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Kitchenette ideas

Kitchenette ideas

While Pinterest and Instagram are chock full of giant, bright extra white kitchens these days, a kitchenette can still make quite a statement. So if you’re working with a smaller kitchen area, take some inspo from these kitchenette ideas. How to make your kitchenette...

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Trendy Paint Colors: How to use them

Trendy Paint Colors: How to use them

It’s tough to know what trends to lean into and which ones to skip when it comes to interior decorating. While some trends quickly date a home in just a few years time, others last the test of time. One trend that’s always fun to play with is trendy paint colors. If...

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Painting shutters: vinyl, wood or plastic

Painting shutters: vinyl, wood or plastic

Tempted to do a summer glow-up project for your home? Consider painting your shutters. Whether your shutters are vinyl, wood or plastic, there are a few ways you can execute a perfect paint job. This simple home improvement project will instantly ramp up your home’s...

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Exterior painting: what you need to know

Exterior painting: what you need to know

Like with most home improvement projects, prep is vital to a successful painting experience. So, before you begin your exterior painting endeavor, take the time to be properly prepared. You don’t want to be mid exterior painting project only to discover you’ve made a...

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Summer Home Improvement Projects

Summer Home Improvement Projects

Summer is just around the corner, and Charlotte home-owners are itching to upgrade their properties. If you’re eager to improve your home, this list of summer home improvement projects is perfect for you. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular improvements to...

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Affordable Home Upgrades

Affordable Home Upgrades

If you’re itching to upgrade your space but have no interest in taking out a loan, don’t worry. You can still make a massive impact on your property value with these affordable home upgrades. Add value to your home with these affordable home upgrades Add a deck or...

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Home Renovations: Things to know before you start

Home Renovations: Things to know before you start

While a renovation boom has certainly been happening over the last 20 years, the pandemic has nearly doubled the demand. Charlotte residents are opting for home renovations, and we can’t blame them. With the housing market at an all-time high, purchasing a new home is...

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Home Remodeling: Where to begin

Home Remodeling: Where to begin

Millions of people choose to remodel their homes each year. And while remodels are typically a pretty significant investment, as the housing market continues to boom, home remodeling is certainly a more cost effective choice at the moment. So if you’re planning to...

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Spring Home Projects

Spring Home Projects

The birds are chirping and the bees are buzzing. Spring is finally upon us. And as the world starts to thaw, you’re probably itching to freshen up your space. But it can be hard to determine what you should spend your time on when it’s so limited. So, what are some...

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Deck Upgrade Ideas

Deck Upgrade Ideas

As the weather starts to warm, you may find yourself looking to spend more time outside. Understandable. There are few things better than a cold beverage sipped on a warm deck. But your deck is looking awfully small and drab. Totally uninviting. Luckily, we have some...

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Renovation Project: What you need

Renovation Project: What you need

As the real estate market continues to boom, you might be wondering how that affects you as a homeowner. Regardless of your selling intentions, either now or later, a home renovation project is a wise choice. The booming market means it’s a great time to sell but not...

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Popular Home Renovations in 2022

Popular Home Renovations in 2022

Have you decided that 2022 is the year you’ll finally take on a home renovation project? If so, congratulations! In the height of the real estate boom, renovating is definitely the wise choice. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular home renovations. These...

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Weekend DIY Home Improvement Projects

Weekend DIY Home Improvement Projects

So, you’re looking around your house thinking it could use some sprucing up. But your time is super limited (and let’s be real, so are your funds). We get it. While some major upgrades are worth the major investment, those aren’t always feasible. How can you show your...

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Remodel vs. Renovation: What’s the difference?

Remodel vs. Renovation: What’s the difference?

If you’re in the middle of the home buying process, you’ve probably heard the words “remodel” and “renovation” thrown around. And as you hesitantly look around the “fixer upper” the agent is showing you, you think to yourself what on earth is the difference? And you...

