Posts made in April 2019

Preparations for Your Kitchen Remodel

Room Additions in Anne Arundel County MD

You want things to go as smoothly as possible when you have the kitchen remodeled. Once you have talked with a kitchen contractor and a designer, there is still work for you to do to ensure your remodeling process runs well. The following preparation guidelines help everyone involved in the project.

Packing Dishes: Pack your dishes in boxes. Put the items you will use the least in first. A spare room is the best place to put the boxes. Get started on packing the items that you won’t need in your kitchen a week or so before the project begins.

Protect the Kitchen Floor: Whether the floors are tile or hardwood, use carpet scraps to lay over the floor and tape them down with duct tape. You may want to consider getting a carpet pad to go underneath. These steps are to protect the floor from workers who are using heavy objects that might damage a finished floor.

Contractor Parking: Everyone involved has to park somewhere near or on your property. Move cars that are in their way. You are making it easier for the contractors as soon as they arrive.

Move Valuables: Remember to remove items from the refrigerator and any other pictures, plants, or other objects on the kitchen window or window ledge.

Overall Kitchen Prep: Move everything of value or anything that can be damaged to a safe place. Make it as convenient as possible for your contractors to have an easy place to work in.

Gateway Construction Company, a leading provider of projects for home improvement in Anne Arundel County, MD, is ready to take on your remodeling project.  Visit to find out about our services.


The Benefits of Building a Custom Home, Part 2

Custom Home Builders in Anne Arundel County, MD

To continue our blog on the benefits of building a custom home, we include all of the following additional advantages:

Energy Efficiency
When you build a new home, you can start with all new energy-efficient appliances, which will save you energy and reduce the cost of your utility bills. Be sure to look for the Energy Star logo, so you know your purchase qualifies for the highest efficiency level.

Custom Appliances
In addition to energy-efficient appliances, you can also find ways to further customize your home. For example, you may want to add a central vacuum system, which will eliminate your having to lug the vacuum from room to room.

Saves Money
Although a custom home is a significant initial investment, it saves you money in the long run. By investing in a custom home, you create the exact dream home you want. You have fewer necessities for home installations, less basic repairs, and no need for new additions. From the beginning, you and your builder will create your ideal space.

You can choose the lot that offers you the most privacy. By picking the right piece of land, you’ll feel like you’re in a world all your own. Be sure to visit each possible lot with the builder to find the best location for you.

Call Gateway Construction Company at (410) 798-8908 today to learn more about our custom home builders in Anne Arundel County, MD.