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Ask the Pros Architecture What guidance can you give homeowners on how to select windows and doors for a waterfront home?  Selecting exterior doors and windows is an important decision […]

Ask the Pros Landscape Design

Ask the Pros Landscape Design What advice can you offer homeowners who are embarking on a landscaping project on the water?  When beginning a landscape project on the water, homeowners […]

Ask the Pros: Architecture

Ask the Pros: Architecture What factors determine whether a waterfront site near the bay is viable for new construction? The first factor is utilities. Does the property have a private […]

Ask the Pros: Construction

Ask the Pros: Construction What challenges do you face when building on the water and how do you overcome them? Corrosion and weathering from driving wind and salt spray is […]

Ask the Pros: Interior Design

Ask the Pros: Interior Design How do you ensure that interiors complement, rather than compete, with water views? I don’t believe in sacrificing personal style and interior design because you […]

Ask the Pros: Landscape Architecture

Ask the Pros: Landscape Architecture How do you create a landscape plan that best takes advantage of water views? A water view is a splendid asset, one that changes seasonally […]

Ask the Pros: Landscape Architecture

Ask the Pros: Landscape Architecture What are best practices for selecting plant material for a project that’s in a critical area near the bay? Successful landscapes often use native plants. […]

Ask the Pros: Landscape Architecture

Ask the Pros: Landscape Architecture What regulations should homeowners keep in mind when designing a landscape project in a critical area? One limiting factor in Maryland is that there is […]

Ask the Pros: Construction

Ask the Pros: Construction When building near the bay, what factors should homeowners consider to prevent delays or setbacks due to permitting rules? Waterfront projects are among the most challenging […]

Ask the Pros: Interior Design

Ask the Pros: Interior Design How do you design a waterfront house to evoke its setting without it becoming overdone or trite? The best rule of thumb for any design—including […]

Ask the Pros: Architecture

Ask the Pros: Architecture Describe the challenges and rewards of designing waterfront architecture, specific to the bay. I have found that the rewards far outweigh the challenges when I’m designing […]

Organized Spaces

Organized Spaces A carefully designed closet will have a variety of spaces tailored to your needs, such as this closet by California Closets, which features areas for hanging clothes of […]

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