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Homeowner Resolutions

Homeowner Resolutions

<span style="font-weight: 400;">As we prepare to ring in the new year, you’re probably making some resolutions. The new year is a great time to review your life and make a plan for some improvements. You’re likely setting goals that improve your...

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Home Maintenance Schedule

Home Maintenance Schedule

<span style="font-weight: 400;">It’s about that time. We’re about to swing into yet another calendar year. And if you’re like many of us, you might be resolving to be </span><i><span style="font-weight: 400;">more on top of...

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Mistakes Homeowners Make: Winter Edition

Mistakes Homeowners Make: Winter Edition

<span style="font-weight: 400;">As a homeowner, it’s important to stay on top of preventative maintenance in order to avoid expensive repairs. And it might feel overwhelming to keep up with everything. But we can assure you that your wallet will thank you for...

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Essential Homeowner Tips

Essential Homeowner Tips

<span style="font-weight: 400;">Did you just buy a house? Congratulations! That’s quite a big deal, especially in the current housing market. As you get settled in, you might be wondering what you need to do to be a responsible homeowner. So we’ve compiled a...

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Small Home: Smart updates to improve flow & functionality

Small Home: Smart updates to improve flow & functionality

Purchasing a small home has its advantages. Less space with which to keep up. Less expensive to heat and cool. And they can be packed full of adorable, cozy charm. But you might be wondering how to best improve the flow and function of your small home. Well, we’ve got...

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Exterior Home Maintenance

Exterior Home Maintenance

<span style="font-weight: 400;">As the cooler months creep in, it’s always a good idea to make sure your home is ready for the autumn and winter seasons. While the summer months are great for enjoying your outside spaces, they can also wreak havoc on the...

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DIY Fire Pit Tips

DIY Fire Pit Tips

Labor day has passed and the days are starting to get shorter and shorter. And we all know what that means: it’s fire pit season. And as North Carolinians, we welcome the shift to cooler weather with open arms after the brutal heat of summer. If you’re looking for...

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Fall Home Maintenance

Fall Home Maintenance

As a homeowner, you know that there’s standard maintenance you should be doing with each passing season. You might even have a checklist ready to go for the fall already, which is great. But there might be a few maintenance items that didn’t make it on to your list....

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DIY Home Project: What to do when it goes wrong

DIY Home Project: What to do when it goes wrong

So, you’re stuck. You took on a DIY home project and it didn’t go quite to plan. And you’re a little more than unsure of where to go from here. We get it. You are certainly not alone. Many have joined you in this exact place before. So let’s look at some of your...

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Meridian Design Build provides award winning service

Meridian Design Build provides award winning service

In a tough season for business, especially within the construction industry, Meridian Design Build is proud of a recent win. As we mentioned in previous articles, <a href="https://www.meridiannc.com/covid-19-impact/">Covid-19 has had quite an impact on...

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How Covid-19 impacts Meridian Design Build projects

How Covid-19 impacts Meridian Design Build projects

Whether you’re a current or potential client, you might be wondering how exactly the Covid-19 pandemic and its effects on the construction industry impact our projects. And while we’re always committed to Excellent construction with timeless results, there are certain...

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Building materials impacted by Covid-19

Building materials impacted by Covid-19

As we reference in our most recent post, material availability has dramatically impacted the construction industry lately. And there are a few critical materials that we rely on in our residential construction projects that have been affected. That being said, we...

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Renovating tips during Covid-19

Renovating tips during Covid-19

As we’ve discussed before, making upgrades and improvements to your home can elevate both function and feel. And in the midst of this pandemic, you might feel the same temptation many others have felt in the last 12 + months: you want to renovate. All this time at...

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Gutter cleaning: How important is it?

Gutter cleaning: How important is it?

The winter is over and you’ve finally stepped outside for the first time in a while. You look up and realize oh, your gutters are looking pretty full. Besides being unsightly, leaving your gutters full of debris can actually cause major issues for your home and its...

