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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 […]

Tile Tips

  |  July 14, 2021

There are more tile choices than ever, from bold patterned concrete to rainbows of porcelain and glass, or natural stone in myriad finishes, shapes, and sizes. Decorative impact is a major driver for many homeowners, of course, but there are other things to factor in when selecting your tile: function, installation, and safety/comfort. Below are […]

Stormwater Management

  |  July 02, 2021

When land is undisturbed, rain and snow melt and flow into waterways, are filtered by earth or absorbed by vegetation. Any time you add roads and buildings, which have impermeable surfaces, to an area of undeveloped land, it reduces natural absorption in the areas they are built and can increase the speed at which water […]

Navigating a New Home Build – Part 1

  |  June 15, 2021

Having a home built or buying in a new home community is very different from buying an existing home. To help buyers understand the process and what to expect along the way, beginning this month, we are starting a series of articles called “Navigating a New Home Build”. This month’s focus is on choosing where […]

Smart Prep for Smart Home Features

  |  May 25, 2021

Not long ago, Gulick Group offered home security systems as a standard feature. Today, with a plethora of smart security options, and burgeoning demand for smart technology throughout the home, a robust network is foundational to the way families live. That’s why we’ve made excellent network coverage our new standard feature. Today, families are using […]

Classic with a Dash of Trend

  |  May 19, 2021

Design trends are fun to follow and, when incorporated effectively, freshen a home’s appeal. Our feeling is that the most sophisticated décor blends new elements with classics, in a way that makes a home livable, personal, unique, and timeless. It’s important to selectively embrace trends, because popular design features can easily become cliched within a […]

Planning for an Irrigation System

  |  April 27, 2021

A well-designed and thoughtfully programmed irrigation system can save time, facilitate more attractive and healthier lawns and gardens, and use less water than a non-programmable sprinkler or manual watering. Many homeowners are inclined to install a system right away when they move into a new home—but it’s often smarter to wait. It makes sense to […]

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Benefits of a Personalized Home Vs. a Custom Home

  |  April 17, 2021

Most prospective buyers are familiar with two home-buying options: buy a new home within a community with very limited choices for personalization, or build a custom, one-of-a-kind prototype home, working with an architect, engineers, and ultimately a custom builder to get exactly what they envision. For buyers who don’t have infinite time and money, but […]

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What’s New in Lighting?

  |  March 26, 2021

With more time at home and a greater focus on comfort, lighting has received more attention lately. Lights are being treated as a design focus, and trends are changing. That’s reflected in trends such as treating ceiling lights as a design focus, with more sophisticated versions of retro and industrial style fixtures available, as well […]

Practical Landscaping Considerations

  |  March 16, 2021

Whether you’re planning a major landscaping project or a little spring rejuvenation, we offer a few planning tips to protect your home and grounds and help your landscape thrive. Check/Re-establish the slope before planting near your home. The ground should slope down about 1 inch per foot for the first 6 feet, with a continued […]

Trim Trends

  |  February 23, 2021

Trim can be an elegant finishing touch—or an unfortunate visual distraction. In today’s transitional and contemporary homes, trims are trending clean-lined, minimalist, or even nonexistent. Once, trim served a mostly utilitarian function: crown molding at the ceiling covered gaps and imperfections where the walls and ceiling met; base trim protected the bottom of the wall […]