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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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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 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  Old and outdated becomes new and modern.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How Expert Kitchen Renovation Cures the Many Headaches of Your Outdated Kitchen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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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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