Local Business Reporting

Just the facts here, ma'am

I don’t read any news any more. I left metropolis to come work at Clute because small businesses matter. From real estate to breweries, small businesses drive the whole world. Also Clark was getting obnoxious.

Louis Lane

Chief Executive Reporter on Local Business, Daily Planet

Locals Only

Facelift For Your Lawn

Facelift For Your Lawn

Here in sunny, arid California, many of the more environmentally- and cost-sensitive among us are looking at alternatives to the traditional grass turf for our front and back yards. While some settle on more hardy plants that require less water to grow, like clovers or Bermuda grass, others have decided to go with a more modern, technologically driven solution.

Artificial turf has begun sprouting up in a greater number of lawns with each passing year. With a water requirement of 0 gallons per year and production methods growing more advanced and allowing for better looking and cheaper turf, the fake stuff is looking more and more like the preferred alternative for the typical homeowner.

The secret to getting your artificial turf to look as natural and aesthetically pleasing as possible is an impeccable installation that contours with your space and provides adequate drainage to make sure that the place doesn’t flood when it does rain. The right installers can mean the difference between a yard that resembles a shoddy pool of plastic-filled water and one that you can barely tell is synthetic turf.

Hence our spotlighted company today, NowMow Synthetic Turf Installers, a local southern California company that has performed some of the best looking domestic turf installations we’ve seen so far. The company provides excellent service, far above it’s competition, which has made many of their customers ardent supporters on their various social media channels:

We can’t say enough about NoMow Turf & their General Manager Sierra.  We have a very large front yard that was about 20 yrs old & after many yrs of fighting weeds, grub worms, crows tearing up the grass & rabbits eating big patches we had had enough.  We did our research & decided on this company.  Sierra is great & so easy to work with & her quote was very reasonable. The crew worked their butts off as our yard is not only large but sloped too which presents a challenge. Through the years the slope had become uneven & the crew graded it & made it look awesome! They worked for 2 1/2 days non stop & the end result is awesome. Needless to say we highly recommend NoMow Turf….you won’t be disappointed!!!

(Kevin H., Yelp Review)

Very happy!!! I did my homework and made the final choice to go with NoMow. Sierra was great to work with. Easy to talk to on the phone. Even easier in person. She came over, took measurements, answered all questions, explained everything in full detail. The guys came over and worked very hard, efficient, and no fooling around. They did a great job! Thank you NoMow!!!

(Lucia C., Yelp Review)

I had an accident with some expanding foam that resulted in me planning on having to replace a small part of my turf and green. I asked NoMow for a quote for replacement and owner Patrick offered some advice to get after it with a power washer before deciding to replace. After a week and change of washing, I’ve got it back to great condition. Thank you Patrick for the advice. I’d recommend NoMow for any of your artificial turf needs.

(Zack B., Yelp Review)

If you are looking for an ecologically friendly alternative to a natural turf lawn, get NowMow Turf to do the installation. Their service is exquisite, and the lawn you’ll be left with will be almost indistinguishable from the real thing.

NowMow Turf

+18559688873

26674 Vista Terrace, Lake Forest, CA 92630

San Diego’s Landscape

San Diego’s Landscape

ow’s the time to start planning next year’s home improvement projects, and today we’d like to give a little bit of focus to the oft-overlooked aspect of home ownership, the landscaping. All too often, people just have a spit of grass, some overgrown and poorly trimmed shrubbery on the periphery of their homes and call it a day, choosing to focus instead on the internal aesthetic of the home.

This is a major mistake, though. Nothing makes a home look less appealing on first glance than poor and lazy landscaping, though, not to mention all of the time you could be spending enjoying the amazing weather here in southern California but can’t because your yard is a total mess.

Alright, so you know you need to get it done – that’s a good first step. What’s next? Well, that’s obvious – you call the guys who are the best at not only doing the landscaping, but helping you plan it.

That means (if you’re in the San Diego area) calling Torrey Pines Landscaping company, the best of the best in our neck of the woods and beyond. Their projects are world renowned and have been winning awards for the better part of a decade now.

If you need proof, check out a couple of their projects, like this Del Mar backyard design or this Coronado landscape design and implementation. Better yet, take a look at some of their socials, where they have a perfect 5-star rating everywhere you care to look:

“Last fall we contacted Harry Thompson to redo our backyard.  After considering a few other companies, we decided to go with TP Landscape Co.  Harry was thorough, knowledgeable and listened to all our concerns/requests.  I must say this was a big investment for us, but definitely worthwhile.  

In the end, we were very pleased with the overall outcome, and just in time for Thanksgiving!   His crew was respectful, hard-working and cleaned up at the end of each day.  Dave, his project supervisor, was great to work with.  You can tell he has a nice working relationship with the crew and clear communication with them.  

Thank you TP Landscape Company for our new beautiful, tropical oasis!  We look forward to firing up our built-in BBQ and fire pit.  Also, it’s nice to know that you guys check up on us periodically to make sure things (sprinklers/timers/etc) are working as they should.”

– Gina L., Yelp

“Our backyard garden remodel just recently was completed by Torrey Pines Landscape and we could not be more thrilled with the execution and the final result! Harry Thompson and his crew designed our dream backyard and made it a reality. Our space is on a city-sized lot in the Banker’s Hill area and he addressed every challenge our space presented. The entire crew was completely respectful of our privacy, maintaining our security of our yard and keeping the site neat and tidy at the end of each day. Every day, either Harry or Mark would come and check in on the progress of the project and Harry had the crew rebuild part of our custom fountain because he was not satisfied with how it looked initially! Dave, the project supervisor was fantastic to work with and provided valuable insight for things concerning the BBQ island and how the layout would work best. Every single detail was considered, from dog-friendly plants to lighting. I can not recommend them highly enough, they are true craftsmen and if you can dream it, they can create it!”

