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Design Considerations for a New Deck

Forbes Design Center | Design Considerations for a New Deck A deck can be a wonderful inclusion to any home, providing space, comfort and a place to relax and spend time with loved ones. It is, however, a space that requires careful planning. Here, the home design experts at Forbes Design Center provide considerations for […]

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What to Consider Before Installing Sliding Doors

Building a deck or patio also means creating a harmonizing doorway that is both stylish and practical. Sliding doors are a popular choice, but what should homeowners consider before installing them? Here, the design specialists at Forbes Design Center detail considerations that should happen before installing sliding doors. Energy Efficiency As sliding doors are made […]

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Single, Double and Triple-Paned Windows: The Pros and Cons

Double- and triple-paned windows have become increasingly popular, but are they always ideal for every window renovation project? Here, the window and door design experts at Forbes Design Center explain the pros and cons of single-, double- and triple-paned windows. What are Double- and Triple-Paned Windows? Double- and triple-paned windows, also known as Insulated Glass […]

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How to Protect Your Door from Summer Heat and Storms

Between scorching temperatures and at-times violent thunderstorms, front doors take a lot of abuse during the summer months in Maryland. Here, the window and door experts at Forbes Design Center details ways to weather-proof your front door this summer. How Does Summer Weather Affect My Door? With intense sunshine, hot temperatures and treacherous storms, summertime […]

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How to Properly Maintain Your Windows

Regular home maintenance increases your home’s value and keeps your family safe. Unfortunately, windows are often overlooked during general home maintenance. Here, the window experts at Forbes Design Center explain best practices for maintaining your windows. Keeping Windows Clean Washing windows regularly allows for enhanced viewing, more natural lighting and a longer window lifespan. Generously […]

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Tips for Updating Your Entryway

The entryway of your home makes a huge first impression on guests, so naturally you want it to be appealing and welcoming. Here, the experts at Forbes Design Center detail ways to redefine the entryway to your home. Keep the Area Clean Even the most beautifully crafted door will not stand out in an entryway […]

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Updating Doors with New Hardware

Not every project has to be a massive undertaking: sometimes, it’s the little updates that make the largest impact. Here, the window and door experts at Forbes Design Center discuss updating doors with new hardware, and how to make the best choices for your home. Picking New Door Hardware While practicality and functionality is critical, […]

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EPA Lead-Safe Certified for Your Safety

When it comes to choosing a company to remodel your home, it is important to choose a firm that is EPA Lead-Safe Certified. According to the EPA, lead and lead compounds have been used in a wide variety of products found in and around our homes, including paint, ceramics, pipes and plumbing materials. Renovations, repairs, […]

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A Storm’s A Brewin’

It is starting to get chilly out there, which means tough weather is headed our way. In the winter months, you need to be certain that you are protected from the elements. Whether it is a snowstorm, a thunderstorm or a windstorm, it’s important to know that you and your family are safe and protected inside […]

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