Perez Design Build Remodel Blog

Why Design-Build is the Best Way to Remodel

by Jeremy Michaels

Posted on Aug 29, 2018 11:41:44 AM

Why choose design-build? Here are two important advantages:

You know what to expect from the start. Design-build gives you a clearer focus on pricing and scheduling at the design phase. Early on the budget is defined, including everything related to your project. This becomes the agreement for your project.

You are an active participant. With design-build, design and construction are integrated into a managed, transparent process that guides the way to the very best outcomes. You are an active participant throughout this process and are always kept informed of where the project stands at all times.

Want to learn more about design-build? Give us a call.

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Outdoor Living Spaces Are Sizzling Hot!

by Jeremy Michaels

Posted on Aug 29, 2018 11:20:06 AM

Outdoor living spaces are in high demand. According to Houzz research, 56% of respondents are updating their outdoor spaces, creating customized retreats that expand the living space and are perfect for relaxing and entertaining. Using innovative technologies such as radiant outdoor flooring and all-weather fabric awnings, curtains and walls, today’s patios and decks are being transformed into high-comfort, multi-season living areas that feature fireplaces, outdoor heaters, sound systems, water features, fire features, kitchens, and more.

If you’re looking to create a custom outdoor retreat that extends your living space and offers a good return on investment, there’s still time to make it happen!

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What's Trending?

by Jeremy Michaels

Posted on May 7, 2018 11:30:00 AM

Luxury showering is today’s trend in the master bathroom. The spa-inspired walk-in master shower is gaining more square footage in the master bath floor plan, replacing the whirlpool tub as the place to unwind after a long day. Featuring luxurious amenities such as rain showerheads, body jets, a steam function, and a bench to luxuriate in, the spa master shower provides a totally relaxing experience for those who simply don’t have time to soak in a tub. Natural materials, soothing colors and beautiful wall-to-ceiling tile, create a sense of calm and reinforce the spa-like feel of today’s sophisticated master shower.

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Spring Home Maintenance Tip

by Jeremy Michaels

Posted on May 4, 2018 2:08:03 PM

Winter can do a lot of damage to your roof. Spring is the perfect time to make sure your roof is in good shape, before the summer sun does any more damage. Grab a pair of binoculars and check out your shingles to see if any were damaged or lost during the winter. Loose, buckled, or cracked shingles will need to be replaced, as well as any shingles that are missing granules. Also inspect flashing for any damage around skylights, plumbing vents, and chimneys. If it’s time to replace your roof, call Perez DBR for a free roof inspection and consultation.

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How to Hire a Contractor for Residential Design

by Jeremy Michaels

Posted on Aug 11, 2017 11:55:00 AM

Probably one of the most asked questions, and possible daunting feelings, one can have when embarking on home construction. Hopefully this short read will clear some of those grey cloud feelings and give you some clarity and confidence on your next contractor hire.

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Design/Build Company vs. Hiring a Separate Architect and Builder – Which is Better?

by Jeremy Michaels

Posted on Mar 7, 2017 8:30:00 AM

When you are thinking of renovating your home or building a new one, one of the things that you need to consider is whether to hire a design/build company or a separate architect and builder. While both options have their advantages and disadvantages, hiring a single company is more advantageous than having several companies involved in the project that you have to juggle and try to bridge together.

 

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Do Home Improvements Really Pay Off?

by Jeremy Michaels

Posted on Jan 30, 2017 8:20:00 AM

If you’re considering having your house remodeled, I’m sure you’ve wondered if it will create a drastic change in your home’s value. After all, that’s probably one of the primary reasons you are renovating your home in the first place. Of course there are projects that you take on that are purely for aesthetics and we like to call them the “feel good” projects. However, if your sights are set on selling in the future (and the driving force behind your home remodel), then it’s wise to do a little research to see how your project, or ideas of projects, that increase the value of your home. Two of the most common and well known value-adding projects are kitchen remodels and bathroom remodels. These give you the best opportunity on return of your investment.  Depending on how well the home remodeling was done and the items that you chose to finish it off, your return on investment could actually be up to 100%.

 

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5 Smart Exterior Projects for Fall

by Jeremy Michaels

Posted on Oct 14, 2016 8:00:00 AM

Fall, as a season, is one of the most beautiful times of year. However, with this beauty comes a few not-so-fun side effects. The cold air coming in, leaves jamming up your gutters, leaky roofs revealed. So let’s make sure you and your family have a cozy and stress free season with a few simple, but impactful, exterior projects. Check out our 5 Best Exterior Projects for Fall, featuring easy fixes, winter comfort, and cost savings in the future!

 

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Remodel Your Bath AND Keep Your Sanity

by Jeremy Michaels

Posted on Sep 12, 2016 7:30:00 AM

So you have a big decision in front of you – should you start that long-delayed bath remodel or keep it on the "wish list" a while longer? A lot of people fear the beginning of a project this size because it’s associated with a lot of challenges and turmoil. However, the truth is that you can’t push it away forever and sooner or later you are inevitably going to have to dive in, and it doesn't have to be as daunting as you may think! Here are a few tips to help get your project underway and keep your sanity!

 

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5 Best Exterior Projects for Summer!

by Jeremy Michaels

Posted on Jul 21, 2016 3:45:15 PM

The real estate industry is not what it used to be.  More and more people are deciding to stay in their current house and make improvements rather than sell and upgrade. Others tend to perform renovations and remodel some parts of their home so it will immediately attract the attention of home buyers once they are ready to sell.  If you see yourself in one of these two categories, here are some exterior projects for your home this summer. You will see that simple improvements of roofing, siding, decks, patios, and windows can not only add elegance and sustainability to your house, but it can also increase its market value.

5 Best Exterior Projects

Roofing

In terms of exterior remodeling, roofing is one of the most challenging tasks.  We all know that a solid roof is vital, as it protects your home and family from the elements.  Also, a perfectly installed roof can help regulate the temperate inside the house and lower your energy consumption.  On the other hand, if it is done poorly, it can lead to a long list of repairs.

Normally the cost of roofing is determined by its durability.  Slate and tile would be the most expensive while asphalt is the cheapest.  Another popular choice for homeowners is metal due to its affordable price and reasonable longevity.

Siding

A simple replacement your home's siding can create a dramatic facelift!  It can also increase the insulation and market value of your house once properly installed.  Highly consider the climate in your location when choosing the material for siding.

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