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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 […]

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 […]

Bathroom Remodeling: Choose the Right Sink

If you’ve never tackled a bathroom remodeling project, you might think choosing the sink will be no problem. But the sheer number of choices can be daunting. It helps to narrow it all down by the type of bath you’re remodeling, how much room you have, and whether you need storage on a counter or […]

5 Things a Great Contractor Should Do for You

What separates great contractors from good contractors is their devotion to their clients. They understand that a great client relationship is built on mutual trust and is built for the long haul – not just for one project. They don’t just build a list of customers, they create a community of fans. Great contractors do […]

Top Spots to Boldly Use Color

Top Spots to Boldly Use Color

Color adds interest to any room, but bold colors can be overwhelming if they’re used on an entire room. Although coating your family room with floor-to-ceiling lime green paint may send you into sensory overload, using a bold color as an accent can take any room from uninspiring to amazing. Not sure where to add […]

Five Myths About Kitchen Cabinets

Five Myths About Kitchen Cabinets

Shopping for new kitchen cabinets can be an overwhelming experience. With so many finishes, styles and materials available, it’s not easy to narrow your choices. You’ve probably scoured the internet looking for cabinet advice from the experts. Unfortunately, what one expert loves another hates, which doesn’t help you make your decision. The truth is, there […]

Project Spotlight: An Enviable Outdoor Living Space

Project Spotlight: An Enviable Outdoor Living Space

Wow! Feast your eyes on this totally awesome outdoor living space. This is truly an all-inclusive space for entertaining. There’s a covered patio complete with living room, dining room, and outdoor kitchen and a step down patio with fire pit for star-gazing. We’re sure most of you are familiar with Pennsylvania’s summer heat. It can really […]

Outdoor House Project

Outdoor House Project

Anyone who has a deck or a swimming pool has used this old cliche when talking about their space “Oh, we just live out here in the summertime!” So, we got to thinking…what if you really lived outside in the summertime? What would an outdoor house look like? What would it have to provide? Could […]

Artifacts of the Past

Artifacts of the Past

Scott and Megan, owners of this old barn, have diverse interests, and are keenly motivated by sustainability and self-reliance. The family’s home is an old, recently renovated stone farmhouse, but with a small and quirky floorplan, is a tight fit for three active kids and their can-do parents. Converting their barn to living space would […]