Preparing Your Home for Resale to Millennials

December 22, 2015 | By

Millennials, the youth generation born after 1981, were hit hard by the Great Recession as employment opportunities fizzled, forcing many to move back home with their parents after college graduation. While their dismal prospects have given them a somewhat jaded outlook, a 2013 study by the Demand Institute suggests their outlook is more traditional in … Read more

3 Rules of Green Building Projects

December 21, 2015 | By

The City of Pleasanton is focused on maintaining the quality of life of its residents and preserving the natural resources of the area. To this end they encourage the adoption of green building practices, such as being mindful about using limited resources, building and remodeling with energy efficiency in mind, and choosing healthy materials and … Read more

Quality Over Quantity — The Not So Big House

November 19, 2015 | By

When we’re approached by a new client about remodeling a recently purchased home, the advice we usually give them is to live in it first to see how they use the space. Then, we can adapt the space to their life, which is much better than having wasted space or making the best of a … Read more

The Barefoot Manifesto

October 23, 2015 | By

One of the things we are passionate about at Morgenroth Development is continuity between the interior and exterior of a house — or having an easy and natural transition between the two. This is especially appealing in the Bay Area, given our warm climate and short winters. Here in Pleasanton, for example, we enjoy about … Read more

Hardwood Floors: Prefinish v. Job-Site Finish

September 15, 2015 | By

In any new construction or remodel, choosing the proper flooring can be a challenge, since there are a complexity of available options. Even when the decision is narrowed down, there is still much to consider. In this post, we’ll discuss the hardwood flooring options of Prefinish v. Job-Site Finish. Our friend, Mike Dickinson, owner of … Read more