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Home Renovations and Project Managers - An Essential Relationship

by Scott Sowers

Thinking about renovating your kitchen, converting an attic for a home office, or in need of a home addition for a master suite or family room? If so, we have some advice about why having an active project management component integrated into the...

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How to Gain a Mudroom and Powder Room When You Build a Kitchen Addition

by Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

It is not uncommon for owners of older homes in places like Arlington and NW Washington to crave more space. Utilitarian brick houses were built after WWII, and while they worked for post-war families that first lived in them, they don’t provide the...

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How to Prepare Meals for Your Family while Renovating Your Kitchen

by Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

A remodeling project is the perfect way to create your ideal kitchen, tailored to your family’s specific requirements. But a full kitchen renovation can take 10 to 12 weeks to complete. Our clients are often concerned about how this restricted...

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Consider a Home’s Age when Planning to Remodel in the Washington DC Area

by Jennifer Sergent

If you live in Washington, DC, or its close-in suburbs in Maryland and Virginia, your house is probably old. And if you’re looking to buy? You’ll be looking at old houses. According to a recent housing profile by the Department of Housing and Urban...

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What’s the Right Size for a Home Addition? Not Too Big and Not Too Small

A Bigger Home Addition Is Almost Never Better Ideally, the size of a home addition is driven by its planned use within limits of the property size. Families with young children tend to be averse to the idea of sacrificing their backyard play space so...

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Why Investing in Home Additions is Better Than Buying New

The Cost of Home Additions vs Buying New Homes Sometimes a prospective client will ask, “What’s the cost per square foot for home additions?” We can give you a reasonable idea of the average cost of a home addition because we design and build so many...

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How to Get More Room in the House as Your Family Grows

by Scott Sowers

Updated by: Kevin Gilday Home Addition Plans: Exploring the Most Practical Options You’ve got problems with your home. The kitchen isn’t big enough. Your clothes and shoes won’t fit in the closet. Every morning the wait time outside the upstairs...

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How Long Should a Kitchen Remodel Take?

Why Kitchen Remodeling Takes Time The home remodeling programs on HGTV are fun to watch. Magic happens in minutes. Presto!  Old and outdated becomes new and modern. But the TV shows only give you glimpses of the remodeling process—the pleasing parts....

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How Expert Kitchen Renovation Cures the Many Headaches of Your Outdated Kitchen

Although it may have been updated by previous homeowners, if you’re living in a WWII-era home, there’s a good chance that its fundamental layout is still the way it was when televisions only had 3 channels and Eisenhower was in his first term.While...

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3 Tricks Kitchen Designers Use to Make a Small Kitchen Feel Larger

by Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

If building an addition is not an option because of budget constraints or space limitations, don’t give up on the idea of remodeling your kitchen. Kitchen designers know how to employ space saving techniques to make a small kitchen feel larger. By...

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