D.R. Domenichini Construction Newsletter




Our design team is continuing to grow!
Please welcome DRD's newest team member, Floni Orahi!

We are also excited to announce that DRD was again voted Best Kitchen & Bathroom Remodeler in Morgan Hill! Also, for the first time, we were voted Best Interior Designer!
We are extremely honored and would like to thank everyone that took the time to vote for us.
Living through a kitchen remodel isn't always fun, but these steps will help you work around a kitchen in disarray.

1. Designate a Kitchen Stand-in

Eating out all the time gets tiresome, not to mention the strain it can put on your budget. And no matter how much takeout you bring home, you'll still need a spot to make school lunches, pour a bowl of cereal or brew coffee. Set up a temporary kitchen somewhere that's out of the way of construction. 
If you're lucky enough to have guesthouse, you can turn that into food-prep central. Or outfit a corner of the basement, garage or workroom with a few portable tables, standalone shelves, storage crates and folding chairs.

2. Minimize Your Kitchen Gear 

During a remodel, your cooking and eating routine will be disrupted, and no matter how much you love to cook, ambitious meals will be a challenge. 
Keep things simple and pare down to the kitchen tools you really, truly can't live without. Be merciless - how often are you going to use your food processor or waffle iron? Stash the essentials close at hand and store the rest.

3. Plan Meals Around Small Appliances

Portable workhorses such as slow cookers, microwaves, toaster ovens, electric griddles and skillets, hot plates and coffee makers can get you over the mealtime hump. 
Move your fridge to your temporary kitchen, if possible; if not, invest in a minifridge and a chest freezer, or borrow them from a friend.

4. Stock the Pantry With Disposables

Without your usual spot to wash dishes, you'll be getting creative (the bathtub, an outdoor hose, a cooler full of sudsy water). 
Make life easier by stocking up on recyclable or biodegradable plates, napkins, cups and utensils. You'll streamline cleanup and cut down on the stress of your temporary displacement.

5. If the Weather Cooperates, Put Your Grill to Work 

Here's a secret: Your grill can do almost anything your oven can. Need to roast meat or vegetables, or bake pizza? Look to the grill.  You can even channel your Scout days and use it for foil-packet meals, pans of biscuits and rolls, skillet pies and cobblers and, of course, s'mores.

6. Keep a Stash of Nonperishable Snacks 

When you're starving but can't face putting together a full meal in your makeshift digs, snacks can save your stomach. 
Peanut butter, crackers, dried fruit or fruit leather, canned goods, trail mix and more can make for quick meals in a pinch.

7. Leave Town for a Short Time, if You Can 

If you're considering a vacation or need to schedule a business trip, now might be a good time, assuming you're comfortable with the remodeling work continuing in your absence. Bonus points if you're visiting relatives - you might score a home-cooked meal or two.

8. Remember the Big Picture 

In the grand scheme of homeownership, this is but a short period of inconvenience amid years of kitchen bliss. Keep the process in perspective and treat it as an adventure. When you're hard at work in your sparkling new kitchen, the temporary hassles will fade from memory.

D.R. Domenichini Construction Kitchen Remodel 
Morgan Hill, 2019

Source: Houzz.com


Here are some of the latest reviews we've received through Yelp and  GuildQuality  within the past quarter. 

Review by Michelle L. (May 2019)
"....Through out all the stress Scott was there to help us through it. There were times Scott would come out in the early evening to make sure my husband could park his car in the garage.  Scott goes above & beyond for you the client......" Read more

Review by Karen M. (March 2019)
" The communication was very good. At least 3 avenues of communication was used so I always received at least one when needed.... Read more

Review by Oscar L. (March 2019)
"This has been by far the best renovation experience we have ever had, and in all ways it went beyond our expectations...." Read more


On Sunday June 23, Morgan Hill hosted the inaugural Coyote Creek Concours d'Elegance. The featured marques at this year's first annual event was Corvette and Ferrari. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Operation Freedom Paws. This amazing organization empowers veterans and individuals with disabilities to restore their freedom to live life by teaching them to train their own dogs, and certifying them as service dog teams.
Here is a picture of David and Gina participating in this fun event:



Timelapse Video

A stunning master bathroom! Check out this quick one minute timelapse video to see the transformation. 



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At  D. R. Domenichini Construction, we transform homes, foster great relationships, and build clients for life.  


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D. R. Domenichini Construction
P.O. Box 1430

San Martin, California 95046





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