The remodel satisfied the homeowners’ desire for more space; among the rooms that were remodeled were a ground-floor kitchen and a second-floor bathroom. Every detail of the remodel was designed to meet the strict requirements of the Mills Act for remodeling historical homes.
The remodel of this home, located in San Diego, California, literally raised the roof on its design. The dramatic new roof structure includes a large photovoltaic solar farm and incorporated many recycled materials in its construction.
Lush native plants add softness and color to the facade of this contemporary California house, which recently underwent a full remodel. The design team painted the brick exterior white to unify the finishes, adding black trim for a preppy East Coast vibe.
Another design goal for this home's remodel was to create inviting outdoor living spaces with easy access to the interior. Because of the temperate climate of southern California, these spaces will be usable all year long.
According to Remodeling Magazine’s 2015 Cost vs. Value Report, there’s one remodeling project that actually returns at least 100% of your investment through added home value: adding a steel entry door like this one from Pella. Besides its aesthetic appeal, a new steel front door can improve your home’s security and energy efficiency as well. But you won’t be satisfied with your door’s performance unless it’s plumb, level and square, so installation is a job for a pro unless you have serious carpentry experience.
Designers brought the beachy feel to the exterior of the home by re-stuccoing the exterior and painting it a natural brown and bringing in a natural element of stone to the space. Then, they added pops of color with a gray-blue front door and gray blue shutters, then they added coral pillows to brighten the design.