Latest Valley Center, CA Home Remodel

Greyhound General is excited to have just completed a whole house remodel for a couple in Valley Center, CA. The entire project was completed in less than 8 weeks!

The background:

The young couple that owns the home actually resides in Florida, and they had planned on taking 4 months off from their jobs and live in a hotel in CA while a contractor did the renovation. Greyhound assured them they’d move quickly to get the job done fast.

Before the remodel

The house had nothing done to it since it was originally built, so it needed to be completely gutted down to the studs due to a severely leaking roof and plumbing issues.

The details:

This is what Greyhound did:

  1. Removed the roof tile and all the fascia board. Replaced plywood, fascia, installed new felt on the roof, and reinstalled the existing tile
  2. New plumbing fixtures, cabinets, counter tops, interior doors, and new tile flooring throughout
  3. Relocated and installed a new fireplace, lighting, new windows, aluminum trellis, and more

Finishing up the bathroom

During the remodel

The conclusion:

After only 25 days the couple was so impressed with the Greyhound team that they went back to their jobs in Florida, saving them lost wages and hotel room bills that saved them thousands of dollars!

The new kitchen

Here are some of the before and after photos:

If you’re interested in home remodeling work and you’re in the greater San Diego area give Greyhound a call today for a free estimate! You can reach us at  (800) 568.7108 or leave us your information here.

Greyhound General Featured in San Diego Coastal Homes Magazine

Greyhound General’s work was recently featured in San Diego Coastal Homes Magazine for September 2016.

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In this Carlsbad outdoor remodeling project Greyhound worked with interior designer Laura Wireman to execute this beautiful outdoor living room.

Wireman said: “Dave Jovin of Greyhound General did a remarkable job executing my plan and vision for the home owner.”

If you’d like to learn more about our backyard remodeling or to schedule your consultation just give us a call at 800-568-7108 or leave a note here.

Greyhound Featured in San Diego Home & Garden Magazine

sandiego-homeandgarden-logoGreyhound General’s work was recently showcased in San Diego Home & Garden Magazine. The specific project mentioned was one that Greyhound collaborated on with Laura Wireman of Innerspace Designs. You can find the article here.

The actual building plans, permits and engineering was done by Greyhound. The spa was designed and constructed by PoolSpecs of San Diego. The granite was sourced locally from National Quarries in San Marcos, CA.

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You can check out this project in its entirety, including video from start to finish, by clicking here.

To learn more about our backyard remodeling or to schedule your consultation just give us a call at 800-561-7108 or leave a note here.

Collection of Outdoor Remodeling Projects

Check out Greyhound General’s collection of outdoor and backyard remodeling projects from in and around the San Diego area:

To learn more or to schedule your consultation just give us a call at 800-561-7108 or leave a note here.

 

Popular Home Color Trends for 2015

If you’re looking to upgrade your home you may not need to remodel. Sometimes a fresh coat or two of paint will do the trick. This is true for kitchen cabinets, bedroom walls, exterior siding, and decks.

So you’re considering painting, but not sure on colors? According to Benjamin Moore, one of the largest paint manufacturers in the US, the color of the year for 2015 is “guilford green.” As you can see here it’s kind of a soft olive color.

Darker tones are also popular this year, particularly deep blues. According to HGTV, blue is the best color for your master bedroom. The reason is that it’s considering soothing, which can help you relax and sleep better. Furthermore, darker colors, like blue, make the room look bigger.

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Due to the elements, painting your home’s exterior is an essential part of your maintenance. How often you need to paint it will depend on the siding.  For wood siding (hardboard or lapped) you’re safe with any color. However, if you go with a drastic color change you should prime with a 100% acrylic latex primer (and possibly 2 coats of paint).

For vinyl siding, avoid selecting a color that is darker than the original color. Darker colors absorb more radiant energy from the sun, which may cause the vinyl to warp.

For aluminum siding, you’ll want to avoid latex primers since they contain ammonia that has a chemical reaction with aluminum. This can the primer to expand and bubble. Instead, opt for an oil-based primer followed by 100% acrylic paint.

For stucco, the key is patching and calking appropriately. Then find a reputable acrylic latex paint. If you’re going light over a dark color you may need two coats.

If you’re considering remodeling or painting your home and you’d like to learn more about how Greyhound General can help then leave us your information here or call us at 800-568-7108. We proudly serve the entire San Diego area.

New Encinitas Home Remodel

Greyhound General’s latest project was a home remodel in Encinitas, CA. This exterior makeover consisted of several key highlights, including

  • 2 new bedrooms
  • New laundry room
  • New bathroom
  • Family room extension
  • New garage and driveway
  • New stucco and fencing

In addition to the quality work, one of the highlights of this project was the fact that it was completed in only two months!

Here are some of the transformations for this remodeling project:

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If you’d like to learn more about remodeling your home then give Greyhound a call today at 800-568-7108. You can also leave us a note here.

Kitchen Trends in 2015

Kitchen remodels continue to be one of the most popular home remodeling projects. The National Association of Home Builders noted that kitchens remain just slightly behind bathrooms as the most common remodeling job for remodelers in 2014.

So what’s new with kitchens?  Here are some recent Greyhound projects that highlight unique trends for 2015.

 The classic black accent color:

This is a timeless look emphasizes contrast. Technology, appliances and materials change, but the combining black with white or in this case, black with tan, gives your kitchen a warm and modern feel.

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Unique fixtures:

One way to highlight you cabinets – beyond simply refinishing them- is to install unique handles and knobs. Also, you can really dress up your kitchen, and highlight the look you’re going for, by adding unique light fixtures.

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The Countertop:

Granite has been a kitchen staple for the past decade or so, and for good reason. It’s versatile, coming in many colors, and it’s cheaper than a lot of other stylish counter tops, such as soapstone, copper, and quartz. Still, you can find other stylish and practical counter tops for around the same price as granite. Consider tile, zinc, stainless steel, or even wood.

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When researching a remodel there are many things to consider. Are you going for a traditional, contemporary, casual, rustic, or transitional look? You may not even be sure what you want, which is why having a partner like Greyhound General is so vital. We can walk you through all of your options, from colors to appliances to counter tops to light fixtures (and so much more).

If you’ve been considering remodeling your kitchen get in touch with Greyhound today for a free quote. Simply leave us your information here or call 800-568-7108.

New Backyard Remodel in San Marcos

Greyhound General’s latest backyard remodeling project was for a customer we have done work for in the past, starting with a new kitchen in 2009 and a new master bath remodel in 2014.

This San Marcos home had a backyard with several issues, including a leaking water fixture. Greyhound helped to:

  • remove the leaking water feature
  • Construct a new retaining wall and firepit
  • Install quartzite on patio and a retaining wall cap

This project was completed in only two weeks! You can see the before photo here:

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…And after Greyhound’s work:

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If you’d like to learn more about how you can give your backyard a “facelift,” then please leave us a message here or call 800-568-7108.

If you’d like to see more of our outdoor remodeling projects click here.