Remodeling Tips

4 Design Essentials for a Kid-Friendly Remodel

When you’re deciding what features you’d like to include in your next home remodel, convenience and comfort probably dominate your wish list. If you have kids or you’re planning on growing your family someday soon, don’t forget to mix some kid-friendly features into your design-and-build remodeling plans. 1. Bedroom Buddies Your kids probably spend a… Read more »

The Quick Kitchen Backsplash Cheat Sheet

If you’re toying with the idea of a kitchen remodeling project, you’ve probably pondered over backsplashes and wondered what direction to go. Backsplashes are no longer thought of as simply a protector of walls from splattering food and water. This space between your countertops and cabinets is a dynamic focal point that pulls together your… Read more »

Invite the Outdoors In With Lift and Slide Doors

Ever wish you could temporarily remove one of the walls from your house and take in the open space, beautiful scenery and fresh air of the outdoors? You can. It’s one of the more innovative features in San Diego home remodeling and design today. Lift and slide doors are wall-size glass panels that stow away,… Read more »

Lars Remodeling Featured in 2 Home and Garden Shows

Members of the Lars Remodeling & Design Team will participate in two home and garden shows in September. These expos will feature new trends, and the latest in popular technology and materials for San Diego home remodeling projects. The San Diego Fall Home Show will be held from Friday, Sept. 5 through Sunday, Sept. 7,… Read more »

Fresh Insights With Skylights

Letting in natural light through home remodeling projects is becoming more and more popular in San Diego. Skylights are a great option because they open up your room and create the illusion of a bigger space. If you’re looking for a bit of elegance or just a more interesting view when you look up, skylights… Read more »

Choosing Greener Options for Your Home Remodel

There’s more to being eco-friendly than recycling cans and installing tankless water heaters. If you’re interested in going greener on your next home remodeling project, consider using some of these options and alternatives. Carpet and Padding While many homeowners are going away from carpeting, it’s still a soft option for kids, pets and bare feet…. Read more »

Lars Remodeling Renovates Historic Mission Hills Home

Lars Remodeling recently completed the home remodel of the C. Arnholdt Smith house on San Juan Road in San Diego. Originally built in 1936, it was designated a historical property in January of 2009. The Mission Hills home began as a five-bedroom house with five-and-a-half baths. It was a bi-level with a walkout basement. It’s… Read more »

A Closer Look at Kitchen Cabinets

Are you planning to remodel your kitchen? Selecting the right kitchen cabinets will make a difference in the way the kitchen looks, and the functionality of the room. You need to consider the available cabinet types and features to find the right cabinet choice for your kitchen. There are four basic types of cabinets you… Read more »

Beyond the Basics of Hardwood Floors

While hardwood flooring is certainly a classic and modern aesthetic that works well with any home, there are other options out there besides this. If you’re looking to renovate a room or two in your home and you want to incorporate alternative flooring options, you’re in luck. From carpet to tiles, there are many ways… Read more »

4 Ways to Use Quartz in Your Home Remodel

Quartz has become a popular material in home remodeling over the past few years. Its durability and elegance blend in well with other materials. It’s also versatile enough to use in flooring, countertops and other prominent displays. It blends in with a variety of looks too, from traditional to contemporary, depending on the type you… Read more »