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A 1920 DC Bungalow Before and After By, Addie Merrick-Phang   Not everyone is dying to take on a fixer upper, but Jarid’s 1920’s Bungalow in NW DC wasn’t just any old house. This home had been passed down from generation to generation. His childhood memories centered around the home and he wanted his children…read more

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“The Highs and Lows of the 3 Most Popular DIY projects for your Remodel” DIY, or Do-It-Yourself, is a popular approach that is sweeping the renovating industry. Like most things, DIY projects have their positive highs and the negative lows. The DIY trend is motivating and encouraging many homeowners to take action and improve their…read more


10 Things You Need to Know About Cambria Maintenance Cambria backs each surface with a lifetime warranty. For customer support contact: 1-866-CAMBRIA Maintaining your new Cambria counter top is easy. Simply wash with a soft cotton cloth and warm water, using a mild soap if desired. Facts about Cambria Cambria is pure natural quartz. Variation…read more


“What to Expect When you are Expecting to Remodeling” Remodeling projects seem to have some common high and low points for many owners. If you are a seasoned remodeling veteran, you may already know what to expect and may not need to read this letter. If you have not lived through a remodeling project before, however,…read more


Three Steps to Keep your Remodel on Budget! Unfortunately, overpriced and over designed projects are a trend we are encountering more and more frequently in our industry, which is not helpful if you are remodeling on a budget. With sites like Houzz and Pinterest chock full of beautiful ideas paired with the unrealistic budgets portrayed on…read more


  The Team at Merrick is all about great, fun design. We’d love to share our design and inspiration with you. So bring a few things to helps us get to know your style.  Once we have some insight to your personality we’ll make recommendations for how you can use color to make you space…read more


  Your home is your most valuable asset and deciding whether or not to remodel it is a huge decision. The choice between renovating your existing home and moving up is racked with questions. Will you find a new home that fits all of your needs and your style? Will you like your new neighbors…read more

Judith's Outhouse

When a space has a poor layout with little functionality and no style it’s just a wasted space. Do you feel like there is nothing inspiring about an existing space in your home? Are you using all of the space in your home to its full potential? Do you have a space with limited functionality?…read more

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We love hearing from our customers especially when they are over the moon with our work. Corrie really loved working with us on her kitchen remodel.  After her project was complete she posted this sweet review on Houzz. Merrick Design and Build turned our small kitchen that lacked function and style into a functional space…read more