LIFE IN THE DMV – The Blog

When Laundry isn’t a Chore but an Oasis

When Laundry isn’t a Chore but an Oasis

The laundry room is often the smallest room in the house. They are often overlooked in design and stand on the more practical side of things. A space to wash and dry clothing. Nothing fancy. No bells and whistles. The thing is – with a small renovation – the laundry...

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The Rabbit Hole of Smart Refrigerators

The Rabbit Hole of Smart Refrigerators

If you love cooking and technology, connected appliances and kitchen devices are the ideal gadgets for your smart home. Perhaps the appliance with the most buzz in the smart home space is the smart refrigerator. They have been on the market for years and have...

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Is the DC area Cooling Down? Yes and No…

Is the DC area Cooling Down? Yes and No…

The pandemic caused bidding wars and inventory shortage in our market seems to be ebbing. Trends over the past couple of months are indicating a cooling down in the DC real estate market, as the region returns to the more traditional seasonal sales – a hot spring, a...

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Has the Pandemic Changed Home Design?

Has the Pandemic Changed Home Design?

Pre-pandemic, everyone was on the go all the time. Now we are putting more time and energy into more uses and spaces of our homes and designing them for a new lifestyle today, which is home centered. This has brought many changes to design and concepts of the home....

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What You Need to Know About Bathroom Remodels

What You Need to Know About Bathroom Remodels

Often times, the mere thought of taking on a bathroom remodel is intimidating enough to stop you in your tracks. But these remodels can be easily accomplished and yield amazing results that not only provide an inviting new space but increase the value of your home....

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Tech in Today’s Smart Homes

Tech in Today’s Smart Homes

Light bulbs have grown extremely smart in recent years… Smart bulbs are quickly becoming a key element in modern smart homes. One of the easiest and most affordable ways to upgrade your living room is to swap out your standard incandescents for smart light bulbs....

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Shopify Partners with TikTok to Allow In-App Purchases

Shopify Partners with TikTok to Allow In-App Purchases

Have you ever impulsively shopped for a cosmetics product or adorable new phone case via the shop tab on your Instagram? Whether or not you’ve completed the purchase, you’ve certainly noticed those shopping bubble tags on in-feed posts. Now, that same experience is...

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Sea Change…

Sea Change…

Marc Fish doesn’t want you to think that his furniture was created by human hands. Rather, he says he aims to “design things that look as if they’ve been grown rather than made.” The UK-based designer’s sculptural, organic wooden forms are created without traditional...

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HGTV’s 2021 Smart Home Winner Has Been Revealed

HGTV’s 2021 Smart Home Winner Has Been Revealed

After months of voting, the winner of the HGTV 2021 Smart Home was announced last month. Washington elementary school support worker Becky Dolan is the lucky entrant who will receive a 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet, $100,000 courtesy of LendingTree, and most...

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Former AWS Leader Defecting to Microsoft

Former AWS Leader Defecting to Microsoft

Charlie Bell, one of the architects of Amazon Web Services, is heading to Microsoft, according to multiple media reports. An internal memo in early August announced Bell was leaving Amazon.com Inc. after 23 years. He most recently served as senior vice president of...

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Thirteen Indulgent Fried Snacks to Try in Greater D.C.

Thirteen Indulgent Fried Snacks to Try in Greater D.C.

If you’re craving something crunchy or salty, turn to some of the best fried snacks in the D.C. area. The chefs behind them take their cues from everywhere from the Bahamas and Trinidad to Iraq, India, and Italy. None of them are French fries, but potatoes still get a...

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The Health Tech Slice of Federal Contracting is Growing Bigger

The Health Tech Slice of Federal Contracting is Growing Bigger

It took a key partnership and long-standing connections for Monty Deel to beat out two competitors and land a coveted contract to offer the largest federal civilian purchaser of health IT a safer trek to the cloud. The $43 million, five-year contract, which provides...

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Four Seasons Resort and Private Residences Arrives on Anguilla

Four Seasons Resort and Private Residences Arrives on Anguilla

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts, the world’s leading luxury hospitality company, has now opened the doors of the Four Seasons Resort and Private Residences Anguilla. Shifting management from what once was the Viceroy Anguilla, this shift represents a positive change...

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