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The holiday season is starting up in full force. And this year, many families will be getting back to celebrating more like they used to: lots of good food, gifts to give, and visits with friends and family. As you get into this year’s flurry of activity, you might also realize that it’s finally time [...]
If there is one thing many of us learned in the past year, it was that our homes really weren’t ready to accommodate having our whole family indoors and so close together 24/7 while working, studying, and playing. We all made adjustments and did the best we could, but we also learned that there [...]
In a recent newsletter we talked about how the wood finishes you choose when remodeling have a huge impact on the overall look and feel you want to create in your new space. This month, we want to let you know about another classic material that deserves consideration in upgrading the look of your home. [...]
When the hazy, hot, and humid days of summer hit, DC Metro area residents know how to keep cool. Most homeowners around here have the air-conditioning aspect of staying cool under control, but summer also means we want to have cold drinks close at hand. Did you know there are convenient new ways for [...]
If you think of a home improvement project as a production like a Broadway play, you are the playwright with a vision and your remodeling professional is the producer, assembling a team of specialists to pull everything together beautifully and successfully. But the stars in the production are the finishes and fixtures that are chosen [...]
Spend Some Quality “Island Time” in Your Kitchen. You’ve spent much of the past year at home and, other than Zoom meetings and watching Netflix, we’re guessing that a good deal of that time was spent in your kitchen. If we were to describe the functions of kitchens today, “cooking” would be just part [...]
Every year, the winter holidays bring with them thoughts of comfort, friends and family. It’s so important to create a cozy atmosphere and gathering place in your home when "the weather outside is frightful." Let's look at some of the ways you can add an extra touch of old-fashioned warmth to your home ─ [...]
As another holiday season approaches, many design publications and style influencers weigh in with what they predict the latest trends will be for the coming year. If you’re planning to remodel soon, it’s a lot of fun, but not really very useful. Here at Metro Building & Remodeling Group, we see three ways of [...]
Updated 2020, originally published in August 2015: Granite and quartz counters, islands, and stainless steel continue to be popular with homeowners remodeling their kitchens in Northern Virginia, Suburban Maryland, and Washington DC. While remodeling using design approaches, materials, and appliances that appeal to most people may help improve your home's resale value, Metro Building [...]
Many new homes today feature an “open concept” layout. The open floor plan that has become ubiquitous over the last few years is one of the most-requested features when we consult with homeowners as they start thinking about remodeling. Open concept typically means the kitchen is open to a dining area and great room, [...]