Xeriscaping, a landscaping philosophy that reduces or eliminates the need for supplemental water from irrigation, is particularly relevant to San Diego due to its semi-arid climate. This approach, which originated in the western United States in response to water scarcity, involves selecting drought-resistant plants, improving soil to retain moisture, and designing landscapes to minimize water […]
Are you looking to install patio pavers in your San Diego landscape? Finding the ideal pavers can greatly enhance the beauty and functionality of your outdoor space. With a wide variety of options available from reputable suppliers such as RCP Block & Brick here in San Diego, it’s important to choose the right ones that […]
With the growing cost of property and rent in San Diego, we’re seeing a boom in ADUs, Granny Flats, and Garage Conversions. A conversion of your garage generally refers to the redesign and construction of the garage into a bedroom (sometimes including bathroom and more) This is often more affordable than a self-standing ADU or […]
It’s a fact that water and electricity bills in San Diego have consistently risen over the last two decades. On Tuesday September 20, San Diego City Council voted and approved future water rate increases of almost 20%. We are happy to note this is at least being done in phases, as water rates will now […]
Converting your older and worn tub for a fancy new walk-in shower is one of our specialties here in San Diego. We sat down with one of our expert bathroom remodeling pros and created this helpful guide for homeowners to feel comfortable every step of the way. For homeowners looking to upgrade their bathroom, one […]
Current estimates say there are more than 46 million adults age 65 and older in the United States, and by 2050, that number could grow as high as 90 million. Getting older doesn’t mean that quality of life needs to suffer, especially in your own home. In San Diego, we’re lucky to not have to […]
Concrete slabs and patio pavers are commonly used for driveways, front yards, and backyards here in San Diego county. Paired with artificial grass, they make the perfect low water and low maintenance backyard. First, let’s take a look at the why behind the common issues of sinking and cracking slabs. Why causes a patio to […]
San Diego (and the majority of U.S. cities) have seen a huge increase in home values the last few years. This is often attributed to the recent pandemic, foreign and corporate investment in homes, and limited supply of new and for sale homes. The impact of landscaping on property values is backed by various studies […]
When approaching the design and construction of an Accessory Dwelling Unit in San Diego county, it’s important to follow the proper procedures when it comes to permitting. When it comes to hiring a company for your ADU construction, be sure to reach out to our experienced team here at Designs 4 You Remodeling. Please note […]
Curb appeal refers to the visual attractiveness of a house or property when viewed from the street or sidewalk. It’s the first impression a potential buyer or visitor has when they pull up to or walk past a home. Curb appeal can encompass a variety of things, including: Why Does Curb Appeal Matter to Your […]
Renovating your San Diego bathroom does not have to be a stressful experience. We love providing homeowners comfort and security with helpful articles like this one on budgeting for a renovation. 1. Determine Your Renovation Goals Before you start crunching numbers, clarify your renovation goals. Are you looking to do a simple refresh, or are […]
Transforming a bathroom into a wellness oasis by including a Jacuzzi hot tub can add multiple advantages to your life. It can not only offer a spa-like experience at the comfort of your home but also boost the overall property value. This unique remodeling decision can offer numerous tangible and intangible benefits. From a design […]
Building an ADU in your backyard comes with a host of benefits. Here are some of the most impressive benefits of installing an ADU at home.
Retaining walls are more than just a pretty backyard structure. Read now to find out 5 ways they can help solve your lawn problems!