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Money saving home projects

Money saving home projects

As a homeowner, you’re keen to save some money wherever possible. It’s no secret that while owning a home can be quite rewarding, it can also be quite expensive. So, what can you do to help yourself save some money within your home? Here are a few money saving home...

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Bathroom Remodel: Dos and Don’ts

Bathroom Remodel: Dos and Don’ts

It’s time to give your bathroom some much needed TLC. You’re ready to make the investment in sprucing things up. And whether you’re planning to DIY the job or hiring it out, there are some things you should know. So let’s chat some dos and don’ts of a bathroom remodel...

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Rainy Day Home Improvement Projects

Rainy Day Home Improvement Projects

North Carolina sees its fair share of soggy weather, especially lately it seems. And all this inside time might be driving you a bit crazy. If staring at the same four walls while it’s raining cats and dogs outside is getting old, we’ve got you covered. Here are a few...

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Easy bathroom upgrades

Easy bathroom upgrades

They say bathrooms and kitchens sell houses. And that is definitely a true statement. But we’d argue that upgrading bathrooms and kitchens impact the way you experience your home for yourself, too. So if you’re looking to upgrade your bathroom, but you don’t have the...

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Tips for a stress-free renovation project

Tips for a stress-free renovation project

It seems everywhere you look someone is sharing their horrible experience with a home renovation project. And don’t get us wrong, when done improperly, something exciting can quickly become a nightmare. But with a few decades in the industry, we’ve picked up a trick...

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Charlotte General Contractor: What To Expect

Charlotte General Contractor: What To Expect

Doing anything for the first time can feel a bit unnerving. And rumor has it that getting started with anything is the hardest part. Typically, it’s the unknowns that hold people back. And you know what? We get it. We thought we’d take this opportunity to shed some...

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Winter Maintenance Checklist

Winter Maintenance Checklist

Some love the cold, others hate it. Whichever camp you fall into, winter is fast approaching. And though the season brings with it holiday cheer and cozy vibes, it can also wreak havoc on your property. Don’t let mother nature ruin your holidays this year. Take care...

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Winter Home Improvement

Winter Home Improvement

Normally, we’d comment about how we all tend to spend more time indoors as the weather cools. But considering that it’s 2020, many have spent the majority of the year indoors. Maybe the four walls of your home are starting to taunt you and mind numbing boredom has...

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How to sell your home this fall

How to sell your home this fall

Realtors across the US will tell you that Spring and Summer makeup “moving season.” But what happens if you need to sell your home in the fall? Whether you’re facing a job change or just craving a relocation, you need to sell. So we thought we’d put together a little...

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Fall DIY Projects: Transform your Space

Fall DIY Projects: Transform your Space

As the days grow shorter and the temps drop, you might find yourself spending more and more time cozy indoors. And as you lounge, fireplace roaring and cup of cocoa in hand, you might be thinking man, this place could use some work. The good news is, you are...

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Painting Prep: Is it really necessary?

Painting Prep: Is it really necessary?

Painting is considered to be one of the simplest and most affordable ways to transform a space. And while painting is certainly simple and affordable, it does require some prep work. And the trick is, painting prep can look a bit different depending on the situation....

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Fall Property Maintenance

Fall Property Maintenance

Has time felt strange for anyone else this year? While for many of us, time froze in March, 2020 somehow has zipped right on by. And without much warning, fall has swooped in, bringing with it hurricanes, tropical storms and for some, fires. And as a homeowner, you...

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How to plan a remodel project

How to plan a remodel project

You’ve been spending more and more time at home. And as you sit, staring at the same four walls, it’s possible you’ve felt the itch. It’s an itch that’s gotten to a lot of people during this pandemic: you want to tackle a remodel project. Research shows that home...

