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  • 03
    Jun

    Residential Accessibility- A Win-Win For Everyone

    In recent years, there has been growing awareness and acceptance to provide a wider range of residential housing needs for people of all abilities. This had led to the development and inclusion of Universal Design principles in residential real estate that provide aging in place options, safer living, and more accessibility and independence for all family […]

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  • 21
    May

    Does Your Home Have Flex Space? Here’s Why It Should

    Home means different things to different people. It can be a place for family, for relaxing, and fun. Some people work from home. Others enjoy hobbies, exercise, gardening, and other activities. The things you do at home—how you use your home space—is always changing. Because of that, it makes sense to have spaces in the home […]

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  • 29
    Apr

    Products For The Universally Designed Home

    As research shows that more homeowners plan to stay in their homes into the aging process, manufacturers are stepping up to provide good-looking, accessible products that will help these homeowners age in place. Throughout the DMV, accessibility, aging- in- place and Universal Design concepts are in high demand in home remodeling, even if homeowners and buyers don’t […]

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    22
    Apr

    Accessibility Can Be Beautiful

    Homeowners in the DMV and around the country have been looking for ways to customize their homes to create an environment that is comfortable, safe, easy to use and yes, even beautiful to look at. But there is one question that we at Glickman|Design Remodel Build hear again and again. Can an accessible home be […]

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  • 02
    Apr

    Dream Deck Part 5- Taking Shape

    We pick up on building the Glickman “Dream Deck” with the installation of the deck material, the Gazebo, and support beams or metal ‘flitch plates” which will support the master bedroom walk-out balcony. To install the balcony support beams, Russ brought in a 75 ton crane to lower the beams over the top of the […]

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  • 26
    Mar

    They’re Back! Spring/Summer Interior Trends for 2021

    We can’t ignore how lockdown has changed the way we see our homes and how they have become a place of refuge and sanctuary. Home is our safe place, so comfort and coziness are paramount. Colors are natural and earthy, drawn from nature, and shapes are rounded and cocooning. We all feel we deserve a bit of luxury […]

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  • 20
    Mar

    What Is a Mother-in-Law Suite?

    Many households are cohabiting across several generations by choice or by necessity, and that’s generated significant interest in the home additions or renovations known as mother-in-law suites.  In fact, as of 2019, 20% of Americans lived with two or more adult generations in a single household, compared to just 12% in 1980. What exactly is […]

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  • 04
    Mar

    The Kitchen Is The New Living Room

    Kitchens are not sedate and quiet rooms. They are rooms filled with energy, aroma and texture. Newer kitchens, while called kitchens, are so much more. Today’s kitchen is today’s family living space. These large rooms house several areas within. There is the kitchen area – the designated cooking space – thoughtfully, carefully planned and laid […]

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  • 20
    Feb

    Dream Deck Part 4- The Foundation

    It doesn’t take an expert contractor to know that the strength, integrity and lifespan of any structure is based on the quality of its foundation. For the Glickman deck this was especially true because of the extreme weight of the massive main level and the 2nd floor balcony. Also, the cinder block construction of the […]

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  • 13
    Feb

    Residential Remodeling To Increase Through 2021

    “The remodeling business has strengthened as homeowners focus on the importance of home for work and life amidst the pandemic and its consequences,” said NAHB  (National Association of Home Builders) Chief Economist Robert Dietz. In this blog we wanted to pay attention to a topic that we seldomly discuss and that’s national trends in remodeling. […]

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