Home Remodel

How to Find and Hire a Kitchen Remodeling Contractor in San Diego

Red Flags and Best Practices Once you have your plan and budget for the kitchen of your dreams, you’re ready to hire a contractor to make that dream a reality.  Here are a few things to know that will save you time, money, and potential headaches as you search for a contractor.  Make a List… read more

How to Know When it’s Time to Launch that Remodel

Like any big decision, the question of when to remodel can make you freeze. You want to make the right choice. It feels like there’s so much on the line; the literal roof over your head. The thing is, there’s no such thing as “ready” or “the perfect time” for anything. Waiting for all the… read more

Smart Home Innovations You Need

Smart home innovations have taken off in the past few years bringing the stuff of science fiction into the home and doing what all great technology should do: making life simpler and easier. Let’s explore the latest smart home technology, take a peek at what’s right around the corner, and ask the tough question: do… read more

Buy a New House or Remodel?

Should I buy a new house or remodel the one I already have?  It’s a question that touches on every aspect of home ownership, from money and taxes to our emotional bonds to a place and how we feel about our neighbors.  Unfortunately, it’s the kind of question that can feel overwhelming and make you… read more

How to Pair Rooms as Part of your Whole Home Renovation

A whole home renovation is one of the most exciting projects you can undertake. It gives you the chance to reinvent the space around you and turn your house into the home of your dreams. That may sound like a huge cliche, but a whole home remodel really makes it possible. But the scope of… read more

Planning a Summer Remodel When The Kids are Home

Remodeling turns your home into a construction site. No matter how much plastic sheeting you lay out or how well you time your project, your day-to-day life is going to be disrupted. This can be stressful for anyone, but when you add kids into the mix, you have a recipe to be overwhelmed that can… read more

Save Money and Improve Your Home’s Value with a Whole Home Remodel

Do you love everything about your home except the dated kitchen, the boring bathroom, the unused space over the garage, the tired family room, the dark entryway, the master bathroom you wish actually had a bath in, and the living room that you’re sick of living in? It sounds like you might be considering a… read more

Sustainable Design in Home Remodeling Is That Remodeling Project Going to Give You The Best ROI?

Cost vs. Value of Remodeling in 2019 Are you thinking about remodeling but don’t know which project to start with? One smart way to narrow down your options is to focus on the ones with the highest ROI, adding the maximum value to your home at the best price. Given the current state of the… read more

Interior Design Trends for San Diegans in 2018

Is anyone else having a hard time believing we’re nearly six months into 2018? With every new year comes inspiration and with it, stunning interior design trends that you just might want to consider bringing into your San Diego home. Let’s take a look at some of the trends we’ve seen thus far, and what… read more

Thanks Uncle Sam! Revamp Your Home with Your Tax Refund

Ah, April. You bring us so many beautiful things: budding, bright spring blooms, brighter, warmer, longer days, and early signs of the start of something heavenly – San Diego summer. Oh yeah! Did we forget to mention one of our favorite tidings that April brings? A nice little (or fingers crossed, not so little!) check… read more

How to Set the Budget for the Remodel of Your Dreams

You’ve decided to break ground on your dream San Diego home remodel. Maybe you have visions of a grand master bathroom built around a freestanding marble tub, worthy of a long soak. Maybe you’re yearning for granite kitchen countertops or a stainless steel double sink, sure to be the envy of your whole neighborhood. You’ve… read more

Is An Accessory Dwelling Unit The Right Addition to Your Home?

Is An Accessory Dwelling Unit The Right Addition to Your Home? Your neighbor has one. Your coworker has one. Your sister-in-law can’t stop raving about hers, and your mother has hinted at how wonderful it would be for her. It seems like everybody’s doing it. By it, we mean building an Accessory Dwelling Unit, or… read more

What the Property Brothers Can Teach You About Remodeling Your Home for Long-Term Value

  If you’ve watched the show Property Brothers on HGTV, then you know the drill. Drew Scott, real estate agent extraordinaire, takes his client to an absolutely gorgeous dream home and then drops the bomb. The perfect castle is always hopelessly out of the client’s price range. Zoom in on the client’s sad face. Not… read more

Hiring a Handyman for Your Home Remodel… What Could Go Wrong?

How to Decide If You Should Hire a Professional Contractor or a Handyman for Your Home Remodel It’s just a little project. Your cousin’s kid is an electrician, which means he and his buddy can definitely remodel your kitchen. Your neighbor swears by this guy they found on Craigslist. Can’t beat the price! We’ve heard… read more

Is Recessed Lighting the Right Choice for Your Home?

Much like Rodney Dangerfield, lighting often ‘don’t get no respect.’ It’s easy to overlook, and yet lighting guides the mood and style of a room. If you are considering updating the lighting in your home, one option you can’t afford to overlook is recessed lighting. This type of lighting is extremely versatile and can offer… read more

How to Get Your Remodel Started and Finished in 2018

You’ve heard the nightmare remodel stories from your friends – how the contractor promised that kitchen remodel would only take three weeks, and it took three months instead. You’ve heard about permits taking forever to pull, cabinets that never showed up, and walls painted horrid lime green because someone wrote down the wrong swatch. Now… read more

How to Prepare for a Home Remodel in 2018

You’ve spent 2017 gushing over your best friend’s kitchen remodel and watching your neighbor’s home transform with a gorgeous room addition. Even though you’ve been liking all those Before and After remodel pics on Facebook, something else in your heart has been stirring. You’ve got a touch of remodel envy. Don’t worry, it’s perfectly normal…. read more

Five Ways to Turn Your San Diego Room Addition into a Moneymaker

You’ve been itching to add a room addition to your San Diego home, but the price tag has you worried. Every remodel is an investment in your home, but how are you going to justify the cost to your spouse and your bank account? Fortunately, the room addition itself can be the answer. There are… read more

Taxes and Home Remodeling: Federal Deductions and Refunds

It’s tax season. Everyone is looking to make deductions when they can or is daydreaming about what they might do with their refund. When it comes to home renovation, many people might not know that their project can qualify for both. You likely spent a good amount of money on that bathroom remodel last year… read more