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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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Should I Remodel My New House Before Moving In, or Wait?

by Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

The decision has been made. You are selling your home and purchasing a new one here in the metropolitan Washington DC area. The whole family is excited about the new chapter that is about to unfold. Separate bedrooms for the kids, the...

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What's the Cost of a Home Addition In Washington DC

by Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

Cost Per Square Foot: Home Addition vs New Home Sometimes a prospective client will ask "what's the cost per square foot for building a home addition."  Our standard answer is: We'll find out after we've built it--when we divide the finished square...

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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 especially with a kitchen addition. Utilitarian brick houses were built after WWII, and while they worked for post-war families that first...

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