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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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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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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  Old and outdated becomes new and modern.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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Three Painful Kitchen Remodeling Blunders

by Kevin Gilday & Tom Gilday

  Kitchen remodeling? Please, don't do it yourself! Avoid the Pain: Work With a Kitch en Designer

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De-Mystifying Interior Design

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The Kitchen Layout Alphabet

The modern kitchen layout has developed along side the concept of a modern kitchen---which emphasizes an open plan.  Instead of the kitchen being a small, isolated room in the back of the house, it is now center stage.  The modern kitchen is expected...

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Kitchen Layouts: The Modern Galley

Modern Kitchen Floor Plans Modern kitchen layouts are referenced by the shape they make when viewed on a floor plan.  The most popular kitchen configurations are  the  L, U and G-shapes.  We will take a look at those in a future post.  Two other types...

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Our Tiny Condo Kitchen Remodeling Project

Kitchen Remodeling Means Thinking Inside the Box In kitchen remodeling, size does not matter.  Large space or small, the design process is the same.  The kitchen designer has to has to make an assessment as to which attributes of the space can be...

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