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Heating

Whether you’re building  or buying a new home or considering heating upgrades, there are three primary factors:  your energy source, how heat is generated/distributed, and how well your home retains heat. A healthy home environment requires circulation of fresh air—so maintaining a comfortable temperature is a balancing act between conserving energy and avoiding drafts and […]

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Multi-use Living Areas

  |  September 02, 2020

Over the past few months, work, school, and recreation have shifted back to our homes, reminding us just how varied our needs and activities are. Thinking through the many functions your home supports is a smart way to approach planning and outfitting multi-use living areas—whether you’re buying a new home, remodeling, refurnishing, or adjusting to […]

Basement Space ROI

  |  July 30, 2020

With a little forethought, your basement space can fit your family’s needs for the long term, while eliminating clutter and wear and tear in your main level living areas. There are several schools of thought when it comes to making optimal use of basement space. Some homeowners prefer their basement wide open… while others envision […]

Planning for Aging in Place

  |  July 28, 2020

When building a new home, planning for potential accessibility needs and aging-in-place can save you from an untimely move later. There are many simple and cost-effective strategies to help a home provide added safety and access when needed. Some homeowners weigh the value of a first-floor bedroom against the benefits of keeping all bedrooms upstairs […]

Walk-Out Vs. Walk-Up Basements

  |  July 02, 2020

Peoples’ preference for walk-out basements appears to be changing. Basement access is largely constrained by the slope of the lot – or the owner’s appetite for costly grading and retaining walls. Homes are typically sited so the slope falls to one side or the back of the lot, ensuring water flows away from rather than […]

Spring into Summer Creek – July

  |  July 02, 2020

Join us for our “Spring into Summer Creek” incentive! During the remaining months of Spring/Summer (or until we are sold out), we will be offering a special incentive on one home each month at Summer Creek, which we have aptly dubbed the “Home of the Month”. Please contact us or call Todd Shea at 703.674.0350 […]

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