Yes, hiring a professional general contractor to manage your remodeling project saves you time, effort, and money. But doesn't hiring a general contractor add an “extra” expense to your project? Yes and No. Yes using a general contractor adds one type of cost. However, a good general
What do you do if you’re happy with your home’s location, but the house no longer meets your needs and it looks and feels outdated? Maybe you’ve considered moving, but you love your neighborhood… and moving has many hidden costs and risks. In a moment of frustration,
Have you been wondering whether you should remodel now or put off a home remodeling project? Many homeowners in our area have also been wondering, and the answer is that now might be the ideal time to remodel, according to many experts. Here are 5 reasons why: 1.
What Does “Green” Mean? Are you someone who seeks out all-natural products or less-processed foods when you shop? Do you try to avoid additives in food, and chemicals in cleaning products? Then you might also be interested in learning more about the kind of green building materials that
We were excited to learn this month that this award-winning exterior remodeling project by Merrill Contracting and architect Matthew Guenther has been featured in HOME & DESIGN, the premier magazine of architecture and fine interiors for the DC, Maryland and Virginia region. It was also included in the
One of the reasons clients choose me as their contractor is that I make it easy for them to explore many options in design as well as building. Contractor experience, however, leads me to offer this piece of advice about finishes: less is more. Let’s look at flooring,
I’ve been a general contractor for years, but lately I’ve been thinking about the term “general.” I’ve begun to wonder if it doesn’t sound a little lightweight – like being a building contractor is something so general that it’s something anyone could do if they so chose. I
Many people tend to think that a building contractor is only needed on major remodeling projects. Let me share a quick story about how a contractor can make a difference to just about any project. A couple knew they needed to replace the windows and doors in their