Category Archives: project planning

Architecture to Construction

Architecture to Construction and Everything in Between ( a sneak peek at Paul Rugarber’s forthcoming book) The mission of my forthcoming book is to enlighten homeowners as to the steps and procedures necessary to complete a renovation or new home … Continue reading

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Determining Your Project Budget

(An excerpt from the Paul Rugarber’s forthcoming book Architecture to Construction and Everything in Between) “Got no checkbooks, got no banks. Still I’d like to express my thanks – I’ve got the sun in the mornin’ and the moon at … Continue reading

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Designing Your Dream Outdoor Kitchen

An Excerpt from Paul D. Rugarber’s Forthcoming Book, Architecture to Construction and Everything in Between “To sit in the shade on a fine day, and look upon verdure, is the most perfect refreshment.” – Jane Austen Outdoor kitchens and grilling … Continue reading

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Designing Your Home Office

An Excerpt from Paul D. Rugarber’s Forthcoming Book, Architecture to Construction and Everything in Between Design is, in my opinion, the most fun of any construction project. You finally get to let your creativity loose! There are a few simple … Continue reading

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Zoning and Insurance Requirements

An Excerpt from Paul D. Rugarber’s Forthcoming Book, Architecture to Construction and Everything in Between Dig the well before you are thirsty. – Proverb As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, the planning part of your project can be the most … Continue reading

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Hiring an Architect

(An excerpt from the owner’s forthcoming book Architecture to Construction and Everything in Between) Your Architect will become the quarterback for your team of experts to get your project successfully completed.  When hiring an architect, keep in mind that you … Continue reading

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An excerpt from PDRdesigns owner Paul Rugarber’s forthcoming book, Architecture to Construction and Everything in Between! “Education is reading the fine print. Experience is what you get if you don’t!” – Pete Seeger Many people hear the word “contract” and have … Continue reading

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