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How COVID-19 is affecting the construction industry

How COVID-19 is affecting the construction industry

As this pandemic drags on, we’ve started to notice some of the ramifications it’s having on the industry. Like the rest of the world, we’re seeing things we could just never anticipate. Some of it is good, some of it is understandable, and some is, well, a bit...

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Summer Thermostat Best Practices For North Carolina

Summer Thermostat Best Practices For North Carolina

Here in North Carolina, it’s easily a bajillion degrees in the summertime. Okay, that might be a slight exaggeration, but barely. Frankly put, it’s hot. And while it can be tempting to set your home up like an icebox, the experts actually have some advice when it...

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Charlotte Design Trends

Charlotte Design Trends

Whether you’ve lived in Charlotte five minutes or five years, you’re probably aware of the housing market here. It’s hot. And competitive. A recent Redfin audit revealed that most homes get multiple offers and sell usually within 46 days. It also indicated that most...

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Fixer Upper: What to consider before buying a fixer-upper

Fixer Upper: What to consider before buying a fixer-upper

Whether you’re trying to stay within a certain budget or you’re inspired by the TV show, you’re in good company when considering a fixer-upper. But you might have some questions or hesitations surrounding the idea. And we get it; agreeing to take on a fixer-upper can...

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Tips for hiring and working with a home renovation contractor

Tips for hiring and working with a home renovation contractor

Entering into a working relationship with a home renovation contractor can seem daunting. Especially if you’ve never done it before. It seems everyone and their mother has a traumatic story to tell about their own experience. Just like with any major project, it takes...

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Pandemic projects: What to DIY & what to leave to the experts

Pandemic projects: What to DIY & what to leave to the experts

It’s inevitable. The temptation. With time on our hands, we’re desperate to find something productive and satisfying to accomplish. And if you’ve driven past a home improvement store in the last 6 weeks then you know that you are not alone in your quest. Those parking...

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Optimize small spaces in your home

Optimize small spaces in your home

These days, it seems everyone is on the hunt for the best ways to optimize their small spaces. WIth the dawn of tiny living and She Sheds, the creative options seem endless. And it’s possible these fairly new concepts have you rethinking your own small spaces. Make...

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Affordable Home Improvements

Affordable Home Improvements

We’re all spending a bit more time at home these days than ever before. And it’s quite possible that as the days pass by, you start to notice all the areas in your home you’d like to improve. Maybe these are things you’ve wanted to do for a while, but your budget is a...

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Spring Cleaning 101: Prep Your Property For The Season

Spring Cleaning 101: Prep Your Property For The Season

These days, we’re all striving to establish a clean and healthy home. And with spring upon us, there’s no better time to dig into the opportunities to freshen up and cleanout. Good old North Carolina gifts us all with sweet sunshine-y (and warmer) days from now until...

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Backyard Oasis Must Haves

Backyard Oasis Must Haves

We’re quickly cruising into spring. That means longer and warmer days. And after a long, dark winter, many of us are itching to spend as much time outside as possible. If you identify with that statement, today’s post is a must for you. We’ve put together a few tips...

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Wise Home Improvements to Make Before Selling

Wise Home Improvements to Make Before Selling

Whether it’s for a new job, a new part of town, or a new season of life, the time has come. You’re selling your home and moving on. Congratulations! Along with all the excitement, you might be feeling a little stressed. We get it. Research says that moving is one of...

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Home Renovation Types and What They Offer

Home Renovation Types and What They Offer

We now live in a world where words like remodel and home renovation are pretty standard lingo. Especially if you’re one to binge watch HGTV. Don’t worry, we won’t judge. We like that channel, too. But with those terms getting tossed around left and right, we thought...

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Home Equity: Smart Ways to Spend Your Equity

Home Equity: Smart Ways to Spend Your Equity

A recent report shows that housing sales and home values in Charlotte, NC are very high at the moment. And by all accounts, that’s good news for homeowners. But that news also leaves you with some decisions to make. With the home values increasing so rapidly, it’s...

