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Design Your Home from the Inside Out

August 25, 2018

A home’s appearance, exterior style, and curb appeal are extremely important – so it may seem logical to design the exterior first as you plan your custom or semi-custom home… but that approach can constrain your floorplan and the function of your home, may result in a disconnect between interior and exterior style, and is […]

LIFE | STYLE: July 2018

July 31, 2018

Welcome to LIFE|STYLE, a new monthly newsletter created to provide Gulick Group clients, realtors, and prospective purchasers with useful information, explore new and emerging style trends and preview Gulick Group’s newest offerings and home designs. LIFE|STYLE is a digital newsletter in the spirit of “Details”, our popular printed piece from the days of postal-only communication. […]

A custom Pool, with spa, outdoor living space, and Lanai on a Gulick | One home in Great Falls. ©Hoachlander Davis Photography

Taking the Plunge: Tips for Pool Planning

July 25, 2018

When you choose the best options for your home and family, a pool can be an investment that delivers years of enjoyment and helps you get the best use of the outdoor space on your homesite. Decision 1: Now or Later Many homebuyers view a pool as a “phase two” amenity. That’s an option for […]

A beautiful quartz countertop on a walk-behind wet bar at Summer Creek.

Quartz Countertops

July 15, 2018

Quartz is rapidly outpacing granite, marble, and other natural stone as the high-end countertop of choice for baths and kitchens. Quartz is engineered from a blend of ground quartz, polyester resin, pigments and other decorative elements (like recycled glass or metallic flakes). It beautifully mimics natural stone for traditional decor, but is available in a […]

A marketing blueprint for Gulick | One.

Understanding “Custom” Homes

June 28, 2018

The definition of “custom” depends partly on point of view. In the purest terms, a custom home is one-of-a-kind, designed for a specific client and a specific location. The buyer works with a builder and an architect to specify every element of design. Some people think of non-custom homes as cookie-cutter, or offering very limited […]

This is a rendering of a custom lot layout done for a homesite in the Reserve in McLean.

5 Tips for Selecting the Right Homesite for Your New Home

May 16, 2018

What Goes into a Site Study? 1 Physical exploration of the site, including land survey, soil studies, topography, grade/slope drainage, etc. 2 Verification of utilities availability, and/or ability to support a septic system and well. 3 Research into any zoning, land use, or environmental restrictions (such as presence of protected species or habitats) and whether […]