9162 Brookville Road, Silver Spring, MD 20910
Led by Kevin Gilday, nationally recognized Gilday Renovations offers a highly collaborative design-build process that seamlessly blends the expertise of an award-winning team of architectural designers, interior designers and master builders. The firm excels at helping clients articulate their vision to achieve a personalized and buildable design concept.
The owners of this historic Chevy Chase Village bungalow were struggling to work from home during the pandemic. They asked Gilday Renovations to convert an under-utilized back porch into a dedicated office space.
The designers specified removing a wall between the main house and the porch to open up the entire area and maximize available space. They captured additional square footage by expanding the office into the existing home, reconfiguring an under-utilized full bath to a powder room, and using foam insulation to minimize the depth of the exterior walls while achieving the required R-value.
Custom-designed windows with double-pane insulating glass, preserve the existing historic profile while maintaining exterior trim to match the rest of the home. In addition to a brightly lit home office, the renovation improved the overall flow in the rooms at the rear of the house.