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Home Renovations: How They Benefit The Charlotte Housing Market

Home Renovations: How They Benefit The Charlotte Housing Market

Home values are quite high in Charlotte, NC right now. And that might have you reconsidering your options if a move was on your horizon. With the rapidly climbing home values, there are a couple of things to consider. You’ve likely accrued some equity in the property...

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Winterizing Your Property: How To Prepare For The Winter

Winterizing Your Property: How To Prepare For The Winter

While North and South Carolina tends to be a little confused when it comes to winter weather, the season of dropping temperatures is upon us. And with it comes the responsibility of preparing your property for the winter months. Whether you’re a first time homeowner...

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Remodeling Projects To Take On This Winter

Remodeling Projects To Take On This Winter

Across the US, the temperature is rapidly dropping. The leaves are changing and falling and things are definitely moving swiftly in the direction of snow and ice. As the days get increasingly shorter, many of us feel tempted to hole up in our homes for the duration of...

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How to survive a winter home renovation project

How to survive a winter home renovation project

While winter might seem like an unusual time to undergo a home renovation, it can actually be an ideal time to add value to your home. All you need is the right preparation and an understanding of what to expect to survive your winter home renovation project. If...

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Kitchen remodeling trends

Kitchen remodeling trends

If you’re in the planning stages of a kitchen remodel, then you’ll already know that the options can be pretty overwhelming. There are so many different styles and possible combinations that it could make anyone’s head spin. So we’ve rounded up the top kitchen...

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Millennial renovation must-haves

Millennial renovation must-haves

Millennials seem to pride themselves on disrupting the status quo in pretty much every area of life. So we wanted to zoom in and see what impact they’ve had on the construction industry. We’ve been focusing in on the baby boomer trends. So we thought it only fair to...

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Top baby boomer renovation trends

Top baby boomer renovation trends

Baby boomers are trading in expensive moves for thoughtful forever home renovations, and it’s kind of genius. Instead of uprooting their comfortable lives, as the baby boomers ease into their older years they’re choosing to stay put. In doing so, the generation is...

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Remodeling tips for baby boomers

Remodeling tips for baby boomers

As we recently discussed, more and more baby boomers are trading relocation for renovation. And we can’t help but think that’s a wise move. We mentioned in our recent article that homes are simply more expensive these days. So making the choice to invest in your...

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Bathroom Renovation Survival Guide

Bathroom Renovation Survival Guide

Committing to a bathroom renovation project can seem daunting, especially if you only have one full bathroom in your home. You’re desperate for an upgrade, but you’re just so unsure how to survive the process. Well, luckily for you, we have some tips and tricks to...

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Bathroom remodel: What to expect

Bathroom remodel: What to expect

As you prepare for any type of remodel project, it’s natural to wonder what the process will look like. And your contractor should communicate clearly with you what to expect with your particular project. But if you’re like the rest of us who like to do a bit of...

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Remodel vs. Move: How To Choose The Best Option For You

Remodel vs. Move: How To Choose The Best Option For You

So, here you stand at a crossroads. A decision needs to be made, but you’re just unsure which choice is best for you: remodel or move? Should you stay or should you go? Understandably, the choice between a remodeling project and relocating is a big one. And there are...

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Baby Boomers are choosing to remodel vs. move. Why?

Baby Boomers are choosing to remodel vs. move. Why?

As we all know, the bottom dropped out on the economy in 2008. The housing market crashed and things went a little sideways. Now, over a decade later, new home construction still hasn’t made a full recovery which means that American houses are getting older. And...

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How to plan a house addition project

How to plan a house addition project

After spending a weekend binging HGTV and shows like Fixer Upper, you might feel inspired to start a house addition project. But there’s quite a bit that goes on behind the scenes. We agree, it would be pretty nice for a renovation project to be as simple as they seem...

