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March, 2017—Qualified Remodeler's annual outdoor living survey report from 2016 indicates that 51.2 percent of survey respondents are already designing, building and/or specifying outdoor kitchens. Darlene Gayler, vice president, Gayler Design Build, Danville, California, says her company approaches the design of outdoor kitchens and spaces much like other indoor projects—starting with questions about what the clients want, how they will be using the space, etc.—to ensure the design fits homeowner needs, lifestyle and how they plan to use it. Read full article, featuring Gayler Design Build.


July 10, 2016—Danville-based Gayler Design Build, Inc., recently earned a REMMIE Award from the National Association of the Remodeling Industry of Diablo Valley for an outdoor project at an Alamo home. The project involved adding a covered kitchen, bar, counter and sofa seating areas, and TV and music systems near an existing pool in the backyard of the house. For the end result, Gayler Design Build snagged first place in the Landscape Design/Outdoor Living $60,000 and Over category when the REMMIE Awards were handed out at a ceremony in Oakland this spring. Read full article.


July 2016—The backyard, once mostly home to large, mow-demanding stretches of lawn, is undergoing a major transformation. Most homeowners are creating backyard resorts for their own enjoyment, while happy with the prospect that the outdoor-living space might add to their home's value if they chose to sell in the future. Our very own Darlene Gayler shares her point of view in this Outdoor Living article (page 43). Read full article.


When George and Darlene Gayler of Gayler Design Build in Danville, California were asked to update this typical 1980's space, they jumped at the chance to maximize its functionality and give the space the feel of an old Italian farmouse. Read full story.


October 2006—To Watch: New Generation Takes Overs. Deep in the minds of many remodelers, one big question looms: What happens to my company when I retire? A handful of owners will sell their businesses to employees. A few will sell to strangers. Most will sell off their tools, and then simply walk away. But in a number of remodeling companies across the country, the owners are busy grooming their children to take the reins. Read full article.


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March/April 2006—Not Just for Breakfast Anymore. Modern Breakfast nooks and bars provide round-the-clock enjoyment. Today's breakfast areas are "falling in with the great-room concept—kids are doing homework, guests pop over for coffee." A well-planned bar or nook can be a seat of almost non-stop activity in the home. Read full article.


April 2006A Bath Divided. How a shared space was divvied up into his-and-hers zones, then unified with a turn-of-the-century treatment. When it comes to designing a master bath, designating one side for him and one for her can be a no-brainer if you're working with a generously sized rectangular plan. But Linda and Gene Frederick wanted their Alamo, California, bath to have personal cleanup zones and a cozy old-house scale, with odd angles and small niches you'd find in a vintage cottage. Read full story.


Adding Up. A combination of space and style. After 20 years in the home construction business, George and Darlene Gayler know a thing or two about renovating houses. When they recently decided to renovate their undistinguished ranch house in Northern California, they put that knowledge to very good use. "We've had plenty of opportunity to see what works and what doesn't," says Darlene. Read full article.


Mar 22
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The Impact of Color on Interior Design

By Gayler Design Build

Imagine how boring the world would be in black and white! Luckily, most people see life in a full spectrum of color. Color is a form of nonverbal communication - a visual language, if you will - that can inspire a visceral emotional response. For this reason, color is a great way to quickly and dramatically communicate both your personality and style. So, if you're considering remodeling your home, color should be a major factor in your design process. Here are some helpful tips for choosing the right colors in your new interior space. Read More

Dec 08
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The Rise in Popularity of Multi-Generational Living

By Gayler Design Build

Home design trends are constantly evolving. These days, multi-generational households are on the rise, becoming more common among nearly every age and racial group - male and female alike. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, multi-generational families consist of two or more generations living under the same roof. In 2014, the Pew Research Center distributed a report stating that a record 60.6 million Americans - 19% of the total U.S. population - live in a family household containing at least two adult generations. Many live with grandparents, for example, with at least one more family member of a different generation. Read More

Oct 24
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Home Design with Pets in Mind

By Gayler Design Build

Pets continue to reign supreme in many American households. In fact, it's estimated that $62.75 billion will be spent on our furry friends this year alone. It is no longer uncommon for homeowners to take their four-legged animals into consideration when remodeling their home. If you are a pet owner, you may enjoy these inspirational design ideas that add beauty and functionality to your living space. Read More

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Jim and Melissa D., Danville

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