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Luxury Porch Additions

by Gilday Renovations

Porches provide transition space from indoors to outdoors.  Protected from sun, rain and insects but open to fresh air, a porch is an outdoor room where you can escape your electronic devices if you wish. It can be a special place to enjoy a book or...

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Why was this Kitchen Addition Remodeling Necessary?

by Gilday Renovations

According to one of the homeowners, the old kitchen was ugly! An earlier shed addition to the kitchen had made room for a breakfast area and powder room.  But that remodel had been poorly conceived.  The ceiling height in the addition was lower than...

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Home Addition Plans: What Are Your Options?

by Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

Exploring the Most Practical Options for Home Additions   The Tudor style of this two story addition in Chevy Chase mimics the architectural style of the main house.   The kitchen isn’t big enough. Your clothes won't fit in the closet. The wait...

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Finding the Best Design Build Firm

by Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

A home addition involves major structural changes to the home.

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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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Planning A Home Addition In Chevy Chase

A family room addition in progress on Hesketh Street Chevy Chase

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Home Remodeling: It's Exciting Then It Isn't Then It Is

Home remodeling, can be a bit of an emotional roller coaster even when all goes according to plan.  We get that. The design process is exciting and gets the creative juices flowing.  The jitters set in as we gingerly make our way through final pricing...

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Home Additions Indoors and Out

The Great Outdoors -or- The Great After-Thought Gilday Renovations completed a two-story addition to a Washington DC residence several years ago.   We squeezed the budget in this ambitious design build remodeling project to achieve all of the things...

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Curb Appeal

Something Is Missing Curb appeal. You  know it when you see it because you feel it. But, what is it exactly?  Not this.

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When An Addition Doesn't Add Up

by Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

A previous owner of this Chevy Chase Maryland home had put on a very, very small breakfast room addition.  It was the right idea but didn't go far enough.  This stingy little remodeling project did nothing to improve the functionality of the kitchen. ...

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