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5 Things to Know Before Building a New Home Addition

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An addition is one of the best investments you can make in your home. Building a new addition allows you to update your home to increase both its square footage and its market value. There are many different forms a home addition can take and…

Finding the Best San Diego Contractor for Your Home

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Finding the best San Diego contractor to remodel your home, build your new ADU or complete your home improvement project can be a challenge in the best of times. When you consider that working on or around your home, likely your most valuable…

When Should You Start Looking for a Remodeling Contractor?

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When is the best time to start looking for your remodeling contractor?  Sooner than you might think!   If you’re like most of our clients, you’ve been thinking about your remodel for years or, at least, months.  You may even…
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3 Ways Choosing the Best Remodeling Contractor Can Actually Save You Money

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If you’re beginning the process of looking for a contractor for your home remodeling project, you know that there are a lot of options out there, and sometimes it can be difficult to choose one. You may be inclined to get a number of bids…

How to Maximize the Return on Investment of Your ADU

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If you’re one of the many homeowners in San Diego currently considering building an Accessory Dwelling Unit, or ADU, one of the questions on your mind is probably whether or not an ADU is worth it. In other words, you’re wondering how to…

Conversion or New Construction: What Type of ADU is Right for Me?

Legislation was passed in California in 2017 that made permitting Accessory dwelling units (ADUs) much easier than it had been previously in response to the housing crisis. The idea was to help make the most of our current infrastructure by…

The Design-Build Difference

Design-build is a system of project delivery. Compared to traditional project delivery where an owner must manage two separate contracts for a designer and contractor, the design-build method fuses both design and construction functions together to form a single contractual entity.

2021 Year End Musings

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Deciding on the size of your ADU might not be as simple as you think. Learn more from the ADU experts at Specialty Home Improvement.

What Size ADU Should You Build?

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Deciding on the size of your ADU might not be as simple as you think. Learn more from the ADU experts at Specialty Home Improvement.

Best Options to Design an ADU in San Diego

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A great ADU starts with a great design. Learn about your options for designing an ADU in San Diego from the design-builder Specialty Home Improvement.

The Basics of Granny Flats in San Diego

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Wanting to build a Granny Flat or ADU in San Diego, but don't know where to start? Here's a guide to the basics from the ADU experts at Specialty Home Improvement.

What’s the Cost of Building an ADU in San Diego? (COVID edition)

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The cost of building an ADU in San Diego has changed since COVID hit. Find out what the ADU experts at Specialty Home Improvement have to say.