The Secret to Entertaining All Year

Posted On: September 20, 2019

Outdoor Kitchens An outdoor kitchen is a key element to making your yard suitable for year-round entertainment. While you may have a perfectly fine kitchen indoors, when you’re entertaining in your yard, you’re not going to want to have to go back and forth between your kitchen and your guests. An outdoor kitchen allows you…

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2019 Landscaping Trends in San Diego

Posted On: July 25, 2019

Extending Your Living Space with Hardscapes With California’s mandate of a 20% reduction in water use for San Diego residents, more and more homeowners are choosing hardscapes to adorn their yards with. Instead of watering plants, San Diego homeowners can find themselves relaxing in their outdoor kitchen or on their patio. Some of the trendiest…

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How Does Xeriscaping Save Water?

Posted On: April 29, 2019

What Is Xeriscaping? Picture the natural landscape here in San Diego. Rocks, palms, succulents, cacti, and ground cover may come to mind. This is essentially what xeriscaping is—designing a landscape that mimics what naturally grows in the area to minimize the need for irrigation. People living in dry regions across the western U.S. have embraced…

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How to Design Your Home Around Your Natural Surroundings

Posted On: March 24, 2018

Create an Indoor Space that Flows to the Outside The best way to take advantage of your natural surroundings is to blur the line between inside and out. Here are a few ways to do this: Trade your small patio door for extra-wide telescoping or folding doors. When you throw these open on a beautiful…

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Benefits of Eco Building & Green Remodeling

Posted On: August 29, 2017

Why Should I Go Green? There are a variety of ways to “go green” today, but eco building is a great option if you are looking to make a significant impact. Here are some top benefits of going green with eco building: Reduced energy costs One primary goal of going green is to save money.…

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3 Fun Ways to Reduce Waste & Reuse Old Roofing Materials

Posted On: May 31, 2017

Choose a Company with Sustainable Roofing Practices   If you are choosing a roofing company with sustainable recycling practices, you are well on your way to helping out your community and planet. If you are still shopping around for a eco-friendly roofer, try to pick a general contractor that will order the least amount of…

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How (Not) to Maintain Your Xeriscape

Posted On: January 17, 2017

Here are tips from our landscape experts for maintaining and preserving your xeriscape to save time and money while beautifying your home. 1. Replace Your Lawn with Gravel & Unique Stones Replacing your lawn with gravel reduces maintenance time to almost zero. You’ll save water and money by saying goodbye to sprinklers and mowers! Gravel…

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The 5 Benefits of Customizing Your New Dream Home

Posted On: October 27, 2016

When to Revise an Existing Home Design There are financial advantages to whole home remodeling and many customization options. There may be some features of the home that work well, while others don’t. Maybe you enjoy the view and the location, but you would like a larger, more user-friendly kitchen. Remodeling is the right choice for you when…

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Transitional Design for Indoor / Outdoor Living Spaces in Socal

Posted On: July 29, 2016

Leading the Trend for Transitional Spaces This design style is iconic to SoCal and tropical climates to maximize outdoor spaces through the combination of indoor/outdoor living. In this blog, we are going to show how we have taken this trend to heart with our Eco Minded Solutions style. Enough chit chat. It’s time for us…

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New Innovations at the 2016 International Builders’ Show (Ibs)

Posted On: June 10, 2016

Landscape & Home Remodel Trends for 2016 Every year vendors, manufacturers and, custom home builders from all over the world travel to IBS to show, people like us, what their hot new products are and where they see the industry going. We sent our co-founders, Josh Rosenthal and Dave Milton, to IBS in Las Vegas…

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