Gehman Design Remodeling Featured on Good Morning America

Gehman Design Remodeling Featured on Good Morning America

Good Morning America recently featured our founder and owner Dennis Gehman to get his perspective on the rising costs of remodeling as Dennis is the President of NARI (National Association of the Remodeling Industry). The surges are coming from Covid delays and increased costs for materials as well as appliances. Good news is on the way though, as life is getting back to a more normal state for many across the country.

Thanks to the Good Morning America Team for reaching out. You can view the segment below.

Reasons You Need a Deck Addition

Adding a deck to your home is a window of opportunity to enjoy different events and gatherings at your home. Even if you want to spend some time alone, they create a fantastic ambiance that’s sure to improve your mood.

Firstly, they are a flat surface attached to your house, usually at the back. It is capable of supporting weights while increasing the square footage of the house. It is similar to a ship deck but rather stationary. In case the idea of hosting fun family night dinners or reading your favorite book while relaxing on the deck doesn’t convince you, here are 4 amazing reasons why you need a deck addition to your house.

4 Reasons for a Deck Addition

Social Gatherings

A prime reason to opt for a deck addition is to accommodate large gatherings during events such as weddings, BBQs, movies, etc. For some of you, it must not be easy to let in all the guests at once. With a deck, your home gains extra square footage, which serves the purpose of increasing functionality space while staying within the property limits. Although it will require you to install railings and whatnot, a deck is a lot safer than a patio.

Cost-Effective Home Addition

Decks are relatively inexpensive in comparison to other home additions, such as adding a room, patios, sunrooms, etc. In fact, some cost estimates are well below your imagination, but ultimately, the material, size, and maintenance requirement will determine the total costs of getting a deck addition.

House Aesthetics

What are your home styling preferences? Choosing the materials of a deck will definitely amaze you! Although wooden decks provide a classic look, they require excess maintenance. Moreover, a composite deck contains several different materials, such as plastic and wood composites.

Composite decks are extremely low-maintenance, highly durable, and offer exotic/ natural variety of looks. So overall, a deck addition improves your home’s aesthetics.

House Value

It is critical to acknowledge that adding a deck will also increase your home’s value and not just its aesthetic appeal. For this reason, many homeowners feel inclined to choose the best options and varieties of decks.


Conclusively, aside from maintenance, the construction and installation of a deck are highly important. Furthermore, the materials range in variety, from colors to durability. Therefore, professional advice and assistance are significant. Give a call to Gehman Design Remodeling at 215-513-0300 to profit from our impeccable expertise and experience.

Reasons to Add a Sunroom to Your Home

For an outdoors-loving person, the feeling of fresh air and sunshine coming into your home is fantastic. If you can relate, you’ll enjoy the idea of a “three-season room.” Or, to be accurate, the “four-season room.” Yes, we are talking about the “sunroom.”

If you’re thinking of getting one, it’ll be a major improvement from the traditional patio in your house. Well, it is true. Sunrooms do enable an array of functionality and live space in your house. Apart from the benefits to your home value, this valuable addition can serve a lot of entertainment and enjoyment purposes. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular and easy-to-understand reasons to have a sunroom in your house.

Reasons to Add a Sunroom

House Value Improvement

Adding a sunroom might increase your home’s aesthetic appeal. In turn, it can enhance your home’s real estate value. Besides that, it is genuinely possible to reap the benefits of additional square footage to your home after a sunroom addition (keep in mind the tax increases per square footage!).

Natural Light Ambiance

Wouldn’t it be wonderful for you to sit under the sunshine and read your favorite book? Or, gather in the sunroom with your guests to enjoy refreshments while having important discussions?

Modern sunrooms, equipped with glass from window-to-roof, enable you to control the level of sunlight entering the sunroom. You can enjoy outdoor activities with your guests without worrying about harsh weather conditions.

Functional Space

With the addition of a sunroom, you can enjoy movies, dinners, and other fun activities. You also don’t have to worry about being stuck indoors when weather conditions are inadequate. You can still enjoy the winter aroma and summer breeze while sitting in your sunroom, controlling the amount of air that gets in or out. Cool, right?

Moreover, the idea of adding a sunroom is typically cheaper than adding a new room to the structure.

Studio Feature

If you are a creative person with a passion for things like art, painting, writing, or music, a sunroom is a feasible option for you to stay lively in your activities. You can always enjoy a refreshing environment while working towards your dreams. There is always room for improvement, so you make some finishing touches to your sunroom by adding fantastic décor. This way, you reflect a version of glamour that inspires others.


