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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The Single Most Expensive Remodeling Mistake, and How to Avoid it

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Let’s cut to the chase: the single most expensive mistake you can make during a remodel is changing your mind right in the middle! Sometimes, your vision for your remodel abruptly changes. But more frequently, this issue is tied to a lack of planning. New materials, changes in layouts, and longer timelines are headaches, but you […]

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5 Golden Rules for Remodeling Old Homes

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If you’re lucky enough to come across a 100-year-old home that doesn’t have rotted framing or dangerous wiring, well, that’s a home worth holding on to. But how do you start with a remodel? Design Studio West has done home design and remodeling in San Diego since 1982, and we have plenty of experience remodeling […]

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