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Improve your home office with a handyman

If you’re tired of working from home at the dining room table it might be time to redo a room as a home […]

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4 ways to turn your gutters into art

Your gutters are necessary and functional, but how can you turn your gutters into art? Below are four ways to incorporate gutters and […]

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7 Favorite Halloween Yard Decorations

Halloween is coming, so if you’re looking to decorate your yard with something more holiday specific than simple Fall decor,  here are some […]

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5 Benefits to Hiring a Handyman

Are you wondering about the benefits of hiring a handyman versus doing it yourself or calling a contractor? Here are five reasons to […]

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5 Problems Caused by Clogged Gutters

You may be wondering what sort of problems can develop from clogged gutters and if it’s really worth it clean them.  The answer […]

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Exterior Painting Questions

If you’re looking to do exterior painting on your home or business you may have questions. Here are the answers to three common […]

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Benefits of Exterior Home Painting

Are you unclear on the benefits of exterior home painting? Here are four benefits for you to think about.  1. Home value Did […]

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6 Tips to Greener Yard

Is your yard environmentally friendly? Here are 6 tips to a greener yard. 1. Native grass A grass native to your area is […]

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Fall Decor For Your Porch

If you’re looking to add a little bit of fall decor to your porch, here are 5 ideas that will be sure to […]


Rainwater Collecting

 Collecting, or “harvesting”, rainwater in Maryland and D.C. has is a great way to benefit the environment and save money on your water […]

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4 Benefits of Screened in Porches

There are many benefits to screening in your porch or veranda. A screened in porch brings all the positives of both outside and […]

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4 Tips To a Perfect Outdoor Living Space on a Budget

  If you’ve read our article, “6 Tips to designing your outdoor living space” your next question may be, “great, but what if […]

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Dog Friendly Decks

If you have a dog, you’ll want to make your deck as dog friendly as possible. This will allow you to enjoy time […]

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Deck Gardening Tips

Deck gardening is a great way to add greenery to your deck through the use of potted plants. This can be another way […]

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Should you hire a solar panel cleaning service?

Are you wondering if it’s worth it to clean your solar panels and hire a service to do so? The answer is a […]

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8 Kinds of Porches

Are you confused by what different kinds of porches? Below we look at 10 different styles of porch and try to clear up […]

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Safe things to do in Montgomery County

Are you getting the quarantine blues? Here are some fun ways to spice up your life in Montgomery County that won’t put you […]

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How often do decks need maintenance

This depends on if you are talking about a wood deck or a composite deck. If a composite deck, see our article here. […]

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Composite Deck Maintenance

So you’ve heard that composite decks require less maintenance, but how much is less? Unlike a wood deck First off we must set […]

Are gutter guards worth the cost?

Are Gutter Guards Worth The Cost?

So you’ve heard about how they can save you  time and money, but are gutter guards worth the cost? Will gutter guards pay […]

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Dog Friendly Outdoor Spaces

They say dogs are man’s best friend, so how can you make your outdoor space more friendly for your best friend? Here are […]

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6 Tips On Designing Your Outdoor Living Space

6 Tips on designing your outdoor living space   Does your outdoor living space need some help? Here are 6 tips on designing […]

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8 Things to Consider When Buying Outdoor Furniture

One great way to make your outdoor space more livable is to add furniture, but how do you pick the best for your […]

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Deck Renovation

Deck renovation–what does it include? The short answer is that deck renovation is a catch all term for a wide variety of different […]

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How to have a great looking deck

Since a deck is basically another room in your house, it is just as important to have a great looking deck as an […]

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Decks in the Time of Coronavirus

We are living in unprecedented times (or at least they feel that way) and must find our joy and comfort where we can. […]

A short statement on BLM

Chevy Chase Exteriors condemns police brutality as seen in the killings of George Floyd and Breona Taylor and the tear gassing of peaceful […]

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Wood and Composite Decking in MD and DC

Wood and Composite Decking in Maryland and DC Chevy Chase Exteriors can resurface your deck with either composite or wood boards in Montgomery […]

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An artist and a pressure washer

What happens when you give an artist a pressure washer? You get art of course! Dianna Wood was gifted a pressure washer from […]

