From Margaret Everton on April 14, 2010 in Washington DC
This Maryland Tudor home in the Chevy Chase neighborhood was no stranger to often large remodeling projects before Susan Liss and her husband purchased it in 1998. After a large kitchen remodel, the couple wanted to complete the changes to their dream home. Tragic events put their remodel on hold when Susans husband became ill and passed away in 2005. After his passing, Susan wanted to continue to restructure their home exactly as they both had wanted it. Enlisting the help of Tom Gilday and Dan Morales of Gilday Renovations, she was able to do just that. After discovering that the family room had poor insulation and rotting wood, Gilday was forced to start from square one. In the end, he enclosed part of the deck to allow for a screened-in porch, added a master bedroom above the family room, transformed eight bathrooms (four full and four half) and turned a storage area into a beautiful walk-in closet. The master bedroom received the most luxurious touches with an amazing two-story window, ample closet space and a bathroom oasis complete with a spa tub. Taking into account Susans contemporary taste, some of the homes traditional Tudor elements were removed and replaced with crown molding, recessed lighting and granite for the mantle over the fireplace. Keeping with the clean lines and uncluttered look of the contemporary style, Susan chose neutral paint colors and ensured that furniture and accessories were simple. It was clear that this remodel was a success after it won Gilday Renovations a Contractor of the Year award for residential additions. And of course, Susan Liss was more than happy with her new home.