordan Outdoor Cabinets, Infratech outdoor heaters, deck add-ons, upscale deck features, high-end deck features, outdoor heaters, Infratech infrared heaters, porch add-ons, Outdoor Fireplaces, outdoor accessories, EcoSmart Fireplaces, Porch and Deck Accessories, fire pit, Outdoor Lighting, rooftop decks, Tile Decks, deck pavers, snowmelt system, Screen Room, Phantom Retractable Screens, Deck tiles, Georgetown, screened porch in Washington, DC, Outdoor Appliances, Screened Porch, Screened-in Porch, round deck, curved deck, rooftop deck design

James Moylan

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Cick here for a FREE eBook: Infratech Infrared Heaters

 

Outdoor heating is a must and and fire is......cool!  Whats the best way to heat your outdoor space and make it look great?

EcoSmart backyard fire pit installation

Things to Considerations when Building a Fire Feature in your Outdoor Space

One of the most common add-ons for decks and patios is a fire feature. Whether it’s for the ambiance, the look, the functionality, or some combination thereof, backyard fire pits are extremely popular outdoor living space accessories in Maryland, Virginia, and the District. While there's no universal standard to what makes the most effective fire pit design, there are some guidelines you can discuss with your local deck contractor about pitfalls to avoid and possible issues to consider.

Electric heaters or gas heaters: the cheaper use in outdoor living spaces?

Posted in: infrared heaters, outdoor living, outdoor living spaces, Infratech outdoor heaters, deck add-ons, upscale deck features, high-end deck features, Infratech, outdoor heaters, Infratech infrared heaters, porch add-ons

James Moylan

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Infratech infrared heaters in a screened porch in Maryland 

If you have an outdoor living space, you may find yourself attempting to extend its use into as many months of the year as possible. Come winter, this task becomes impossible without installing some kind of heater system to combat the cold and wind. Within the heater industry, there are several options for your deck, screened-in porch, or veranda. The two most popular options are electric heaters and gas heaters. However, which one is more cost-effective and a better fit for your porch in Maryland?