How to Make the Best Investments When Remodeling Your Kitchen

How to Make the Best Investments When Remodeling Your Kitchen

Of all of the rooms in your home you can invest in, your kitchen is one of the best. One of the first places potential buyers look at when touring a house, your kitchen is likely one of the most used rooms in your home, too. Money you spend in your kitchen almost always comes back to you. Not only will you enjoy using your kitchen more, but a kitchen remodel can be one of the primary reasons your home sells – and for more than you were anticipating. When it comes time to remodel your kitchen, there are a

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3 Reasons Why You Need a New Deck This Summer

3 Reasons Why You Need a New Deck This Summer

With weather officially (or at least hopefully) warming up soon, it’s time to start looking at some of those home projects you’ve been putting off for some time. And, while it can seem like there’s always something new needing your attention around the house, there are a few projects that really should take top priority this year – one of them being that new deck you’ve been thinking about for years. To some homeowners, adding a deck to their home can feel like a luxury – something that should only be done when everything else has been finished first. But,

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3 Ways to Tell if Your Home’s Windows Need to be Replaced

3 Ways to Tell if Your Home’s Windows Need to be Replaced

Replacing your home’s windows can feel like a big investment. But, what many home owners don’t realize is that not replacing them can spend even more of their money. Aluminum and wood-framed windows are especially likely to be causing your home to be inefficient, which is the number one reason why replacing your windows is so important. Not only do new windows make your home look nicer and feel more comfortable, but they help you dramatically reduce how much money you spend on heating and cooling bills. Old and damaged windows can also pose a security issue for your home

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How To Give Your New Build Old House Charm

How To Give Your New Build Old House Charm

It’s true.  Everyone loves the charm an old house offers.  Beautiful woodwork, intricate details, and built-ins – there’s really nothing better.  Unfortunately, however, old houses also come with higher utility bills, the need for upgrades, and the possibility of unseen issues.  For that reason, many new buyers choose to buy or build new instead of investing in old house charm. But, if you are building just can’t stop that burning desire for old house charm, here are a few easy ways you can incorporate it into your new home! Invest in quality materials. One of the reasons old homes are

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There’s Water in my Basement. What Should I Do?

There’s Water in my Basement. What Should I Do?

It happened. The rain came pouring down, and your basement started filling up.  And whether you have a fully finished basement packed with nice things or a cement slab that holds boxes of your holiday decorations, you know water in the basement is never a good thing. Water back-up or flooding in the basement can cause mold, mildew, and other extensive (costly) damage that can threaten your family. This spring, if you get water in your basement, here are a few tips on what you can do. REMOVE THE WATER Before any damage done to your basement can be truly

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Spring Cleaning 101: Siding

Spring Cleaning 101: Siding

Vinyl siding is one of the most popular siding options for homes in the United States. It makes a great addition to any home because it is both affordable and durable. Unfortunately, however, moisture and other outdoor elements can cause a dark that can stain and damage vinyl siding.  For that reason, it is important to maintain vinyl siding by cleaning it on a regular basis. This week, we’re going to dive into the basics of how to clean your siding so you can keep your home looking like new! SUPPLIES Before you dive into cleaning the siding on your

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Spring Cleaning 101: Windows

Spring Cleaning 101: Windows

Whether you have recently installed new windows or are looking to keep the ones you have for as long as possible, cleaning is essential.  Dirt, grime, mold, and mildew can all build up on windows as a result of the outdoor elements. Over time, all of that build up can cause REALLY big issues for your home.  This spring before you just get out the window cleaner and call it “good”, take note of these three tips to make your windows shine like new. SCRUB THE GLASS When it comes to a routine window cleaning, paper towels and a little

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Checklist for Building a New Deck

Checklist for Building a New Deck

It’s almost spring in central Maryland and that means it’s time to get outdoors and get to work on creating your best yard for summer entertainment.  If you’re lucky that means cleaning up a few gardens, sealing the deck, or power washing the patio. If you really want to go above and beyond this summer, however, and create a backyard you and your friends will love – it’s time to build a new deck! Building a new deck is not overly complicated, but it does require a bit of preparation, hard labor, and attention to detail.  Today, we’re going to

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How To Create Timeless Design in Your Home

How To Create Timeless Design in Your Home

Choosing finishes, paint colors, and accessories for your latest redesign or build is exciting – it means your project is almost finished! Choosing finishes, paint colors, and accessories, however, can also be very stressful! One of the most commonly asked questions we get at Beltway Builders is “How do I create a timeless design for my home that I will love NOW and LATER?” Here is our answer. CHOOSE NEUTRAL PAINT COLORS The cardinal rule of timeless design is that neutral paint colors rule.  Stick to colors such as whites, grays, browns, and neutral blues/greens. When you choose these colors

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5 Popular Bathroom Trends for 2019

5 Popular Bathroom Trends for 2019

More than ever before, bathrooms are becoming a popular room to make a statement.  Homeowners are choosing to take the space of their bathroom and use it to express their personalities and boldest design choices. If you are thinking about remodeling a bathroom this year, here are 5 popular trends you want to make note of. Dark Hardware Modern and industrial are two looks that are really in for 2019. And, to achieve those looks, homeowners are opting for dark hardware instead of traditional chrome or brushed nickel.  Matte black and brushed steel are two of the most popular options.

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