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Aging in Place—the original reason for building ADU’s

One of the traditional reasons for building independent living units is to house our aging parents. Are you planning ahead for aging in place?
SHI-Budgeting For Your Home Improvement Project

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…

How to prepare for the start of your remodel

Well, the moment of truth has arrived. Your remodel contractor has called and told you that they will be starting your project next week. What should you expect, and what do you need to do? The best thing to do, obviously, is to directly…

Why Your San Diego Remodeling Project Should Be Permitted

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…

What's Your Remodel Contractor's Business Model?

When you begin to seriously consider a remodel on your home, you might be tempted to pick up the phone and start calling contractors. As I’ve already written about, this is a bad idea. Instead, you’ll first want to think about what TYPE…

The Top 10 Questions to Ask Any Remodeling Contractor

The first major milestone in your remodeling project is to choose your remodeling contractor. This person will have a huge impact on your project. He or she will determine the final cost of the remodel, provide insight and ideas, guide you through…

Should you "Like" your Remodel Contractor?

I’m not just asking this question because I happen to have a shining personality (at least my grandmother tells me this is true). I’m asking because figuring out how to choose a remodeling contractor can be extremely difficult, even with…

To Share or Not to Share...Your Remodeling Project Budget!

The first thought that most people have is that if they tell potential remodeling contractors their budget, the contractors will most likely find a way to use up every penny…and then some. On the other hand, most remodeling contractors are…

The Top 5 Reasons That Remodels Aren’t Permitted

Let me just get this out of the way: Building and Construction Permits not to mention the inspectors that enforce them can be, well, a huge pain in the butt for homeowners and remodeling contractors alike. I have to deal with permitting and…
How to Find a Good Remodeling Contractor in San Diego

How to Find a Good Remodeling Contractor in San Diego

It’s actually really easy to find a remodeling contractor in North County, San Diego. All you have to do is Google “remodeler [then name your city in North County: Carlsbad, Encinitas, Leucadia, Cardiff, Delmar, Oceanside, Vista, Escondido,…
SHI: Specializing in Old Home Remodels

Basic Remodels Make Old Homes Feel New Again

Even the most basic remodels can make old homes feel brand new. Renovations can increase the value and comfort of your older San Diego home.

3 Things To Know About a Remodel Project Before Doing a Google Search

So, it’s time. You’re ready to take the plunge and remodel your home. Now all you have to do is pull up your trusty Google search engine, type in a phrase like “San Diego home remodel contractor” and let the magic of search bring you…