Remodeling Tips

REMODELING: Do You Know What Makes the Dollar Difference?

It remains consistently true that remodeling kitchens and baths provides the highest percentage return on investment … but …. It takes time! The Difference in Time Remodeling projects should be done when you are planning to staying the house for several years, not simply for the sake of trying to increase resale value. As with… Read more »

Kitchen Remodeling: Thanks for the Memories

The kitchen is really the social gathering place of the whole house, especially for homeowners who like casual entertaining. When you survey your home sweet home are you faced with a house filled with history and character that is hiding beneath shag carpet or pink and green kitchen decor? Everyone enjoys the warmth of a… Read more »

BATHROOM REMODELING: Dream or Nightmare?

QUESTION: Why are there so many horror stories about bathroom renovations? ANSWER: The main reason is that the bathroom is the room that people renovate most often. Secondly, they have to stand up to daily use, steam, water and mildew. But neither one of these is responsible for the nightmares many have experienced, heard about… Read more »

Remodeling Now: Prioritize Your Projects

If you are a homeowner wondering what the options are for you in today’s real estate market, you are not alone. Have you noticed the price range of new houses that are being built? Builders are adjusting to the market and there are only so many ways to bring new homes on line at lower… Read more »

Remodeling Now: Check Your Checklist

As a savvy homeowner, you have decided to invest in your property. Remodeling in the current market is the right step for you. First you have to carefully consider your present situation and where you would like to be when your project is completed. Here are questions to stimulate your thinking. MAINTENANCE Your home is… Read more »

Expand Your Living Space with an Outdoor Living Room

Where else but San Diego can you sit outside, virtually weather-and-bug-free, year round? With the hours San Diegan’s spend outside, why shouldn’t our yards become part of our daily living space? Add a Room…Outside! One of the latest and greatest trends in home remodeling is the outdoor living space. And we find this to be… Read more »

5 Hot Bathroom Trends for 2010

Over the years, bathrooms have transcended “utility room” status and have become personal retreats. We escape to the bathroom for a moment of peace and quiet, or maybe take a slightly longer shower just to enjoy the time alone. Whether spending a quick five minutes sprucing up, taking a nice soak, or reclining on a… Read more »

5 Kitchen Updates That Will Save You Big Bucks

When deciding to remodel the kitchen, many of us consider the return we might receive when we sell our homes. Plus, we often renovate on a budget so while we may splurge in one area, we often look for cost-cutting decisions in others. Here are some great budget-friendly ideas for updating your kitchen with both… Read more »

4 Steps To a More Energy Efficient Remodel

In a remodel, there are a few choices you can make to become more efficient in your home. These choices are not necessarily more expensive than other choices, and they aren’t flashy “green” choices either. However, asking your contractor to help you with these decisions will guarantee you a remodel that is not only beautiful,… Read more »

Remodeling Now: It’s Your Best Time To Go For It

BAD NEWS IS GOOD NEWS! The construction industry is being hit hard by the continuing slowdown in the economy. Strangely enough, that is good news for you if you’re considering home improvement. First answer two questions. Were you lucky enough NOT to buy your current home in an overpriced market? If so, high home equity… Read more »