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Adding a Second Story
Aging in Place – Remodeling for the Elderly
Bathroom Additions & Remodeling
Business Office Remodeling
Finding the Best Contractor for You
Garage Remodels & Conversions
Home Remodeling and Construction Contractors
Kitchen Remodeling
Loft Additions, Loft Construction and Loft Remodeling
Miscellaneous Home Remodel Articles & Ideas
Roofing Repair and New Roof Construction
Room Additions
Wine Storage Rooms

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Adding a Second Story

Adding a Second Story to Your Home
A review of the benefits to building a second story on your home and how to find the best contractor to meet your needs.

Adding a Second Story to Your San Diego Home
There is more to gain from a home when it has a second story added onto it, and not just in space. While there is more space to enjoy, you also have a higher home value, greater general appeal, and some phenomenal opportunities accommodations and decorating.

Adding a Second Story over Your Existing Garage
Adding a second story to your home over your garage allows you to add living space like bedrooms and game rooms or convenient walk in storage possibilities. Also increase your view over the neighborhood and add increased property value.

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Aging in Place – Remodeling for the Elderly

Universal Design Home Remodeling
Universal design is the concept of designing the environment to be pleasingly aesthetic and usable to the greatest extent possible by everyone, regardless of their age, ability, or status in life. Once you bring them into your home, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without them.

Granny Flats for Aging in Place
Granny flats are essentially small housing units equipped with all essential requirements. A granny flat generally has a separate kitchen, bathroom and other basic amenities, unique elder care facilities and appropriate storage.

Aging in Place
The concept of aging in place and universal design are hot words in the design and remodeling world. What this means is remodeling and designing a home that will accommodate the special needs that come up as we get older and have a desire to stay in our home longer instead of the possibility of moving into a retirement community.

Benefits of Aging in Place with Granny Flat Construction
It can be easier to promote family harmony when your elderly parents are living in granny flats. These small dwellings provide adequate amount of distance to all family members and helps to improve family ties.

Home Remodeling for the Elderly
Aging in place remodeling can include changes to a home which enables for easier access to and from rooms,  enlarging hallways and doorways, converting bathrooms to allow for use of wheel chairs, walkers and specialty medical equipment.

Remodeling Contractor for Elderly, Disabled and Special Needs
The concept of aging in place is playing a significant role in the design, remodeling contractor and general construction world. What this means is remodeling and designing a home that will accommodate the special needs that come up if one is disabled or as we get older and have a desire to stay in our home longer instead of the possibility of moving into a retirement community.

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Bathroom Additions & Remodeling

Looking at the Big Picture in Bathroom Remodeling
Before you drill down the minor details of your bathroom remodel project, such as colors, choice of fixtures and shower curtains, it is smart to focus on the major scope of what your bathroom remodeling project is going to be; size, design, price, functionality and comfort. Here is where the services of a skilled bathroom remodel contractor come in handy.

Bathroom Remodel Contractor in San Diego
Seasonal changes and growing family needs can be rather dynamic. Our expert team of San Diego contractors can make your bathroom remodel an enjoyable and seamless transition from construction to finish.

Top 3 Bathroom Remodeling Tips for San Diego Homes
People often associate change with buying a new home, but there is a way that you make a change without having to make another large purchase…

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Business Office Remodeling

Business Enclosed Patios and Floor Space Expansion
Enclosing a patio, porch or otherwise converting parking area space into a workable and usable space for semi-indoor business expansion is something HK Construction is very adept at doing. We can create more space by expertly crafting enclosed patios so the business can expand without expanding the footprint of the structure.

Industrial Business Office Remodel of Vista Motorcycle
HK Construction, a San Diego remodeling contractor, renovated the office of local landmark Vista Motorcycle in June of 2012. Vista Motorcycle is a favorite repair shop among San Diego’s North County motorcycle enthusiasts since 1979.

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Finding the Best Contractor for You

Before You Hire Your Next Contractor Look for these Three Qualities
I’ve learned from my business and financial relationships that getting the cheapest deal don’t necessarily mean you’re getting the best deal. There are others qualities you should be looking out for. Don’t create a future horror story for yourself by choosing the wrong contractor for your home or office project.

Home Remodeling – Getting Started: Consultation, Design and Implementation
How to have a great experience with your home remodel contractors. Learn tips on home remodeling consultation, home remodel design and home remodeling plans.

