Tips to Help You Choose Proper Outdoor Furnishings for Eichlers Decorate Your Patio and Garden in Style! Are you planning to update the atrium, patio or garden of your Eichler home? When selecting furniture and accessories, it is important to (a) maintain a good balance between old and new, and (b) keep the flow between indoor and outdoor living. The size, scale, materials and colors of your outdoor furniture and accessories are critical to preserving …

Consider How Architects Work with Home Remodelers Tips to Make Your Renovation Project A Success Are you planning a home makeover? Whether you are thinking about building reconstruction, a change of layout and floor plans, room additions, or other changes, your Silicon Valley home deserves the expert skills of an architect and a remodeling contractor. Homeowners are often unsure about hiring a professional to design the remodel as they may consider it unnecessary. To make …

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The Importance of Hiring a Construction Consultant before Building or Renovating Are you thinking about constructing a new home or remodeling your existing one in Palo Alto or other local cities? There are many critical details to consider which could impact (a) the time taken to complete the project, (b) the overall cost and (c) the quality of results. Let us explain how hiring a construction consultant before building or renovating can help reduce costly …

Join us on June 9th for the 2018 Silicon Valley Modern Home Tour. Be sure to see our project “Sunnymount Avenue” along the route! For more information, tickets and a tour map, click here.   About the Modern Architecture + Design Society and Home Tour Series For a decade, the Modern Architecture + Design Society has been bringing enthusiasts up close and personal with the architects and designers that create these  modern masterpieces, and the …

Tips to Preserve Your Eichler Home’s Architectural Style Are you a proud owner of an Eichler home in Silicon Valley? Make sure your upcoming renovation project maintains the authentic, characteristic style you love. Maintaining the characteristic horizontal and vertical planes that offer the best of indoor-outdoor living can be challenging for those unfamiliar with the “California modern” building concept. Look for a renovation contractor with the required experience and expertise in this unique modernist style. …

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  Nearly 50 years after the architectural style came into being, modernist “Eichlers” continue to be in high demand among Silicon Valley homebuyers. The unmistakable design exemplifies the indoor-outdoor lifestyle afforded by California’s moderate coastal climate. These homes are remarkable for their clean lines, open spaces and plenty of light. If you are planning a remodel, it might help you to learn more about what makes an Eichler Home an “Eichler” before you discuss the …

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Who Was Joseph Eichler?

Eichler homes continue to be hot properties for families and individuals who appreciate a sleek, modern design. Emphasizing change, boldness and optimism, they typically consist of a U-shaped floor plan with an atrium, glass walls and radiant floor heaters. Spread across California (including the Bay Area), they embody home design flair and affordability. To learn more about Eichler homes, let’s look at who Joseph Eicher was and why his approach to custom home building has …

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Tearing down a home to build a brand new one is an ideal option when you love where you live but want to enhance your living space. Why give up your excellent location, strong ties with the community, perhaps an easy commute to work, proximity to social and entertainment facilities, etc. simply because your home’s structure is not ideal? Building your new dream home on your current property allows you to increase living space and …

What’s the Latest in Luxury Home Building? Building a custom home gives you the freedom to design every square foot of space to your taste. From the layout to choosing the building materials and interior finishing, you can select what works best for you and your family. Before your architect finalizes the blueprint, explore the latest trends in luxury home building, so you can decide exactly what you want. Hot Trends in Silicon Valley Custom …

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New guidelines aim to promote compatibility, ease friction between neighbors Ever since they made their Palo Alto debut in 1950, Eichler communities were intended to be more than the sum of their boxy, glassy parts. Characterized by glass doors and large windows, flat or low-pitched roofs and ample backyards, developer Joseph Eichler’s homes famously celebrated indoor/outdoor living. They also promoted a community ethos through use of common space, as evidenced by the community center, neighborhood …

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2018 Silicon Valley Modern Home Tour

2018 Silicon Valley Modern Home Tour

Join us on June 9th for the 2018 Silicon Valley Modern Home Tour. Be sure to see our project “Sunnymount Avenue” along the route!

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Make Your Bathroom Kid Friendly

Make Your Bathroom Kid Friendly

Flegel's Construction Co., Inc. can help you discover "10 Ways to Make the Shared Bathroom Welcoming for Kids."

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