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How to Ready Your Maryland Deck for Spring

How to Ready Your Maryland Deck for Spring

How to Ready Your Maryland Deck for Spring Is your deck ready for spring? With warm weather rapidly approaching, it’s time to dust off your patio furniture and spruce up your outdoor space. Follow these simple tips to have your deck and yard barbeque ready in no time. Clean The Deck After the whipping winds of winter, it’s likely that your deck has a layer of debris on and around it. Start by sweeping and raking away any leaves sticks or plant matter. Remove everything from your deck and give it a thorough sweep, you can also use a leaf

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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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How to Plan an Addition to Your Maryland Home

How to Plan an Addition to Your Maryland Home

How to Plan an Addition to Your Maryland Home As your family grows and needs change, the size of your home becomes incompatible with your lifestyle. You love your property and your school district, so moving to a new house isn’t practical or ideal. Age in place, and discover how you can add square footage and comfort to your home with an addition. Evaluate Utilities Before you start any major renovations, it’s important to meet with an electrician and HVAC contractor to determine the capacity of your existing systems. You need to know if your existing electrical and HVAC systems

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Discover the Different Kinds of Deck Enclosure

Discover the Different Kinds of Deck Enclosure

Discover the Different Kinds of Deck Enclosure Deck enclosures are the best way to turn your deck into something you can use throughout the year. What types of deck enclosures can you create to extend your use of your deck and enjoy your landscaping and hardscaping? Here’s what you should know! Screen Rooms Attaching screens to your deck or patio can give you a great amount of freedom during the warm months and the cold months. Adding screens keeps bugs out and adds additional shade and privacy. You will still be able to feel the cool fall breeze, but you

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5 Outdoor Lighting Tips to Illuminate Your Maryland Home

5 Outdoor Lighting Tips to Illuminate Your Maryland Home

5 Outdoor Lighting Tips to Illuminate Your Maryland Home Outdoor lighting is one of the most important elements that you choose for the outside of your home. If you have beautiful landscaping and hardscaping and want to beautifully display and accent it after dark, outdoor lighting is the best solution. Here are five of our best tips for outdoor lighting to illuminate your home. Don’t Use Only a Couple Solar Lights Many people purchase a few solar lights, use them to sparsely line their walkway or patio, and call it a day. Outdoor lighting is not just about the actual

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3 of the Most Popular Remodeling Trends this Year

Now that we’re at the half point of 2017, designers and contractors have noticed a variety of remodeling trends that have gained popularity this year. This week, we’re discussing a few of our favorites. Let’s take a look!

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What to Consider Before Building an Outdoor Kitchen

Outdoor kitchens are quickly becoming a must-have addition here in Maryland. They allow homeowners to dine, entertain, and enjoy the beautiful June weather comfortably from their own home. Before you kick off your outdoor kitchen installation process, stop and take a few things into consideration first. With careful planning, Creative Spaces Remodeling can give you the outdoor kitchen of your dreams!

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4 Tips for Planning Your Waterfront Home Renovation

A waterfront home offers many advantages such as spectacular views, but building a home on the water comes with certain challenges. It’s important to work with a talented, experienced contractor who understands the sensitive aspects of waterfront home building to ensure that your renovation is perfect. If you’re planning to renovate your waterfront home after getting a loan from hard money lenders, read on!

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4 Ways You Can Start Saving the Earth Today

This year’s Earth Day campaign focuses on achieving environmental and climate literacy throughout the world. This year, take part in the initiative by donating to a local environmental cause, participating in the March for Science, and making a few minor adjustments to your daily routine. Here are four ways that you can start saving the Earth today.

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Remodeling vs. Relocating

Over time, families evolve. Whether it’s the birth of a little one, the expansion of possessions, or an increase in income, your needs are always changing. You may need to upgrade the kitchen, the basement, or maybe you just need a bigger house altogether. This leads to this ultimate question: does it make more sense to renovate or relocate? At Creative Spaces, we feel there are a few important questions you need to ask yourself before determining your answer.

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What is so Important about Design?

We aren’t just contractors, and we aren’t just designers either. At Creative Spaces, we do it all. From the building to the structural engineering, we’re here to ensure your creative dreams really do come true. Our process is simple: we meet you, understand what it is that you want, and then we get to work.

