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Our Guide To Home Exterior Siding Material Options

Learn About The Most Popular Types And Styles of Siding

If the exterior of your home is well maintained and has great curb appeal, that makes a positive first impression and can increase the value of your property. Peeling paint, missing shingles or buckled siding makes another kind of statement entirely. 

Whether you are renovating or building new, it's important to choose exterior materials...

11 Feb 21

How To Evaluate Cost Versus Value In Home Construction

It's True - You Get What You Pay For

Your home is most likely the biggest financial investment that you will make, especially in the Washington, DC area. 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...

18 Sep 20

How To Design And Build A Custom Home That Truly Suits Your Needs

Remarkably Personal Custom Residences In The Washington, DC Area

These days, families are spending much more time at home together. All that togetherness may highlight the fact that your space just doesn't function the way you need it to anymore.

If you're working from home or your kids are learning remotely, maybe you need a dedicated home office. Maybe you want a bigger backyard with room...

03 Sep 20

5 Tips For Choosing The Perfect Lot For Your New Custom Home in the Washington, DC Area

From Location To Size To Cost, There Are Many Considerations When Choosing A Lot For Your Custom Home

You are dreaming about building a new custom home on the perfect lot. In some suburban neighborhoods in the Washington, DC area, you can find a lot where there is no existing structure. In more established neighborhoods in Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Potomac and Northwest Washington DC, finding an...

03 Sep 20

10 Home Office Design Ideas To Increase Productivity

Transform Your Space To Make It Work For You

The ongoing global Covid-19 pandemic has changed the way many people work, especially here in the Washington, DC area. Instead of a daily commute to an office, working from home has become the new normal. Some companies are now telling their employees that they will be working from home indefinitely or permanently. If you find yourself in this...

11 Aug 20

Why You Should Choose Meridian Homes To Build Your Custom Home

Our attention to detail is unparalleled.

At Meridian Homes, we specialize in custom home building. Our mission is to create exceptional residences that exceed expectations. Our highly personalized design process and careful management of every project has earned us a reputation over many years for outstanding client service and solid, beautiful craftsmanship.

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22 Aug 19

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