Finding the Best Local Honest San Diego Contractors
HK Construction has extensive experience with all types home remodeling and new construction projects. Affordable rates too! We know that trust is of paramount importance to our customers, and we make every effort to strive in establishing and maintaining that trust for years to come. Learn more about us and how we do business differently than other general contractors.

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Loft Additions, Loft Construction and Loft Remodeling

Loft Conversions – A Beginner’s Guide
Are уоu lооkіng аt adding mоrе space tо уоur existing hоmе? Does your home have vaulted ceilings? The a loft conversion is thе best wау tо dо sо. This article рrоvіdеs thе beginner wіth а guide tо loft conversions thаt саn bе usеd аs а springboard whеn gеttіng started.

Kids Playroom Loft Construction
Kids need room to play. As they grow, so do their needs on the amount of space required to have fun. Your kids will love having a dedicated place to enjoy themselves; you’ll enjoy reclaiming your living space. And you’ll also enjoy enhancing the usefulness of your home while increasing its value.

Loft Construction
Of any of the home renovations that you can apply to your home, new loft construction, loft additions or loft conversions produce some of the highest average increases in property value alongside new kitchens and room extensions.

Choosing a Room Addition or Loft Conversion Contractor
A quick informative article about some things to consider when searching for a home remodel contractor for your room addition or loft conversion project.

Room Additions and Loft Remodeling
There may be a time in our lives when we may need more space in our homes. These occasions may include…

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Garage Remodels

Garage Closets and other Simple Storage Ideas You Might Not Have Thought About
A clean and well organized garage gives a person piece of mind knowing their items are safely stored and easily accessible. With a little planning and a reasonable investment your garage can be transformed from a junk room to a calm and organized space that you’ll look forward to using.

Room Addition Over Garage
Building a new room addition over an existing garage іs proving mоrе аnd mоrе popular wіth а variety оf people lооkіng tо improve their homes. Learn more in this article about what’s required and how easy it can really be to have more space over your garage.

Garage Conversions: Cost Effective Remodel Renovations
Here’s the best way to get the most for your money when doing a garage conversion remodel or renovation for more cost effective space than doing an entire new room addition.

Garage Conversion in Poway Homes for New Living Space
The most important part of garage conversion is the versatility.  If the garage is unused it can fill any number of different roles, and just because it has been remodeled into a gym, office, or laundry room – doesn’t stop it from filling another role later.

Garage Conversion in Poway Homes for New Living Space
For many people, owning a home is the cornerstone of their lives. With home ownership comes a simple question – Do I have enough space? Many homeowners can’t…

Home Office Space – Is Conversion Better than Addition?
There are plenty of strong reasons why you should choose home office space business transformation rather than build a completely NEW addition to your residence.

2nd Story Additions over Garages
One easy way to add living space to your home is to build an addition over your existing garage.

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Home Remodeling and Construction Contractors

How to Find a Home Remodel Contractor You Can Trust
Choosing the right contractor for your home remodel project can be tough but not impossible with the right questions to ask and insightful things to look for. Knowledge is power!

Shocking Ways Remodel Contractors are Tricking Women
Women love to keep their home clean, beautiful and a functional safe haven for their family. Hence, many women need a home remodel contractors that can assist them in making their perfect. However, not all contractors are honest and provide the same level of transparency that you might expect. Unfortunately there are many scams artists in the general contracting field. In this brief article we’ll show you some of their tricks and why you should avoid them.

Women: Finding the Right Home Renovation Contractor in Scripps Ranch, CA.
women across the planet look for a home renovation contractor that can carry out successful home renovation and add certain options that can make the home interiors and exteriors look great and functional. Here’s what to look for and the right questions to ask.

Pros and Cons of Hiring a Cheap Contractor
There are hundreds of books and articles on how to save thousands of dollars by hiring a cheap contractor. Is cheaper always better? Find out in this free article as we weigh the good and the bad.

Concrete Contractors in Poway
HK Construction provides Poway and San Diego residents with quality concrete driveway, sidewalk and walkway installation services.

General Contractor in Scripps Ranch for Home Remodeling
Remodeling your Scripps Ranch home can be an exciting and rewarding experience. The hardest choice is finding the best general contractor in Scripps Ranch to ensure you are completely happy with the outcome.

