President and CEO of Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel, Gregg Cantor is dedicated to customer service and homeowner education, making him the perfect co-host and resident expert for Approved Home Pros. Learn directly from Gregg in his weekly column, Cantor's Corner.
The San Diego real estate market has improved dramatically, making it a great time to invest in your current home or consider a new purchase. I wanted to share some recent home improvement statistics from a nationally recognized source that shows very favorable news for homeowners considering major remodeling or other energy efficient upgrades.
Ceiling fans are not just for cooling off in the summer. Did you know that ceilings fans can help cut down on your energy costs all year round? Circulating air with a ceiling fan can reduce your energy bill and provide comfort in your home in a stylish way.
For custom bath or whole home remodeling, you might want to consider adding steam to your stall shower. Steam is good for body and mind. Implementing a steam shower system into your custom home or remodel, is easy and affordable.
Your roof is a major investment in more ways than one. A professionally installed roof creates curb appeal, but more importantly it protects you from the elements. It's important to know what to look for when hiring a roofer to maintain or repair that investment.
Start the year knowing your home is in good shape by checking in on these annual home maintenance items. Some are items you can easily do yourself. Others require a professional, but we have Approved Home Pros who will do many of these services free of charge, or at a discount for Approved Home Pro users.
For home security systems, there are many options. You may be tempted to purchase wireless web cameras available online or security system packages with DVRs from the big box stores. The fact is, video footage of a thief steeling electronics, jewelry or other valuables is of no help in most cases.
<<< FRIDAY, SEPT. 3, 2016 on CW6 SAN DIEGO >>> If you're in the market for a new home, chances are you've come across listings for flipped houses. Now, a recently remodeled house isn't inherently a red-flag, but there are a lot of serious issues that can be hidden with a little sprucing up. Gregg Cantor explains the dangers of buying a flipped house, what to look for, and how to protect yourself.
<<< FRIDAY, JULY 29, 2016 on CW6 SAN DIEGO >>> Resident Pro Gregg Cantor walks us through Murray Lampert Design, Build, Remodel's new office and explains how this new location pays homage to a new phase of the company while honoring the companies four generations of excellence thus far.
<<< FRIDAY, JULY 8, 2016 on CW6 SAN DIEGO >>> This is an example of a whole home remodel. It was a split level house with an 8-foot ceiling. As you can see from this "before" photo, it's very dated. From an architectural, structural, functional and cost of construction aspect, it was better to demolish and re-build than consider any combination of upgrades.
As a professional contractor often working on large, multi-layered projects, I am commonly asked: Should we renovate in phases or all at once? My answer is in most cases it’s more economical and efficient to complete projects all at once.
<<< FRIDAY, JUNE 17, 2016 on CW6 SAN DIEGO >>> The design package acts as a roadmap for the rest of the project so that it can be completed on time and on budget.