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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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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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Use the Design/Build Alternative

Use the Design/Build Alternative
Homeowners can spend a lifetime searching for just the perfect home that has the layout, design and, more importantly, the right feel. Instead of spending years searching for a home that possesses all of your desired qualities, focus on the location, home size, and use the Design/Build alternative. Custom closets, energy ef...
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Hopkins & Porter Hits Home Run, Receives 2016 Guildmaster High Distinction Award

Hopkins & Porter Hits Home Run, Receives 2016 Guildmaster High Distinction Award
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Now, that the weather is heating up, Summer wouldn't be official without a good ol' game of baseball. So in support of our Nation's capital, the entire Hopkins & Porter team spent the day watching the Washington Nationals take on their rival, The New York Mets. We hope you are enjoying this great weather, too! And ...
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How to Design a Home

​If you're like many homeowners in the United States, then chances are you want to make some new home additions, have enough money to start remodeling a house, but lack a whole lot of home remodeling ideas. After all, studies on the home improvement industry have shown that 71% of American home owners plan to make home addi...
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3 Common Mistakes That Decrease the Value of Custom Homes

3 Common Mistakes That Decrease the Value of Custom Homes
​Over 70% of homeowners in the U.S. will do remodeling and home improvement projects this year. And with the housing market rebounding, people aren't just doing these projects for their own taste. According to research conducted by Houzz, American homeowners are making 47% more improvements than last year with the specific ...
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Custom Home Choices to Make to Prevent Buyer’s Remorse | Bethesda, MD

Custom Home Choices to Make to Prevent Buyer’s Remorse | Bethesda, MD
​Buyer's remorse can be an unsettling feeling for a lot of home buyers in Maryland and Virginia. By building a custom home, you are faced with many decisions that could affect your lifestyle satisfaction. Having more options can give you more opportunities to have a home you can grow and change with instead of growing weary...
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3 Value-Adding Strategies to Keep in Mind When Building or Remodeling a House

3 Value-Adding Strategies to Keep in Mind When Building or Remodeling a House
​With the economy slowly gaining ground, Americans are also regaining their taste for building and remodeling homes. These home improvement projects aren't small, either: According to Scarborough research, among homeowners who have done home projects in the last year, 56% spent more than $1,000. In fact, American homeowners...
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Custom Homes in the Craftsman Style Tradition | Potomac, MD

Custom Homes in the Craftsman Style Tradition | Potomac, MD
​American Craftsman-style homes are simple and elegant with clean lines and the use of natural materials. For people interested in custom homes who haven't quite chosen a particular architectural style, the Craftsman look is something to consider. Of course, if you are into opulence and a lot of ornamentation, the style tha...
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A Design Build Contractor for the Adirondack Style Home |Potomac, MD

A Design Build Contractor for the Adirondack Style Home |Potomac, MD
​If you have a Maryland or Virginia lot with a view of the woods, you could choose a variety of home plans that would harmonize with the surroundings. The Adirondack home, a rugged architectural style, may suit your family's needs. Hopkins & Porter, an experienced design build contractor, can construct a custom home in ...
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Custom Homes Built in the Farmhouse Style | Bethesda, MD

Custom Homes Built in the Farmhouse Style | Bethesda, MD
​If you have been pouring over different home plans, you may have discovered there are different versions of your favorite farmhouse style home. Custom homes can be adapted to your family's specific lifestyle needs. For those living in Maryland or Virginia, the farmhouse style stands out on a picturesque countryside lot. Ac...
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Hoping to Face Down Challenges of Debt, Ecological Impact, More Americans Look to Tiny Homes

Hoping to Face Down Challenges of Debt, Ecological Impact, More Americans Look to Tiny Homes
You might be hearing a lot about how the American housing market has finally bounced back, with new home builders finally able to head back to work and provide quality housing to any American looking to live that dream of a house, a white picket fence, and a couple kids. What you might not know is that this jump-start to th...
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Design Build Contractor Creates Gracious Outdoor Living | Chevy Chase, MD

Design Build Contractor Creates Gracious Outdoor Living | Chevy Chase, MD
​By improving your outdoor living space, you can enjoy the beauty of each of the four seasons in Maryland and Virginia. In addition to creating the gracious outdoor living space you desire, a Design Build Contractor can also improve the curb appeal of your home.  More people are expressing their sense of style by custo...
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Boosting the Resale Value of Custom Homes | Potomac, MD

Boosting the Resale Value of Custom Homes | Potomac, MD
​Although you may plan to live in your Maryland or Virginia custom home for the rest of your life, plans sometimes change. Custom homes have tremendous personal value to the homeowner. Maybe you are building your dream French Country home with a stone fireplace or a Country Victorian with a lovely front porch. Custom homes ...
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Make Home Improvements That Matter — Three Projects That Have Excellent Returns on Investment

Make Home Improvements That Matter — Three Projects That Have Excellent Returns on Investment
If you've been thinking about making some home additions or improvements, you're not alone. New homeowners dropped about $19 billion on house additions and home improvements between 2012 to 2013. According to Houzz, the trend continued, as the site's research found that up to 47% more people than last year were looking to m...
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How to Remodel Your Staircase for Functionality and Beauty | Chevy Chase, MD

How to Remodel Your Staircase for Functionality and Beauty | Chevy Chase, MD
Whether you bought a home that had an old staircase in need of repairs or you are just looking to make some improvements in terms of functionality and appearance, remodeling your staircase can be a excellent way to make your home look better in many regards. It is important to follow a few simple tips to stay on the right p...
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Custom Homes: How to Guarantee the Best Experience | Bethesda, MD

Custom Homes: How to Guarantee the Best Experience | Bethesda, MD
​While custom homes are certainly tempting to many current and future homeowners, it is an option that most people end up forgoing for a wide variety of reasons. For instance, it is simply much easier to purchase an existing home than deal with custom homes and the time-consuming process of planning and construction. Howeve...
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Remodeling Your Bedroom with Little Space to Work With

Remodeling Your Bedroom with Little Space to Work With
​Having an extremely large bedroom means you should have no problem coming up with remodeling ideas because you are not hindered by size restrictions. However, when dealing with a small bedroom, you must be quite creative to come up with a design that not only looks great, but functions well. It is helpful to understand tha...
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When Building a Custom Home is the Right Decision | Bethesda, MD

When Building a Custom Home is the Right Decision | Bethesda, MD
​Deciding to invest the time, effort, and money into getting a custom home is not an easy decision. Most homeowners end up purchasing a home from the real estate market. It is likely that you have thought about both options, and to make this decision easier, you should understand the reasons why a custom home can lead to a ...
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Design-Build: Make Your Dream Home A Hassle-Free Reality | Bethesda, MD

Design-Build: Make Your Dream Home A Hassle-Free Reality | Bethesda, MD
​Designing and building your dream home is a 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 complete nightmare. Our Design Build service allows your home design fantasies to become reality, while keeping the pro...
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