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If Apple Can Trademark Its Interior Design, Can Interior Home Designers Do the Same?

If Apple Can Trademark Its Interior Design, Can Interior Home Designers Do the Same?
A court in the European Union has ruled in favor of Silicon Valley tech giant Apple in a dispute over whether or not interior design can be trademarked and protected under intellectual property laws. According to CNET.com, Apple's trendy, sci-fi inspired "Genius Bars," what normal businesses refer to as stores, cannot be re...
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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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Before Remodeling Fix These Problematic Errors | Chevy Chase, MD

Before Remodeling Fix These Problematic Errors | Chevy Chase, MD
​No matter how large or small the budget is, bathroom Remodeling will never get started if there's extra work to do. You or a professional is going to make sure the bathroom is in good condition before the remodel process. Look for these problematic mistakes and correct it.  Time: You need enough days or weeks from beg...
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Bathrooms of Bliss

A bathroom makeover by Hopkins & Porter was recently reviewed in the Connection Newspapers.  http://www.connectionnewspapers.com/news/2014/jul/09/bathrooms-bliss/
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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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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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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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Keep Your Cool During the Remodeling Process | Chevy Chase, MD

Keep Your Cool During the Remodeling Process |  Chevy Chase, MD
​The planning stage is easier than seeing it come to life. The first sight of a mess sends you in a fit of rage. Instead of letting that bother you, let patience, preparation and knowledge be your guide in the Remodeling process.  Preparation  Avoid stress and arguments by removing everything from the room. Treat ...
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Green Home Building: The Benefits of Living in a Green Home | Chevy Chase, MD

Green Home Building: The Benefits of Living in a Green Home |  Chevy Chase, MD
​While living in a green home building can be extremely beneficial to the environment, many green home homeowners are surprised to discover the many benefits there are for the homeowner that lives in one of these eco-friendly buildings. The fact is, however, that there is a dual benefit to both the environment and the inhab...
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Blending Imagination and Practicality to Build a Custom Home | Potomac, MD

Blending Imagination and Practicality to Build a Custom Home | Potomac, MD
Many people dream about building a custom home but don't do it because they fear that it's going to be too much of a hassle. However, with the expertise provided to you by Hopkins and Porter, you don't have to worry about the practical aspect of building a custom home. We'll tell you whether certain things are possible or n...
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Costs and Returns of Home Remodeling | Bethesda, MD

Costs and Returns of Home Remodeling |  Bethesda, MD
If you're thinking of remodeling, two of your most important considerations are how much it will cost and what return you can get on the investment. Remodeling Magazine offers concrete averages for both factors in their "2013 Cost vs Value Report" for the Washington, DC area. Note that these only represent values for mid-ra...
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Home Remodeling and Home Renovation | Chevy Chase, MD

Home Remodeling and Home Renovation |  Chevy Chase, MD
​Kitchen Remodeling  In today's world, the kitchen is as much a familial meeting space as it was 100 years ago. With the smell of dinner wafting throughout the house and its physical location situated alongside the dining room, it is no wonder the kitchen has remained the place where all roads converge in the home. At ...
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Custom Home Builders | Bethesda MD

Custom Home Builders | Bethesda MD
​Hopkins & Porter has also been building a distinguished portfolio of award-winning custom homes. Being an esteemed custom home builder in Bethesda, MD and the surrounding area means that the projects on which we have embarked upon have earned us the reputation of being one of the top home remodeling companies in the co...
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Handyman Services | Chevy Chase, MD

Handyman Services | Chevy Chase, MD
​ When a job needs to be done right the first time, the Hopkins & Porter Handymen are available at the drop of a hat to assess, schedule, and complete all of those troublesome home repairs that need to be done, but are too much of a pain to deal with. Frankly, with our handyman services, there's no one else that you sho...
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Architectural Services

Architectural Services
​Hopkins & Porter's architectural services are far superior to the competition. This is because we believe a skillfully designed environment inspires both the clients and the people that build it. With that inspiration comes a healthy, open, and safe, working environment where people can feel acknowledged and appreciate...
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Remodeling to Age in Place | Potomac, MD

Remodeling to Age in Place | Potomac, MD
​If you're planning on staying in your home permanently or have older members of your family, remodel your spaces to make it easy for senior adults to use. Minor changes can make a big difference in convenience and safety. Consider the following:  Widen doors ways and pathways. Make any doorways and pathways, such as b...
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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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Green Home Building: Factors about Passive Solar Power to Consider | Potomac, MD

Green Home Building: Factors about Passive Solar Power to Consider | Potomac, MD
​In a future that is probably not terribly distant, when people discuss green home building it will be known simply as home building. Until that day arrives, however, those considering going green face the fact that there are precious few people from whom you can get some homespun advice. Passive solar power is a terrific o...
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Custom Home Builders | Chevy Chase MD

Custom Home Builders | Chevy Chase MD
​Hopkins & Porter has also been building a distinguished portfolio of award-winning custom homes. Being an esteemed custom home builder in Chevy Chase, MD and the surrounding area means that the projects on which we have embarked upon have earned us the reputation of being one of the top home remodeling companies in the...
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