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Pressure Washing vs Power Washing

Pressure Washing vs Power Washing We’re here today to tell you about pressure washing vs power washing and how the two differ. Pressure […]

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Carpe Diem and Home Improvement

“Carpe Diem” The popular translation of carpe diem is “seize the day,” what does this have to do with home improvements? Well the answer […]


A Fire Pit and Friends

“Ultimately the bond of all companionship, whether in marriage or in friendship, is conversation.” – Oscar Wilde   My favorite outdoor activity, especially […]

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Why Choose Composite Decking

“That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet” William Shakespeare   It might not matter what you […]

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Deck Resurfacing or Rebuilding

“vestis virum facit”--Erasmus   If clothes make the man, then imagine what fully resurfacing a deck can do.    To Resurface or Rebuild [...]


Environmentally Responsible Pressure Washing

“Forests are the lungs of our land, purifying the air and giving fresh strength to our people.” —Franklin D. Roosevelt   When you […]


Decks: Stain Vs Paint

To paint or stain the deck, that is the question.  Whether ‘tis nobler to totally color the wood With a solid paint, which […]

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10 Ways To Increase Curb Appeal

Are you looking to sell your house? Or do you just want to have the nicest looking house on the block? Below are […]

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Composting 101-Easy and Environmentally Friendly

The FCMP Tumbling Composter with Two Chambers is easy to use.  This composter features two chambers so that one chamber can actively compost […]

Neighborhood Spotlight: Logan Circle

Neighborhood Spotlight: Logan Circle

The friendly, urban neighborhood of Logan Circle is named after a traffic roundabout; a park sits at the center.  During the Civil War, […]

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The Importance of Deck Repair

Although deck repair can leave your outdoor space looking brand new, the main purpose of doing repairs is  for safety.  There are plenty […]


Neighborhood Spotlight: Palisades

The Palisades is a quiet neighborhood that sits along the Potomac River in DC, known for its small town feel.  MacArthur Boulevard serves […]


5 Reasons to Hire a Window Washing Company

Windows allow you to see out of your home, but they also brighten your interior by letting sunlight in.  Keeping windows clean is […]

Neighborhood Spotlight: AU Park

Neighborhood Spotlight: AU Park

Although AU Park is a suburban community on the border of Maryland, the neighborhood is still inside DC’s city limits.  The neighborhood’s name […]


Why Hire a Professional Window Washer?

Window cleaning can boost curb appeal and improve the look of your home; with the service of a professional window washer, it’s easy […]

Neighborhood Spotlight: Woodley Park

Neighborhood Spotlight: Woodley Park

In the 19th and early 20th centuries, Woodley Park was a place to escape from the heat of DC summers.


Stone Patio Maintenance Tips

Proper stone patio maintenance will keep your patio beautiful while helping it last for decades.  Although patios look nice with minimal effort, they […]

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3 Reasons to Install Gutter Guards

What are the reasons to install gutter guards? Gutter guards and covers serve as filters to keep debris from clogging

Summer Home Maintenance Tips

Summer Home Maintenance Tips

Take advantage of the season’s warm weather by revitalizing your home’s exterior.

Four Reasons to Hire a Roof Cleaning Company

4 Reasons to Hire a Roof Cleaning Company

Hiring the services of a roof cleaning company can help keep your home safe from the elements.

The Benefits of Regular Deck Staining

The Benefits of Regular Deck Staining

Decks can be damaged by the harsh elements no matter how sturdy they seem

Five Benefits of Gutter Gaurds

5 Benefits of Gutter Guards

Gutter systems do a great deal to keep a home’s exterior healthy. However, many homeowners do not know the benefits

Four Reasons to Hire Gutter Cleaning Services

4 Reasons to Hire Gutter Cleaning Services

While gutters and downspouts might not be the favorite features of your home, they are important to protect your property.

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Why Hire a Professional Pressure Washer?

When it comes to cleaning, there are plenty of benefits to hiring a professional pressure washer. Here are four things you should take [...]

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The Importance of Deck Cleaning and Maintenance

While a deck can serve as a great outdoor space for any home, many homeowners are not aware of the importance of deck [...]