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  • As we spend more time at home and have to transform the way we use some spaces for working or remote learning, new home design trends are emerging. COVID-19 has transformed what we value most, so we’ve put together the trends that will likely continue throughout 2021. Functional Home Offices In 2020, 68% of architects reported seeing an increase in demand for home offices. Many homeowners are opting for flex rooms they can use for working or remote learning and then can quickly transform back in…

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  • One fortunate dividend from the pandemic is that many people are finding new connections with the outdoors. Whether it’s walking your dog, jogging by the shore or venturing out in a kayak, the beauty of the Chesapeake Bay area has proven to be a refuge for many people in 2020. For those lucky enough…

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  • While COVID-19 may have put a stop to our normal routines, the holiday season certainly isn’t canceled this year. With so many holidays right around the corner, we’re getting a head start on our decor for the upcoming months, and many others are similarly planning ahead. Whether you’re planning a vi…

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  • Classic architecture and thoughtful designs are the hallmarks of Koch Homes. Beautiful facades with classic colonial detailing that blend beautifully with wooded backdrops are just the beginning.It is perhaps more important than ever for your home to have an adaptable floor plan. In today’s world, t…

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  • The health crisis of 2020 has introduced new behaviors that have, in turn, become “new normals.” However, just when social distancing, face coverings and working from home became second nature, families across the US are now facing a new challenge: virtual learning. In fact, according to a recent st…

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  • Hugging the Chesapeake Bay with over 3,000 miles of shoreline, Maryland boasts some mighty fine seafood. In fact, it’s so ingrained in the area’s food culture that in addition to the millions of crab bumper stickers you’ll see out on the street, there’s an official Maryland Crab & Oyster Trail….

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  • Summer is the best time to use your backyard. If you’re a lifetime city slicker who isn’t used to having land or just want some fresh ideas to spruce up your domain, we’re here to help! 1. Camp Out with Kids Create memories for a lifetime by pitching a tent in the backyard with your children. Tell s…

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  • There’s nothing better than spending a summer day on the Chesapeake Bay. The clear blue water and sunny skies provide a much-needed break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. And it’s not just our opinion either; science agrees! Dr. Wallace Nichols suggests that being around water improves h…

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  • Working from home is a hot topic these days due to stay-at-home orders and the social distancing measures required to slow the spread of COVID-19. Even before the pandemic, however, remote work has been increasing steadily for over a decade. The truth is, working from home is going to be a reality f…

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  • When you shop at the local farmers market, you’ll get the freshest and most nutritious produce out there, support your local farmers, save some money, and enjoy the opportunity for some fresh air. Farmers markets play a critical role in providing fresh produce to their communities and are an eco-fri…

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