TRENDS

In the 1980’s wallpaper was all the rage but then it fell out of fashion, replaced by painted walls or textured painting. Today homeowners want to know if they should wallpaper and if so, what rooms and what styles? There are certain wallpapers that work in certain homes. For example in mansions with antique furniture …

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Ready for an addition to your home? If you need extra space whether it’s for a new addition to the family or parents needing care or wanting to be closer to family, or simply needed more space for a home office, consider which way you want to build. The first step will be to assess …

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How important is the look of a front door? Imagine pulling up to a home with ten-foot tall wooden doors with iron hinges and decorative design that sweep silently inward as they open. Immediately one thinks of wealth and castles. A bright red door with a brass doorknocker can take one to thoughts of a …

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Painting a home is one of the least expensive ways to refresh a room and change the entire feel of a space. Most people who are painting the home simply go to the paint store, pick up a few color swatches, buy the paint and paint over the old coat. If the old paint is …

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The number one thing you need in order to build a home with reclaimed materials is flexibility. The second is creativity. You never know what you’re going to get or how much of it you’re going to get. With landfills filling up, people began to realize how many perfectly good resources they were throwing away, …

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San Diego has hundreds of general contractors. California has thousands. So why choose SoCal Construction & Design?   •    We work hard for our clients. Having grown up in the construction business, John Thomson understands how houses are built. He learned the business from his father who taught him the virtue of quality work. Today, …

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We generally take for granted that homes have windows but we rarely take the time to appreciate what they do for us. 1.    They signal when the day begins and when the day ends. 2.    They allow us to watch weather patterns and changing of seasons. 3.    Exposure to natural light generally improves mood. 4.   …

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Today’s home offices constitute more than a space to make and receive phone calls and do some deskwork. Home offices may need to incorporate a multitude of monitors, printers, scanners and more. Creating an intuitive space is key to being able to work comfortably and efficiently. At SoCal Construction & Design we always recommend looking …

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When people remodel their homes during a recession or during economic hardship they are always looking for ways to cut costs. With the amount of home remodel shows on television, the homeowner is much savvier today than in years past when it comes to how to put a room together. For many people the extra …

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Opulence in home decoration is back. Whether we can attribute it to the popularity of Downton Abbey and the romancing of the wealth of years past or whether it’s a trend circling back for its due, metallics are showing up regularly on walls, floor patterns, bedspreads, drapes and more. From stoic to frivolous the use …

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