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A Home Extension To Make Room For Kids

A Home Extension To Make Room For Kids
When you first bought your home, you might not have anticipated children. Whether it started off as being your starter home or you simply chose a smaller home you didn't need any extra room, now things have changed. You need to make room for kids, and this often involves a home extension. Before you get started, you need to...
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Sunroom characteristics to consider

Haywood Porch Interior
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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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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High Tech Garage for a High Tech Car - Part I

HP Tesla
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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What Kind of Flooring Should I Put in my Home Addition?

What Kind of Flooring Should I Put in my Home Addition?
When it comes to flooring for your home addition , there are many popular options to choose from. Nonetheless, a prime factor driving your decision making should be the purpose your home addition will serve. There are practical considerations when it comes to selecting the best flooring material. Regardless, there are ways ...
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Home Additions: To Build Up or Out?

Home Additions: To Build Up or Out?
If you've found that your house is no longer spacious enough for you and your family, you might consider doing a home addition or remodel project. There are many directions in which a project like this can go. One basic detail to figure out is whether you would like to build up or out. If you have a one-story house, you cou...
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Ask Yourself these Questions Before a Home Addition Project

Ask Yourself these Questions Before a Home Addition Project
Many homeowners will undergo a home addition at least once in their lives. Additions are great for freeing up space and adding more room to a house. You will want to be informed as much as possible before such a big project. ​ Make sure to ask these important questions before embarking on a home addition: 1. How m...
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Which Home Additions / Remodeling Projects Provide the Best Return on Investment?

Which Home Additions / Remodeling Projects Provide the Best Return on Investment?
Renovations are a huge investment of time, money, and effort. Homeowners would do well to strategically choose the home additions or remodeling projects that give them the biggest bang for their buck. Let's take a look at a few additions or projects that provide a high return on investment. 1. Front Door Believe it or not, ...
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Indoor Air Quality and Green Home Remodeling

Indoor Air Quality and Green Home Remodeling
​ Green home remodeling and energy-efficient home improvements are becoming the most popular trend in the housing market. However, did you know these projects can negatively affect your indoor air quality? Many of the most effective green home remodeling techniques work by helping to close the building envelope and air seal...
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Adding a Second Floor to Your Maryland Single-story Home: Benefits and Considerations

Adding a Second Floor to Your Maryland Single-story Home: Benefits and Considerations
Does your home suddenly seems smaller simply because your family is growing or you've taken in elderly parents or rebounding adult children that may even include grandchildren? If your house has only one level, you may be able to add more living space by converting your ranch style home into a two-story structure. Here are ...
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Three Home Improvements With Amazing Returns on Investment

Three Home Improvements With Amazing Returns on Investment
​There's a pretty good, statistical chance that you're thinking about improving your home. According to research from Scarborough, more than half (53%) of U.S. homeowners have made some sort of home improvement in the past 12 months, with about 71% planning to make one this year. Of those who did improve their homes, 56% sp...
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The Best and Worst Home Additions and Improvements You Can Make

The Best and Worst Home Additions and Improvements You Can Make
​Improving your home can be a smart way to increase its value. Research from Scarborough reveals that 53% of U.S. homeowners have made some type of home improvement in the past 12 months, 56% of whom spent more than $1,000 on the projects. Similar research from Houzz shows 83% of home additions and improvements made in 2012...
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Is American Interest in Green Homes Enough to Prop Up a Green Product Retailer?

Is American Interest in Green Homes Enough to Prop Up a Green Product Retailer?
​Even as consumer interest in green home construction and green home improvement has shot through the roof over the last decade, options for homeowners, both in the products they use to make their homes more eco-friendly and for the design and build services they use to implement those changes, have remained markedly slim. ...
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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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Three of the Coolest Home Additions That Won’t Break the Bank

Three of the Coolest Home Additions That Won’t Break the Bank
Worth an estimated $57.2 billion, the U.S. home improvement industry employs about 677,566 people. Considering just how much profit this massive industry generates, it's only natural that more than half (56%) of Americans who made home additions and improvements in the past year spend $1,000 or more, according to Scarboroug...
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Make the Right Decisions When Remodeling Your Home | Chevy Chase, MD

Make the Right Decisions When Remodeling Your Home | Chevy Chase, MD
​Remodeling is something that many homeowners go through at some point in time. It is possible to do this in many ways, and ideally, you should focus on making the right decisions from beginning to end. While you can get into the specifics of what fixture is better than the other, and what type of flooring is better for you...
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Residential Architects | Chevy Chase, MD

Residential Architects | Chevy Chase, MD
At Hopkins & Porter, we're dedicated to providing design-build services through our expert, residential architects in Chevy Chase, MD and the surrounding area. Founded in 1977 by Guy Hopkins Semmes and Michael Porter Denker and incorporated in 1982, Hopkins & Porter has grown from a two-man organization to a team of...
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Rot Never Sleeps

Rot Never Sleeps
​Although it may be an unappealing subject to address, we Marylanders must acknowledge our mid-Atlantic location to be a perfect setting for fungus, mold, mildew, and rot, not to mention insect infestation. This is one aspect of the natural world we live in. On the other hand, we live in a increasingly synthetic world of ou...
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Hopkins & Porter Featured in the Washington Examiner

Hopkins & Porter Featured in the Washington Examiner
​The March 25, 2010 issue of the Washington Examiner featured a Hopkins & Porter project in their Home & Garden section in an article entitled "temporary addition unifies indoors with out in Damascus" .view more of this project in our Portfolio.
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