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.


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:

before backyard remodel in San Marcos


…And after Greyhound’s work:

backyard remodel project  san marcos

after backyard remodel san marcos

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.

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Beautiful Backyard Remodel in Carlsbad

Greyhound’s latest project was a backyard transformation for a home in Carlsbad. The design was done by Laura Wireman of Innerspace Designs, and Greyhound provided the actual building plans, permits and engineering.

Some of the projects highlights are:

  • steel pavilion
  • palapa: powder coated steel with “Hardi siding”
  • landscaping
  • landscape lighting
  • fireplace: using natural gas
  • spa

The palapa weighed 1,900 lbs and the support bolder was over one ton, so that in itself made the project a little more challenging. You can see this incredible transformation here:

Special thanks to our sub-contractors and designers, including the aforementioned Laura Wireman; PoolSpecs of San Diego, who constructed the spa; and National Quarries in San Marcos, who provided the granite and did an incredible job on the BBQ countertop, the round palapa bar top, and supporting bolder.

If you’d like to learn more about remodeling your backyard then leave Greyhound a message here, or call us at 800-568-7108.


San Diego Outdoor Remodeling and Additions

Spring is almost here and it’s time to start thinking about upgrading your yard and the outdoor space around your home. Whether you just got your big tax return or  you simply have a budget set aside to make some updates to your home, outdoor remodeling is a great idea for families looking to add a guest cottage, install a pool, or simply improve their landscaping. The best part is that outdoor remodeling is often less expensive than remodeling your home.

Here are some ideas for updating your yard and outdoor area:

  • Build a guest cottage: This could be a better option than adding a room to your home. Creating a detached guest cottage also won’t affect the day-to-day activities in your home. Furthermore, are prefabricated guests homes that you can look into to save some extra money. Whatever route you take, you’ll want to talk to a contractor about how to make it happen.
  • Install a pool: Is there a better way to cool down on a hot summer day? You’ll obviously want to make sure you have enough space, not only for the pool but for at least 20 feet around the perimeter of the pool. You’ll also want to make sure there are no trees nearby (or upwind), or electrical lines above or underneath. A contractor can review all of this with you.
  • Landscaping: Simple landscaping can often consist of a new garden bed with flowers. However, you can get a lot more elaborate than that. Installing and planting trees, waterfalls, a new lawn and much more. If your landscaping idea requires construction and architectural knowledge then you should turn to a contractor for help.

Whatever your plan is for improving your outdoor space at your home it is always advisable to consult a general contractor. Contact Greyhound General today for your next outdoor remodeling project in San Diego, or call 800-568-7108.

Tips for upgrading your backyard

In a previous post, Outdoor Kitchen Remodeling and Design- the newest trend, I mentioned a few ideas for building an outdoor kitchen. Outdoor kitchens are great for families that like to have family and friends over to cook and entertain outside. However, there are several things you can do as a home owner to remodel and improve your backyard before you even consider that amazing outdoor kitchen.

For starters you may want to consider:

  • Upgrading the lighting- Improving the light can brighten your backyard and make it more inviting
  • Improve the landscaping- This could be fairly easy or a huge project. Planting flowers in an empty flower bed is a good start. Re-sodding your law and plating trees and shrubs is a bit more labor intensive. If you want to go all out you can consider stone walkways and water fountains
  • Replace the deck- Decks can last a long time if they are properly constructed and maintained. It is always a good idea to restain or repaint your deck every year or so to preserve it. If there is rotting then you may be able to simply replace some of the wood. However, if there is significant rotting you’ll want to replace the deck entirely
  • Utilize a tool shed- Unless your garage is exceptionally organized you might want to consider a tool shed. This especially true if you’re using you garage to park in or for more than just tool storage. These sheds can be found in many different sizes and materials for as little as $200-$300

Of course, you may just be in need of a total backyard makeover. Maybe you’re looking to add that guest cottage to the backyard you’ve been dreaming of, or maybe you want to add that new deck with the hot tub. Whatever the case, San Diego general contractor, Greyhound General can help you with more than just your home and kitchen remodeling needs. Contact Greyhound today for a free estimate, or call 800-568-7108.