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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A Better Way to Build

A Better Way to Build

We believe there is a better way to deliver a project – one that is built on trust and communication from the start. We call it the Project Team Approach, and it helps to create a strong relationship among the entire team while better…

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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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Fitting In

Fitting In

How should a modernist live in a traditional town? In an area abundant with beautiful older homes, a more modern residence can often look out of place. Even though they may wish to express their inner modernist, many homeowners are…

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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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The True Cost of Construction

The True Cost of Construction

When planning a project it’s important to be aware that there is more to a comprehensive budget than simply the final construction costs. A Construction Budget, the cost of labor and materials required for constructing the project…

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