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Home addition: 4 Things to consider before you get started

Home addition: 4 Things to consider before you get started

There are many reasons you might be considering a home addition. From growing your family to improving function and everything in between, a home addition can be the perfect solution. Whether you’re looking to expand up or out, a home addition can be a great way...

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The best home improvement projects for summer

The best home improvement projects for summer

Things tend to slow down just a little in the summer. The kids are out of school, extracurricular activity demands are fewer and the summer heat inspires us all to take our much-deserved vacation time. And as things slow, you might start to notice all the home...

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Patio makeover ideas

Patio makeover ideas

Summer is fast approaching, and with summer comes longer days and warmer weather. Backyard barbeques and evenings spent out on the patio become plentiful. But after a long winter, your patio might more closely resemble a neglected cave than the inviting oasis you...

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Remodeling Budget: Make the most of it with these tips!

Remodeling Budget: Make the most of it with these tips!

Okay, let’s talk budgets. Remodeling budgets, specifically. Before you run away discouraged because you have champagne taste on a beer budget, let us put some of your fears to rest. As a Charlotte construction company with over 40 years of industry experience, we’re...

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Improve your kitchen with these easy tips

Improve your kitchen with these easy tips

Craving a home upgrade but you don’t even know where to start? Well, we suggest starting with the room in your home which gets the most use. That’s right, we’re talking about a kitchen remodel. Fun fact, kitchens are actually the room that get remodeled most often....

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NC General Contractor on Bathroom Remodels

NC General Contractor on Bathroom Remodels

So, you’re thinking about taking on a bathroom remodeling project. As with any type of home renovation, there’s a lot to consider with a bathroom remodel. Lucky for you, Meridian Design Build, an NC general contractor, is weighing in on what you might need to consider...

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Reasons to Upgrade Your Outdoor Living Space

Reasons to Upgrade Your Outdoor Living Space

When it comes to updating your home, your mind probably instantly goes to the interior. Kitchens, bathrooms, master suites: these are the areas in a home that often get the most tender love and care. These areas in your house also tend to cost a pretty penny to...

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How To Stick To Your Kitchen Remodeling Budget

How To Stick To Your Kitchen Remodeling Budget

Remodeling your outdated kitchen is probably something you’ve been dreaming about for years. You’ve saved up, and now you’re confident you have enough money to design the kitchen of your dreams. Or...do you? As with any renovation project, a kitchen remodel budget can...

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How To Prepare For A Kitchen Renovation

How To Prepare For A Kitchen Renovation

Whether you moved into a fixer-upper or it’s simply time for an upgrade, you’re in the market for a kitchen renovation. This can be an exciting time, but you may be a little anxious about the entire process. Don’t worry, that’s totally normal. Undertaking a renovation...

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Home Remodel Survival Guide

Home Remodel Survival Guide

Getting ready to embark on a home remodel? Are you prepared? A home remodel typically involves tearing out walls, windows, cabinets, and other pieces of your home that once seemed to be permanent. So, here are some tips to help you survive the process! Remodeling Your...

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Hiring a Contractor: 5 Things to Know

Hiring a Contractor: 5 Things to Know

Don't know the first thing about hiring a contractor? Well, in today's article we're going to cover the top five things you need to know. This way you can find out how to choose the right contractor for your project and set the terms to keep you both happy. 5 things...

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4 Questions To Ask Your General Contractor

4 Questions To Ask Your General Contractor

Okay, so you've signed a contract with a general contractor. Congratulations! Now, you probably feel pretty excited. But you may also feel a little nervous. Don't worry, that's totally normal. Both are to be expected. Want to make sure your project goes off without a...

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5 Things to Consider When Hiring a General Contractor

5 Things to Consider When Hiring a General Contractor

We get it, hiring a general contractor can be daunting. It seems everyone you ask has a horror story to share with you. But if you do your due diligence, hiring a general contractor can and should actually be a comforting and pleasant experience. You’re entrusting...

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