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…

Things to Consider When Planning Your San Diego ADU

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Thinking about building an ADU in San Diego? The experts at Specialty Home Improvement tell us a few things to consider when planning your ADU
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Budgeting for Your Home Improvement Project

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A home renovation is a big and complicated project. Understandably, when I meet clients for the first time on our free initial consultations, I get a lot of questions about everything from our design process to how we will protect their home…

Perfecting the Art of Service

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A properly executed remodel project is an experience that you and your family will remember, savor and cherish for a lifetime. Hence, our mission: To provide value, comfort and convenience for our clients through personal, caring service and…

The Design-Build Advantage

The Traditional Method The traditional method of planning a project (design-bid-build) is to consult a designer or architect first, work to achieve a final design, send it to an engineer for specifications and calculations, put the design…

San Diego Remodeling - Construction or Art?

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I found it interesting recently while chatting with a new acquaintance in a sushi bar my wife and I happened across in San Diego that, after describing what I do as a local San Diego remodeling contractor and how passionate I am about it, my…

Designer v. Architect - Which Does Your Home Remodeling Project Need?

In the planning phases of your residential or home remodeling project, you will need to figure out if you need an architect or a designer – or possibly both. The two are not created equal, so let’s start by looking at how they differ. Remodel…

Home Remodeling and Glass, How Clear Can It Be?

During your San Diego remodeling project, most likely, at some point, you will be encountering glass. From the shower glass or custom framed mirror in your San Diego bathroom remodel to the glass tile backsplash in your new custom San Diego…

Why Your San Diego Remodeling Project Should Be Permitted

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In an earlier article, I wrote about the Top 5 Reasons That Remodels Aren’t Permitted. Now, let’s talk about why you or your contractor should pull all the necessary permits for your San Diego Kitchen or Bath remodel. Really, there’s one…

Outdoor Living - A Great Remodeling Project for San Diego

Here in San Diego, we certainly pay a premium for the beautiful weather we enjoy year-round. Whether cooking dinner on the grill during the warm evenings or lazing outdoors reading a good book during the weekend, there might be no more favorite…