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  • Dreaming About a French Country Home?

    December 8th, 2017 by AV Architects + Builders
    Close your eyes for a minute and picture a beautiful French Country Home. What do you see? A large, stone fireplace warming the family room, rustic wood beams and hanging antique lanterns? Do you envision a colorful mix of raw...
  • Are You Relocating to Washington D.C.?

    December 1st, 2017 by AV Architects + Builders
    Are you wondering which neighborhoods would be best for building that dream home you’ve always wanted? You’ve come to the right place. We design and build custom homes in the Washington D.C. Area. As someone who grew up overseas – my...
  • Ask These Three Questions Before You Hire a Custom Home Builder

    November 18th, 2017 by AV Architects + Builders
    It's Important To Get This Part Right... Before you hire a custom home builder, be sure to ask them these three questions: Question #1: Can you provide me with examples of recent projects you completed ON TIME and ON BUDGET?...
  • Trending Home Renovation Designs

    September 18th, 2017 by AV Architects + Builders
    How to renovate your existing space and stay within budget Getting everything you want in your renovation project isn’t always easy, especially when you’re looking to stay within budget.  There are so many factors that go into a home renovation...
  • Six Design Components for a Vacation Style Home

    July 19th, 2017 by AV Architects + Builders
    How to transform your home into your own personal vacation retreat Understanding the client’s needs and focusing on how they want to live is the essence of a successful custom home design.  Over the years, how has your home transformed? ...
  • Custom Home Trends for 2017!

    July 19th, 2017 by AV Architects + Builders
    Common mistakes all homeowners should avoid. Transitional Bedroom Photo – Sausalito Architects & Building Designers IF building your dream home is a part of your plans for this year, you want to consider this year’s design/build trends.  Most importantly, you...
  • How to Build a Custom Home on a Private Lot

    July 19th, 2017 by AV Architects + Builders
    Get the home, and the location, that you want Northern Virginia is a hub of activity and opportunity. To many it offers a home outside of the city, but allows a short commute to work and a vast business network....
  • Remodeling or Building New

    July 19th, 2017 by AV Architects + Builders
    Taking the mystery out of the process. Most people get overwhelmed by the thought of a remodel or redesign to improve the flow and feel of their house because they buy into three myths about really having the home they...
  • The Value of Investing in Design

    July 19th, 2017 by AV Architects + Builders
    How design affects quality of life I always find myself asking these questions and sometimes it keeps me up at night.  How do you express the value of design to your clients?  How do you handle clients that want “cheaper”...