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The Unique Role of the Craftsman in Design-Build Renovation

You are thinking about a home renovation, maybe updating the kitchen and dramatically improving the flow and sightlines throughout your downstairs. You’ve been watching HGTV  well into the night, and you are constantly finding bold ideas to add to...

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Home Renovation: You Don’t Have to do Everything all at Once

You’ve found a great property in the perfect location—maybe you are living there right now—but it definitely needs some work. The challenge now is to imagine the possibilities. Can this house that needs more than a little updating turn into your dream...

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The Benefits & Challenges of Attic Renovation

by Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

When it comes to adding livable space to your home, the most logical places to turn are the basement and the attic. In the two previous posts, we looked at the return on the investment as well as challenges of renovating your basement....

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Basement Renovations Challenges to Consider

by Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

When adding new livable space in a home, the first place many people turn to is the basement. A basement can be a great choice because it does not involve adding additional foundation, roofing, or exterior walls. The infrastructure is there as a blank...

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Basement Renovation: Finishing Existing Space for Maximum Resale Value

by Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

When is it a good idea to follow through with those renovation projects you’ve been thinking about? Let’s take a look at why it might be a good idea to finish off some of those unfinished spaces in your home, to make the most impact on your lifestyle...

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Should I Renovate My Kitchen and Bath For Resale? Part 2

by Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

Kitchens and baths are prime spaces when it comes to renovation projects. Sometimes the need is obvious. You purchase a home with an outdated kitchen that will never meet your needs or expectations. So you renovate. No question. Getting the kitchen...

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Should I Renovate My Kitchen and Bath for Resale? Part 1

by Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

When you look at your kitchen, there’s nothing exactly wrong with it. It’s functional and has served your family well. Nothing’s broken, so why fix it? Well, if you are considering resale any time in the near future, a kitchen renovation might be in...

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How Will a Home Addition Affect Resale?

by Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

It’s time for an addition to your home, but there are a lot of factors to weigh. Two big considerations: how long will you be there to enjoy this home addition, and how will it affect the resale value of your home?

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Finding the Right Firm for Your Luxury Condo Renovation

by Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

How will you find the right firm to handle your condo renovation?

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Right Size & Right Aesthetic: Bringing Your Master Bath into the 21st Century

by Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

If you grew up in a 1940’s-era colonial, you might remember Mom and Dad’s tiny but efficient bathroom. It likely had a single pedestal sink, a toilet, and a small but usable tiled shower stall. How they navigated that space, nobody knew!

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Purchasing a Luxury Condo in an Older Building with Plans to Renovate

You’ve had your eye on a condominium community in an iconic DC neighborhood--maybe West End, Woodley Park, or Georgetown. You’ve done some research on that perfect building. The services and amenities are just what you are looking for, like 24-7 desk...

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Buying a New Construction Condo in Washington DC: What to Look For

The lure of new construction is easy to understand. Everything new, bright, and shiny. That’s why there are so many new condo developments cropping up right now all over DC. A new condo brings you all the streamlined living you were looking for.

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