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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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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Popular Kitchen Trends for 2019

Popular Kitchen Trends for 2019

Over the past few years, there have been a lot of requests for farmhouse style kitchens.  White shaker cabinets, shiplap, and built-in breakfast nooks have been the trend. As we step into 2019, however, we are seeing new styles take root that include Scandinavian, modern, and industrial designs. Here are a few trends you can follow to make these styles come to life in your own kitchen. Simple Cabinetry To achieve a Scandinavian style and embrace the trend of Hygge (a Danish word to describe cozy), you have to understand that less is more.  In countries like Sweden, Denmark and

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Be Prepared! The Best Home Improvement Tips for Spring!

Be Prepared! The Best Home Improvement Tips for Spring!

With most of the country wrapped in a frozen tundra it’s hard not to turn our thoughts to warmer weather, the great outdoors, and getting the house ready for the long days of summer.  That’s why this week we have a list of our best home improvement tips for spring! These top tips will help you have your house in the best shape sooner rather than later so you can enjoy the days soaking up the sun instead of soaking up the sweat on home improvement projects! Check the Roof The winter months mean hail, sleet, snow and lots of

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How To Choose Appliance Color for Your Kitchen

How To Choose Appliance Color for Your Kitchen

If you are currently remodeling your kitchen you probably have a good idea of what you want it to look like.  Most likely you have picked out a cabinet color, tile backsplach, and even countertops. There might, however, be one thing you haven’t though of – the color of your appliances. The color you choose for your appliances (i.e. refrigerator, stove, microwave, and dishwasher) make a big difference in the final look of your newly remodeled room. But, choosing an appliance color simply because you like it doesn’t always work out the best.  In order to choose the best appliance

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Manageable Upgrades for Your Kitchen

Manageable Upgrades for Your Kitchen

Upgrading a kitchen is a dream come true. However, not every person has the time or budget to remodel their kitchen entirely.  For those of you who are searching for upgrades that will make your kitchen feel like new, but won’t break the bank or take more than a day, these 4 manageable kitchen upgrades are for you. NEW CABINET HARDWARE If you want to take your cabinets from drab to fab rather quickly, one way to do so is by adding new cabinet hardware.  Hardware can be purchased in a variety of styles at your local hardware or home

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