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Our Gerard Construction team loves every build, from the smallest remodel to a new home build on land. Admittedly, the new home builds are much longer and much more intense than many of our renovations and they certainly have a number of steps that are different. One of the steps is the build site evaluation. This process isn’t just for homes being built in rural areas – these steps apply for those in neighborhoods as well.
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While our area may get another small cold front or two, spring is definitely here in the Brazos Valley. Gerard Construction is available to help with your new home build or large renovation you may need, but there are some tasks around the home that you can tackle as part of a weekend. These tasks will help lengthen the life of your home and help your home look it’s best.
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There are many components that go into building or renovating a home, some that are more visible than others. The exterior of your home has a lot to say, in the immediate impression and style it offers. Each material Gerard Construction uses for your home has its own benefits and characteristics that you should consider before making your final choice. The materials we build with are best suited for the Brazos Valley and the climate here, considering that, while design is important in choosing a...
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When you are building a home or doing a remodel with Gerard Construction, we will walk you through parts of the construction process you never really thought about. While you may have Pinterest boards filled with cabinet hardware, wall colors, and your favorite types of flooring, we doubt there is much about which type of insulation you prefer. Insulation is typically installed in the attic and in the exterior walls. According to homereference.net, the attic is the cause of 25% of a home’s heat...
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Custom home building can be a fun process in building your dreams into a reality. Breaking ground, pouring foundation, framing, choosing all of the interior design, and picking where things will go are, while sometimes stressful, enjoyable for our homeowners and, honestly, for us. One part of the home building process that can be less enjoyable are the considerations of your budget, especially as costs increase. Gerard Construction is here to help you navigate every step of the way and we unders...
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When we say Gerard Construction can help you through every step of the build process, we mean just that. We have experience and expertise on our team for building, renovating, designing, and even in helping you acquire your land.
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Gathering together is an idea important for many homeowners and is especially true as we enter into the holiday season where doors are opened for friends, family, and loved ones. Once they enter through that open door though, what do you do if your home is sectioned off, rather than with the open concept floor plan you wish you had? Gerard Construction has ideas for your next remodel to take down walls and rebuild space to create the larger and more open space you are looking for.
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Of all the details people may imagine about building their dream home or renovating their existing home, cabinet hardware may not be high on the list of things to consider ahead of time. The truth is, cabinet hardware can make a difference in a subtle way to your bathroom, kitchen, or other areas where Gerard Construction has included cabinetry. Here are a few tips our construction and design team recommend for your home.
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Changing your space isn’t just about putting up walls or picking out tile, instead, your space can support the way you live your life, making it more functional. Design creates this function, in addition to making your space beautiful and aesthetically pleasing.
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Our Gerard team loves HGTV, home improvement shows, and scrolling through Pinterest just as much as anyone else does. Not only can it be a nice break to relax, but it provides inspiration and ideas for what we love to do in the homes we build. It can be difficult though, when you see the edited version of their remodels to decide how much to take on as the homeowner and when to leave the work to the professionals. Gerard Construction is here to help guide you and to take on the big tasks.
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