Reasons to Renovate in a Challenging Market

This is probably not “news” to most, but the current housing market is extremely tough on buyers. Low inventory has driven prices up, and inflation has increased in the interest rate to its highest level since 2009. As interest rates rise, borrowers are losing their mortgage eligibility. An increase of just one percentage point can […]

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Two Small Additions, One Big Improvement

Oftentimes our clients will come to us looking for solutions for their existing homes. They love where they live and want to make it work better for their lifestyle. Designing ways to improve upon our clients’ cherished homes is an area that we are passionate about. Our clients, Jeff and Rose, wanted to add more […]

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How to Choose the Right Roofing Material

Selecting the right material for your new roof is an important decision for several reasons. Not only do you want it to be attractive and compliment the exterior aesthetic of your home, but it also needs to be watertight and able to withstand the elements over time. There are many options, and when choosing the […]

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Today’s Bathroom Design Trends

Current home design is trending towards a minimalist and simple aesthetic, which can actually be tricky to achieve because everything must be precise. This applies to bathroom design as well. A great deal of thought and planning goes into designing or remodeling a bathroom. After you assess how much space you have, you’ll need to […]

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Current Residential Design Trends

Many home design trends come and go, while others seem to stick around for a while. While open concept floorplans still dominate, the pandemic has certainly played a role in new design concepts. With individuals and families spending more time at home, and doing tasks or work not normally performed at home, here are some […]

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Preparing Your Home or Business for Hurricane Season

We are in the midst of hurricane season, and even here in Maryland we often see the effects of the high winds and flash floods that this time of year can bring. As architects, there are many steps we can take when constructing or remodeling a building or home to mitigate storm damage. We will […]

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A Split-Foyer Cinderella Story

How we took a dated home in Drum Point and gave it new life. Our clients reached out to us in 2019 in hopes of renovating their split-foyer home. The house, built in the 1970’s, is located on a waterfront lot in Southern Maryland. It was inherited from family and needed to be updated both […]

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Adapting and Overcoming COVID-19 Restrictions

Helping a Local Restaurant Persevere During the Pandemic Early last year, when COVID-19 made its way into the United States and was spreading like wildfire across the East Coast, many local and state governments placed strict orders on citizens and businesses. In Maryland and in many other states, restaurants were especially hard hit, having to […]

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