At this time of year, many people love to be scared and to scare others, and some go to great lengths to make their home look super spooky for little ghosts and goblins. But remodeling your home should NOT be a frightening experience. So have no fear;
We know it’s been really tough spending so much time at home, trying to maintain some kind of routine and get work done, doing your best to isolate your family to make sure they stay healthy. You, no doubt, have noticed things about your home that you would
Revised 2/5/2020 Many times, our first job as a home addition contractor is to help clients see if building a room addition or even a second-story addition is the right answer. Sometimes this is a great solution, but sometimes even the best home addition won’t solve all
If you are a homeowner in Northern Virginia, you probably would like to stay in your current home for as long as possible, because you love your location or maybe because of the skyrocketing cost of real estate in the DC Metro area. So, thinking ahead to future
When you’re planning on remodeling your kitchen, you know that great design, quality construction and attentive customer service don’t come at bargain basement prices. At Merrill Contracting & Remodeling we know you don’t want to write a blank check either, so we believe it’s important for you to
Updated 2019 For most pet owners, animals are a very important part of the family. So when remodeling your home, why not remodel some areas that both help make life better for your pets and make it easier for you to care for them? According to a
Remodeling your kitchen means you’re going to lose the use of the room for a period of time while the work is in progress. Because it’s a room you depend on so much every day, you’ll need a good plan for how you’re going to deal with
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
Many people with a passion for cooking may dream of creating a commercial-style kitchen at home. But there are more pieces to the puzzle than just installing a beautiful, but huge, professional range. Like any kitchen remodel, it takes some planning to create a practical, well-equipped workspace for
Getting a fair estimate for your home remodeling project is important. But what if the price seems almost too good? According to one remodeling industry expert, "Remodeling horror stories often start with a great price." Why is that? Shopping for a remodeling project isn't like purchasing a brand-name
There’s no time like the holidays for making lists! Gift lists, grocery lists, and guest lists help make life easier during this very busy time. But there’s a list that can make life easier for years to come: the things that could transform your home from Naughty to
When we start a remodeling project, our goal is to create new living spaces that meet your needs while also giving you a good experience from start to finish. Helping you realize your dreams within practical parameters can be a challenge – one that we solve by applying
Staying Cool, Calm and Collected: 5 Tips for Planning a Remodel Without the Stress. For some, remodeling is fun and exciting – making big plans, dreaming about how it will look, selecting design options, picking colors and fixtures, and then transforming your house into your dream home.
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
It’s Time to “Talk Turkey” About Remodeling. Food, parties, gifts, visits with friends and family…With the holidays coming, you have so many fun things to plan! But if 2017 is the year to finally re-do the kitchen, update the bath, or create a great new master suite or
Does any of this sound familiar? “Having only one bathroom is JUST. NOT. WORKING.” “This kitchen doesn’t have enough storage space! Or counter space!” “It would be so nice for the kids to have someplace to do their homework…and put their toys away.” “Why do we even have
If the summer heat proves to be too much for your home's air conditioning system this year and you need to replace it, or if you’re planning a remodeling project that will involve a new heating and cooling system, don’t buy more than you really need. Installing units
Jump Start Your Spring Updates. Spring always seems to bring dreams of sprucing things up, perhaps because you've spent the winter indoors, staring at all the things in your home that could use some updating. If you find yourself with lots of ideas for changes you'd like to
If you’re thinking about home renovation, it’s easy to start by telling your home remodeling contractor everything you don’t like. Now, yes, home construction should take into account fixing anything you feel is out of date, broken, or that doesn’t give you the feel or functionality you want.