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Why Should You Choose Meridian Homes As Your Builder?

Meridian Homes is a luxury remodeling and custom homebuilding firm. We are proud to have designed and constructed some of the most exceptional residences in the Washington, DC area. Why should you choose us for your remodeling or custom home project?

Each day, we strive to always exceed our clients’ expectations by achieving excellence in...

12 Dec 17

14 Gorgeous Fireplace Design Ideas


A beautiful fireplace can be a striking focal point in a room year-round. During the chilly Fall and Winter months a roaring fire can warm your home and be a cozy gathering place for your family. But, is your fireplace an eyesore and in need of a makeover? Or, have you always wanted a fireplace and know just where you would put one in your home if you could?


30 Nov 17

5 Of The Hottest New Trends In Bathroom Fixtures

Planning to update your bathroom? Choosing the right bathroom fixtures to fit your style is key. In addition to being functional, faucets, bathtubs, sinks, showering systems and even toilets can help to create the look you are trying to achieve. We've been researching the newest trends, and here is what we predict will be big in the new year in the Washington, DC area.

16 Nov 17

How To Make Your Home Safe For Trick-or-Treaters

How To Make Your Home Safe For Trick-Or-Treaters

Halloween is almost here! Pirates, witches, superheroes and more will be roaming your neighborhood looking for treats! Use our tips as a checklist to ensure that Trick-Or-Treaters will be safe when they visit your home.

30 Oct 17

9 Home Office Design Ideas

9 Home Office Design Ideas

Advancements in technology have made it easier and more cost effective for many professionals to work most of the time, or some of the time, from home offices. There are a variety of reasons why working from home can be beneficial for both employees and their employers. Studies have shown that working from home can increase productivity in many cases. Cutting down on...

16 Oct 17

How To Evaluate Cost Versus Value In Home Construction

How To Evaluate Cost Versus Value In Home Construction

Your home is most likely the biggest financial investment that you will make. If you are planning to build a new custom home or remodel your existing home, getting the most for your money is foremost in your mind. But, hiring a builder based on cost alone can be a big mistake. The cliche "you get what you pay for" is very accurate when it...

05 Sep 17

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