The Meaning of Change Orders in Home Remodeling
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The Meaning of Change Orders in Home Remodeling

Change order, agreement for changes, additional work authorization—whatever a home improvement contractor calls it, they are one of homeowners’ biggest fears when remodeling their homes. There are different types of change orders, some due to unforeseen circumstances and others due to owner requested changes or upgrades. Unforeseen circumstances can be something found hidden in a … Continued

How To Choose A Toilet

    Toilet, commode, pot, stool or throne. One piece, two piece or lowboy. Round front or elongated. Kohler, American Standard, Toto or Eljer. Gravity flow or power assisted.  Heated, remote control seats and spray features.  Toilets are very personal when it comes to style and functionality.  So how do you choose the right one for your bathroom? … Continued

What are Home Improvement Contract Allowances?

If you are undertaking home remodeling or construction, you must have a clear understanding of what contract allowances mean up front. An allowance in your home improvement contract is essentially a budget set aside for particular items or work. Most contractors use allowances for items that the homeowner needs to select, such as plumbing fixtures, … Continued

7 Remodeling Projects to Accommodate an Elderly Loved One

If you are preparing to have an elderly parent, grandparent, or other loved one live with you, you have to take care of the obvious things, like where he or she will sleep and how to fit their dietary restrictions into the weekly family dinner menu. But it’s also important to make sure they are … Continued

Working With Murray Lampert: We Value Communication

There are so many ways to communicate: land lines, cell phones, fax machines, emails, text messaging, video conferencing, and more. And between spoken, written, and electronic communication, each has its place. Rethinking What Face Time Means Communication is vital to every home remodeling and construction project. Since the early 80s when I started supervising projects, … Continued

5 Quick Tips for First-Time Home Buyers

Like many of the best things in life, purchasing a home for the first time is extremely exciting—but also stressful. But for those that are tired of renting someone else’s space, ready for the responsibilities of homeownership, and financially prepared, buying a home is a smart decision. As you start the home buying process for … Continued

10 Healthy Homeowner Habits

Buying a home is one of the biggest commitments you will make in your life. Just like personal relationships, your home deserves an investment of time and work on your part to keep it in running order. But it always pays off. Keeping up with your home helps you avoid costly repairs down the road … Continued

San Diego Design & Remodeling Firms

We have been designing and building residential home remodeling projects since 1975, making us the oldest Design, Build and Remodeling firm in San Diego.  As a 3 generation family business, I have seen major changes in the market and how home remodeling contractors have evolved.  Our success comes from continuing to expand our services without … Continued

5 Tips to Get Your Home Holiday Ready

As the holiday season comes knocking, you are likely getting your shopping lists and holiday cards ready to go. But have you given any thought to your how your home will fare during the most wonderful time of the year? Here are a few suggestions for getting your home in holiday mode: Freshen up outside. If … Continued

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