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House Lifting – What you need to know!

Every town has different zoning requirements, however FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) is the agency that dictates the various flood zones. FEMA sets the Base Flood Elevations (BFE) and it is up to the local municipalities to enforce these standards. Each … Continue reading

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From Ideas to Construction

The kids are back in school and routines and schedules are now in full swing, so what better time to put your ideas and thoughts down on paper so you can move forward with that home renovation that you may … Continue reading

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PDRdesigns Exciting News!

Top 5 Tips Homeowners Need (when taking on a home renovation project) As an Architectural Design Firm, we work with many homeowners who have done renovation projects in the past and were not happy with the results. These are the … Continue reading

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Lighting Design

  PDRdesigns has been named Jersey Shore AIA Architectural Firm of the Year for 2017!!! The lighting of a space makes a huge impact on how it feels and your experience. One of first rules to follow is to have … Continue reading

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Integrated Technology Design Options

Families today are reliant on technology.  Incorporating technology into a project is no longer an option, it is considered a necessity.  A great way to test this theory is to unplug your router one day thus shutting down wifi / … Continue reading

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Specialty Rooms

This issue we are focusing on Creating Specialty Rooms within your home.   Many homeowners focus on the kitchen, baths, and overall living space which is definitely a major part of a home. To those who are passionate about something, … Continue reading

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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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