The start of 2021 has been busy here at D.R. Domenichini Construction! With that, we'd like to start by saying thank you to everyone who has recently referred us. One of the reasons we have so many requests to bid new jobs is because of YOU! DRD has been primarily built on client referrals, and it is one of our best compliments, as it shows how much you trust us to take care of your friends and family. We appreciate your support and sincerely thank you.

In fact, we've been so busy that at this point we are not able to bid new jobs until mid-May. We are currently in the process of expanding our team, so hopefully we can return to bidding jobs at full capacity very soon. We are still encouraging folks to fill out our Pre-Meeting worksheet to request a quote, and we will reach out to schedule a meeting as soon as we are able. If you don't have an immediate need to start right away, this is a great time to begin the design process (Note: Permits require drawings). Also, if you don't already have someone you are working with, please consider our sister company, Studio 38 Designs.

Last, if you or someone you know is interested in joining our team, please take a look at our current opening for an Estimator position.
Thank You GHMTODAY Magazine!
D.R. Domenichini Construction and Studio 38 Designs are honored to be included in the current issue of gmhToday! When we heard that Debbi and Mike Sanchez would be bringing back our favorite magazine, we were thrilled. They have done a terrific job carrying on this wonderful publication that J.Chris and Larry J. Mickartz started, and we look forward to many more issues to come!

Included below is a link to the online version, or you can pick up a hard copy at several businesses throughout South County, including Studio 38 Designs. The article that shares a bit more of Dave and Gina’s story and what DRD and Studio 38 Designs are all about, is on pages 46-48. We hope you’ll take a moment to check it out, along with all the other stories about the wonderful people and businesses that make our community so awesome.
Thank you, gmhToday!

Read the full article here: https://joom.ag/AiWI/p46
Studio 38 Designs
Before & After
For those of you that don't know, Studio 38 Designs' building used to be a motorcycle repair shop. Watch this video to see how we transformed it into a beautiful kitchen and bath showroom!
Here are some of the latest reviews we've received through
 GuildQuality within the past quarter. 

Review by Julianne W. (February 2021)
"Beautiful work. Design was fabulous. Organization of the all the pieces was great. Loved the website as a way to communicate and keep track of the project." Read More

Review by Korinne R. (February 2021)
"I have already recommended them to my brother in law for their kitchen." Read More

  • Homes that advertised higher-end kitchen and bathroom amenities sold for more than otherwise expected in 2020.
  • Self-admitted fixer-uppers sold for almost 13% less than expected.
  • Many higher-end, custom home features are associated with slower sales.
Collectively, Americans spent a lot more time at home last year cooking, eating and, well, taking care of post-meal business. Perhaps not coincidentally, features related to high-end kitchens and luxurious bathrooms frequently appeared in the online listing descriptions of homes that ended up selling for more money than otherwise expected.
To determine the price premium associated with certain features, Zillow analyzed closed home sales in the United States in 2019 and 2020 where we could match the sale to the listing description and the home’s Zestimate in the month before listing. Six out of the top 10 features mentioned in listings that sold for more than expected in 2020 are kitchen-related, two are related to bathrooms and one — “modern farmhouse” — could reasonably apply to both (assuming “modern” does not imply an outhouse situation). 
For the true gourmands, or those aspiring to become one, listings that mentioned steam ovens topped the list for sale price premiums, selling for about 4.9% more than expected. Pizza ovens (3.4%), new appliances (3.2%), quartz (3.2%) — as in countertops, which could also be found in bathrooms — smart appliances (3.0%) and butcher blocks (2.7%) all made their way into the top 10 listing terms in terms of sale price premiums.
Outside the kitchen, listings that mentioned “curbless” — for showers flush with the bathroom floor — fetched 3.6% more. “Modern farmhouse” styles also brought in about 3.6% more than expected, and heated floors or radiant heat — to warm your feet on a cold bathroom floor — were associated with a 3.2% sale price premium. 
At the other end of the spectrum, self-described fixer-upper homes fetched 12.9% less than expected; those that admitted needing some “TLC” brought in 11.1% less; and ones marketed for their “investment” prospects sold for 4.5% less than expected.
And while 2020 also brought a wave of newly-adopted pandemic pets, and despite the premium associated with “dog house,” “pet-friendly” listings experienced a 2.2% discount.

Correlation, NOT Causation
Now, before we go any further, here’s a critical note that we always include with our sale price premium analysis: Adding these design features to a home, or just adding these words to a for-sale listing description, does NOT guarantee or definitively cause the ultimate sale price to increase (or fall) as much as observed. Rather, the most likely explanation for these results is that for-sale homes with these kinds of features in their descriptions may be of generally higher quality all around (or are at least perceived to be), in ways that are difficult to observe or quantify but which tend to lead to a higher final sale price. Essentially, the whole of a home can often amount to more than the sum of its explicitly advertised individual parts, and a home’s overall perception of “niceness” – and the price premium that comes with it – seems associated at least in part with the presence of these currently popular features.
But that doesn’t mean this information isn’t valuable to sellers determining how to market their homes and/or buyers determining the right offer – it certainly is!
From a buyer’s perspective, the features present in a home and/or the choices made to advertise said features in a listing description are indicators that a home may be perceived as cutting-edge and/or well-updated. And buyers actively seeking those traits in a home from the moment they move in may be willing to pay more for them when making an offer. But for bargain-hunting buyers or those with different tastes, the presence of such features may be a warning that they could end up overpaying for a prior renovation that doesn’t suit them or for features they don’t want/need.
From a seller’s perspective, there’s a clear takeaway: If you’ve got these features in your home, don’t hide them from buyers! And if your home doesn’t have these features, don’t pretend it does. But because we can’t prove causality behind these relationships, it remains unclear if that steam oven will really move the sale price needle so dramatically – much less whether any gains would outweigh the costs of installing one and throwing out the old stove.