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How to Design a Secret Room…Creative Home Engineering

How to Design a Secret Room...Creative Home Engineering

How to Design a Secret Room…Creative Home Engineering The latest buzz in the luxury home design world is all about secret rooms. What is a secret room? Think bookshelves that move to reveal a tranquil yoga and meditation space, art studio, home office, movie room, or playroom for the kiddos. Secret chambers are not only for European castles or estate mansions. They are popping up in trade publications over and again as both a fun novelty for adults and children or as a pragmatic solution for a private retreat. Because of the unique design involving a concealed entrance, these rooms

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The Reasons Why You Need a Safe Room

The Reasons Why You Need a Safe Room

The Reasons Why You Need a Safe Room Have you ever considered that you would like to have a safe room, whether for home security or the weather? But, you were not quite sure how to incorporate into your design aesthetic? For some, the thought of an unattractive concrete box in the basement, garage, or backyard is most unappealing. However, did you know that you can integrate a safe room right into the design of your home? Furthermore, did you realize that not only could you assimilate seamlessly, but that it will also meet Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) criteria?

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Smart Kitchen Appliances…The Future is Now

Smart Kitchen Appliances...The Future is Now

Smart Kitchen Appliances… The Future is Now Remember those days as a kid watching the Jetsons, and how cool all the futuristic kitchen gadgets were? Jane Jetson was able to whip up a hot dinner in seconds and clean everything up in a flash. With today’s smart kitchen appliances you can perform some pretty astonishing tasks, with the touch of a finger from miles away using your smart device. Others will automatically order supplies once you are low. Considering upgrading your home with smart kitchen appliances? Here’s a comprehensive list of some of the best features for your most used

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Upgrade with Architectural Details

Upgrade with Architectural Details

Upgrade with Architectural Details When it comes to remodeling your home and creating a unique style, the devil is in the details. You can create a living space with great character by upgrading with architectural details. They add visual interest, define certain building styles and types, and often showcase superior craftsmanship and architectural design. Additionally, regardless of your home’s style or your budget, there are endless options to give your project eye-catching character. Here are some examples of architectural details you can integrate into your next remodeling concept. Make an Entrance First impressions mean everything, right? Create an eye-catching entryway

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Why Consider a Smart Home Security System?

Why Consider a Smart Home Security System?

Why Consider a Smart Home Security System? The rise of smart technology and the Internet of Things has seeped into almost every aspect of our lives. One component that is improving our lives is smart home security systems. Smart home security systems go further than simply just installing cameras, and can relate to things such as alarm systems, room lighting and room temperature. In fact, some security systems now even have built in gun detection on the security cameras, which can help protect you against gun violence. There are many benefits of installing these technologies in your home. Here are

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Are Tankless Water Heaters Worth the Hype?

Are Tankless Water Heaters Worth the Hype?

Are Tankless Water Heaters Worth the Hype? Tankless water heaters have been the subject of much home improvement buzz lately. But are they worth the hype? These on-demand water heaters heat water instantly and eliminate the need for a large storage tank. Furthermore, they vastly reduce the standby energy losses associated with continually maintaining a tank full of hot water. Additionally, most tankless water heaters have a life expectancy of around 20 years which is much longer than conventional models. This all sounds great, right? We’ve listed all the information including advantages and disadvantages of tankless water heaters. The Basics

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Why Should I Hire A Residential Lighting Consultant?

Why Should I Hire A Residential Lighting Consultant?

Why Should I Hire A Residential Lighting Consultant? When you are designing and planning a home remodel project there are many moving parts for consideration. Whether your plans are for a complete home remodel or only a kitchen, you require a team of architectural designers, contractors, plumbers, electricians, and so much more. One element that tends to get overlooked is lighting design. When you hire a residential lighting designer, you elevate your project from merely great to extraordinary. Lighting design employs unique illumination techniques that control the flow of light in your space. Why is this element so valuable? Lighting design

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How to Prepare your Maryland Home for Fall

