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    Renovation Articles | Design-Build

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    Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

    September 23, 2021

    How Good Craftsmanship Saves You Time & Money in Your Home Remodeling Project!

    Home Remodeling Surprises - What’s Behind the Walls? Living in an older home can be great. The architectural details you just can’t get in a newer home, the sense of history, the “oohs” and “aahs” as friends admire the ...

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    Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

    July 21, 2021

    The Benefits of Collaboration in Design-Build Remodeling

    When a Cleveland Park family needed a kitchen redesign, they chose a company that offered a design-build remodeling approach. With an architect, interior designer, and lead ...

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    Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

    May 6, 2021

    How to Choose the Right Design-Build Firm for Your Home Renovation

    Maybe you’ve heard that design-build is a good way to go for home remodeling, that it is smoother and more cost-effective. That’s true. Or maybe you are just starting to ...

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    Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

    June 23, 2020

    The Unique Role of the Craftsman in Design-Build Renovation

    You are thinking about a home renovation, maybe updating the kitchen and dramatically improving the flow and sightlines throughout your downstairs. You’ve been watching HGTV  well ...

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    Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

    September 6, 2018

    Home Renovations and Project Managers - An Essential Relationship

    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 ...

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    Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

    November 10, 2014

    Design Build: A Proven Way To Avoid Home Renovation Insanity

    Home renovations can drive you insane. There’s no denying it. It’s often a painfully chaotic process.

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    Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

    October 23, 2014

    Home Renovation: What Are You Afraid Of?

    Face Your Fear of Home Remodeling You Live in Bethesda, Maryland and you’ve just begun to think about remodeling your home. Then the dark thoughts come. People dread the thought ...

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    Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

    June 26, 2014

    This Old House Aint Worth It

    Love It Or Level It? Sometimes the answer is obvious. Other times, you struggle. You love a house. You say it deserves to stand, though it looks one gust away from falling down. ...

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    Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

    December 30, 2013

    Home Remodeling vs Tear Down

    Fix It Up or Tear It Down? This ambitious Chevy Chase, Maryland home remodeling project provides a great answer to the fundamental question many homeowners face.  The renovation ...

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    Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

    December 17, 2013

    Design Build From A Designer's Point of View

    When talking about the design build approach to Washington DC home remodeling, we usually focus on benefits to the homeowner. Interior designer Leslie Roosevelt sees a benefit to ...

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    Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

    December 9, 2013

    Finding the Best Design Build Firm

    A home addition involves major structural changes to the home. How do you find the right design build firm to plan your home addition?     The photo (left) shows progress on a ...

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    Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

    November 19, 2013

    Home Additions & Remodeling in Washington DC

    Home Additions Are Still Good A Investment In Washington DC, home remodeling has evolved into a sophisticated and highly professionalized art--particularly for home additions.  ...

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    Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

    November 14, 2013

    How To Hire the Right Home Remodeling Contractor

    Choose the Right Contractor for Your Home Remodeling Project--Or Else Sometimes we get calls from customers who haven't identified the correct type of home remodeling company to ...

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    Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

    May 16, 2013

    Interior Renovation & Reconfigure

    Interior Renovation: When Better Space (Not More) Is the Solution The first thing you need to know about interior renovation is that it is usually more cost-effective than ...

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    Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

    May 15, 2013

    Why Hire A Design Build Firm

    A successful design build approach requires impeccable planning and project management.   If you live in Rockville Maryland or another first ring suburb of Washington DC, your ...

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    Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

    May 18, 2012

    Integrated Design Build Works

    Our integrated design build approach to home remodeling works because the design group, the build group and the project management group are all full-time Gilday employees.  They ...

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    Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

    May 15, 2012

    When Four L's Make a U

    Design Build = Collaboration Continuing from the previous post ("Why Integrated Design Build Works") we explore further how an integrated design build approach to kitchen ...

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    Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

    May 12, 2012

    Why Integrated Design Build Works

    Here is a perfect example of the high quality of collaboration that occurs daily in a truly integrated design build remodeling firm.  Kitchen designer Ellen Gilday Witts and ...

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    Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

    May 10, 2012

    The Architect In Design Build Part Two

    A Classy Cleveland Park Victorian In the previous post (The Architect In Design Build Part One) we took a peek at design build architect Dan Morales' process as he prepared to ...

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    Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

    May 10, 2012

    The Architect In Design Build Part One

    Just as an actor studies all aspects of a character in preparation for the role, an architect studies the architectural character of a home he is about to renovate. This is one of ...

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    Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

    May 7, 2012

    Home Additions Indoors and Out

    The Great Outdoors -or- The Great After-Thought Gilday Renovations completed a two-story home addition to a Washington DC residence several years ago.   We squeezed the budget in ...

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    Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

    May 3, 2012

    Stand By You

    We do that.  When you are the client in a Gilday Renovations design build remodeling project, we stand by you.  Why its that?  Because our work and our client relationships are ...

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    Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

    April 27, 2012

    What Design Build Is

    Design Is the Heartbeat For Gilday Renovations, residential design build (in the Washington DC metro area) is about seamless integration of all resources, people and processes ...

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    Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

    April 18, 2012

    Home Remodeling Brings Order to Chaos

    Not As Bad As It Looks Only homeowners who have lived through an extensive home remodeling project know what it feels like to see the place where they live completely torn up. ...

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    Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

    April 17, 2012

    Live With It? Never In Design Build

    Bathroom Remodeling: Can You Live With That? We often find ourselves correcting mistakes left behind by other remodeling companies--especially in a bathroom remodeling project. ...

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    Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

    April 16, 2012

    Integrated Design Build and Bath Remodeling

    Integrated Design Build We at Gilday Renovations have coined a term that describes our approach to design build remodeling.  We call it integrated design build.  That's because ...

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    Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

    April 6, 2012

    Sweating the Small Stuff: That's Design Build

    A Design Build Approach to Kitchen Remodeling The Gilday Renovations design build approach to kitchen design and remodeling is all about details.  Details, details, details run ...

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    Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

    April 3, 2012

    A Sixties Rancher Transformed By Design Build

    McLean Whole House Renovation Our custom design build practice thrives in the Washington DC metropolitan area because there are so many generations of older homes here.  As these ...

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    Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

    March 29, 2012

    Why Design Build?

    What's the Big Deal About Design Build Communication.  That's what.  In a complex renovation project, particularly when room additions are involved, stuff happens.  When stuff ...

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    Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

    May 25, 2011

    Design Build for Home Additions Is... Is... What Is It?

    In the field of home remodeling, design build is a specialty.  It is both a business model and a specific methodology. As a method, design build offers an ideal way to navigate ...