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UPDATE: A Message Regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19)

  |  March 31, 2020

We hope this message finds you and your loved ones healthy and well. Like so many companies across the country, Gulick Group is carefully monitoring developments with the coronavirus (COVID-19) with a focus on the wellness of our customers, guests, employees, and contractors as Virginia moves through the stages of its recovery plan. We have […]

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2020 Recap and Considerations for Home Buying and Renovating in 2021

  |  December 14, 2020

Among its many disruptions, 2020 brought rapid shifts to the housing market that pose opportunities (and challenges) for builders and buyers alike. What home buyers are seeking and when they buy seems to be shifting. The “normal” seasonality of home sales, which were traditionally highest in spring with a secondary boost in the fall, has […]

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2021 Colors of the Year – It’s a Rainbow!

  |    |  December 02, 2020

Pantone launched the “color of the year” in 2000, and ever since growing numbers of companies have joined the bandwagon—with their own color, colors, or entire palettes. For 2021 Pantone, for the first time, anointed a duo: a vibrant yellow called Illuminating (17-5104) and Ultimate Gray (13-0647), which Pantone dubs “A marriage of color conveying […]

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

Fresh Ideas for the Holidays and Beyond

  |  November 13, 2020

As we enter November, the holidays—and winter—are fast approaching. This year, many families may need an extra dash of creativity as holiday travel is curtailed, and winter weather puts a chill on outdoor activities that have been a respite from too much home time indoors. Fortunately, it’s a great time of year for easy home-refresh […]

The Contemporary Tudor

  |  November 11, 2020

“Classic” Tudor style was an early twentieth century adaptation of key features of 15th and 16th century British homes. The hallmarks of this traditional style are a steeply pitched roof (often slate) with multiple overlapping front gables; tall windows with multiple rectangular or diamond-shaped panes; and an upper façade typically embellished with stucco and faux […]

Stunning from the Street, Your Portfolio Home

  |  October 13, 2020

Some prospective homeowners are concerned that a portfolio home will look just like every other home built from the same portfolio design. In fact, the same essential design can look dramatically different and evoke different styles by varying the exterior color, finishes, and easily- modified design features. For example, it’s relatively simple to use a […]

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Kitchen Islands

  |  October 01, 2020

Kitchens are the heart of the home. From cooking and entertaining, to family meals and homework, the kitchen is where everyone gathers. The two most prominent design statements in the Kitchen are the appliances and the island. For many years, islands came in shapes, sometimes with multiple tiers and even table attachments. Today’s islands are […]

Heating

  |  September 10, 2020

Whether you’re building  or buying a new home or considering heating upgrades, there are three primary factors:  your energy source, how heat is generated/distributed, and how well your home retains heat. A healthy home environment requires circulation of fresh air—so maintaining a comfortable temperature is a balancing act between conserving energy and avoiding drafts and […]

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Multi-use Living Areas

  |  September 02, 2020

Over the past few months, work, school, and recreation have shifted back to our homes, reminding us just how varied our needs and activities are. Thinking through the many functions your home supports is a smart way to approach planning and outfitting multi-use living areas—whether you’re buying a new home, remodeling, refurnishing, or adjusting to […]

LIFE | STYLE August 2020

  |  August 18, 2020

Summer is almost over, kids will be “heading back” to school next month… and it looks like most schools are doing only distance learning for the time being. COVID seems to be changing the way people think about and use their homes, and combined with historically low interest rates, that has made for a very […]

Basement Space ROI

  |  July 30, 2020

With a little forethought, your basement space can fit your family’s needs for the long term, while eliminating clutter and wear and tear in your main level living areas. There are several schools of thought when it comes to making optimal use of basement space. Some homeowners prefer their basement wide open… while others envision […]