From Big Ideas to Bigger Spaces (Featured Article in Union Tribune)

Posted on: November 3, 2015

We are proud to announce our most recent featured article in the U~T San Diego Newspaper!

This blog describes how we took a less-than-desirable backyard in Banker’s Hill to then exceed our client’s vision by creating a multi-use outdoor living room in the published article with the U~T.

We would like to thank the Union Tribune for narrating this exciting story in such personal detail, from beginning to end.

Read the full article in the Union Tribune, to learn how we brought this homeowner’s vision to life, even with limited resources.

Below are some more specific project photos of the outdoor furniture and accents used in the remodel, to demonstrate how we worked with this client to hand-pick the details of this resort-style backyard.

We enjoy working with custom builds and remodels in San Diego since custom designs are where we can really show our expertise, from first interaction through the finished product.

Specialty Remodeling

We love to showcase our specialty of taking a problem situation, such as a small backyard, and giving the client the “icing on the cake” to make their home into the dream they’ve always wanted.

Taking our eco-friendly prowess, combined with the artfulness of a leading design team, we become master home remodeling alchemists, figuratively transforming lead into gold!

Bringing in the Team: Sustainability, Functionality, and Beauty

One of the most common complaints that we hear from homeowners in San Diego City, is their desire to have a larger outdoor living space. Here are some additional tips for landscape design in small spaces, so you can enjoy the best weather in the world inside a beautiful backyard design.

Before we began this project, the fence, hot tub, and deck all together made the area feel chopped up and stuffy. As a reaction to this, we created a wide open space, integrating the wood fence with synthetic grass panels.

All the needs of this family were fulfilled by these adjustments, producing a classy adult living space that oversees the evergreen turf play area for the children. Even the family dog was awarded it’s very own space in the design!

We thought “outside of the box” and used the values of sustainable luxury home remodeling, and the vision of the client, to create a frequently used area this low-maintenance and eco-friendly landscape construction.

Small stylistic elements, such as choice wood and the appropriate foliage, are really the heart and soul of this earthy turnaround. Inspired by balance and harmony, the water feature and bamboo plants put an eastern, elemental twist on a contemporary, minimalist hardscape design technique.

Landscape Remodeling Catered to You, Highly Customizable

These improvements listed above are just a few of the many additional services that are readily available for implementation in any partial or whole home remodeling!

Interested in our fire pit or water features, outdoor lighting, or paver design and installation? What about solar heated pools or water irrigation systems for water conservation?

Are there any areas of your own home that could use a little love, that you aren’t using to it’s full potential, or could use a energy, or water, saving upgrade? Remodels such as the one featured here can greatly increase the Return on Investment (ROI) value for any home, and reduce the consumption of natural resources.

Once you’re ready, we’ll be sure to incorporate our values of sustainability and reduced landscape maintenance to make your outdoor kitchens and living spaces just as you have always imagined.

Just consider the possibilities in store for your next home remodel when you have a great team like EcoMinded Solutions on your side. We are, after all, the Best Contractor in San Diego, and look forward to working with you to create the best landscape or home remodel design based on your style.

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