Adding Up the Benefits: The Top Benefits of Room Additions

A room addition may cost money, but it offers some serious benefits.

Are you considering adding on to your home?

Room additions have the potential of adding significant value to your home. There are a few things that you should consider before you get started, however.

The average cost of a home addition in the U.S. is over $150,000 dollars. And, a large addition might cost homeowners as much as $375,000 dollars or more depending on your remodel needs.

But, don’t let the estimated costs scare you. Room additions have the potential of paying you back many times over the amount you might spend on the …

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Update Your Outdoor Living Space for Summer – 8 Tips to Get Started

Spring and summer are the best seasons in San Diego to enjoy your outdoor living space. Maybe you want to make a few tasteful upgrades to get your space ready. Or perhaps you want to redo the entire outdoor living area to be the best backyard on the block. Either way, there is a lot to think about. What do you want your outside living space to look and feel like this summer? Follow these eight tips to get your design started:

1. Set the Mood With Outdoor Lighting

After the sun goes down, you want your backyard living area to be bright enough to …

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The Top Kitchen Remodeling Tips for a Stellar Kitchen

Americans take on millions of home remodel projects every year. Of those, kitchen remodels come in second, falling just behind bathroom remodels.

Whether it’s because our kitchens see so much use or because new popular kitchen styles are coming out every year, we love to redo the heart of our homes.

If you’re thinking about redoing your kitchen this year, keep reading. We’re breaking down a few kitchen remodeling tips you need to know to ensure that your project is a success.

Set a Budget Before You Get Started

Like a home remodeling project, redoing your kitchen can quickly become a significant undertaking.

The average San Diego resident …

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How to Find a Design-Build Contractor You Can Trust in San Diego

Your home isn’t simply a house secured with a set of locks and keys, it’s a safe haven where you and your family get some space to relax, away from the outside world.

So when hiring a contractor, you need to find one who understands your needs and gives you space and privacy you need. The million dollar question is how to find a design-build contractor you can trust.

After all, this is a stranger you are inviting in your home and may be around for weeks or months. Quite stressful, isn’t it?

First, you need to define why exactly you need a contractor. Then do a …

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How to Decorate Your Home With Pantone’s Color of the Year: Coral

Styles come and go. Last year blues and purples were the hottest colors. This year Pantone, one of the world leading paint producers, has picked coral as the must-have color. And not just any coral – living coral.

This color might not be familiar now, but by the end of the year, you can expect to see it all over new and newly renovated spaces. Living coral is a warm tone that combines elements of red, orange, pink, and gold. It is bright without being bold and colorful without being cute.

Coral looks amazing in almost any space and as we turn the corner out …

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What Home Improvements Increase Property Taxes?

It’s called home improvement for a reason – because your home is objectively better after the work is done. However, it’s important to consider all the effects of a home improvement, including the impact your home upgrades may have on your property taxes.

Since property tax is assessed based on the value of your home, it’s possible for a home improvement project to raise your property tax bill. Some projects won’t have any effect at all, but some will. This quick guide is designed to show you exactly what type of home improvements increase property taxes.

What Causes Property Taxes to Increase?

Property taxes can …

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Your Checklist for a Successful Aging in Place Remodel

The comforts of home only increase with age. After decades in the same house, the space is so familiar that it’s hard to imagine living anywhere else. For that reason, it’s totally understandable that many people prefer to remain in their own homes rather than move to a more supported living environment. Luckily, aging-in-place is more feasible than ever. All it takes is planning, preparation, and some adaptation to the existing living space. As long as you make the right adjustments and enhancements, there is no reason someone can’t continue to live comfortably and safely in their own home. Follow this checklist to ensure your …

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How Curb Appeal Can Add To Your Home Value

Curb appeal is hard to define but impossible to miss. Some homes just seem to grab your attention, hold your gaze, and demand a second look. These homes are the beacons of the block, becoming the pride of the owners and the envy of neighbors. And, not surprisingly, homes with curb appeal really stand out to prospective buyers too.

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The Best Spring Cleaning Tips You Need to Know

The start of Spring not only marks the beginning of a new season, but it’s also an opportunity to refresh your home with a deep clean. There are many benefits to giving the inside of your home a deep clean as we’re approaching Spring:

Your home feels fresh, clean, and organized. It’s easier to find the things you need and actually want. Home health improves once the dust and grime are gone. Surfaces and appliances last longer if they are deep cleaned consistently. A clean and organized home can help you feel more focused

Kitchen Tips

Deep cleaning your kitchen is essential to maintaining a …

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Historical Districts in San Diego

Historical Districts in San Diego

The city of San Diego was founded in 1769. In the 250 years that followed, the area has grown, evolved, and embraced almost every architectural style imaginable. Thankfully, much of that historic architecture still stands, giving the city its distinctive feel.

Historical preservation is a source of civic pride, but it creates complications for homeowners who commit to living in older homes. Due to age, many of these homes need updates and improvements. Their historical status, however, restricts some types of home improvement projects. It’s important for anyone currently or potentially living in a historical home to understand their renovation options.

Where are the Historical …

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