How Much Does an Average Kitchen Remodel Cost?

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Determining the average cost of a kitchen remodel is not an easy task. You might be surprised to learn that kitchen remodels come in all shapes in sizes. In this article, I’ve decided to go with the Olympic standard and divide kitchen remodels…
How to Choose Your Backsplash in a Kitchen Remodel

How to Choose Your Backsplash in a Kitchen Remodel

There's something about a San Diego kitchen remodel that always comes down to one important element... the backsplash! Coincidentally enough, the backsplash is usually the last element to be installed during a kitchen remodeling project. It…
Outdoor Living - A Great Remodeling Project for San Diego!

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…

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

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!

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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…
Refinishing Your Existing Floor During Your Remodeling Project

The Top 5 Reasons That Remodels Aren’t Permitted

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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 Much Should You Budget for Your Home Improvement Design?

How Much Should You Budget for Your Home Improvement Design?

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When most homeowners think about a remodeling project, they imagine guys knocking down walls, setting tile, putting up new cabinets and basically all the building aspects of the project. While the remodeling phase usually gets the most attention…
Under Construction - All the Remodel Questions You Forgot to Ask

Under Construction - All the Remodel Questions You Forgot to Ask

Dust is in the air… Hammers are banging, electric tools whirring away, your future dream space is shrouded in plastic, mysteriously murky and just out of reach… So begins your custom San Diego remodeling project! But now you realize there…
What Appliances and Fixtures Should I Buy for My Kitchen Remodel

What Appliances and Fixtures Should I Buy for My Kitchen Remodel?

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When budgeting for a kitchen remodel project, it helps to know exactly what items you’ll need to put on your appliance shopping list. Your chosen remodel contractor may or may not provide you with a full list of these items and also may or…
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,…