Blog Archive

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 […]

This home has a relatively flat yard, so you can look out into your back yard from the main level.

Walk-Out Vs. Walk-Up Basements

  |  July 02, 2020

Peoples’ preference for walk-out basements appears to be changing. Basement access is largely constrained by the slope of the lot – or the owner’s appetite for costly grading and retaining walls. Homes are typically sited so the slope falls to one side or the back of the lot, ensuring water flows away from rather than […]

Spring into Summer Creek – July

  |  July 02, 2020

Join us for our “Spring into Summer Creek” incentive! During the remaining months of Spring/Summer (or until we are sold out), we will be offering a special incentive on one home each month at Summer Creek, which we have aptly dubbed the “Home of the Month”. Please contact us or call Todd Shea at 703.674.0350 […]

Believe it or not, this is a paint finish.

Interior Paint

  |  June 24, 2020

The endless spectrum of colors is only one of the considerations in choosing interior paint. There are many types of paint varying in quality, sheen and for use in special applications. While an inferior product or color mishap can detract from a beautiful space or even destroy the visual harmony of a home, a paint […]

A custom front elevation on a Gulick | One semi-custom Grayson in Great Falls.

LIFE | STYLE June 2020

  |  June 11, 2020

Summer is just around the corner. The real estate market appears to be heating up, too; traffic (by appointment) is way up in our model homes, and we are hopeful that June will bring good news on many fronts. With COVID restrictions easing, people seem relieved to get out of their current homes and motivated […]

“Outside the Box” Additions

  |  June 07, 2020

At one time, tract homes were all simple boxes while higher-end homes had more complicated structures, with curves, angles and unique spaces. Even today, an addition that doesn’t run the full width of a home, but instead “adds a box” can create a sense of grandeur, evincing the character of well-established older homes that have […]

A custom front elevation on a Gulick | One semi-custom Grayson in Great Falls.

Finishes for Contemporary Homes With Timeless Appeal

  |  June 04, 2020

In decades past, contemporary home designs avoided any unnecessary ornamentation. This made for clean, bold exteriors, often in wood or metal, that played up lines, angles, and volume— but which could also seem stark. A focus on clean, spare design might eliminate baseboards on interior walls, and feature windows and doors with no or minimal […]

LIFE | STYLE May 2020

  |  May 02, 2020

We hope May finds you and your family well—and thriving despite Coronavirus restrictions. Since so many of us are at home, and with Spring in full (and early) flower, we’re sharing tips in this issue to get your home and property in prime shape for family enjoyment throughout Spring, Summer and Fall. Just a reminder […]

Summer Creek Lot 5 Family Room

Spring into Summer Creek – May

  |  April 28, 2020

Join us for our “Spring into Summer Creek” incentive! During the remaining months of Spring/Summer (or until we are sold out), we will be offering a special incentive on one home each month at Summer Creek, which we have aptly dubbed the “Home of the Month”. Please contact us or call Todd Shea at 703.674.0350 […]

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Ceiling Fans

  |  April 27, 2020

Ceiling fans are a useful functional feature in many home spaces, helping circulate air in today’s increasingly airtight homes. They are helpful in making people feel cooler and more comfortable without lowering the air temperature for both indoor and outdoor living areas. In winter, they help move warm air that rises to the ceiling back […]

Tips for Spring Maintenance

  |  April 27, 2020

Early Spring is a great time to focus on home and yard maintenance to protect your investment and help your family get the most from outdoor living space now through fall. Further (and we may be biased??), we find getting the home chores finished is fulfilling, provides a sense of accomplishment, and helps us feel […]