Our Homes in a Changing World

Our Homes in a Changing World

2020 has been a crazy year.  As a nation, we’ve gone through a lot of new experiences that will have ripple effects for a generation to come. As these events have unfolded, we’ve witnessed them largely from the confines of our homes. Because of this, we’ve...

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Sticker Shock

Sticker Shock

Every project begins with high hopes and anxious excitement.  As the design is developed, homeowners begin to understand how their needs and desires fit together into a beautiful vision of what is possible.  Then comes the time for a contractor...

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Five Reasons to Pick a Contractor

Five Reasons to Pick a Contractor

Over the years, we’ve had the opportunity to meet and work with some great contractors. Through this process we’ve developed solid relationships built upon a foundation of mutual professional respect. We’ve also come to realize that…

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Building in Bethesda / Chevy Chase

Building in Bethesda / Chevy Chase

The team at CARIB DANIEL MARTIN Architecture + Design has created a special, free guide focused on residential building in Bethesda / Chevy Chase. If you live in the Bethesda or Chevy Chase areas, our new download is for you! This new…

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When is the best time to start the design process?

When is the best time to start the design process?

As the temperatures begin to fall, most of us are consumed by the upcoming holidays, various school activities, and winter weather plans. The thought of tackling that new home renovation or construction project drops down the list…

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Allowances: Pricing the Unknown

Allowances: Pricing the Unknown

While working through a project, it is important to keep your budget front and center. A great way to do this is by requesting construction estimates from contractors early in the process. With that said, reviewing construction estimates…

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The Keys to Starting a Project

The Keys to Starting a Project

Are you ready to get going? If so, the next few months hold both excitement and plenty of tasks to keep you busy. To assist, we’ve put our experience in residential design and project management to good use for you. The Keys is our…

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The Value of Time

The Value of Time

Over the years we have learned that the lifespan of a project is a black box to most people. While they may have a basic understanding of what it takes to build a house, they are unaware of all the steps and details required for…

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