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Container Gardening Products We Love

Posted on Jan 9, 2019 in Blog, Home and Garden

You want to plant and harvest fresh herbs and vegetables this year, but your yard — for various reasons — isn’t the place for a garden, you can do great things with containers. Maybe only  your patio, deck, or driveway gets enough sun, or what was your garden has been displaced by your kids’ soccer […]

Looking for a Fixer-Upper to Remodel? SCD Can Help

Posted on Jan 9, 2019 in Blog, Modern Design Build Remodeling Blog

We’re at the height of the home selling and buying season in the Delaware Valley, and good houses go fast. If buyers open up their search to  fixer-uppers, those houses that could use some love, you might still get your dream home. We can help you. Our Property Evaluation Program helps clients find homes with […]

SCD’s Guide to Home Stink Bug Control

Stink bugs: you can’t live with ’em, you can’t kill ’em all. It’s warming up, finally, but that means the stinky pests are waking up from their cold-weather slumber. There’s nothing quite like stumbling out of bed to find one sitting on your toothbrush, finding an entire infestation partying behind a picture frame, or lifting […]

The SCD Guide to Financing Your Remodeling Dreams

You browse Houzz, Instagram, and other home-design sites and blogs, liking and saving bright new kitchens, spa-like baths, or lush outdoor living spaces — but get stumped when it comes to financing your remodeling dreams. It’s a dream within reach — whether you’ve been in your home for years or just bought a home that needs work —and […]

Home Remodeling Projects We’d Do: SCD Dreams Big

We work on home remodeling projects for our clients every day, but rarely on our own spaces. But we do have our own remodeling dreams. Here’s a look at what the SCD teamwould do to our own homes if time and money allowed. This little experiment came with some limits — “what would you do to […]

Making Progress: Chester County Remodel and Additions

We weathered some weather — a couple of nor’easters along with days of garden-variety snow and sleet — but the the Chester County remodel and additions are coming together. The additions are built and under roof, the windows are in, and you can really get an idea of what life will be like inside. The top […]

Home Remodeling with Pets: What You Need to Know

  It’s obvious we’re crazy about our pets here at SCD, there’s usually a dog (or two or three) in the office. Many of our clients are also devoted to their furry pals. So we take extreme care while home remodeling with pets — and we’ve developed ways to keep them safe and happy during […]

SCD’s Remodeling Trends 2018: So Far

Posted on Jan 9, 2019 in Blog, Modern Design Build Remodeling Blog, Trends

Specific remodeling trends are becoming clear for SCD clients and the folks who call or we met at the Phily Home + Garden Show — and they may not be the ones predicted by the shelter magazines, newspaper columnists, or bloggers. See if what we’re hearing about is on your renovation wish list. Kitchens in Color When […]

Main Line Makeover Remodel in Wynnewood: We’re Done Edition!

Posted on Jan 9, 2019 in Blog

We’re done with our remodel in Wynnewood. The family of four lived for years with a frustrating chopped-up kitchen layout, a family room with awkward steps down, and no real room for a comfortable home office or back-door entrance with storage. But look at it now! The new kitchen is open and bright — the […]

In Progress: Chester County Remodel and Addition

When our newest clients first called, the need was clear — a full exterior remodel and addition — at least one. The family had grown since they bought the home, and things were getting cramped for Dan and Emily and their three active kids. Garage space also had to be added to house a classic […]