Bruce Gingrich, President
Glenn Gingrich, Inc.
For the past 22 years I have been designing and building homes and additions. I have learned a lot about collaborating with people to help them achieve a home that is both beautiful and functional. I've developed insights into improving how people live in their homes and a lot of design ideas, this is where I share them.
I hope you find these blogs interesting. If you are looking to make changes to your home--or tear it down and start over again--don't hesitate to contact me. I would love to have the opportunity to work creatively with you.
And, yes, if you've seen it on HGTV, we can do it.
Thanks for reading,
PA contractor #005452
All pictures, unless noted, are Glenn Gingrich, Inc. Projects.
Tag Archives: Design Concepts
The second blog post I did back in November 2010 <Great Design “Bang for the Buck”>, described a custom kitchen design that kept an eye on the budget. The client called me back almost a year after I did the design … Continue reading
My brother lives in San Diego, and bought a home with a completely open first floor that is divided by arched openings. The openings are finished with bullnose drywall corners leaving nowhere to transition colors between rooms because there is … Continue reading
Straight lines and a contemporary color palette set this bath apart. Needless to say, Ginny was thrilled to lose the blue tile. This sink combines the look of a raised vessel and cost savings of a drop-in sink that … Continue reading
Powder Room St. Davids A few years ago I was commissioned to design and build a contemporary home in the Saint Davids Neighborhood of Wayne. I am traditional in my personal tastes, the design challenged me and stretched me in … Continue reading
The clients had always wanted to eliminate the door at the top of the stairs that connect the game-room & garage to the kitchen. The doorway was narrow and the door was rarely closed. The knob stuck out and would … Continue reading
Ever wonder why Nordstrom’s and Wal-Mart feel so different? Besides the obvious radical differences in the merchandise, they are “lit” very differently. Nordstrom’s lights their merchandise using focused spot lights, so the store is dimly lit giving a calm feeling … Continue reading
I received my March Issue of House Beautiful last week. Their “Color Issue” follows Pantone’s 2011 Color of the Year, which is a pink named Honeysuckle. Why do I care? Mostly I don’t. My design work tends toward classic. I … Continue reading
We built this home in 1988. Recently the owners came to me wanting to upgrade the kitchen “without spending a fortune.” She did not love the cabinets, but they looked okay and were in good working order, “could we save … Continue reading
Lancaster, Pa Dark ceilings are dramatic! We painted the dining room ceiling of this recently completed custom home a deep eggplant purple, Benjamin Moore AF-650 caponata. Common wisdom (which often isn’t very wise) says that dark colors shrink a room. … Continue reading