Gaines Group Architects

Learn how job shadowing informs career path

Each year we host high school students in our office for a chance to job shadow and explore architecture as a career. There are so many avenues you can take if you enjoy design and this is a great way to explore one before paying for
Fluvanna Home

The heart of good design

When designing a home, it is important to ask a lot of questions to figure out the goals of the new project. Why do you want to expand that room, how do you use this area, and even, what kind of car do you drive? Understanding the specific ways things are happening and how...
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American Bath Group

The Golden Product Rep allows us to design better

Over the last year of uncertainty, it has been difficult to figure out what products have changed, what is available, and what the “right” answers are for our clients. As a firm, we have always worked hard to stay informed about changing patterns, products, and best...
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Kitchen Countertops

Whether you are trying to tackle a kitchen renovation or building your dream house, the selection process can be daunting. Our interior designer, Maggie, has provided a breakdown of the 7 most common kitchen countertop options available to help make that process a little less...
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Big Brothers Big Sisters Mini Golf for Kids’ Sake 2021

This past weekend The Gaines Group team had the privilege of supporting the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) through some competitive mini-golf. Everyone was thrilled to get out of the office and enjoy the sunshine while learning who could really talk the...
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GiveSolar and the Green Energy Movement

The switch to renewable energy seems like a no-brainer, there are several benefits to taking the plunge into a more environmentally conscious lifestyle, more specifically - solar power.
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A world of No Design

Most of us have never had clothes designed specifically for our desires, body type, and preferences. Most of us have not experienced design rather live in a world of "no design."
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Architecture is frozen music

Our world is a better place because of music, art, and architecture. "Music is liquid architecture; architecture is frozen music" according to Johann Wolfgang von Goethe.
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Kitchen Renovation

Remodeling with an Interior Designer

Remodeling your home can be an overwhelming venture especially when you don’t have a solid vision.
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Mennonite Center

Brethren & Mennonite Heritage Center

Our mission is to not just be a leader in the future of design but to also be a leader in making a difference in our communities. Part of the way we do that is by using our skills to support local nonprofits, such as the Brethren & Mennonite Heritage Center. One of the first...
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