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Week 2: 1 Volunteer + 19,000 Hours = 1 Extreme Exterior Makeover

Week 2: 1 Volunteer + 19,000 Hours = 1 Extreme Exterior Makeover

Week 2: 1 Volunteer + 19,000 Hours = 1 Extreme Exterior Makeover

by Sherry Moeller

Yesterday’s Earthquake Doesn’t Hinder Progress of the Exterior Home Makeover at Virginia Volunteer Gary Gaal’s Alexandria Residence

Week 1: 1 Volunteer + 19,000 Hours = 1 Extreme Exterior Makeover

Week 1: 1 Volunteer + 19,000 Hours = 1 Extreme Exterior Makeover

Week 1: 1 Volunteer + 19,000 Hours = 1 Extreme Exterior Makeover
by Sherry Moeller

Case Design/Remodeling, Inc. Wins Ply Gem’s Designed Exterior Giveaway; Gifts It to Virginia Volunteer Gary Gaal

Going Green Can Be Stress Free

For some people going green can be stressful.  Many of us see environmental consciousness as another project to add to a  never-ending and always growing to do list. Other thoughts I’ve heard are: What’s it going to cost?  I don’t have the time for this; everyone else is doing it so I don’t have to bother…one person won’t make a difference. 

     Well, let’s clear up these negative misconceptions.  Yes, you do make a difference.  A positive difference!  And yes, it will make a difference in your life, in your health, and for future generations. Think of your kids and grandkids! Remember, when you light a candle and then light many other candles from that original flame, you will not diminish the light of the original candle…you can light up the world from the original flame.  How’s that for the power of one?

Aidan Design Toasts Great Collaborations

Aidan Design Toasts Great Collaborations

Aidan Design hosted a client appreciation night at Avery Fine Art

Nadia Subaran, co-owner of Aidan Design, hosted a client appreciation night at the home studio of Evelyn Avery of Avery Fine Art. Top interior designers and architects stopped by including Skip Sroka, Camille Saum, Caitlin Kinkead and Liz Spencer of Lori Graham Design, Anne Jaffe, Chris Snowber and Mike Rouse of Hamilton Snowber Architects, and Pierre Lazare from Fox Architects, as well as representatives from Potomac Lighting and Wood-Mode. Celebrating its 10th year in business and co-owned by John Schmiedigen, the award-winning Aidan Design offers kitchen and bathroom designs for residential spaces.

Case Design/Remodeling, Inc. Shares Great Ways to Gain Space in Your Home

Case Design/Remodeling, Inc. Shares Great Ways to Gain Space in Your Home

On Saturday morning, June 25, Case Design/Remodeling, Inc. held one of several workshop/seminars it’s having this summer addressing not only the basics, but also some of the finer aspects of home remodeling and expansion. 

This particular workshop, led by Case Design/Remodeling Executive VP Bill Millholland, focused on gaining space in your existing home, whether through converting an attic or screened-in porch into living space, or by actually building a new addition. Case highlights the attic and porch conversions as the least expensive options, but barring water issues or ceiling height problems, finishing a basement can be a cost-effective transformation as well, maximizing the existing space in your home.

Copperhead Snake Found in Gaithersburg

Copperhead Snake Found in Gaithersburg

This Information was sent to us by the City of Gaithersburg:

On June 6, 2011, at approximately 7:15 p.m., Gaithersburg Animal Control captured a Copperhead snake in the 100 block of Swanton Lane in the Orchard Park Community.  The Copperhead is one of only two venomous snakes that are indigenous to Maryland; the other is the Timber Rattlesnake. 

Copperheads are the most active in the warmer summer months at dusk and evening hours.  During daylight hours they are prone to lie underneath objects to take cover from the hot summer sun.  Their natural camouflage coloring makes them difficult to detect if they are lying in leaves or brush.

While it is rare that City Animal Control officers encounter Copperheads in Gaithersburg, it is a reminder that residents should be aware of their surroundings when doing yard work and other outdoor activities. 

For quick identification of the Copperhead, visit: