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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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Smart Home Technology, In the Kitchen

     Smart Homes, the Internet of Things, Home Automation—all of these terms are the new vernacular for the place you call home.  Smart home technology is no longer a futuristic vision. It has arrived.  Overwhelmed that you haven’t even mastered the...

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2017 Kitchen & Bath Trends

by Karen Gilday

Returning from the 2017 KBIS (Kitchen & Bath Industry Show), our kitchen and bath designers were “vertically” flowing with excitement!  Two main themes emerged from their 3-day trip to Orlando:  technology continues to influence design and material...

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Renovating Older Homes, What You Should Know

by Jennifer Sergent

According to the most recent housing profile by the Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census in 2013, the median age of homes in this region is 34 years. And prior to that, nearly 300,000 homes in this area were built in the...

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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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Kitchen Remodeling: How Long Should It Take?

by Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

The home remodeling programs on HGTV are fun to watch. Magic happens in minutes. Presto!  Old and outdated becomes new and modern.

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Kitchen Remodeling: How Long Should It Take?

by Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

The home remodeling programs on HGTV are fun to watch. Magic happens in minutes. Presto!  Old and outdated becomes new and modern.

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Kitchen Remodeling Alternatives To Granite

by Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

The End of Granite In Kitchen Remodeling Are we sick of the slab yet?  Starting about four years ago there were remodeling industry predictions of an end to the great granite countertop obsession that swept Metro Washington DC homeowners off their...

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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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Why You Need A Kitchen Designer

by Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

A kitchen designer is familiar with the latest features available in cabinetry, appliances and other products for the kitchen

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