en-us David Kaiser Custom Construction http://www.davidkaisercustomconstruction.com/ Universal Design http://www.davidkaisercustomconstruction.com/blogpost-97471/Universal-Design.html Universal design states that your home should be accessible to all people, regardless of age or ability. Take the principles of universal design to outfit your bathroom with elements that make using the space easier for all. For instance, you can widen the bathroom door and provide adequate floor space for mobility devices to move around with ease. Install a walk in shower equipped with grab bars, a shower bench, and multiple shower heads. You can also install simple hardware and good lights to ensure easy use.

Don't think with increased functionality there will be fewer options and no fashionable style. DKCC uses a wide variety of materials, and can find products to suit your needs and style!

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David Kaiser Tue, 29 Jul 2014 12:00:00 PST
Step Outside http://www.davidkaisercustomconstruction.com/blogpost-96675/Step-Outside.html The kitchen is the heart of your home so why not take advantage of the beautiful San Diego weather and create an outdoor kitchen. Outdoor kitchens create a great space for entertaining. With a few small adjustments you can make your outdoor space comfortable and inviting.

The grill is typically at the center of an outdoor kitchen, but with your own personalized setup you can create an outdoor living space that suits your style of living. You can build your open-air kitchen around a water feature, refrigerator, sink, food prep areas, or even a wood-fired pizza oven. For creating your personalized outdoor living space let DKCC help you with your budget, material recommendations, and fit your time frame to be ready for summer!

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David Kaiser Tue, 17 Jun 2014 12:00:00 PST
3 Questions to Ask Before Your Kitchen Remodel http://www.davidkaisercustomconstruction.com/blogpost-94351/3-Questions-To-Ask-Before-Remodeling-Your-Kitchen.html A kitchen remodel is one of the most valuable projects for a homeowner. Kitchen renovations are a great way to improve the flow of your living space and help maximize the value of your investment. A kitchen renovation could be as simple as a new coat of paint and appliances or it can be a complete redo that changes the existing footprint of the room.  When contemplating a kitchen remodel ask yourself 3 questions:

1. What does your dream kitchen look like?

           Make a list of everything you want in your ideal kitchen, including floors, countertops, appliances, fixtures, cabinets, etc. Look through our website and magazines for inspiration.

2. How much of your dream kitchen can you afford?

           Figure out what your main priorities are - what you really need, and then a wish list of what you want. 

3. Do you have to hire a professional?

           We can help your dream kitchen come to life while keeping your project organized and within your budget.

 

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David Kaiser Tue, 11 Mar 2014 12:00:00 PST
Is Your Home Truly “Finished” ? http://www.davidkaisercustomconstruction.com/blogpost-93571/Blog.html Whether you've lived in your home for one year or half a life time, everyone knows that a home is never "finished."  As one of your primary investments, keeping your home updated is important in maximizing the value of your investment, as well as enjoying a beautiful, functioning home.  It might be remodeling that tired, old kitchen or just refreshing your color scheme. 

 

For a striking transformation, big or small, quality upfront planning of function, design, and budget must be considered.  If professional expertise is all you're waiting for, why not partner with us to help your visions come to life.

 

 

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David Kaiser Tue, 11 Feb 2014 12:00:00 PST
Are You Still In the DARK ?? http://www.davidkaisercustomconstruction.com/blogpost-69289/Are-You-Still-In-The-Dark-.html Power outages equal lost data, downed computers, frustrated home business owners, dead phones, spoiled meat, stuck garage doors, and more. By simply planning ahead now, you will become "enlightened" when your neighbors are left in the dark. A back up power system keeps your life running smoothly when everyone else is scrambling for the flash light with dead batteries.

All you need is a residential generator, an inverter, transfer switch, and a knowledgeable licensed contractor to get you powered up. The transfer switch is the brain for the system that monitors utility power for interruption and automatically starts the generator to maintain power to your home. When utility power resumes, the transfer switch reverses the process...... again, automatically. The inverter (not a Yoga pose) changes the DC power of a generator to the AC power of your home. Generators can operate on propane or natural gas.