So, if you are deciding on adding a sunroom to your house, you should consider seeking professional guidance and help from Gehman. We offer detailed services for interior and exterior house designing; we can fulfill your dream of a luxurious and useful sunroom in your house. If you’re interested in a seasonal room for your home, reach out to Gehman Design Remodeling to learn more today. 

2021 Home Remodeling Trends

Tons of people today are spending more time in their homes than previously. We’ve settled into a new lifestyle and people are needing updates to their homes to adjust. People who have different needs now are looking to have different work done on their homes this year. Keep reading to learn about popular trends. 

Upgrade the Outdoors

With many of us putting off summer vacations and other things we normally enjoy, people are turning to recreation at home. You’ve likely spent more time this year walking around your neighborhood and property and have found things you’d like to upgrade. This year, many homeowners are building new decks to help extend their dining and cooking spaces outdoors. A custom-built deck can offer space for grilling and everything else. When working with a contractor to build your deck, you can have it built to fit your exact needs, so you’ll get the most out of it. 

Home Office Build

Tons of folks are working from home today and many have children learning remotely as well. Working from the kitchen table can only go on for so long, so many have decided to dedicate a space to work. Not everyone has a proper space in their home, so many are turning to remodelers to build a home office. If you’ve got multiple people using video, you need to have space to get away, that’s why people are looking for smartly designed offices. 

Kitchen Trends

Kitchens are consistently one of the top spaces that homeowners choose to remodel. Islands are always a feature that people look for, but in 2021, more are looking for split-level islands and islands for dining. Some are even opting for a double island look which can be excellent if you cook a lot and also need to store kitchen equipment. 

For kitchen cabinets, options with minimal hardware have become popular along with a complementing backsplash. 

When it Comes to Bathrooms…

There is never a bad time to remodel your bathroom as it’s one of the best projects to make your life at home more comfortable. In this space, floating cabinets and quartz countertops have become popular. Floating cabinets and vanities add a unique look to a bathroom and can help exhibit a modern aesthetic. Adding quartz to bathrooms only makes sense for how well it performs in the kitchen, consider adding new countertops to your bathroom.

Let Light In

Many people are looking for ways to add more light to their homes. There aren’t many better ways to do so than with new windows. Replacing your windows adds tons more natural light in along with allowing homeowners to enjoy spring and summer breezes. 

If you’re interested in remodeling your home this year with a new deck, kitchen, bathroom, or new windows, our team at Gehman Design Remodeling can help. Contact us today to get started. 

Why Build a Home Office?

Why Build a Home Office?

With the work world steadily heading towards more remote and work-from-home options for employees, many people are considering introducing a fully equipped home office that will allow them to do all the work they need to from the comfort of their own home. If you’re ready to get your work-from-home set up a bit more professional, it might be time for a new home office. Here’s why – and how.

Why a Home Office? 

If you’ve ever tried to have a conference call in your bedroom while pets and family run around, you know how important it is to have a dedicated workspace. In a space away from the regular hubbub of daily home life, you’ll quickly find that you’re more productive and calmer throughout the workday. Having your desk set up as if you are in the office means you don’t need to get up throughout the day in search of the right charging cable or notebook.

But is building a home office as easy as it sounds? Here are a few things to consider when deciding how to build.

Set Your Budget

As with any project, you should have a pretty clear idea of what your budget is before you begin. If you currently have a low budget, you may not be able to have a whole addition built onto your home. Instead, you may have to set up camp in an occupied room. Interior separators like curtains or folding privacy screens can help you divide the room visually and mentally so you can switch from work to play more easily.

Make Use of Remodeling

No one said you have to undertake only one project at a time, so if you’re currently working on a renovation or addition, it might be worth it to have your contractors see where they can provide a workspace. For example, if you’re already having an extra bathroom added on, you might discover that a newly created corner space is the perfect snug room for a home office.

Choose Your Spot

If you’re not already working on a renovation project, or the one you are isn’t suitable for an office, take the time to tour the house and see where your office would best be situated. If you work face-to-face with clients or customers, you may want your office to be closer to the front of the house. That way, no one is walking through your personal living areas of the home when they have a meeting with you. Other things to consider when thinking about the location are the presence of natural light and proximity to common sources of noise, like children’s rooms or entertainment rooms.

Building a home office is an excellent choice for those who have found themselves in a new work-from-home experience. Ready to get set up? Contact Gehman Design Remodeling for your new home addition, and you’ll get the best workmanship and highest quality materials for your dream office.

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