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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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Choices That Affect the Cost of a Master Bathroom Renovation

by Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

The time is right for that master bathroom remodel you’ve been thinking about. You’ve even gone out and gotten some quotes. But it’s not really clear what you will be getting for your money. For such relatively small spaces, the cost for master...

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Four Factors to Consider in Luxury Master Bathroom Designs

by Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

Your master bath is functional, but just barely. It is showing definite signs of wear that are getting harder to ignore; mildew stains that no amount of scrubbing will eliminate, a feeling of claustrophobia that has not gone away over time. You’ve...

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Tips for a Smooth and Efficient Luxury Condo Renovation Experience

by Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

A home renovation in a condominium (or co-op) property is not like renovating a single family home. And there is more to it than simply the difference between interior only and interior plus exterior renovation. If the process is new to you,...

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Differences Between Luxury Condo Renovation and Home Renovation

by Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

You’ve been in your condo for a few years now. Or maybe you just moved in. Yet some of the compromises you made - the not quite perfect kitchen, maybe an owner’s bedroom layout that was suboptimal - are wearing on your nerves. It is time to make some...

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Benefits and Risks of Converting a Spare Bedroom into a Walk-in Closet

by Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

It’s an empty nest! The house is finally all yours again. Your youngest child got the hint when they found you measuring the dimensions of what had, up to this point, clearly been their bedroom. Now they are out on their own, doing great -...

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Simple Dos and Don’ts When Designing an Open Floor Plan

by Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

There is an undeniable sense of place, a charm, and specificity that you often feel in a well-maintained older home. On the other hand, older homes often were built for different times – times with less efficient heating, cooling, and with thermal...

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Smart Ways to Maximize Your First Floor Layout

by Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

Is your first-floor layout everything you want it to be? Maybe that long, narrow entryway is really starting to bother you. And you love having a first-floor laundry room, but it’s really more of a laundry closet. Entertaining is fun, but guests are...

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