Building a home involves much more than choosing a style, a few building materials, and deciding on the number of bedrooms. In fact, it is a very involved process that can take months before the first physical steps are even taken. Gerard Construction has several recommendations for ways to prepare and plan for the building of your new home.
There are multiple exciting choices to make in regards to building a home or doing a large scale renovation on an existing home. In fact, many of the families who build claim they never knew how many choices they would have to make. Our team is equipped and prepared to help our clients look at every detail in the building process. In some renovations and in every new build, one of the first decisions cannot really be labeled as a detail because it is much more than that. Deciding on the overall ...
Flooring is often one of the easiest decisions for homeowners to make in regards to building or renovating their home. People know what they want and how to adjust based on their budget or home’s needs. According to moneycrashers.com, “These days, there are lots of different flooring options, including several that are very affordable. Vinyl, laminate, and ceramic tile can all cost as little as $1 per square foot.” If you aren’t sure about which type of flooring you would like in your home,...
When building or renovating your home, an often over looked area of attention is not even within the walls of your house. The outside of your home is just as important of a feature, specifically in regards to your landscaping. In fact, according to the Washington Post, curb appeal can increase the value of your home anywhere from 5 to 20 percent. With cooler weather upon us in Texas, now may be the perfect time to work in changes and refresh your curb appeal.
It can be easy to get trapped in do-it-yourself renovations and remodels. One minute you are innocently watching a show on HGTV or a video in your media feed. Soon, you begin thinking to yourself, “I could do that.” Before you know it, your bathroom sink is in pieces around you and holes are punched out in your sheetrock as your DIY trance comes to a screeching halt with the reality check that you have no idea what you are doing. While a DIY can be enjoyable and has benefits, there are several...
Potential homeowners often have no idea what to expect when they decide to build a new home. While Gerard Construction is tireless in making the build process a smooth and enjoyable season of your life, when hiccups do take place, we are here for you during the entire process of the build.
It can be frustrating to wait for a large home renovation or to save the final amount to build a new home. Excitement for a fresh look or something new is a feeling we can relate to at Gerard Construction, it’s one of our favorite parts of the building and renovation processes. There are ways you can bring in these popular design trends to your home, whether it’s a home you already live in or one you are designing with us. In fact, the industry is seeing an increase in home renovations, some u...
Homes are important to us. Dreams, goals, and conversations are often focused around home ownership, building something new, or altering what we already have. When it comes time to turn the dream into reality, we can waver with the unknown and the process of pouring our hard earned savings into the home. Fortunately, there are tips and tricks that will help you along the way, especially when building with Gerard.
A contractor becomes an important part of your life when building or remodeling a home. The person you choose will not only be someone you are consistently communicating with, but they will be trusted with an important component of your life, where you live.
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It is largely agreed that homes should be personal and unique to the people who live within them, but all too often, prospective homeowners are forced into settling for a home that could work. Settling for function or “good enough” is not necessary and can be avoided completely with designing a home that fits you. There are numerous advantages to designing and building a home with your unique needs and tastes in mind.