How to Keep Stress Levels Low During a Full Home Remodel

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What leads to the most stress during a full-home remodel? If you answered “changing plans midstream” or “unforeseen expenses,” you’re correct—but only partially. Stressful feelings during a full home remodel actually result from a build up of multiple issues. As the amount American homeowners are spending on home remodels increases this year, higher stress levels […]

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7 Do’s and Don’ts for Outdoor Kitchens

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San Diego gets about 263 days of sun per year. What does this mean for home remodeling? More outdoor kitchens! There’s nothing better than dining al fresco, particularly when it involves beautiful ocean views. It’s also a great place to entertain friends and family, and at the end of the night, it’s a breeze to […]

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See Design Studio West Featured in the La Jolla Blue Book! [Short Video]

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Interested in working with Design Studio West? Check out this informative video about our team and our work featured on La Jolla Blue Book Media. Video Transcript: Hello, and welcome. My name is Lee Austin, and I’m president of Design Studio West. Since 1982, our mission has been simply to be San Diego’s best choice […]

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4 Subway Tile Backsplashes That Will Never Go Out of Style

In the world of kitchen backsplash and bathroom tile trends, subway tile invariably makes the lineup. Yes, it’s been in vogue (and perhaps overused) of late, but if you think it’s dated, think again–this tile has been around since the early 1900s, and homeowners are still clamoring for it. Let’s face it. Subway tile isn’t […]

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11 Clear Signs it’s Time to Remodel Your Small Kitchen

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When you move into a home with a tiny kitchen, you have two options: make the best of it or remodel it. If you choose to remodel, you’ll notice space constraint problems are complicated by the shape of the kitchen, the size of the appliances, and even the placement of windows. But with a solid […]

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