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Tax Incentive for Aging in Place Features

Attention Montgomery County, Maryland residents! As of July 1, 2014, you can receive a property tax credit for an accessibility feature installed on an existing residence. These features include a no-step entrance, wider interior doorways, grab bars around toilets, tubs, and showers, lever door handles, and rocker light switches. These features come from the county’s.

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April 1, 2014 · · Blog · 0 Comments
 
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Landis Awarded Best of Houzz 2014 Customer Satisfaction

We were recently awarded a Best of Houzz 2014 Customer Satisfaction badge on our Houzz page. Combine that with our Best of Houzz 2013 Design badge and you’ve got a company that is covering both sides of the remodeling experience. Click here to visit our Houzz page–where you can read the great reviews we’ve received from customers, and.

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February 17, 2014 · · Blog · 0 Comments
 
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Zoning Update for Accessory Apartments

If you are a D.C. homeowner and have considered converting your basement, garage, or carriage house into a rental apartment, the D.C. zoning commission is proposing a change to the zoning law that would make it easier to add these accessory dwelling units in residential zones “by right.” This means if your property meets certain criteria, creating a unit like this would only.

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February 4, 2014 · · Blog · 0 Comments
 
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#14: Our Designers Top 14 Remodeling Trends for 2014

  #14 Wider Selection of Lighting Our designers are using more layers of light within a space to allow clients to set the mood. They’re also using more indirect/ambient lighting rather than task lighting. These include lighting a cove ceiling in a master bedroom, sconces in a hallway that allow light to wash down the.

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January 14, 2014 · · Blog · 0 Comments
 
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#13: Our Designers’ Top 14 Remodeling Trends for 2014

  #13 Wide Wood Flooring When it comes to wood floors, we’re seeing wider boards–five to six inches–rather than the 3-inch wide flooring from a few years ago. Also, instead of high gloss, clients are choosing an oil finish that looks more natural–similar to the waxed wood floors in the past. This goes back to.

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January 13, 2014 · · Blog · 0 Comments
 
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#12: Our Designers’ Top 14 Remodeling Trends for 2014

#12 Splurging on Tile Step into any tile showroom and how can you not be inspired by the amazing collections of stone, glass, and porcelain tile? Today’s homeowners are willing to spend a little extra on unique tiles. This is especially true for bathrooms because those small spaces require a more modest tile order. A homeowner might.

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January 13, 2014 · · Blog · 0 Comments
 
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#11: Our Designers’ Top 14 Remodeling Trends for 2014

#11 Low-Maintenance You don’t want to spend your precious free time sanding, painting, and cleaning. Ask your designers or contractor to help you select low-maintenance materials. Options include: composite decking, fiber cement, PVC trim, pre-finished hardwood, fiberglass windows and doors, and washable paint.

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January 11, 2014 · · Blog · 0 Comments
 
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#10: Our Designers’ Top 14 Remodeling Trends for 2014

#10 Pampering and Luxury This is related to our #9 trend of cocooning. Homeowners might stay home versus travel, but they want the same luxury they might find in hotels and resorts.  The photo on the left shows a rooftop of a row house in Washington D.C. that is equipped with a hot tub for relaxing. Other homeowners are.

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January 10, 2014 · · Blog · 0 Comments
 
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#9: Our Designers’ Top 14 Remodeling Trends for 2014

#9 Cocooning Continued The cocooning trend that started in the 1990′s and renewed after 9/11 is still in place. Families are staying at home to watch movies, play video games, entertain. Being at home allows them to enjoy time together. Technology allows them to shop from home, watch streaming entertainment, and socially network with friends–all without.

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January 9, 2014 · · Blog · 0 Comments
 
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#8: Our Designers’ Top 14 Remodeling Trends for 2014

#8 More Rules and Regulations, Including Water Conservation In 2012, Maryland state passed a law that requires its 10 most populated counties to apply a Water Quality Protection Charge to all property owners, including non-residential. The goal of this “rain tax” is to reduce storm water run-off that pollutes the waterways. Montgomery County already had a fee.

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January 8, 2014 · · Blog · 0 Comments
 

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