Buildzoom Votes Konstrukt Design & Remodel Best San Diego, CA General Contractors

“In business since 1952, we are a personalized family owned remodeling company. Whether it’s kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, room additions or even whole house remodels, we can help. Our goal is to build relationships with our clients. We want to get to know you and your expectations.”

“You never know when disaster may strike. We know the standards that insurance companies demand. That is why we are a Premiere Service Insurance Restoration Contractor. Whether it is a fire, flood or any other disaster we will respond quickly to assess the damage.”

“Their BuildZoom score of 164 ranks in the top 1% of 336,931 California licensed …

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Konstrukt Featured In Home Builder Digest – The Best Residential General Contractors in San Diego

“Spanning the timeframe of thousands of projects and millions of dollars of client investment into construction, Konstrukt Design and Remodel has a longstanding reputation for serving the San Diego area, going back to 1952. The company made the Top Ten Best San Diego General Contractors list on Buildzoom and was voted Best of 2012 by Kudzu.com. They are proud members of the National Kitchen and Bath Association (NKBA) and Build It Green, Konstrukt has been a family owned and operated firm for more than half a century. They pride themselves on their excellent customer service, their ability to build trust and confidence, and keeping their …

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Energy Saving Thermostat – NEST Learning Thermostat

How sexy is your thermostat? Is it the boring, beige rectangle of plastic with the way too complicated controls that no one wants to mess with? Well, a group of former Apple employees, lead by the guy who created the iPod and iPhone, have recently introduced version two of their programmable, learning thermostat.

It’s cool. Imagine a sleek polished steel cylinder capped with a glass lens, over a circular, 24-bit color display. With its five sensors for humidity, ambient light, near and far proximity sensors (it knows when you’re home and when you’re not) and, of course, a temperature sensor, it programs itself over a …

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Water Conscious Drought Tolerant Landscaping – Low Maintenance Native Plants

How many people love to weed their yards? How about irrigating, fertilize and prune? What if you could install a gorgeous, aromatic garden that weeded itself, didn’t need regular irrigation, and fertilizing and pruning are actually forbidden? What if plants in this garden were so flexible that you could have a country cottage look, Japanese garden, woodlands, meadow or riparian look as well as attract butterflies, hummingbirds and snakes? Well, maybe not snakes.

Enter the native Southern California garden. Plants native to Southern California are drought tolerant in the summer, and grow their root systems during the wetter winter. Don’t bother irrigating. Generally, they do …

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Designing With Impact – Memory Points

Think of your childhood. Think of a place that you loved. Maybe it was the attic at Grandma’s house with sunbeams straining through the shuttered dormers, or the tiny Victorian train depot converted to an ice cream shop with its wondrous wood gingerbread carvings, or maybe a “secret” room behind the drapery in a window seat overlooking an intimate garden. These are places that not only embed themselves into our visual memory forever but carry with them a powerful, emotional message. The message could be that of mystery, awe, delight, comfort or safety—but whatever, it is a strongly emotional message coupled with this visual memory. …

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