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Remodeling Tips, Guides and Lessons learned for over 25 year experiences renovating in Montgomery County and NW DC

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Beth loved her 1930’s Brick Colonial, but hated its tiny kitchen.  It was  dark, hard to clean, lacked storage and counter space making it difficult for even one cook to use.  She needed a full kitchen overhaul. Getting Started: Beth knew she wanted to tear down the wall between the kitchen & dining room, but…read more

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Anne came to us with one main goal, improve the flow of her home, by developing an open concept floor plan. The home consisted of tight closed off rooms that lacked functionality. Her hope was that improving the flow would make it easier to get her family ready and out the door in the morning…read more

The average life expectancy in America today is higher than in any other period in history. More specifically, data from a United Nations report shows that the number of people 65 years and older rose from 8% to 12% of the total population between 1950 and 2000. What’s more, this figure will rise to 20%…read more

wood privacy fence

An outline of the 5 most common types of fence currently on the market today. When you’re trying to choose the perfect fence, there’s a lot to think about, from how much privacy you want to what will best complement your home. Carefully consider the fence’s durability, how it will impact curb appeal, weather resilience, overall…read more

The chill of another winter has arrived in Montgomery County and the surrounding areas, and the signs are abundant. Heavy coats are very much in fashion, and quite often you can see your breath. Hopefully, the signs indicating that it’s cold remain outside. Certain signs that you notice inside your home — such as freezing…read more

quartzite island top

With the low housing inventory in Bethesda get ready to make the most out of where you live right by remodeling! 2017 is going to be about making the most of your current home. Housing inventory is limited in the Bethesda area and during 2016 the market has become extremely seller friendly. That means many of…read more

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Five quick kitchen upgrades you can get done before this Thanksgiving without necessarily spending a lot of dough. With the holidays right around the corner you maybe wishing you had an updated kitchen for entertaining. However, the average kitchen remodel can take 2-3 months and you do not have that kind of time left before…read more

Team

Merrick Design & Build Inc. is looking for new team members. We need experienced Lead Carpenters to work in our Design Build Department. As a Merrick Carpenter you will be responsible for interacting with customers, managing subcontractors and collecting your own materials. A wide background and general skills is a must. You will need a…read more

Seven realities you need to understand before remodeling your home. There is one comic that I always think about when I prepare one of our Homeowners for a remodel. The character has a choice to make between burning for eternity or living in their home while it is being remodeled. Comparing a home renovation to…read more

I love finally detailed architecture.  I get inspired when I  see the love, care and craftsmanship that went into the details of a fine old home.  I recently visited  Minnesota for a remodeling conference.  I had always wanted to see Lake Superior and ventured 3 hours north from Minneapolis to Duluth at the west end of…read more