What are you waiting for......the next power failure? Residential back up power systems have become very affordable, common, compact and quiet. Before your get left in the dark again, why not prepare for what SDG&E has already warned will happen again. Call me now for a free consultation, and to help keep your life running smoothly.

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David Kaiser Tue, 29 Nov 2011 12:00:00 PST
Protecting Your Greatest Asset - Your Home http://www.davidkaisercustomconstruction.com/blogpost-67297/Protecting-Your-Greatest-Asset---Your-Home.html In addition to having a security system, fire alarms, and insurance, there are other aspects not normally thought of when it comes to protecting your greatest asset. There is also maintaining and enhancing the value of your home and grounds; identifying short and long term needs and desires for various projects; having a vision of what your home will look like when projects are completed; having a plan and schedule which will take care of your short and long term projects; and knowing who will do all these projects correctly, in a timely manner and at a fair cost. Taking a proactive approach to keeping your home maintained and upgraded will keep costly repairs to a minimum, ensure that projects get done with costs that are predictable and reasonable, and allow your home to grow with your family's changing needs. DKCC can help ensure that your home is taken care of by reputable workmen, whether you are just looking to maintain or take on remodeling projects. Contact DKCC to help manage your greatest asset to ensure a lifetime of enjoyment as a home owner.

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David Kaiser Sat, 15 Oct 2011 12:00:00 PST
Kool Kitchens http://www.davidkaisercustomconstruction.com/blogpost-65357/Kool-Kitchens.html As we touched on earlier in the year, the kitchen is not only one of the most satisfying remodeling projects you can do but it is one of the highest value giving projects compared to the cost you put into it. The main components of a kitchen remodel are cabinets, countertops, tile for floor and accent, and plumbing fixtures. All these components work together to make the heart of your home highly efficient and functional as well as inviting and captivating. Even though food is the main reason we tend to hover in the kitchen longer than anywhere else in the home, why not make it one of the most beautiful gathering spaces as well. DKCC is a master at helping you design and build the best kitchen for your family's needs and wants.

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David Kaiser Thu, 1 Sep 2011 12:00:00 PST
Summer http://www.davidkaisercustomconstruction.com/blogpost-64532/Summer.html Take advantage of the long summer days to remodel your home inside and out so you can enjoy your time in the summer sun and do some things that will make the transition into fall and winter much smoother. Taking on projects such as replacing windows to more energy efficient ones and installing HVAC with the highest efficiency will help take the edge off the summer heat and keep your home much more cozy in the fall and winter months. Other projects such as installing a new deck, putting in a backyard pond system or building a pergola or gazebo keep your outdoor living space inviting now and all year round. For all remodeling projects connect with DKCC to ensure you obtain the desired results from each one of your projects.

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David Kaiser Mon, 15 Aug 2011 12:00:00 PST
Green Remodeling Tip #4 http://www.davidkaisercustomconstruction.com/blogpost-65701/Green-Remodeling-Tip-4.html For your "green" remodeling project, examining size, layout and space planning are crucial as it can mean less or more overall renovation needed, a higher or lower impact on energy requirements, and affect the balance between utility and aesthetic efficiency. Size, layout and space planning converts your needs into an action plan that the whole remodeling team will follow and ensures that the design is optimized across disciplines. Utilizing the skills of a trusted remodeling contractor can assure you that this delicate symmetry plays out smoothly.

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David Kaiser Tue, 26 Jul 2011 12:00:00 PST
Green Remodeling Tip #3 http://www.davidkaisercustomconstruction.com/blogpost-65700/Green-Remodeling-Tip-3.html When planning on doing a "green" remodeling project consider what other remodeling projects you will want to do in the future and include the idea of them into the scope of your current project. Does it make sense to do some of those other improvements at the same time? How will your current project affect other projects and vice versa? Plan accordingly so all projects maximize each other and work gets incorporated as smoothly as possible.

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David Kaiser Tue, 19 Jul 2011 12:00:00 PST