Modern Kitchen Inspiration

Whether you’re looking for an authentic mid-century modern kitchen or a modern-inspired contemporary design, the modern style can transform your kitchen into a work of art.  Here’s a look at the history and design fundamentals of the modern kitchen.  Modern, Modernist, or Modern-ish? In day-to-day life, “modern” and “contemporary” mean the same thing. In the… read more

How to Improve your Galley Kitchen

The galley kitchen is a polarizing design. To some people, it’s a sleek and hyper-efficient use of space. To others, it’s a compromise, a way to make the best of a tiny kitchen.  You either love or hate galley kitchens. Unfortunately, many of the folks who hate them are stuck living with one anyway. But… read more

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

Bathroom Storage Solutions

Besides, being a place to shower and take care of business, your bathroom serves double duty (no pun intended) as a storage room for toiletries, towels, toilet paper, beauty products, and more.  But keeping everything tidy and organized can be a hassle. Bathrooms are small, most of the things we store in them need to… 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

Luxury Bathroom Design Trends

Luxury bathrooms are trending. As we talked about in our “Modern Bathroom Design” post, bathrooms are becoming more luxurious, and people are starting to see the humble bathroom as an oasis of calm and even a place to hang out.  Defining Luxury Bathroom Design Before we get into the specifics of a luxury bathroom, let’s… 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

Transitional Kitchen Design 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

Kitchen Island Inspiration

An island adds value to your kitchen and your home as well as improving the function and liveliness of your kitchen. It can be as simple as an extra counter right where you need one, or it can take on the heaviest work in the kitchen with an island-mounted range and prep sink. The island… read more

Modern Bathroom Design, From bidets to bamboo

“Modern” can mean many things when it comes to bathrooms. It might be easier to define what is modern by looking at what isn’t. Bathrooms tucked away like an afterthought are not modern. Clutter is not modern. Built-in bathtubs are not modern, and neither are claw footed ones (unless they’re ironic or a statement piece.)… read more

San Diego Spring Cleaning Checklist

A whole home clean up is an easy first step if you’re thinking about remodeling. Cleaning up clears your mind,  especially true when it comes to thinking about the space you’re cleaning By decluttering, and dusting every nook and cranny, you’ll get a new perspective on your home. It will be easier to see what… read more

Sustainable Design in Home Remodeling What is the Best Type of Flooring for a Kitchen?

We ask a lot of our kitchen floors. The kitchen is one of the busiest rooms in the house, if not the busiest. It’s where more spills happen of hot and cold liquids, and it’s where you’ll find the most crumbs. It’s a  place where hungry kids and pets like to hang out because that’s… read more

2019 Toilet Trends

One inventor described the near future of bathroom design as “the decade of digitalization of the bathroom.” New technology like programmable taps and “super toilets” are already here. These recent innovations are combining with things like bidets and ergonomic toilets, that have been around for a long time in other parts of the world, to… read more

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

How to Plan a Kitchen Remodel

Considering breaking ground on your fantasy kitchen? We can’t blame you – visions of cooking with family, entertaining friends, and dazzling loved ones with a brand new, state-of-the-art kitchen are hard to resist. You aren’t alone. According to the National Association of Home Builders, the kitchen remains the most popular room to remodel. For good… read more