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Almost Home: The Exterior Upscaled Remodel in Honey Brook

Posted on Jan 9, 2019 in Blog

We’re almost there — just awaiting the finishing touches — installation of the dog runs and some work around the trash corral. But take a look what’s already happened.   The reconfigured front entry has a new concrete pathway, corrugated metal siding, and that modern bright front door. By moving the entry, we made a […]

What Does It Cost to Remodel? Part 1

Posted on Jan 9, 2019 in Blog

One of the first questions we get asked, whether in the initial phone call from a client or when someone finds out what we do, is “what does it cost to remodel?” The answer isn’t immediately satisfying: “It depends.” It depends on the project, the scope of the remodel, the conditions we find (there may […]

More Progress: Upscaling an Exterior Remodel in Honey Brook

Things are moving right along at our exterior remodel in Honey Brook. One of the great things about redoing a home’s exterior is how quickly you see progress. The new roof and extended eaves have already made a huge difference in how the home looks, and the furring strips are getting covered with house wrap. […]

In Progress: Upscaling An Exterior Remodel in Honey Brook

We’re embarking on a great new project close to the office — we’re upscaling an exterior on a home with lots of potential in Honey Brook. We’re giving it a whole new look, while making the most of its cozy cottage lines. The owners have been wanting to make over the exterior for quite some […]

In Progress: Unionville Study for Exec Working From Home

This new project near Unionville will give a busy executive the space he needs to work from home. Remote work is the new normal for many, whether all the time or only part of the week — and creating a dedicated home office space can mean the difference between being productive and getting increasingly frustrated.  […]

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 […]