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Sunroom characteristics to consider

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A sunroom is a great way to provide additional space for a home that will be filled with light. There's nowhere better for reading, socializing and lounging than a sunroom. SUNROOM LOCATION IS KEY Since your sunroom will receive a lot of light, special consideration should be given as to where you build it an...
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Finishing Your Basement the Right Way

Finishing Your Basement the Right Way
When you have an unfinished basement, at some point, you will probably want to renovate it to increase your usable square footage as well as increase the value of your home. If you're unsure of how to use the extra space, you have a lot of options for finishing your basement. Business Office If you're an entrepreneur, a bas...
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Green Home Building Mistakes to Avoid

Green Home Building Mistakes to Avoid
Being environmentally responsible is a way to leave a positive legacy for future generations. As a Maryland or Virginia home buyer, it feels good to choose the latest energy-efficient and environmentally-friendly techniques for green home building. Building a green home is about considering how the home design can ...
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Home Addition Plans Made with View in Mind

Home Addition Plans Made with View in Mind
The homeowners’ lovely lot is perched on a hilltop, high above their street and neighbors, with views of faraway treetops and clouds, and a sense of the nearby Potomac River coursing through the forests far below. But the homeowners had always felt their house did not fully engage these beautiful vistas. Their main living s...
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The ‘New Formal’ in Custom Built Homes

The ‘New Formal’ in Custom Built Homes
Real estate experts have noted that the young Millennial home buyers are not as concerned with having a formal living room or dining room. Custom homes today don't exclude formal living spaces at all. According to an article by D Home magazine, the formal living and dining rooms have not been completely eradicated from cust...
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I'm Renovating a Home. Can I Still Live There?

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During many renovations and additions, we at Hopkins & Porter are asked a very serious question about the feasibility of living in the home during the renovation. On some projects, the answer can be expensive in terms of money, inconvenience and safety. Do you mind “Camping in your own house” while we do the work? Havin...
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High Tech Garage for a High Tech Car - Part I

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It began with a phone call to Hopkins & Porter from a client who had received previous design and renovation work. The client had just experienced a “boy meets car” episode; he had researched, test-driven, and fallen in love with a car, specifically a Tesla Model S. He was preparing to place in order for the Tesla ...
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Multigenerational Homes: A New Trend in Remodeling

Multigenerational Homes: A New Trend in Remodeling
Finishing a basement, adding bedrooms above a garage or re-configuring living space without compromising the flow is a smart way to accommodate boomerang children or aging parents. Sociologists say the multigenerational homes trend is here to stay even now that the economy is improving. Home remodeling  with future hou...
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Why You Should Consider Green Home Building

Why You Should Consider Green Home Building
Building a green home has noticeable benefits in regard to economic and social reasons. However, you should also understand the environmental benefits that come from green home building as you may find it as an excellent investment for the future of the world you live in. It is possible to make an outstanding contribution w...
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Design-Build Process: Make Your Dream Home a Hassle-Free Reality

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Designing and building your dream home is something that everyone hopes to do someday. This is an amazing, once-in-a lifetime opportunity. However, choosing to tackle home design without outside help from experienced professionals can quickly turn a dream home into a nightmare. Using our award-winning design-build process a...
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4 Reasons to Buy Custom Homes

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You've got a vision of what your dream home will be. Think you'll never get there? Well, you easily can with custom homes . By building your own custom home, you call the shots!  Why a Custom Home? Modern Design:  This is your chance to give your home a completely modern appearance that will impress your friends, ...
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A Kitchen Remodel with Understated Elegance

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A kitchen remodel to create a more open flow can lead to more family bonding and socializing. According to an  article  by SFGate, new kitchen remodels are getting away from flashy touches. Kitchens are a little quieter and more elegant with fewer large obtrusive ranges, oversized hoods and flashy, glossy mat...
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3 Reasons NOW is the Time for Home Additions

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Considering a home addition? You’re not alone. Home additions are one of the most popular types of renovations, and for good reason. Home additions can help a wide range of homeowners, from those who aim to sell later and want good returns, to baby boomers aging in place rather than downsizing. They can even be built in the...
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Try These Trendy Kitchen Remodeling Ideas

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Realtors say it's the kitchen that sells a home. Whether you are planning a kitchen remodeling or consulting with a design team for your custom home, consider several on-trend kitchen remodeling ideas. Unifying several rooms According to a kitchen trends survey by Houzz , most homeowners want kitchen remodeling that opens t...
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Handyman Services Save You the Headache

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“Is it time to call for handyman services?” It’s a common question for homeowners, who face a variety of maintenance and repair jobs that they likely have no experience whatsoever fixing or even deciding how to fix. There’s a huge difference between trying to do it yourself, hiring a licensed profession or hiring a handyman...
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Everything You Need to Know About Home Remodeling

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When you live in a home for many years, there will come a time when you will consider remodeling the house as it is starting to wear down and does not look as upbeat. The entire process, including deciding whether to rebuild the house, is a very daunting task and can easily take a few months to complete. You can achieve you...
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Home Remodeling Experts: 3 Reasons To Use Professionals

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Whether you are buying a new home that needs some work done, or you want to make changes to your existing home, it may be tempting to start a DIY project. But in fact, looking for a home remodeling expert is probably a better choice. Here are three reasons why. 1. Professionals can help you to visualize your space...
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Remodeling Your Bathroom as a Contemporary Getaway

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​A contemporary spa-like bath is a private sanctuary with luxurious features for busy Maryland and Virginia homeowners. If you are thinking about remodeling your bathroom, consult with an architectural design expert who can enhance your bathroom so it harmonizes with the rest of your home. According to a recent article by s...
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Kitchen Remodeling Stays Atop Family Priorities

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Have you ever heard anyone say “My kitchen is just too large?”  I didn’t think so.   This is because the kitchen is the most important area of your home, as this is why it is referred to as “the heart of a home.”   The kitchen is the most remodeled section of a home with one of the bathrooms in a home being s...
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Hopkins & Porter Loves Working with our Clients

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Hopkins & Porter has a scope of work that depends on what a client desires.  If you need an entire bathroom or kitchen remodeling , they would love to work with you.  If you need a small drywall job, they would be just as enthusiastic to work with you.   Hopkins & Porter does not try to sell any clien...
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