Why Scripps Ranch can Trust this Remodel Contractor
You get your project done well in time, professionally and most importantly, within your budget. You can be rest assured that quality material and resources will have been utilized. When we speak of HK Construction & Remodel, we are not just talking about top quality and great professionalism, but also affordability too…

Remodeling Tips From A Remodeling Contractor
Do you have what it takes for a Do-It-Yourself bathroom facelift or possibly a complete remodeling project?…

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Kitchen Remodeling

Outdoor Kitchen Construction
If you love to cook, entertain in your back yard and enjoy the great outdoors, an outdoor kitchen may be the perfect answer and can be built at a low cost.

Modern Kitchen Remodeling and Renovation
Modern kitchen remodeling and renovation is usually worth the extra effort as it can truly become an outstanding new feature in your home.

Kitchen Remodel Contractor Tips for San Diego Kitchen Remodeling
When considering using the services of a kitchen remodel contractor you may want to take the time to familiarize yourself with the most common signs that you need or could benefit from having your kitchen remodeled.

Remodeling Your Kitchen Can Be Just the Boost Your Home Needs
Because the kitchen is often the focal point of a home- a place to gather and converse- it is also the room that can make or break the value of the house. To get the most enjoyment from your home and the most money when you sell, remodeling your kitchen makes good sense.

Kitchen Remodeling: Remodeling Your Kitchen and Countertops the Contractor Way
Whether you want to improve a small part of your kitchen or if you want a completely different remodeled kitchen, there is a good chance that you…

Kitchen Remodel Contractor Tips on San Diego Kitchen Remodeling
If you are looking for a change when it comes to your home, you may want to think about remodeling your kitchen…

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Loft Additions, Loft Construction and Loft Remodeling

Turning Vaulted Ceilings into Lofts
Adding a loft to a room in your house is one of the easiest and most practical solutions available for creating more space. Lofts are a very cost effective way to improve your home, add square footage of extra living space and add value to your property.

Loft Conversions – A Beginner’s Guide
Are уоu lооkіng аt adding mоrе space tо уоur existing hоmе? Does your home have vaulted ceilings? The a loft conversion is thе best wау tо dо sо. This article рrоvіdеs thе beginner wіth а guide tо loft conversions thаt саn bе usеd аs а springboard whеn gеttіng started.

Kids Playroom Loft Construction
Kids need room to play. As they grow, so do their needs on the amount of space required to have fun. Your kids will love having a dedicated place to enjoy themselves; you’ll enjoy reclaiming your living space. And you’ll also enjoy enhancing the usefulness of your home while increasing its value.

Loft Construction
Of any of the home renovations that you can apply to your home, new loft construction, loft additions or loft conversions produce some of the highest average increases in property value alongside new kitchens and room extensions.

Choosing a Room Addition or Loft Conversion Contractor
A quick informative article about some things to consider when searching for a home remodel contractor for your room addition or loft conversion project.

Room Additions and Loft Remodeling
There may be a time in our lives when we may need more space in our homes. These occasions may include…

2nd Story Interior Room Loft Addition

If you have a home with an open floor plan and very high ceilings, call HK Construction today to talk with our team and determine if a 2nd story room addition or loft conversion is a good option for you and your home.

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Miscellaneous Home Remodel Articles & Ideas

Patio Construction and Remodeling
A patio can be your best sanctuary and the place for the best family gatherings. You can enjoy the beautiful outdoors and give new life to your home once you consider the best patio construction or patio remodeling options available to you.

Outdoor Kitchen Construction
If you love to cook, entertain in your back yard and enjoy the great outdoors, an outdoor kitchen may be the perfect answer and can be built at a low cost.

Plumbing and Pipe Relocation in Home Remodeling
Need water, gas or sewer pipes repaired or moved? Call HK Construction for free on site consultation on plumbing and pipe relocation 858-748-6580.

Exterior Home Remodeling Tips and Ideas
Exterior home remodeling can be a fun and rewarding experience. It does not have to be hard, expensive or overly complicated. We’ve compiled a few tips and tricks for you to consider when you are ready to start your next exterior home remodeling project.

Custom Closets
When considering you next home improvement project, think about having custom closets made for your home. The usefulness and importance of having plenty of storage space, especially with large families and lots of kids, can not be under stated.

Home Remodeling – Getting Started: Consultation, Design and Implementation
How to have a great experience with your home remodel contractors. Learn tips on home remodeling consultation, home remodel design and home remodeling plans.

Open Concept Renovations
San Diego CA is a very forward trend setting area. What’s popular right now in San Diego are open concept renovations. That’s where you renovate an older boxy style home into an open floor plan.