How to Prepare your Maryland Home for Fall

How to Prepare your Maryland Home for Fall An East Coast autumn is a thing of beauty. The temperature cools off, the leaves change color, and homeowners deck out their property in festive decor. Raking the leaves is an obvious fall chore, but how are you preparing the rest of your home for the changing season? Discover how to get your home in shape for fall with the following tips. Get Rid of the Leaves This may seem like an obvious chore, but it’s an important step in basic landscape maintenance. As the seasons change, your lawn becomes vulnerable to

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3 Must-Do Spring Landscaping Tasks

Many Maryland residents walked outside this week to find a fresh layer of yellow pollen on their front lawns. Spring is officially here and the growing pains that come with it. As you head out to purchase allergy medicine, stop and pick up a few lawn-care tools as well. Now is the perfect time to prepare your garden for spring. Here’s how you can start.

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Planning a Major Renovation to Your Maryland Home?

Spring is a popular time of year for major home renovations in Maryland. The welcome change in temperature inspires many homeowners to pursue their dream kitchens and landscapes. When it comes to a major renovation, make sure that you’re tackling the project in the best way. Here’s how to start. 

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Digging in Maryland? Stop and Call Miss Utility First

Now that spring is finally here, homeowners everywhere will strap on their working boots and head outdoors for seasonal maintenance and upgrades. Before you start digging to make way for the new patio, stop and call Miss Utility first!

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The Perks of a Maryland Outdoor Kitchen

Have you ever wished your kitchen were a bit bigger? You could cook more delicious meals, entertain more guests, and spend more time relaxing in your favorite room. A bigger kitchen certainly has its perks, but the time it takes to renovate your home may not seem as attractive. Consider thinking outside of the box…

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The Basics of Outdoor Lighting

A little outdoor lighting goes a long way. Whether you want a dramatically lit landscape or simple accent lights, keep in mind that your landscape requires less illumination than your kitchen. There’s a fine line between too much outdoor lighting and not enough. Here are a few tips for lighting up your landscape the right way.

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4 Steps to Remodeling Your Home With Ease

Has the possibility of a stressful remodeling experience changed your mind about updating your kitchen? Have the remodeling horror stories scared you out of the bedroom of your dreams? A home renovation is a large task and many different factors can lead to an unsavory experience. Don’t fear the remodeling process, rather, be smart about it.

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Is Your Home Ready for an Addition?

There are quite a number of reasons why homeowners choose to add an indoor or outdoor addition onto their home. These can range from aesthetics to intrinsic value, to expanding space to accommodate all sorts of kinds of lifestyle changes without the added hassle of moving. Here are a few reasons why many choose to remodel their home.  Is your home ready for an addition?   

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The Benefits of a Screened In Porch

Now that spring is almost here, homeowners everywhere are calling their contractor to have outdoor additions installed. After a long winter, it makes sense that so many people want to take advantage of the lovely weather we’re having here in Maryland. An outdoor addition is nice, but why not consider a structure that you can enjoy all year round — a screened in porch!

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February is the Best Time to Have a Deck Installed

The days are getting slightly longer and the sun is breaking through the clouds on a daily basis. It’s safe to say that the worst of winter has come and gone, granted that Maryland doesn’t get hit by another mid-March snow storm. Now is the perfect time to start planning your spring additions to your home. Too excited to wait? Start your deck installation process today!

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Biggest “Don’ts” in Whole Home Remodeling

The founder of Creative Spaces, John Johnson, knows a thing or two about the remodeling process. With over 30 years in the remodeling business, he’s seen it all from smooth projects to rocky adventures. Here is some advice for homeowners on what not to do while your house is being renovated.

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The Kitchen Remodeling Preparation Checklist

They say that if you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen, and if you can’t stand your kitchen, then you should have it remodeled. Whether you’re looking to increase the property value of your home or your value of life, a kitchen remodeling project is always a great place to start. Before you start picking out wallpaper, take the following points into consideration.

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3 Things to Consider Before Planning your Waterfront Home Renovation

If you’re the lucky owner of a waterfront home, chances are you’ve thought about ways that you could tweak your property in order to make it absolutely perfect. If you’re thinking about a remodeling project somewhere in the near future, take these points into consideration.

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