Drop That Drill: 7 Remodeling Contracts and Forms to Finish Before You Start

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So you’ve made the decision to remodel your home, and you’re excited—just hold your horses before you start hiring contractors and hammering away. There’s quite a bit of paperwork involved in the process of a home remodel, and we’ve listed several important ones below. The best home remodels are the ones that follow the rules […]

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The Smart Remodeler’s Guide Through 4 Phases of a Home Remodel

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Do you know what to expect during a remodel? There’s nothing worse than being unprepared. At Design Studio West, we’ve been through the process enough times to know! That’s why we decided to cover the four phases of a remodel, and a few steps to get through them. Keep in mind your process may look […]

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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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