When undertaking home remodeling, maintenance or repairs, construction permits are often required. Some contractors try to skirt the system by telling you a permit is not needed. In San Diego, construction permits are required with these exceptions:
As a general contractor, I see a lot of flooring. The most popular flooring trends lately are porcelain tile, engineered wood and, of course, carpet. But just because it's trendy doesn't mean it's right for your home. There are many things you should consider when choosing flooring:
The U.S. Department of Energy’s recommended order of home improvements can help you modernize your home and make it more energy efficient. Older homes were not constructed by today's building codes and can mean a lot of wasted energy.
Your home is full of water wasters. Most repairs are only a few hundred dollars if completed before there is a major failure. Left alone, you could be wasting hundreds of gallons of water and also risking thousands of dollars in damages caused by flooding.
If you live in San Diego County, adding space to your existing home can be most likely be accomplished with a room addition or second story. Room additions vary in size, shape and location. Family rooms, great rooms, bedrooms, bathroom, dining rooms, living rooms, laundry rooms, guest rooms, home office and garage additions are typical expansions completed on San Diego homes.
Two popular finishes used for indoor and outdoor spaces are natural and man-made stone veneers. These materials are available in many styles, textures and colors to be used for walls, fireplace facing and paving.
Kitchen Remodeling can be an excellent investment to put into your home. According to a national poll, California leads the nation in return on investment recouped in resale. In addition to resale value, kitchen remodeling provides years of enjoyment with family and friends.
You may think rain gutters are unimportant. Hopefully, the unexpected recent Spring storm didn’t catch you off guard. If your guttering system doesn’t function properly, you may have found out the hard way. Here's why you need rain gutters:
It is a daunting task to choose a company to work on one of your biggest investments, your home. Letting strangers in your house can be uncomfortable, too. How do you know who to trust?
We have had a lot of discussion on recent Approved Home Pro radio and TV shows about solar and net metering, so I wanted to break it down to basics. What is Net Energy Metering? Net Energy Metering is a program with the utility company that means when you over produce power from your solar system, the unused kilowatts are stored back in the grid, sort of like a bank account.
I recenetly came across this well-written article by Paul Winans in the March addition of Remodeling Magazine about customer service, and I wanted to share as it relates to both industry professionals and let's you know what you should be expecting as homeowners.