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Smart Home Technology, In the Kitchen

     Smart Homes, the Internet of Things, Home Automation—all of these terms are the new vernacular for the place you call home.  Smart home technology is no longer a futuristic vision. It has arrived.  Overwhelmed that you haven’t even mastered the...

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The Home Renovation Return on Investment: What to Expect

by Jennifer Sergent

Susan Liss wasn’t thinking about future resale when she hired Gilday Renovations to design and build a two-story addition on her Tudor style Chevy Chase home after her husband passed away. She just wanted to create a new environment for herself and...

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Renovating Older Homes, What You Should Know

by Jennifer Sergent

According to the most recent housing profile by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census in 2013, the median age of homes in this region is 34 years. And prior to that, nearly 300,000 homes in this area were built in the...

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The Mind of a Designer, Part II

by Jennifer Sergent

In this second installment of our quest to find out what makes an interior designer tick, we’ve approached the top winners for residential interior design in this year’s awards from the Washington Metro Chapter of the American Society of Interior...

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Kitchen Remodeling: How Long Should It Take?

by Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

The home remodeling programs on HGTV are fun to watch. Magic happens in minutes. Presto!  Old and outdated becomes new and modern.

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Design Build: A Proven Way To Avoid Home Renovation Insanity

by Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

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

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Home Renovation: What Are You Afraid Of?

by Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

Face Your Fear of Home Remodeling You Live in Washington DC and you’ve just begun to think about remodeling your home. Then the dark thoughts come. People dread the thought of enduring a home renovation. There is much to fear. The same old nightmare...

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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. We regularly provide advice to real estate agents and their clients. In...

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Home Remodeling vs Tear Down

by Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

Fix It Up or Tear It Down? This ambitious home remodeling project in Chevy Chase preserves the character of the original home while vastly improving its value.

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Home Additions & Remodeling in Washington DC

by Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

Home Additions Are Still Good A Investment In Washingtion DC, home remodeling has evolved into a sophisticated and highly professionalized art--particularly for home additions.  Additions call for significant structural alterations to a house and...

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