Category archives for: Scott Murfey

A Dozen Ways to Save on your Remodel

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By Scott Murfey Whenever you decide to add on to or remodel a part of your home, you’re increasing your quality of life and your property’s value, but many times those projects end up costing two to three times what you anticipated. Last month, I focused on the importance of creating a budget when starting [...]

4 Steps to Budgeting your Remodel

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By Scott Murfey If you’ve ever embarked on a project as big as building your dream home from the ground up or as small as repainting a couple of rooms, you certainly know how fast the cost of a home project can spiral out of control. And while remodels are a great way to improve [...]

The Benefits of a Home Addition

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By Scott Murfey Is your home almost perfect? Maybe it was perfect when you bought it, but it’s getting a little cramped since you got roped in by that infomercial and now own a home gym set. Or maybe your son or daughter unexpectedly moved back in with you after graduating from college, so you [...]

The Benefits of Hiring a General Contractor

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By Scott Murfey, Murfey Construction San Diego has been referred to as “heaven on earth,” which means that owning a home in San Diego means that you own a little piece of heaven.  The only thing more special than owning a piece of heaven on earth is building your dream house from scratch there. There’s [...]

The Three Don’ts of a Successful Remodel

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By Scott Murfey, Murfey Construction How many of you have spent a lazy afternoon binge-watching episode after episode of HGTV’s  “The Property Brothers” or “Love It or List It”? Watching contractors transform their clients’ homes into their dreams homes is certainly addicting. As a contractor, I know that there’s nothing better than the look on [...]

Creative Remodeling Ideas: Untap Your Home’s Full Potential

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By Scott Murfey, Murfey Construction Your home has been good to you. It’s provided you with a place to sleep, eat, and entertain friends. Maybe it’s even given you a place to raise a family. But you have to ask yourself: has my home really given me everything it can? Most likely it hasn’t. Chances [...]

Achieve the Impossible: The Low-Stress Home Renovation

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By Scott Murfey, Murfey Construction The possibility of experiencing only a low level of stress while renovating your home might seem as remote as experiencing unbridled joy while stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic on the 5. And, of course, there are going to be some aspects of home renovations that you would rather do without, such [...]

How to Hire the Right General Contractor

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By Scott Murfey, Murfey Construction Open space concepts. Shiny, new appliances. Curb-less showers. Home renovation possibilities are endless—and exciting.  It’s no wonder that once you’ve made the decision to renovate, you want to get started yesterday. However, it’s important to remember that you’re putting your beloved vision and your house in the hands of someone [...]

2014 Home Renovation Trends

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By Scott Murfey, Murfey Construction After your family opens their new iPhone, iPads , Kindles, and gaming devices on Christmas day, how are you going to keep them all charged? Many families are turning to U-sockets, wall sockets that contain USB ports in addition to the standard electrical outlets.  The U-socket is just one of [...]

Welcome Winter: 3 Eco-Friendly Home Renovation Ideas to Lower Utility Bills

Eco friendly construction in La Jolla can save you thousands this winter.

By Scott Murfey, Murfey Construction Have you thought about your utility bill lately? You might now that winter is here. Even though we live in perpetually sunny San Diego, cooler weather is still a part of our climate come winter. While we don’t have to brave snowstorms, ice or other harsh winter conditions, we must [...]

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RSS North Coastal News

  • Congregation Beth Am Labor Day Picnic September 2, 2014
    Congregation Beth Am held a festive Labor Day Picnic Sept. 1. This year is the 31st anniversary of this synagogue that started in a tire store in Solana Beach. […]
  • Suspects attempt to rob Solana Beach bank ATM September 2, 2014
    An attempt to break into an ATM at a Solana Beach bank branch early Sept. 2 using a cutting torch ended with the cash machine in flames and two suspects fleeing empty-handed. The suspects set off the ATM's alarm during the failed heist shortly after 2:30 a.m. in the 600 block of Lomas Santa Fe Drive near Glencrest Drive, according to sheriff's Lt. […]
  • First phase of Earl Warren Middle School reconstruction begins in Solana Beach September 2, 2014
    As kids kicked back this summer, San Dieguito Union High School District kicked off the first phase of its complete reconstruction of Earl Warren Middle School. The $41 million project is made possible by the passage of Proposition AA. […]