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Porches, Stoops, and Front Steps: Welcoming Spots to Socialize Safely

Apr 22, 2021 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

Regardless of how much or how little space exists on your front porch, stoop, or front steps, there are various ways to make that space more friendly and inviting for socializing. When it feels..

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Choosing a Color Scheme for Your Old Brick House

Apr 8, 2021 8:45:00 AM Christina Wilson

Brick homes can be refreshed and beautifully transformed with the right paint job. Following a few helpful color scheme guidelines can assure a gratifying result.

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When Your Retaining Wall Needs Help

Mar 10, 2021 9:28:47 AM Christina Wilson

If you own a rowhouse or other historic home in DC, there's a good chance your home has a retaining wall along at least one border of the property. At some point, that retaining wall will likely..

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Seasonal Décor for Historic Entryways

Dec 10, 2020 8:45:00 AM Christina Wilson

Historic Washington DC area homes have a unique beauty in any season, but many homeowners choose to add special holiday touches to their home’s entryway when the holidays draw near. Here are some..

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Is Painting the Best Makeover For Your Historic Brick Home?

Aug 14, 2020 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

Are you thinking about painting the exterior of your historic brick home? If a home’s brick exterior needs a makeover, painting it can give the property a fresh look, boosting curb appeal and..

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Curb Appeal for Historic Brick Houses in DC

Mar 5, 2020 7:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

There are many ways to increase the curb appeal of historic brick houses in DC and the warm spring and summer months are the best time to act. The home’s landscape, particularly the gardens in..

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What You Should Know About Painting Your Old Brick House

May 10, 2019 3:39:41 PM Christina Wilson

Are you thinking about painting the exterior of your historic brick home? If a home’s brick exterior needs a makeover, painting it can give the property a fresh look, boosting curb appeal and..

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Does Your Old Brick Home Make a Good First Impression?

Mar 7, 2019 12:45:04 PM Christina Wilson

Spring is the time when owners of the historic brick homes in the Washington DC area survey their entry ways. It's hard not to notice the need for some upgrading. If you want to improve your old..

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What is the Cost-Benefit of Your Old Home Renovation

Jan 25, 2018 3:07:32 PM Christina Wilson

When you purchase an old home, you probably expect to take on some significant upgrading and remodeling projects.  Homeowners, whether motivated by resale or long-term residency, wants to make the..

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How to Conquer Your Old Crumbling Brick Steps

Apr 18, 2017 8:30:00 AM Christina Wilson

If your historic home in DC has brick steps that are crumbling, it's time for repair. When these classic entryways were built, they were designed to last for decades. Bricks are very durable, but..

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