Hurricane Preparedness at Home

Katrina. Sandy. Isabel. Joaquin.


If you call Virginia or other parts of the East Coast your home, you have most likely experienced hurricane and similar inclement weather. This weekend, it is as important as ever to take caution, stay up-to-date with the weather, and stockpile food, first-aid supplies, and other necessities.


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It is also crucial to equip your home to be ready for Hurricane Joaquin.


Follow these tips and ideas for hurricane preparedness at home:


  • Make plans to secure your property.

    • Option 1: Use permanent storm shutters, which offer the best protection for windows.

    • Option 2: Board up windows with 5/8” marine plywood, cut to fit and ready to install. Tape does not prevent windows from breaking.


  • To reduce roof damage, install straps or additional clips to securely fasten your roof to the frame structure.


  • Be sure trees and shrubs around your home are well trimmed.


  • Clear loose and clogged rain gutters and downspouts.


  • Determine how and where to secure your boat.


This invaluable information is courtesy of Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). For more information about what to do before, during, and after a hurricane, visit the FEMA website.

To track Joaqin’s whereabouts and weather forecast, visit the National Hurricane Center.




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Deck & Patio Inspiration

As school starts and warm nights become cooler, this time of year is perfect for entertaining in an outdoor living space. Whether you’re grilling, dining, or relaxing, there are many options when it comes to an outdoor living space.

We’re highlighting some of our beautiful outdoor living spaces for inspiration, with features like patios, multilevel decks, and fireplaces.

Be sure to visit our site for more photos of our beautiful, custom outdoor living spaces!



Spacious, crisp deck with sunny patio





Custom veranda attached to large deck and patio





Beautiful patio for dining and outdoor parties




Multilevel deck leading into patio and outdoor fireplace





Distressed brick grilling station with custom counter space




Be sure to visit our site for more photos of our beautiful, custom outdoor living spaces!


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Help Local Soldiers!


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We’re thrilled to bring back our Families of the Wounded Fund (FOTWF) sign campaign for a second year!

Thanks to your generosity, we raised over $1,450 for the organization, which provides support to family members and caregivers of military service men and women who have been wounded in combat or injured as the result of line-of-duty activities in support of combat operations.

For our second annual campaign, the goal is to display more signs and to give more exposure to FOTWF.

Like last year, we’d like to place a sign in your yard starting Friday, September 18th through Monday, September 28th to raise awareness for FOTWF.

This year, we’re doubling our own donation amount. For every sign put up, we’ll make a $10 donation on your behalf to the organization.

Please let us know by Monday, September 14th if you would like to support this charity by placing a sign in your yard.

If you’re interested in contributing or would like to learn more about the organization, please visit the FOTWF website. Every penny of your donations go to Families of the Wounded Fund.

Please note on your check or the ‘Review’ page on PayPal that you are donating on behalf of the Lane Homes & Remodeling campaign.

Please contact us at 804-784-0012 or to reserve your sign or if you have additional questions.

Thank you!

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Form Meets Functionality: Brizo’s Latest Kitchen Faucet


Although faucets are crucial to any kitchen aesthetic, they can often be overlooked. Your kitchen faucet can be both beautiful and useful, so why not make it a stand-out part of your kitchen space?

These days, kitchen faucets have become “smart”, with features like handle-free technology. Consumer Reports even named motion-sensing faucets one of their top 2015 remodeling trends.brizo artesso faucet 8.2015 (2)

With that in mind, there’s one new line of kitchen faucets in particular that we love – the Artesso collection by Brizo. The new faucet collection is sleek and refined, with a pinch of warmth brought by its industrial inspiration.



“The design for Artesso was born out of the spirit of the industrial revolution … Those elements give the Artesso collection the unique ability to be rustic and masculine, while still maintaining a sophisticated, unexpected allure”

Seth Fritz (source)

The Artesso Collection has five different styles with luxurious and high-tech features. In addition to the motion-sensing technology, one Artesso style is an articulating arm with dual-jointed, flexible hose. This groundbreaking arm provides a larger range of motion, as well as a cool, industrial look.

63225LF-SS-B1Other Artesso features include:

  • Diamond Seal Technology with a diamond-coated valve (yes, really) for durability
  • Water Efficient with a flow rate beyond the industry standard
  • MagneDock Technology  that secures the spray wand when it’s not being used




The faucets are available chrome, nickel, bronze, and stainless steel. For more information on the Artesso collection, click here.


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Completed Gray & White Kitchen

We are really excited to show you the final kitchen renovation we have been working on! Everything came together with the gray and white color scheme and our client couldn’t be happier!

The happy client said, “I want to thank your company and the project team for delivering a kitchen transformation that exceeded all of my expectations in so many ways.”

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Today We Talk Tile

​We are adding the finishing details in this kitchen renovation which means we are nearing completion! Tile is being installed and this will not only add color, but also tie the new cabinets and granite together.

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All About Cabinetry

Now that the paint has dried and the new cabinets have been installed, this video highlights all the new cabinetry details that transform this kitchen into a bright, beautiful new space.

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Prep and Paint

Our crew has been hard at work in this kitchen renovation & big changes are already happening in this space. Demo has been completed, and in preparation for the new door & drawer fronts on the base cabinets, the frames will be painted later this week.

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Let’s Upgrade This Kitchen

Here’s another kitchen remodel we’re excited to share with you! The homeowner wanted to keep the granite countertops because they were in such great condition. The base cabinets will remain and we will replace the door and drawer fronts instead of replacing the entire cabinet. New upper cabinets will be installed that will go to the ceiling. The wall that is currently home to the oven and fridge will receive the biggest transformation. The updated color scheme will become light and bright and be a big upgrade from the builder basics of the current kitchen.

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A Guide to the Perfect Outdoor Living Space

It’s officially spring, the season where we emerge from hibernation. We begin to take advantage of the warm afternoons, outdoor barbecues and lingering evening sunlight. It is also the perfect time to evaluate your outdoor living space. Whether you are looking to add a covered porch, pool or fireplace; we’ve created an idea guide to help showcase design challenges and inspire your new outdoor living space.

Outdoor Fireplace 
Attention to detail was key in this outdoor living space renovation. In order to completely redesign and construct a new outdoor living space for a stately brick home, special attention had to be given to the brick, stone and masonry selections and construction techniques to insure a seamless transition from the old to the new. After much research, we found a perfect match with a Flemish Stretcher Bond brick pattern and a Porcini Travertine, creating the ultimate outdoor living experience.


Dramatic Ceiling 
Rustic defines this outdoor living space. The clients wanted a covered outdoor living space that provided shade and an eye-catching transition between the interior and exterior while taking into consideration possible water issues. We designed a post and beam porch to coordinate architectural details in the interior of the house. The result, a beautiful covered patio perfect for entertaining!


A Living Room Outdoors 
This at-home backyard oasis is perfect for all ages. The homeowner’s wish list included a pool, patio and covered porch with fireplace. With the addition of the covered porch, the clients wanted the space to feel like additional living space, large enough to house plush outdoor seating an a television, while maintaining a smooth transition between the outdoor and indoor spaces. Needless to say, during the warmer months, this is the “go-to” lounge spot.

Relaxing Veranda
This backyard needed a complete makeover. The small, old brick pavers had sunk and would hold water after a heavy rain. They homeowners wanted to create an entertainment space perfect for grilling, dining and relaxing. The large covered porch and patio is now the perfect spot to unwind at the end of the day as a family.


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