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Fall Means Fertilization

There was some really lovely weather here this past week. The humidity lifted and we were all able to enjoy a few sunny, mild days. The sun set earlier every day and the kids went back to school. It’s time to pack away those wide-brimmed hats and beach towels, and prepare our homes for fall. For homeowners fall means a little more than pumpkins and witches. The coming of fall also means that it’s time to fertilize our lawns. We know that fertilizing now will strengthen our plants’ and lawns’ roots, giving them a strong base to grow and thrive

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Creative Outdoor Living Ideas: Tranquil Koi Ponds and Cascading Waterfalls

Did you ever have dream home fantasies as a child? What did you imagine your backyard would look like? Was it covered in luscious, home-grown grass with a polished, wooden deck centerpiece? Was there a cozy relaxation area with comfortable wicker furniture surrounding a blazing fire pit for roasting marshmallows on a cool, summer night? Or maybe you fantasized about your very own screened-in hideaway while calming, cascading water from garden fountains fuel your meditative repose. Perhaps you believe in feng shui and imagined multiple bubbling ponds filled with prized koi, tiered and separated by flowing waterfalls that keep those

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Landscaping Projects? Call Miss Utility Before You Dig

Whether you’re rooting up the dirt for a tranquil koi pond, or you’re leveling your property for a tasteful tiered garden, you’ll need some help before you dig. Miss Utility is your partner when it comes to safe digging. Your residence could have a variety of utility services running beneath your front lawn. Do you know exactly where your sewage line runs? It’s okay, a lot of homeowners don’t! Finding out where, exactly, your utility lines run prevents raw sewage nightmares from destroying your backyard. Whether you’re using a hand shovel or heavy duty equipment, call Miss Utility first to

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Follow Our DIY Residential Safety Tips For Kids!

Working around the house can be dangerous! If you’re doing a lot of renovation work outside, existing structures often house rusty nails, splintered wood, and uneven footing. Walking over wood rotten boards will land you, or your kids, on your behinds when you fall through them.  It’s also summer! There may be holes on your property burrowing offspring decided to call their homes. Developing minds are curious. If you don’t teach your little ones to be careful, they may wind up hurting themselves. Yikes! Your home should be a safe haven for your family. Follow our DIY safety tips to

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Helpful Tips For Staying Hydrated While Working In The Heat

Those landscaping projects you’re taking on this summer are tough! From weeding your garden, to lifting heavy boards for your new deck outdoor work will have you sweating. Don’t get too carried away. The risk for dehydration increases drastically alongside the heat index. If your mouth starts to feel dry and sticky, you start feeling lethargic, and develop a headache, it’s time to get out of the sun. Severe dehydration is extremely detrimental to your health. Fever, vomiting, diarrhea, weight loss, confusion, and decreased urination are notables signs of advanced dehydration. If you don’t seek medical attention immediately, you risk

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Prepare For Your 4th Of July BBQ Bash By Designing Your New Outdoor Kitchen!

With warm, summer breezes in the air and the melodic chirping of birds, spending time outdoors should be your top priority. Do you have any 4th of July plans yet? What better way to celebrate America’s founding fathers than with a boisterous neighborhood BBQ hosted in your brand new, multi-faceted, fully furnished outdoor kitchen? Guide your guests and friends through the old backyard frontier featuring a stainless steel smoking grill, gas cooktop, pizza oven, and stocked bar. Entertain the neighbors with a round of your famous margaritas! Design your outdoor kitchen carefully to make unforgettable memories this Monday. Bookmark July

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Prepare Your Home For Those Sweltering Dog Days With HVAC Maintenance

Here in Maryland, experiencing 90-100 degree days is common, especially in the blistering months of June, July and August. Relaxing by the pool or cooling down in your shaded outdoor porch is hard if your central air starts malfunctioning. You don’t want the stifling, suffocating heat creeping indoors during the hottest months of the year. Heat exhaustion is a risk that needs to be taken seriously. If you’re experiencing heavy sweating, rapid pulse, confusion, dizziness, and muscular cramping seek shelter from the heat immediately. Considered a medical emergency, neglecting to do so will lead to deadly heat stroke. If your

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Help Dad Create His Own Outdoor Oasis This Summer!

Father’s Day is a time to celebrate all of the great things that Dad does for us. From teaching us how to change a tire to walking us down the aisle, Dad works hard to help provide a loving home. Does your family have any Father’s Day traditions? One of the most popular ones in the US is getting outside and grilling! There’s something about lighting up the BBQ grill with dad and enjoying perfectly grilled burgers, dogs, and veggies! Whether large or small, a backyard BBQ is one of the best ways to celebrate Father’s Day and show some

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Swat Those Mosquitoes Away With A Screened In Porch This Summer!

Having an enticing outdoor space this summer could be key to winding down after those hectic days at work. Indulge in those refreshing sips of fresh-squeezed lemonade while enjoying the night air. Cozy up in your favorite outdoor furniture and a crackling fire pit! Listen to nature’s music as frogs peep in the distance and cicadas chirp in unison. Keep in mind, however, that with friendly insects come malicious ones as well. The blood suckers, the biters and the disease carriers will turn your relaxed personal harmony into tons of itchy, irritated bumps. Tired of constantly swatting, slapping, and spraying?

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