Remodeling Tips

San Diego Dream Kitchen Remodel – Before & After

With some convincing from her grown children, our client decided it was time to upgrade and update her kitchen and build her dream kitchen with Lars Remodeling. Her home is set on over an acre of land, just east of San Diego and on a sunny, clear day, she can see the Pacific Ocean. However,… Read more »

Designing Your Living Room around a Statement Piece

Your living room is the heart of your home and the place where your family and guests spend most of their time. As such, having a living room design that flows is essential. One method of living room design that makes for a simple flow and a significant impact is by arranging the layout around… Read more »

Lars Remodeling & Design Has Received GuildQuality’s 2015 Guildmaster Award for Exceptional Customer Service

Lars has been recognized among North America’s best customer service leaders within the residential construction industry by GuildQuality, an independent customer satisfaction surveying company. GuildQuality has powered the Guildmaster Award for 10 years to celebrate service excellence in the building, remodeling, contracting, and home services professions. Each year, GuildQuality gives special recognition to the companies… Read more »

Unique Uses for Cork in Your Home

Many people assume that the only purpose of cork is to make wine bottle stoppers and bulletin boards. However, cork is a versatile material that has many other uses around the home that you may not have considered. It also has numerous benefits, including elasticity, impermeability, buoyancy, and high insulating properties. Because cork is made… Read more »

How to Create Your Own Fitness Room

There are few things as convenient as a home gym for the health-conscious homeowner. In fact, don’t even think of it as a gym—think of it as more of a dedicated fitness room. There are obvious benefits to having ready access to a fitness room, such as maintaining a healthy weight, building lean muscle mass… Read more »

Get the Most Out of Your Pool House

Often the pool house starts out as a nice idea and then somehow turns into that storage building between the pool and the source of drinks, towels, and bathrooms. It is important to make the most of your pool house instead of simply using it to store pool toys and equipment. Make Sure Everything in… Read more »

Exposed Brick: Adding Value to Your Home?

Exposed brick walls on the interior of a home are the latest rave in interior design. Exposed brick allows individuals to feel connected with the building. It makes the decor seem authentic, like it’s both a real part of the architecture and pretty, not just one or the other. But with maintenance and installation so… Read more »

How to Houzz – Creating and Looking at Ideabooks

The Ideabook feature on Houzz allows you to save all of your designs and thoughts for your home project in one convenient, customizable place. This tool makes it easy to upload your own files and folders as well as save your favorites from Houzz. From notes and PDFs to home design photos and product shots,… Read more »

2015 Renovations and Remodeling Cost VS. Value

When looking into renovations and home improvements often your biggest concern is how much it will cost. While this is certainly important, you’ll also want to consider how much of its value you will be able to recoup later. Fortunately for homeowners there are a large number of remodeling projects that offer the potential for… Read more »

Luxury Bathroom Amenities

It’s a natural fact that luxury bathroom amenities are going to leave you a lasting feeling of royalty. If you are looking for some high-end additions to your bathroom, start here. His and Hers Sinks No matter your relationship with your partner, personal space is a gift for the both of you. His and hers… Read more »