Meg Burke's Blog

Posted on 07/25/2021
Less Is More: The Benefits of a Hallway Galley Kitchen
Photo by Katerina Holmes from Pexels When everyday people hear the term "galley kitchen" their minds typically imagine the lower deck of a ship. To say this ranks among the top galley kitchen ideas misconceptions would be something of an understatement. A galley kitchen design utilizes a narrow space in a home or commercial building that positions appliances,...
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Posted on 07/18/2021
How to Decorate With Neutrals: The Basics
Neutral colors are always in style. However, if you have never decorated with a neutral color palette, you might wonder how to go about it. With so many colors that are so close to each other, how can you still create a dynamic and interesting aesthetic? Luckily, there is a lot more room for creativity when using neutrals...
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Posted on 07/16/2021
206 Ward Circle SW, Leesburg, VA 20175 is now new to the market!
This one is definitely worth seeing! Rare opportunity for well under $700K: It's a beautiful 4-level "contemporary split level" (not split foyer) on over a half-acre, backing to open space in conservation easement, at the end of a cul de sac, with NO HOA and with the benefits and convenience of living within Leesburg's town limits. Tons of privacy and great open view. This well-maintained home has been designed to "let the outdoors in" with tons of windows. The bright, cheery kitchen [with painted cabinets, granite counters, stainless appliances, LVP flooring, a brand new skylight & a wall of windows] and all three baths have all been...
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Posted on 07/11/2021
Make Your Outdoor Getaway Space Welcoming
Photo by Tod Franklin via Pixabay What makes you happy? Do you love to sit and read? Or are you more of a hang-out-with-friends kind of homeowner? Regardless of what moves you, there's a way to create space for it in your own backyard. Even better -- you can increase your home's resale value in the process. Use...
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Posted on 07/04/2021
1031 Exchanges: What They Are and What You Should Know
Photo by Tima Miroshnichenko from Pexels “1031 exchange” or “like-kind exchange” are terms you may have encountered in the real estate world. While the name might make it sound like a tax form, it actually refers to an entire type of business transaction. If you are interested in buying or selling investment property, it’s important to understand what...
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Posted on 07/02/2021
303 Nickels Drive SW, Leesburg, VA 20175 is now new to the market!
Welcome home to this 4BR/3.5 bath meticulously maintained home located on the rarely available Nickels Drive side (cul de sac street) of Greenway Farms. Home fronts to a wooded area with picturesque creek. Footbridge over the creek leads to the community walking path and to the rest of Greenway Farms. Brick front home, with custom touches throughout including flagstone walkway and front porch. The main level has 9' ceilings & custom-installed oak floors. Upgraded kitchen with beautiful, extra-tall, 36" cherry cabinets & upgraded black appliances. Granite countertops have a cooktop with a pot rack above it and a large, built-in...
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Posted on 06/27/2021
Make Your Home a Welcoming Oasis in One Day
Photo by Sonja_paetow via Pixabay Home feeling a little dull? You can clean and liven things up in a single day, and make your home into a welcoming, comfortable oasis. Whether you are coping with outdated decor, too much clutter or just need to liven things up, this list can help you pull things together quickly. You'll be...
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Posted on 06/20/2021
Eco-Friendly Home Search: Here's What to Look For
If you are in the market for a new home, you probably have a lot on your mind. You might be dreaming about how many bedrooms you will need and how you could decorate those spaces. You might be spending your days imagining what your new backyard will look like and thinking about how you could enhance your...
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Posted on 06/18/2021
6 Wood Aster Lane, Lovettsville, VA 20180 is now new to the market!
Fantastic location! One of only FOUR homes on the Town Green. Fantastic open floor plan! Large bumpout in kitchen. Beautiful hardwood floors throughout the main level. Partially finished basement is one big rec room plus a large storage area with a rough-in if you want a future bathroom. (Window is "legal" access. ) The upstairs is so sunny and cheerful. Primary bedroom has walk-in closet and spacious en-suite primary bathroom. Beautiful sunsets and mountain views from the front bedrooms! Don't miss the separate laundry room up there too. Wonderful covered front porch looking out over the wide-open Town Green, with the Walker Pavillion...
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