Remodeling Tips

Bathroom Remodeling: Room Without a Window

Not everyone has a window in their bathroom. Sometimes it’s by preference, and sometimes it’s by original design. Windows can add light and make your bathroom appear larger. They can also create discomfort when you’re ready to take a shower and don’t want the neighbors as an audience. Bathrooms surrounded by interior walls aren’t candidates… Read more »

Designing the Perfect Living Room

It’s always nice to relax in the living room. It’s where you entertain your guests, where you can gather as a family and where you can hang out and watch TV. It sets the tone for the rest of your house. If it’s not a place of comfort, it’s time to update your living room…. Read more »

5 Ways to Make the Most of a Small Footprint

If you feel a bit cramped in your house, home remodeling is a popular solution. Finding the right way to create more space can dramatically change how you feel about your home. Don’t think that just because your house has a small footprint that you can ‘t expand. Whether your lot has tight boundaries to… Read more »

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 »