Anne-Marie’s Screened-In Porch

This renovation project was a total game-changer for Anne-Marie’s outdoor space. Thanks to the brilliant Phantom screens, she can enjoy the fresh breeze or shield herself from bugs, all at the push of a button. But it’s not just about function; this porch is all about style. The flagstone patio brings an earthy, timeless feel, […]

Josh’s Screened-In Porch

Built at the turn of the 20th century, this historic home was one of the first in Chevy Chase Village. The one part of the house in need of work was the rear porch. Added in the ’80s or ’90s, it had an overgrown trellis that acted as a shelter. Yet it let the rain […]

Jan’s Screened-in Porch and Deck

Jan contacted Merrick for a new outdoor living space when her existing deck and pergola were starting to feel run down. She need help to evaluate the structural integrity of the existing deck and to redesign it so her family could get more use out of their outdoor living space. The new design relocated the […]

Hae-Soon’s Basement Remodel

Hae-Soon wanted to entertain in style but her basement came up lacking. Her goal was to transform her dull space into an entertaining haven, with a fun place to gather, storage for her wine collection, and a stylish bath to complement the rest of the space. She needed someone with a design style bold enough […]

Alan’s Entry

When Alan called Merrick, he loved almost everything about his mid-century modern Chevy Chase home – he just did not like the original 1970s entryway. It was dark and closed in, and uninviting. Alan shared an inspirational photo with us that showed a simple cable rail design on the staircase. We started by removing all […]

Deborah’s Mudroom

Recently transplanted from New York City, Deborah wanted lots of space. She found it with a new construction home in Bethesda. After spending a year in her new home, she found the mudroom did not work for her family. It was too tiny and in a bad location. To enlarge the space, Merrick removed the […]

Kathy & Glenn’s Primary Bath

Ready to transform the primary bathroom in their Kensington home, Kathy and Glenn, already valued Merrick clients, called us once again. They wanted a space that would accommodate their needs (including a remodel of the closet space) and feel relaxing, like a beautiful day at the beach. For Kathy and Glenn, the beach meant cool […]

Lori & Bill’s Whole Home Transformation

We fondly refer to Lori and Bill’s project as “The Storybook Kitchen” because the way this warm, inviting, and beautiful kitchen came together was like a fairy tale! As with any good story, it started with our heroes, Lori and Bill, in trying times. They had hired an architect that provided a solution that wasn’t […]

Amanda & Justin’s Addition

This growing family loved their home and the precious memories they had made there through the years but with a new baby they realized they had to make some changes in order to stay in their home. The layout was compact so it became clear that an addition was the best way to add functionality […]

Claire’s Second Story Addition

When Claire and Francisco realized they needed more space in their Chevy Chase home to accommodate the family of five, they called on their friends at Merrick! The plan for their addition was to add a full second story to their home. The addition would include a bedroom for each of the five family members, […]

Judith’s Basement

A Colorado transplant, Judith fell in love with the historic charm of her new Bethesda brick colonial upon arrival to the DMV area. Judith brought with her an eclectic style, with a touch of whimsy. She loves mixing old and new, adding in color, and ensuring functionality. Like many homes in the area, the original […]

Anne’s Primary Suite Addition

This enchanting home, originally built 100 years ago, is set back from the road and entirely hidden by trees. Although tiny, all 900 square feet were full of charm so the homeowners were set on building an addition rather than tear down and start from scratch. Enter Merrick Design and Build! With the goal of […]