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April 2020 - In the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak, many of us have found ourselves with a little extra time on our hands, and we want to make the most of it. While binge-watching your favorite TV series is an entirely acceptable alternative, why not take this time to make small changes to your home now that will certainly pay off down the road? Refin has asked local home improvement experts, including Gayler Design Build, for advice on easy projects that can be done around the house. Read full article.


February 2020—Diablo Magazine has featured Gayler Design Build's recent 327-square-foot art studio addition in San Ramon, CA.  Read the full article here.


June 2019—As the housing crisis escalates across Northern California, families—especially the growing number of multigenerational households—need more flexible options. One solution is the creative use of accessory dwelling units (ADUs). This affordable, customizable housing solution allows family members to live in physical and emotional proximity, while providing them their own space and freedom.  Read full article, by Gayler Design Build.


2018 Professional Remodeler Forty Under 40

April 2018—Every year Pro Remodeler Magazine recognizes a handful of young, promising industry professionals, who represent the industry both as it is and as it will soon be. These are the minds that will overcome the labor shortage and embrace the next generation of technology; who will take remodeling into an era of new professionalism and efficiency. Gayler Design Build's very own General Manager, Chris Gayler was included as one of the Forty under 40.  Read full article.


Let's Get Cooking

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.


Apr 10
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7 Considerations to Create the Ultimate Home Office

By Gayler Design Build

Work from home used to be a convenient option for some, yet due to COVID-19 it has become a necessity for many of us. Now's the perfect time to not only make the most of these unusual and often trying circumstances, but create the home office you've always wanted. Here are 7 design and build considerations to help make your Ultimate Home Office (UHO) dream a reality: Read More

Mar 26
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A Positive Note to Our Community

By Gayler Design Build

Going forward, our construction teams will be operating with best practices, as provided by health authorities: maintaining six-foot distances from homeowners, having client meetings by text or phone, using protective barriers within the home, and practicing good hygiene. Our office team will be minimized but working, answering phones, scheduling, and conducting consultation phone calls. That way you still have access to the Gayler advisory team for your home projects. Read More

Mar 12
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A Kitchen Countertop Guide: The Pros and Cons

By Gayler Design Build

Selecting countertops for your kitchen remodel can be confusing with many materials to choose from. While it's important to consider the overall look of your kitchen when making a countertop selection, it's equally essential to think about how you will use the surfaces. Do you cook a lot or a little? Some materials scratch or stain more easily, and some owners are more troubled by signs of use. Read More

Mar 02
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5 Ways to Carve Out the Ideal Home Office within Your Existing Space

By Gayler Design Build

During this unprecedented time, you're most likely one of the millions of Americans working from home and during the last several weeks you may have been pondering: where's the best place to work in my home? The kitchen is too busy (and you can't stop getting into the fridge). The living room doesn't have the right wiring for all your devices (but it does have Netflix…). The bedroom is too sleep-inducing... Read More

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Jim and Melissa D., Danville

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