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Silver linings can be found anywhere, even in circumstances like our current ones. Seeing more families spending time, together, outdoors is one of the byproducts of our stay at home orders that put a smile on our faces. We build homes for families with the hope that good memories will take place within and outside of the foundation we lay and the walls we raise. With the increase in time outdoors, many homeowners are looking to find a spot or two for improvement. As long as you are improving th...
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Throughout Texas, it seems we have a fair amount of storms and weather systems that can impact our homes. This is particularly true in the spring, however. Whether rain, hail, or heavy wind, there are a number of ways to protect your family and your home during these times.
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27Mar

FAQ: Barndominiums

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Barndominium. For those new to this type of construction, the word itself will give you at least a pause if not stumbling over it all together. A play on the words barn and condominium, barndominiums have been around for decades, but are gaining popularity at a rapid pace. A barndominium may provide the solutions needed for your next home, in a number of ways.
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Spring in Texas has a number of reasons for spending time outside. The evenings feel a little longer with the time change, the temperature tends to linger in a comfortable range, and friends and family are ready to come over for crawfish, grilling, or a full barbecue. To make the most of this outdoor time, your patio, porch, and lawn may need a little bit of an overhaul and Gerard Construction can help provide the touch ups you need.
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The bathroom in years and decades past was truly a functional addition onto home plans. A toilet, a shower/bath combo, and a sink were all that was needed for a bathroom to truly meet the needs of a homeowner. It was often overlooked in home renovations, home planning, and home buying. In more recent years, the bathroom is becoming a larger and larger focus of homeowner’s plans as individuals upgrade to meet their unique needs for this space in addition to adding a few of their wishes and desir...
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When you encounter someone building a home, after the usual questions along the lines of “How is it going?” many turn to whom the contractor or company building the home may be. There is always consideration between custom building and working to make your home entirely yours versus using the assistance of a Prebuilt home and plan. There are advantages and disadvantages to both which should be weighed carefully.
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24Jan

FAQ: Custom Cabinets

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When designing a home or rehabbing your space, an overlooked portion can be the different aspects that go into choosing and designing your actual cabinetry. At Gerard Construction, we love discussing the individual details that will make a house we build into your home. Here are a few questions to consider ahead of time.
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10Jan

Trending Home Design in 2020

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It’s not only a new year, but it is also a new decade and we here at Gerard Construction cannot wait to meet the individuals and families who we will get to partner with to build their homes. Along with the change in calendar comes a new set of trends and techniques which means each of the homes we create may take on a few of these new design ideas.
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It is always fun to start completely from scratch on a home building project. By “from scratch” we mean all the way at the beginning with clients who are interested in purchasing a piece of land to build their home on. Gerard Construction is uniquely poised to help in these types of ventures because of the banking and financial background of one of our founders. There are a few key pieces of information you should know before we start signing the deeds for your new property.
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Christmas and the holiday season mean a lot of decorating for many families. Most Americans will put up a Christmas tree, at least 79%, and 56% of women answered they like decorating “a lot” in a study done by Pew Research. At Gerard Construction, we think decorating your home is a wonderful time to bring family together and to strengthen the memories being made within your walls for years to come. Here are a few ideas and tips to help you.
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