Driveway Contractor: Asphalt and Concrete, Which is Best?
Asphalt and concrete are the most popular types of material for paving driveways. Asphalt driveways and concrete driveways both have their unique advantages. How to determine which is best for you?

The 4 Different Types of Driveways, and Why Concrete May Be the Best
Would уоu like to improve уоur home and make it lооk attractive and stylish? Why not consider renovating уоur driveway or constructing а new, nice-looking and durable walkway? Learn more about the different types of driveways and how to choose the best one for your home.

Making Walkways with Pavers
If you’ve been thinking about improving your walking paths, it is probably time to call а construction contractor and get the process rolling. It’s important to find quality craftsmen, because if it’s not properly constructed, it will quickly crack and deteriorate. After all, laying а walkway is more than scattering some pavers or pouring concrete. To do it right, expertise is required.

New Home Construction
HK Construction handles all the complexities in building a new home for you so that you can simply relax and enjoy the process of seeing your dream home designs become a reality.

Wheelchair Ramps for Home and Business Entrance
Learn about entrance ramps for wheelchairs for ease of entrance at your place of business and other types of home entrance ramps.

Custom Fireplace Addition Adds Value and Cuts Energy Costs
A new modern style fireplace is a fun upgrade from the usual old and rather inefficient styles of the past. Upgrading your old fireplace or adding a new custom fireplace will give you and your family years of enjoyment and a place to gather for quality time together. I can also add value to your home may save you on energy costs as well.

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Roofing Repair and New Roof Construction

Watch Out for the Wet Spots Remaining on Home Exterior After Rain
Wet spots on the outside stucco/brick/wood may be an indication of a roof leak. Left unfixed, this leak can cause mold, wood rot, wood fungus, break down of insulation, rotting of drywall, etc- both on the inside and outside of a home.

Fixing a Leaky Roof: Finding the Roof Leak
A difficult task for homeowners is attempting to find the source of a leaky roof. On the inside of your home, sometimes the leak seems fairly obvious; or is it? Know the tell-tale signs.

Best Roofer: How to Find the Best Roofing Contractor in San Diego
Sometimes finding the best roofing contractor means knowing what NOT to look for. This article will outline how to not fall for the first slick, fast talking roofer that shows up full of low prices and tall promises.

Roof Repairs and Roof Maintenance
Wear and tear as a result of weather and age occurs in every home, and it is wise to take care of problems before they lead to extensive and costly repairs. Routine maintenance and repairs should be done to ensure that everything is well with the roof of the home.

Commercial Roofing: New Installation and Maintenance
Learn about our commercial roofing service for maintenance and new installation of all types of roofing systems including metal roofs.

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Room Additions 

Building a Game Room Addition
Following the advice in this game room addition article will help ensure that your room addition project goes smoothly and is completed on time and budget.

Attic Space Conversion into New Room Addition
Converting empty attic space into a new room can be very cost effective. Extending homes in this manner is increasing in popularity in areas where space to expand is a concern. Going up instead of sideways!

Room Additions: Contractor Tips and Advice
Pro advice for those considering adding a room to their home. Here are a few points to consider when deciding what type of room addition is most suitable for you.

Room Addition Remodel Contractor in San Diego
Are you are homeowner who wishes that your home was a little bit different, more exciting, or more attractive? Although a large number…

Room Additions for Seniors Aging in Place
When people get older, there’s always some form of a foregone conclusion looming over their heads. The most common, however, may involve…

Room Addition Tips
When homeowner needs more space, they often consider building room additions. But, how should you build your room addition? For example, if you…

Choosing a Room Addition or Loft Conversion Contractor
A quick informative article about some things to consider when searching for a home remodel contractor for your room addition or loft conversion project.

Room Additions and Loft Remodeling
There may be a time in our lives when we may need more space in our homes. These occasions may include…

2nd Story Interior Room Addition
If you have a home with an open floor plan and very high ceilings, call HK Construction today to talk with our team and determine if a 2nd story room addition or loft conversion is a good option for you and your home.

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Custom Wine Storage

Custom Wine Storage Room
Many homeowners are looking for fresh and exciting ways to spruce up their homes. One of the most common renovations is a custom wine storage room. Wine connoisseurs and those who simply enjoy a nice glass of wine can enjoy the benefits that a dedicated wine room will bring.

Wine Storage Room Additions
A unique home remodel idea and experience is in converting existing bedrooms, living rooms or family rooms into a space designed for recreation and entertainment complete with a custom room remodel into wine storage wine room and tasting area.

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