TRENDS

Top Kitchen & Bath Trends for 2013 Kitchens and bathrooms are the two rooms in a home that offer a high return on their investment. With open floor plans more common, kitchens have become the main gathering room in many houses. Bathrooms are sanctuaries and people are designing them for pleasure instead of pure functionality. …

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At SoCal Construction & Design, we believe that if something can be conceived, it can somehow be built. When you imagine your dream home, what do you see? Do you see a lighthouse with circular windows? Do you picture a log cabin retreat built entirely of recycled or reclaimed materials? How about a house with …

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Before undergoing a home renovation, remodel or construction job on your home, we would like to share some of the most common headaches homeowners face when work is done on their homes and how to avoid them: 1. Delays. When you get your bid take a look at the timeline. Does it look too good …

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Even though San Diego summers last a lot longer than most of the rest of the country, there’s no reason to waste any of these beautiful sunny days inside. Here are a few SoCal Construction and Design tips for upgrading your San Diego outdoor space: 1. An outdoor shower. As long as you have privacy …

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Who wants to be inside during the summer? We’re lucky in San Diego to have a temperate climate with lots of sun, so why not enjoy it this summer with an outdoor kitchen? It doesn’t take a lot of work or money to set up a space where you can cook, lounge and take in …

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I guess before we tell you why you might want to work with SoCal Construction & Design, we should tell you a little bit about what we do. SoCal Construction & Design is a general contractor for residential and commercial properties. General contractors coordinate construction projects and remodels. We work with your architect or designer …

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In smaller homes and apartments, utilizing the space you have becomes a top priority. Multi-use rooms are rooms that combine two separate interests into one space. The most common type of multi-use room is the office/guest room. Other combinations may include living room/guest room, reading nook/dining room, garage space/workout area, guest room/kids playroom, and laundry …

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One of the most frequent questions I get as a general contractor, is whether or not homeowners should use marble in their bathrooms. Marble can be used as tile, for countertops, flooring, walls, trim and molding. The obvious reason to use marble is its beauty. The soft veins in high-end marble create a sense of …

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Playrooms shouldn’t just be for kids. We all need a place where we can go to relax and have a little fun. Playrooms can help us regenerate after a long day or blow off some steam. Every home should have one for the kids and one for the adults. The perfect playroom should include: – …

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Whether you’re building a home or adding an addition onto a home, there are thousands of details that have to be attended to. Here are just a few to consider: 1. Usage. How are you going to use the space? Is this a room for relaxation? Is this a family gathering place? Once you decide …

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