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    Renovation Articles | Interior Design

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    Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

    January 10, 2020

    The Benefits & Challenges of Attic Renovation

    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 ...

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    Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

    January 9, 2020

    Basement Renovation: Finishing Existing Space for Maximum Resale Value

    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 ...

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    Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

    December 20, 2018

    Benefits and Risks of Converting a Spare Bedroom into a Walk-in Closet

    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 ...

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    Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

    December 6, 2018

    Simple Dos and Don’ts When Designing an Open Floor Plan

    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 ...

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    Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

    November 20, 2018

    Smart Ways to Maximize Your First Floor Layout

    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 ...

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    Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

    July 7, 2016

    The Mind of a Designer, Part I

    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 ...

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    Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

    July 6, 2016

    The Mind of a Designer, Part II

    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 ...

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    Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

    May 16, 2013

    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 ...

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    Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

    May 22, 2012

    De-Mystifying Interior Design

      The Washington DC area is home to a big, busy interior design community.  It makes sense that residential design and renovation are big business here because the DC market ...

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    Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

    March 22, 2012

    Interior Renovations Define and Refine

    This Washington DC home remodeling  project is a great example of how carefully selected design elements can transform an interior.  The program here is to renovate the interior ...

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    Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

    March 19, 2012

    Rustic Kitchens: Tuscan Style

    To celebrate her heritage, one of our clients asked us to develop a rustic kitchen design aesthetic that expressed Tuscan style. Tuscan style favors a brawny, earthy look--the ...