Home Renovation

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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 into the night, and you are constantly finding bold ideas to add to...

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The Benefits & Challenges of Attic Renovation

by Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

When it comes to adding livable space to your home, the most logical places to turn are the basement and the attic. In the two previous posts, we looked at the return on the investment as well as challenges of renovating your basement....

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Basement Renovations Challenges to Consider

by Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

When adding new livable space in a home, the first place many people turn to is the basement. A basement can be a great choice because it does not involve adding additional foundation, roofing, or exterior walls. The infrastructure is there as a blank...

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Basement Renovation: Finishing Existing Space for Maximum Resale Value

by Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

When is it a good idea to follow through with those renovation projects you’ve been thinking about? Let’s take a look at why it might be a good idea to finish off some of those unfinished spaces in your home, to make the most impact on your lifestyle...

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How Will a Home Addition Affect Resale?

by Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

It’s time for an addition to your home, but there are a lot of factors to weigh. Two big considerations: how long will you be there to enjoy this home addition, and how will it affect the resale value of your home?

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Looking for a Condo in DC? Start Your Search with a Wish List

by Theo Adamstein

The condo market in the metro DC region is multi-faceted, to say the least. Here is another in our series on experts in residential real estate, and especially the condominium market.

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Finding the Right Condo Fit

by Meg Crowlie

Condo living is an increasingly popular option for homebuyers here in the DC metro area. Having lived and worked here for 40 plus years, I’ve found that the way to assist people looking to buy a condo, as with any real estate purchase, is to find the...

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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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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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