The Building Blocks of a Successful Home Improvement Project

Whether you’re doing a simple handyman job, a kitchen remodel, or a major home addition, there are several building blocks that go into any successful home remodeling project. They are planning, experience, and trust. While these may seem like simple no-nonsense things on the surface, it’s important to understand how some projects lack one or more of these building blocks. Let’s learn why you need all three of these things in any project.

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Advantages of Building a Utility Area in a Small Basement

Let’s face it: your basement may not be the largest space. You see all of these basement remodeling ideas. But no matter how you try to plan it, there simply isn’t enough room. Still, that doesn’t mean you can’t finish it and do something useful with it. So what can you do to finish your basement without just letting it turn into a storage area? You may want to consider building a utility area. Read more

Advantages of Adding a Tiny Bathroom to Your Home

Is there some wasted space in your home you wish that you could give some purpose? Perhaps it’s a walk-in closet you use for stuff that you rarely access. It could be a little alcove in your basement or a book at the end of a hallway that serves pretty much no function. Have you ever considered using that space instead for a tiny bathroom?

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What is Black Mold?

Black mold, also known as Stachybotrys chartarum, is considered to be highly toxic due to the amount of mycotoxins it produces. Mycotoxins are harmful toxins produced by mold and can be quite dangerous to humans living in a home with black mold present. It is present in the mold itself, and can also be airborne. The most common, and dangerous, way mycotoxins enter the body is through inhalation. It can also occur through ingestion or direct contact with the mold itself. Read more

Outdoor Kitchens for DC Metro and Virginia Homeowners

Decks, porches, and other outdoor spaces have long been a major focus for home improvement projects. One major trend that more DC Metro and Virginia homeowners are chasing is having an outdoor cooking space. It’s true that outdoor kitchens are perfect for entertaining family and friends, since they give you the advantage of not having to be inside to cook.

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