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Stairs

February 20, 2019

Always a major architectural feature, with the current emphasis on open concept and soaring ceilings, stairs are an even bigger and more prominent element. Typically establishing the home’s style from the entry, a staircase is perhaps one of the strongest examples of the fusion of style with function.

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Appliances: Smart, Bold, Functional… and Varied

February 11, 2019

Just as the predominance of white/gray kitchens is giving way to richer colors and patterned backsplashes, appliances are moving beyond stainless. Black, black stainless, slate/gray, and even white are increasingly popular… the latter with new textures and high-end handles. Colorful ranges and hoods have been a high-end trend for a while, and bright retro-style appliances […]

Best of Houzz: Design 2019

Best of Houzz

February 01, 2019

Thank you, Houzz! We’re thrilled to receive this honor – the “people’s choice” award from the Houzz community – for our design of the exercise room in our Summer Creek model home. We believe the difference is in the details, and we’re committed to delivering innovative and inspiring design in every home we build. If […]

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Patterned Tile

January 31, 2019

Decorative tile has a long, rich history. As early as 3,300 BC, cities like Babylon used vibrant cobalt glazed tile. Early patterns were created as mosaics of glass, stone, and/or tile pieces. Stylized patterns arose in Islamic cultures because depictions of living things were not allowed in mosques or homes, with the patterns spreading to […]

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Your Mudroom: Planning is Key

January 16, 2019

Mudrooms are among the most important functional spaces in a home. A well-planned mudroom is pivotal to keeping the rest of your home clean and organized… and making it easy to walk out daily with just what you need.

Pantone recently announced Living Coral (16-15146) as 2019’s color of the year. Pantone first began choosing a yearly color in 2000.

Embracing the Color(s) of the Year

December 27, 2018

Pantone recently announced Living Coral (16-15146) as 2019’s Color of the Year. Pantone first began choosing a yearly color in 2000. Members of the Pantone Color Institute travel around the world and research recurring colors beginning each spring, looking at fashion, films, street art, car colors, and even social media. Laurie Pressman, who heads Pantone’s […]

We at Gulick Group wish you a Happy Holiday Season, and a prosperous 2019!

Seasonal Decorating

December 15, 2018

Holiday Decor Safety Reminders Per the National Fire Protection Association, 800 home fires yearly involve holiday decorations,  and 170 involve Christmas trees… resulting in $23 million in property damage. To keep your home and family safe: Choose the freshest tree you can find and keep it watered. For toddlers and pets, keep breakable and dangerous […]

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Trending Home Styles: Fireplaces

November 27, 2018

In the past decade gas fireplaces have far surpassed wood-burning models in terms of popularity. They eliminate the work of storing, carrying, and arranging wood, tending the fire, and cleaning up. They are less expensive to install (eliminating the need for an up-vent or masonry chimney) and arguably safer to use.  There are a wide […]

Join Us on Social!

November 21, 2018

Gulick’s online and social media communities are a great way to keep up with what’s happening in all our real-world communities and homes. Stay in touch and get the latest news by following us on Facebook, Houzz and Twitter. We just started an Instagram feed, too, so you can see more of us there!

The style of fixtures, and placement, direction, intensity, and shape of light sources all work together to set the mood in a room.

Lighting

November 18, 2018

Lighting is an often overlooked—but highly impactful—design element. When designing their home, most people carefully select lighting fixtures as an element of their personal style. Sometimes overlooked, but equally important to the fixture style, are the placement, direction, intensity, and shape of light sources, as they all work together to set the mood in a […]