5 Questions You Should Always Ask Your Contractor

Contractor Checklist

If you own a house, you know that the need for occasional home repairs comes with the territory. Things wear out, or break, or simply need updating. But you might also be a little terrified about finding someone to do the work properly. After all, who hasn’t heard horror stories about home repair jobs gone very, very wrong (shady contractor, shoddy work, shameless overcharging)? How …

You Might Love a Good Thunderstorm, But Your House Doesn’t

House Roof

Unless you’re lucky enough to be spending your summer at the beach, you’ve noticed all the rain the area has been getting lately. D.C.’s legendary thunderstorms bring blessed relief in the form of cooler temperatures and deep soakings for thirsty lawns and flowerbeds baked hard by the sun.
The bad news is that for all the good water does for your landscaping, it’s just as …

Metal vs Wood Shelf Closet Organizers?


I’m looking to install closet organizers in my closet. It’s not a walk-in. Do you suggest metal or wood shelving to hold up the longest? 
When measuring, how wide should the shelving go? If I decide to go with wood, I may make the shelving myself.
When it comes to supportive shelving in the closet, wood is usually the better choice of material for durability …