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Tuesday, 30 September 2014 17:57

4 Remodeling Projects Worth the Money

dc8e3c6a 7957 49ac bff4 d930e61ffd89Installing a steel entry door
Upgrading your front door is a great way to boost your home’s value and is a long-time favorite way to do so. This can return more than 95% of its cost! It’s also the only project to give such a huge return.

Adding a wooden deck
If you are interested in adding living space and an area to entertain outside, building a wooden deck is a great investment. This can return on average 87.4% of the initial cost, but in some US cities can return 100%!

Changing your garage door
Whether you are replacing your garage door with a midrange or upscale door, this can usually be done for a low cost and not only provides a strong curb appeal, but can also return as much as 84% of what you invested.

Remodeling your attic bedroom
This has a national average remodeling cost of about $50,000, but can return more than 85% of your investment. While building an addition to your home can be extremely costly, renovating your attic bedroom is an inexpensive way to add value and living space.

 

Friday, 26 September 2014 17:54

Screening in Your Porch

lanailanaiAre you thinking about screening in your porch? A screened in deck offers numerous benefits and offers a very practical living space.

Adding Décor Elements
Having a screened in porch offers great opportunity for adding décor. Stylish curtains are a great way to tie the space together while adding visual appeal. Whether you entertain often or not, mounting a tv is also a popular addition. If décor is big on your list, integrating design elements, such as a vaulted ceiling, into the actual construction of the porch is a great idea as well.

Adding Functional Elements
Since the element of bugs, rain, and other weather issues can be eliminated, you have the opportunity to enjoy stylish, but functional elements. A ceiling fan is a great way to increase ventilation and enjoy a nice breeze. Being able to enjoy dining on your deck without the annoyance of bugs is also an added bonus. Combine that with a stylish outdoor furniture set and grill and you have the perfect outdoor living space!

Screening in your porch is a smart investment. It will not only increase curb appeal, but also increase your resale value. Using the deck more often is another great perk, whether it’s to relax after work or host a get together on the weekend.

Wednesday, 17 September 2014 17:48

Woodscape is on Houzz!

houzzOur client's satisfaction is our top priority and of course, we love to hear feedback! Check out this great review from a great client:

"Earlier this year Woodscape Construction completed a deck, porch and pergola at our home in Oakton VA. The workmanship was outstanding and we can't believe we waited so long to have this done. The pergola which looks fantastic will add a much needed shade area next to our pool. We couldn't be happier.

We were so confident in their work we had them come out again last month to enlarge the stone pool deck and repair several areas that were loose. I would not hesitate to hire them again."

Click here to follow us on Houzz and leave a review!

decImproving and renovating your home can be quite costly, so being tempted to go with the lowest bidder for your construction is normal. However, that bid may not be made by an accredited, licensed, professional contractor and there are many things to be aware of before making your decision. Risking possible financial and safety issues certainly outweigh the benefits a low bid may seem to offer.

Most areas require a license in order to perform construction on residential homes. To obtain this license, there are fees, testing, and insurance requirements. This license is basically meant to assure any structures built are safe and comply with building codes. In fact, if a deck is built without this permit and the homeowner decides to later sell their home, big problems can occur, including that the homes value can decrease.

Making sure that your contractor is licensed not only protects them, but you as well. Liability insurance will cover any damage or accidents by the contractor and covers products and workmanship after the project is completed. Hiring a company without this, means that you are responsible for any of this damage. You would also be responsible for any costs related to injuries on the work site.

Hiring a licensed, professional deck builder is beneficial in the present and long run. Woodscape Construction specializes in and are experts with deck building. We are a class A licensed deck builder that has been serving the DC metro-area for over a decade. We are up to date on the latest code requirements and hold a full range of general liability and workmen’s comp insurance.

Monday, 25 August 2014 17:42

Creating the Perfect Deck

deckkBoring decks are out and comfortable seating, cooking appliances, outdoor fireplaces, and built-in bars are in! Creating these fun masterpieces can be an extensive project, which means it should be well thought out before beginning your design process. Here are a few tips we suggest thinking about:

•What’s the Purpose?
A successfully designed deck should be an expression of your lifestyle and should look like an extension of your home. Your deck should match your homes style, size, and décor, complimenting its environment and blending well with the elements that surround it. 
•What Size?
Consider what you will be using your new deck for. In addition to the space any activities will take, also consider traffic flow and furniture you plan to use. A helpful tip: Mark out the space on your grass- this will give you a good idea for the space and how large it should be.
•Appearance
We offer many different materials from stained or sealed wood, to a lower maintenance vinyl which resists warping and rotting.
•Best Location
Maximizing the amount your deck gets used is our priority. In doing this, you must consider the direction your home and yard faces. For example, if you want your new deck to face the sun, think about how you will incorporate shade, possibly with a pergola or gazebo. You may also want to consider your neighbors with a design that will provide you with privacy.

Contact us today to get started with your design!

Sunday, 10 August 2014 17:40

Make Your Dreams A Reality!

deckSummertime means getting outdoors with your guests! We will work with you to create your dream deck, patio, screened porch or gazebo, complete with walls and walkways. We offer a range of products that you and our designers will use to develop unique plans that are affordable, functional, and aesthetic. We’ve been a leader in the Outdoor Home Improvement industry for over a decade and are very proud of our reputation.

Browse through our portfolio of new construction, as well as renovations, to see how we brought our customers dreams to reality!

Get a free consultation and estimate by contacting us today.

Tuesday, 22 April 2014 17:39

Woodscape is on Houzz- Leave a Review!

houzzDid you know? We're on Houzz! Houzz is one of the largest hubs for home interior ideas and professionals online. You can check out photos, share ideas with others and also leave testimonials. 

Here's our first testimonial:

"My wife and I contracted Woodscape to build our screen porch and deck. Kevin was extremely helpful and knowledgeable about all the different types of decking. Woodscape helped with our HOA and got the building permit. Once construction started, the crew worked tirelessly and cleaned up nicely after every day. I recommend Kevin and Woodscape for your deck and/or porch. 5 out of 5!"

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Thursday, 20 March 2014 17:38

Building a Screen Porch on Your Deck

Often times, folks want to add a screened-in porch to their decks. This can be tricky as there are a few things to consider. Whether the deck is inadequate to serve as a solid foundation to the porch, or requires add-ons to become one. Sometimes, you're even better off rebuilding the whole thing.

There is a great article that looks at these issues a little closer. It's called Stacking The Deck: Things To Consider When Building a Screen Porch on an Existing Deck. Check it out to learn more!

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Thursday, 13 February 2014 17:36

Woodscape Wins Two Reader's Choice Polls

Thanks to all who voted for Woodscape in both Leesburg Today's reader's coice poll, The Best of Loudoun, as well as Sun Gazette's Best of Fairfax! We are proud to be recognized as the best in remodeling and construction, but we couldn't have done it without you!

Best of Fairfax SG Best of Loudoun LT

Sunday, 09 February 2014 17:34

Using Trex Transcend Decking

We built this deck and screened porch in Fall Church Virginia. The old deck was built by a previous homeowner on weekends and was in very bad shape.

Our project was the start of a rear yard makeover. The screened porch gave the homeowners that covered area they were looking and by using Trex Transcend decking and railing their new area will not require much maintenance.

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