experiences by past clients

The best results come from good relationships

Design is an exciting endeavor and it is most productive when it is a collaborative effort between designer and client. I believe my clients have enjoyed the process and love the results. It would be my pleasure to collaborate with you and your family to create a home you will love.

What do clients say about working with me?

Claire was wonderful to work with. We wanted to add a bedroom, bathroom and playroom to our house and struggled to figure out how to connect the new space with our existing house in any way that made sense. Claire did an excellent job of helping us define exactly what we were hoping for from our project and developing a plan that made perfect sense and took great advantage of both our existing space and our addition. On top of that, she was invariably cheerful, prompt, and full of great ideas. We are thrilled with our addition and would highly recommend Claire to anyone embarking on a a similar project .

S. O. – Silver Spring

Working with Claire was pleasant and efficient: she understood right away from just talking with me what I was trying to make happen on the site. She asked just the few right questions to clarify details toward the spirit of the project and then made it happen so fast that I was left wishing we had more work to do together! That does not happen very often.

M. H. – Chevy Chase

Claire McLane helped us to make a basement into a wonderful apartment. We have 800 square feet looking out on woods. Our apartment is the lower-on-grade level of our son and daughter-in-law’s home. While we have privacy from the family upstairs, we also have easy access. Claire used the small space very creatively to establish a variety of areas for different uses that flow into one another very nicely. Our apartment includes a living-dining kitchen, an office area, an accessible bathroom, and a bedroom. The bathroom is constructed with tiles and slate left over from a different project, which she combined artfully. We have storage usable in every space. Claire accomplished the permitting process expeditiously. She supervised construction. And helped us with occupancy permitting. Everyone loves and respects her. Later we added a porch with a rooftop deck above. She facilitated permitting and construction of that project as well. We recommend Claire McLane to you if you are looking for creativity, a good listener and communicator.
Gail Kohn – Takoma Park (Advisor to the Board, Capitol Hill Village)