Home Additions

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What's the Cost of a Home Addition In Washington DC

by Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

Cost Per Square Foot: Home Addition vs New Home Sometimes a prospective client will ask "what's the cost per square foot for building a home addition."  Our standard answer is: We'll find out after we've built it--when we divide the finished square...

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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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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 to Get More Room in the House as Your Family Grows

by Scott Sowers

Updated by: Kevin Gilday Home Addition Plans: Exploring the Most Practical Options You’ve got problems with your home. The kitchen isn’t big enough. Your clothes and shoes won’t fit in the closet. Every morning the wait time outside the upstairs...

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Why was this Kitchen Addition Remodeling Necessary?

by Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

According to one of the homeowners, the old kitchen was ugly! A previous home remodeling at this Chevy Chase residence had made room for a breakfast area and powder room.  But that kitchen remodel had been poorly conceived. 

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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 home 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...

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How Porch Renovations Add Curb Appeal

by Scott Sowers

Considering Porch Design -or- How the Greeks Invented Outdoor Living Are you looking to add curb appeal to your home? You'll probably like the idea of expanding your living space and gaining extra room for entertaining or stretching out on a fully...

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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.  How do you find the right design build firm to plan your home addition?     The photo (left) shows progress on a two-story addition to a home in Chevy Chase Maryland.  As you can...

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Home Additions & Remodeling in Washington DC

by Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

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.  Additions call for significant structural alterations to a house and...

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