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Change the Mood: 5 Outdoor Lighting Upgrades

Mark Watson, August 11
No matter how much work you put into your outdoor area surrounding your house, you can only enjoy it at night if youfalse

3 Easy Eco-friendly Landscaping Projects for Summer 2017

Mark Watson, August 4
Sustainability is a major trend in home landscaping nationwide. The greater Washington D.C. area of southern Marylandfalse

Windows 101: What You Should Know Before You Buy

Mark Watson, July 28
Buying new windows is an investment in your home's property value and an increase in energy savings as well asfalse

5 Hot Home Trends for Summer 2017

Mark Watson, July 21
School is out. Vacations are all booked. The cherry blossoms have bloomed in Washington DC and the annual walking toursfalse

How to Add a Legal Bedroom to Your Finished Basement

Mark Watson, July 15
For many homeowners, basements are where they do laundry, store goods, play ping pong and tinker. Or, if barely meetingfalse

How to Clean an Asphalt Shingle Roof: What You Need to Know

Mark Watson, July 7
Asphalt shingle roof tiles come with a wide range of different benefits that make them an attractive proposition forfalse

Our Top Five Fireworks Destinations

Mark Watson, June 29
One of my favorite times of the year is right around the corner, Independence Day! What's not to love, freedom, BBQ,false

5 Hacks to Save on Your Water and Power Bills This Summer

Mark Watson, June 22
Do you want to save money on your utility bills this spring and summer? Silly question, right? Who wouldn't want tofalse

How to Select the Perfect Gutter for Your Home

Mark Watson, June 15
Gutters are somewhat of an unsung hero when it comes to protecting property. Specifically, they serve the veryfalse

Metal Roofs: Pros and Cons

Mark Watson, June 9
When it’s time for a new roof, homeowners have plenty of options to choose from. Those who are looking for ways to savefalse