- 2021 Construction Buzz
Didn’t like 2020? Let’s flush it and begin anew with hope for a brighter outlook filled with positive energy.
In 2021, consumers will hear more about “Net Zero Construction.” So if you are in the market for a new house familiarity with the term can be helpful. Here is an article that explains it.
If you reside in the State of Maryland here is a finance possibility
we don’t want you to overlook.
Whether you are only in the planning stages or if your project will be soon getting off the ground, best wishes.
- Preserving the Past
Happy New Year from Batton Builders, Inc. We at Batton Builders are all for moving forward but since the man at the head of the wheelhouse, Scott Batton, is also at the head of the Board of the Historical Society of Baltimore County he often gets word about stories of the past. Such is the one we’d like to share with you today.
Do you remember going to Drive-in Movies? It was fun, wasn’t it? All the kids crammed in their parents car in their p.j’s. The challenge was to stay awake till the end of the movie!
Well, in this day and age it seems like a feasible, safe alternative to sitting in enclosed movie houses where ventilation is “limited.”
Preservation Maryland has a project which would rekindle viewing movies from the comfort of one’s automobile. Here is an article we’d like to share with you.
Ok! If you read the article you can now sing Auld Lang Syne. We look forward to bringing you new posts in 2021!
- Holiday Greetings
We at Batton Builders, Inc. have a real soft spot when in comes to these pups. We’ve owned and raised several of them! And the Bernese Mountain Dog loves rolling around in the white stuff covering the ground thanks to yesterday’s little snow storm.
We’d like to take this opportunity to day Season’s Greetings from our “Berner” Finn and the rest of the family! Wishing you good health and good cheer in the New Year!
Awwww…. aren’t they the cutest! They sure grow up to be big fellas.
- Baltimore Magazine Meet-up
Today we thought we’d have a little fun by showing you some pictures from the Batton family archives. These photos were taken in early 1980’s when our neighbor and artist Margy Shearman (now Ziegler) worked for Baltimore Magazine. The magazine needed an inground swimming pool for a photo shoot which was to accompany a magazine article.
Fred and Helen Batton, the parents of Scott, the guy at the helm of this company were ALWAYS up for an adventure. They volunteered the family home and swimming pool for the photo shoot. Even the family dog, Jeremiah, an Irish setter, got in on the action.
The rest is history documented by these photos.
- PSA: Mind the Rungs!
Yep! Tis the season when people who normally don’t go to tall heights are climbing ladders to decorate the exteriors of their homes and stringing lights on their Christmas trees.
2020 has been a year of too many upsets so today we just want to say “keep safety in mind when climbing ladders!” We hope this article will be helpful.
Be wise so you don’t end up on the casualty list. Return next week, we will post something a little more light-hearted!
That’s all for today from Batton Builders, Inc.
- Be a Homebody
This pandemic Thanksgiving will be different. One for the history books!
Be careful, be wise and avoid large crowds by being a homebody. Homes are for memory making so make sure you make good ones even though
different. You want to be around next year to fondly talk about them!
- Space Constraints
Yep. The holidays are upon us. The weeks between Thanksgiving and New Year is when we most often feel the pinch in the kitchen. Space seems to be lacking. There is not enough space in the freezer, in the cupboards or on the countertops. You’ve vowed that next year will be different and you’ve contacted a builder about a kitchen expansion.
But for now we’d like to share some quick tips with you to make do with the space you’ve got.
No matter how big or small your home is, be grateful for the love that’s found inside the walls.
- November: Expressing Gratitude
“Be thankful for the storms as well as the smooth sailing.”
Well, we are rounding the corner on the year 2020! It’s safe to say with its been a year unlike any other. For those of us who thought 2020 would be a new decade with new opportunities, we clearly had it right. We’ve been able to experience life in the times of a pandemic.
We at Batton Builders, Inc have felt very fortunate compared to many others. The building trades were considered essential services, so we were allowed to do business. It was not quite business as usual however, with social distancing and some challenges with getting supplies. Our clients didn’t have access to things we take for granted like going to kitchen showrooms to see what their preferences are or going to lighting shops to peruse what’s hot in the marketplace. With time things have opened up and safe ways of doing business have been put into place.
Today, we simply want to say how grateful we are for our customers and their patience, as we all navigated the waters of the pandemic. It’s not smooth sailing yet, but we will all get through it together.
- Insiders Tips
The wind is howling today. Appro I suppose! The ghosts and goblins of Halloween are not yet a distant memory and perhaps a foretelling of tomorrow’s election is bound to bring a storm of conflicted emotions! Who knows. We are hoping for peace and calm in the aftermath.
It’s that time of year when we need to insulate ourselves from harsh conditions. If you have to be inside, you may as well be comfortable. We have dug up an article from Popular Mechanics which we hope will be helpful – 10 Tips for Winterizing Your Home.
We’d like to leave you today with this thought:
” To your enemy, forgiveness
To an opponent, tolerance
To a friend, heart
To a customer, service
To all, charity
To every child, a good example
To you, respect.”
Have a hardy November! We are grateful you visited this website!
- Pay Attention to Details
Have you ever noticed how the slightest detail makes a difference on buildings?
Many of our clients, especially those who have historic preservation projects have to adhere to certain guidelines and keep details authentic within the period in which a structure was built. If your building project is one of those, we at Batton Builders are here to help.
These classic, classy beauties would not pleasing to the eye if the architectural finishes were something from another era. It’s all in the details!