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Who Should Be in Charge of my Kitchen Renovation Project—Kitchen Designer or Architect?

by Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

A kitchen designer should always be in charge of your kitchen renovation - even if it is part of a larger architect-designed project. The kitchen designer brings valuable insights and expertise to a homeowner planning to remodel a kitchen. A kitchen...

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If Kitchen Remodeling Only Makes Your Kitchen Beautiful—You’re in Trouble

by Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

Beautiful + Practical: The Art of Kitchen Remodeling Inundated by decades of dazzlingprogramming on HGTV and The Food Channel, America’s passion for kitchen perfection shows no signs of cooling off. This desire carries over into the realm of home...

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Three Approaches to Kitchen Remodeling

You’ve suspected it for a while, but now you’re sure of it: Your kitchen isn’t working. Whether it’s too small, laid out improperly, or just plain outdated, a poorly-functioning kitchen can drag down an otherwise lovely home. It can force you and your...

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What's the Perfect Color for Your Kitchen Renovation

by Karen Gilday

 As you flip through pictures on Pinterest, Houzz, and Instagram to imagine your kitchen renovation, did you ever wonder why you’re drawn to certain images?  Chances are that the picture’s color palette captivated you.  But with infinite shades and...

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Smart Home Technology, In the Kitchen

     Smart Homes, the Internet of Things, Home Automation—all of these terms are the new vernacular for the place you call home.  Smart home technology is no longer a futuristic vision. It has arrived.  Overwhelmed that you haven’t even mastered the...

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Kitchen & Bath Trends

by Karen Gilday

Returning from the KBIS (Kitchen & Bath Industry Show), our kitchen and bath designers were “vertically” flowing with excitement!  Two main themes emerged from their 3-day trip to Orlando:  technology continues to influence design and material and...

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The Home Renovation Return on Investment: What to Expect

by Jennifer Sergent

Susan Liss wasn’t thinking about future resale when she hired Gilday Renovations to design and build a two-story addition on her Tudor style Chevy Chase home after her husband passed away. She just wanted to create a new environment for herself and...

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Renovating Older Homes, What You Should Know

by Jennifer Sergent

According to the most recent housing profile by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census in 2013, the median age of homes in this region is 34 years. And prior to that, nearly 300,000 homes in this area were built in the...

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The Mind of a Designer, Part I

by Jennifer Sergent

What is it about interior designers that enable them to work wonders on the environments where we live? How can they choose colors and pair patterns that we amateurs would never imagine on our own? For this two-part post, we asked several designers...

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The Mind of a Designer, Part II

by Jennifer Sergent

In this second installment of our quest to find out what makes an interior designer tick, we’ve approached the top winners for residential interior design in this year’s awards from the Washington Metro Chapter of the American Society of Interior...

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