By Meg Walburn Viviano 

When Dorothy clicked her sparkly, pink heels jointly and wished, “There’s no put like residence!” she experienced not expended an full year confined to her house averting a deadly pandemic. 

As our state ordered that we continue to be away from community places in 2020, most of us had never been compelled to continue to be residence before. None of us quite knew how to react or how we’d adapt to the challenge, which was unprecedented in our generation. A surprising set of tendencies emerged: home improvements, Diy tasks inside and outside, and a tremendous-hot housing sector. 

In retrospect, this makes best perception. When you are caught at household, you can beautify and strengthen it to appreciate it much more. If it feels like the partitions are closing in on you, uncover a new house with new scenery. These traits came on comprehensive power in Chesapeake Place, and have not slowed down—even as vaccines are now available to practically everyone, and we can see a light-weight at the conclusion of the remain-at-household tunnel. 

Home projects, residence obtaining, and beautifying spaces remain major of head because the options are suitable in entrance of our noses. And this issue of CBM Bay Weekly—our House & Garden unique edition—arrives proper on time to give you assets and steering.  

As Maryland enjoys spectacular spring weather, you could be itching to plant a back garden, or spruce yours up with new flowers and plants. Our backyard guru, Gardening for Well being columnist Maria Selling price, shares (with enthusiasm!) her insight on trendy new plants, help for vegetable garden newbies and plenty of options for people with constrained space ( 

We identified as on professionals from neighborhood firms for strategies to refresh your home décor, significant ways for a cleaner house, and ideas on in which to pay out exclusive interest outside your dwelling this spring. We’re also chatting with the region’s actual estate leaders about how to get ahead if you’re purchasing or providing in this very active industry (see our special portion 

If The Wizard of Oz’s Dorothy experienced been under quarantine and virtual learning for the yr, she might have been tempted to remain over the rainbow a small for a longer period. 

But with a refreshing spherical of advancements inside of and outside the house your dwelling, you far too will soon be indicating, “There’s no area like household!”