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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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Project Planning and Organization

An excerpt from PDRdesigns owner Paul Rugarber’s forthcoming book, Architecture to Construction and Everything in Between! “A goal without a plan is just a wish.” – Antoine de Saint-Exupéry The planning of your house project can be the most fun or the … Continue reading

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The Whole Process in a Nutshell

An excerpt from PDRdesigns owner Paul Rugarber’s forthcoming book, Architecture to Construction and Everything in Between! “Fall in love with the process, and the results will come.” – Eric Thomas Most clients come into my office with very little understanding of … Continue reading

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Exterior Lighting

Exterior lighting is the most popular outdoor living feature among homeowners, and a great way to transform your yard into a dreamscape during beautiful weather! Strategically placed landscape lighting can be used to illuminate walkways, accentuate features like trees and … Continue reading

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Kitchen Design

The single most important room in the house is the kitchen. This is the place where the day begins, where bread is broken at meals, and where guests gather. Many new house designs are removing the traditional “dining room” area … Continue reading

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Kitchen Renovation

Ask the Architect Kitchen Renovation Paul D. Rugarber, AIA Question: We would like to renovate our kitchen and would like to alter the layout slightly without doing a major amount of construction. Any suggestions for a kitchen remodel? Answer: Kitchen … Continue reading

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