Category Archives: General Contractors

Great San Diego Home Improvement Ideas

San Diego Home ImprovemenIf you are a home owner in the area of San Diego, California, then you may be looking to take on some home improvement design projects as a way of increasing the overall visual appeal and functionality of your home. Of course, being able to brainstorm San Diego design build ideas is not always an easy task, especially if you do not have much experience when it comes to home improvement. This article will help to give you some home helpful home improvement design San Diego ideas that may inspire you to make some changes around your home.
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Ideas for Successful San Diego Kitchen Remodeling

San Diego Kitchen RemodelingBecause we spend so much time in our kitchens, they should be up to date and pleasant to work in. Unless your kitchen is new, you probably have things that you would like to change to make the space work better for you. You may want to add a kitchen island, improve appliance placement or add storage. The kitchen may seem too closed in or small. Counter tops may be worn and out dated. A San Diego kitchen remodeling contractor, or a do it yourself kitchen remodel, can address all these issues.
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Planning the Best Bang-For-Your-Buck When Designing Your Room Addition

Not every homeowner knows exactly what he/she wants when the idea of building a room addition first comes to mind. It often is a need or desire for some added space. You’ve invested so much in your home, you don’t want to move out, so that means that you’re staying put where you are…but you need more space. But then you start looking around your old, San Diego home and you think, maybe you can do some work around the house while you’re building your addition. So you start making a list of items you’d like to discuss with your list of potential contractors.

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Save Money By Hiring a Design-Build Company

For homeowners looking to build an addition that will require a functional design that uses space efficiently, there are 3 main ways to turn to.

  1. You can turn to an architect or draftsman.
  2. You can turn to a general contractor.
  3. You can turn to a design-build company.

We already went over the idea of hiring an architect in a previous article, but just to reiterate, architects/draftsman typically design your plans in a way that will make them the most money in the shortest amount of time. And if you don’t like what they’ve designed, it’s more money in their pocket if you ask them to design it again.

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Hiring A Design-Build Company vs Hiring An Architect/Draftsperson

We’ve noticed that more and more homeowners are having their building plans completed prior to speaking with any general contractors. In some cases, homeowners are actually going ahead and getting their building permits as well. This could be a direct result of the economy being in the state that it’s in and homeowners believing that this could potentially save them some money in the end. Whatever the reason, there are several reasons why we try to dissuade homeowners from doing this and here are a few reasons why:

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