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What's the Perfect Color for Your Kitchen Renovation

by Karen Gilday

 As you flip through pictures on Pinterest, Houzz, and Instagram to imagine your kitchen renovation, did you ever wonder why you’re drawn to certain images?  Chances are that the picture’s color palette captivated you.  But with infinite shades and...

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The Mind of a Designer, Part I

by Jennifer Sergent

What is it about interior designers that enable them to work wonders on the environments where we live? How can they choose colors and pair patterns that we amateurs would never imagine on our own? For this two-part post, we asked several designers...

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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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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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Interior Renovation: A Cure For the "Dysfunctional" Kitchen Layout

by Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

Make Your Kitchen Feel Bigger & Function Better: Interior Renovation & Reconfiguration This happens a lot in Washington DC.  We encounter older homes with floor plans that the owners describe as "chopped up" or having "too many rooms and doors".

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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 building a room addition.  We've worked with clients who called on us to design...

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Rustic Kitchens: Tuscan Style

by Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

In answer to the question "what's my interior design style" one of our clients decided that a Tuscan styled make over of  her kitchen and family room was the right answer.  The Tuscan style is associated with a look that is brawny, chunky and...

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