Reality Show Renovation

The Issue

La Jolla is home to some of the most stunning ocean views on the West Coast. This incredible La Jolla home included floor to ceiling windows in each West facing room, opening the home up to 180 degree views of the Pacific Ocean. With such an incredible location, the home was chosen to be featured in a popular reality show. The producers required the home to be camera ready at all times, and asked that we create an extreme outdoor living space that will stand out and shock viewers. For this project, Welby Construction Management created the ultimate party house.

The Work

The challenge with this home was to preserve the sophistication of the property while adding touches of extravagance. The use of explosive paint colors such as cobalt blue and vibrant yellow accents made the deck pop and complemented the nautical feel of the home. The roof was converted to the ultimate adult playground complete with a sandy beach, custom decks and life-sized game of chess. The space was then accented with giant pillows and lounge seats, built to provoke an outdoor living feel. Our master carpenters were charged with creating decks that would stand up to the weather and look great on camera. The Welby team had to use inventive techniques to bring 80 cubic yards of beach sand onto the roof to create the beach scene. We even renovated the bathrooms to fit the reality show lifestyle. Which included lighted sinks, extravagant tile designs to fit the walk in showers, and heated toilet seats.

Another crucial aspect to the project was obtaining and maintaining special permits required for construction and temporary special events. The WCM project management team was able to secure all permits and guide each inspection flawlessly throughout the course of the job. This project goes to show, no matter the scope, Welby Construction Management has just the team to bring your dreams to reality!

Mission Hills Kitchen Renovation

Issue

In arguably one of the most distinct and eclectic neighborhoods in San Diego, Mission Hills homeowners enjoy the beauty of distinct Spanish architecture and rely on Welby Construction Management to bring the joys of modern convenience to their older homes. This beautiful five bedroom four and a half bath home needed a full remodel to bring it from nineties contemporary into the modern style of the present. The homeowner chose beautiful and distinct features to bring each room to life.

The Work

For the kitchen remodel, the homeowners wanted to create a large, open space conducive to both family life and entertaining. The original space was comprised of three separate rooms: a wet-bar room, a kitchen, and a formal dining room. By removing all of the walls in between and adding structural support, Welby Construction Management created one flowing kitchen of approximately 800 square feet. Re-finishing the home’s original hardwood floors allowed the rooms to tie together seamlessly. As homeowners with growing children, it was important to create a space that the family could come together to enjoy meals and quality time. The central island creates a focal point with a large gas range and enough space for prep work, cooking and seating for four. A stepped lower additional counter provides a built-in kitchen table for everyday meals. The dining room is strategically placed within the same area, but remains a separate more formal space for sit down meals and entertaining. The kitchen is finished with aesthetically beautiful features such as high-end oversized appliances, custom stainless steel light fixtures, a total of nearly 40 efficient recessed lights and under cabinet lighting, and a balancing combination of modern espresso and cream cabinetry. Every inch of this stylistic kitchen provides convenient storage and functionality such that any size family would appreciate.