9162 Brookville Road
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Q: How do we control renovation costs and still get everything we want?
A: Everyone starts with a wish list, and rarely does their budget cover it all. One of the greatest services we provide our clients is to help them prioritize and focus their intentions to arrive at a cohesive, buildable scope of work. Once we’ve identified “the heart of the project” as we call it, and guide them to their must-have items, it’s amazing how other items on the list decline in importance. We help them focus on what really matters to them so that all their thoughts, efforts and budget dollars support those desires.
Q: What are the most requested renovations?
A: Kitchens are perennial. No surprise there. It’s the first deficiency that people notice when they purchase an older home. Home addition projects often start with a kitchen. People want to open up the kitchen and modernize the main floor of the house to improve flow. We specialize in this type of project. It requires more design specificity and goes beyond a simple kitchen renovation.
What has changed significantly in the last five years is that the desire to open up and expand living space with additions has turned into requests for outdoor living rooms. That may partly be in reaction to the pandemic because, for the past few years, the only safe place to be was outdoors. We have designed and built many luxurious porches. In fact, we won a national award for a porch we did at a Potomac residence last year.
Led by Kevin Gilday, nationally recognized Gilday Renovations has provided clients with a highly collaborative design-build process that seamlessly blends the expertise of its award-winning team of architectural designers, interior designers and master builders for 40 years