– Kelli G., Yelp

If you need desperate assistance in getting your yard looking presentable and have either a basic idea or a grand scheme for the future, give Torrey Pines a call. They have a habit of making dreams come true with their work.

Torrey Pines Landscaping Company

+18584541433

5560 Eastgate Mall, San Diego, CA 92121

The Vet With A Heart Of Gold

The Vet With A Heart Of Gold

This year has reminded us that taking care of our bodies and monitoring our health is more important than ever. Getting proper exercise, maintaining a good diet, getting plenty of sunlight, and establishing a schedule for health screenings with medical professionals are all now recognized as essential aspects of a functional life in a pandemic-stricken world.

This new emphasis on health doesn’t stop with us, however! Our furry friends and pets shouldn’t be neglected in terms of proper health procedures, which includes regular veterinary diagnostics to make sure that their little bodies are as healthy and solid as our own.

To these ends, today we’re spotlighting a veterinary service that is as well adapted to the times we live in as any we’ve ever seen – a telemedicine practice that offers diagnostic analysis, veterinary consultation, and all sorts of cardiac reading interpretations provided by one of the best pet cardiologists in the country. We’re talking, of course, about Carley Saelinger at Cardiac Vet, a seasoned veteran who provides vet consultation services for pets suffering from heart problems and disease or is at risk of acquiring them.

Cardiac Vet provides worried pet owners the diagnoses they need to make the correct decisions about treatment and therapy for their companions. The service is based on referrals, where a primary care veterinarian contacts Carley to do the in-depth analysis needed to give the animals the absolute best course of treatments they need to live a happy and fulfilling life.

Carley is, of course, a highly experienced cardiologist, with years of work at famed Los Angeles-based VCA ASEC, an animal hospital and emergency center that provides owners with the specialists they need to get their pets back to their peppy, tail-wagging selves. Carley receives special mention in a number of different reviews for VCA ASEC, with clients noting her delicate touch and genuine compassion for her furry patients:

Our beautiful cat Kai was diagnosed with a heart condition when he was about 2 yrs old and we were referred to VCA ASEC by our Vet.  The care and compassion given by all the staff was exemplary and we knew we were in excellent hands. Dr. Carley Saelinger (Dr. Carley) was Kai’s doctor and when Kai died suddenly (which often happens to cats with cardiomyopathy) on June 24th one day after his 8th birthday, she took our call immediately and patiently talked with us sharing her sadness.  Last week we received a book from ASEC entitled “The Cat” which had beautiful quotes and photos of feline companions. The pages were personally signed with a little remembrance by the staff that helped care for Kai…Doctor, ultrasound tech, cardio nurse, etc etc.  What a wonderful gift.  I wish he could have been with us longer but we are thankful for the time we had with him and recognize ASEC and the staff for helping make that happen. 

– Toni W., Yelp Review

Cardiac Vet will provide your pet with the best treatment plans possible to extend their longevity and provide them with the most pain-free and fulfilling lives possible if they have been diagnosed with a heart disease or issue. If you think your dog or cat may be suffering from a cardiovascular issue, get your primary veterinarian to refer their case to Carley – she’s the best at what she does.

Cardiac Vet

(323) 393-0616

MARINA DEL REY, CA 90292

An Overview of Personal Injury Law, Real Estate Law, and Business Law

An Overview of Personal Injury Law, Real Estate Law, and Business Law

Laws vary from country to country, and within the United States, they vary from region to region. Laws and the legal system are for our own safety, providing us with guidelines for an orderly and functioning society. In this article, we will discuss three important laws: personal injury law, real estate law, and business law.

What is Personal Injury Law?

In personal injury law, an injured person can take a case to the civil court to fight for compensation for the loss they have suffered from another party’s intentional or unintentional conduct. 

Accidents

Personal injury law concerns legal issues in an accident. It involves proven carelessness such as medical malpractice, slip and fall, vehicle collisions, and many other categories. 

Defective Products

When a defective product is a reason for personal injury, one may sue for compensation for the damages caused by the negligence of the distributor or manufacturer.

Defamation

Personal injury law applies to defamation, where one has been harmed by the other party publicly stating false or negative claims, causing damage to one’s reputation and thereby their ability to work.

Intention

In addition to negligence, personal injury law also applies in case of intentional acts, such as theft and assault.

What is Real Estate Law?

Real estate law is concerned with all areas of legality pertaining to the purchase and sale of a property.

The sale and the purchase of property involve many legal facets, whether the real estate is residential or commercial: rental, property transfer, documentation, ownership, zoning, and environmental laws.

Practice areas for the real estate lawyers including estate planning, insurance law, accidents and injuries, tax law, and landlord-tenant law. Real estate law is a complex practice area, and it can be even more complex due to the diversity of laws that vary from state to state in the United States. 

Carton boxes and stacked books on table

What is Business Law?

Business law involves real estate, sales, bankruptcies, employment law, intellectual property and, tax law, with matters such as business transactions, litigation, disputes, and more. This also includes laws and cases pertaining to starting, managing, or buying a business, as well as the closure and selling of the business. Business law dictates the share of loss and profit between owners and the transfer of ownership. For entrepreneurs who are looking to start a business or partnership in San Diego, consult with an attorney who understands the state and regional business laws and legal processes, as business law is governed by state, federal, and local regulations. In the case of complex transactions and disputes, entrepreneurs to small businesses to corporations consult with business attorneys.

Businesses can be formed and legally registered as corporations, partnerships, S-corps, and limited liability companies. If you are starting a venture and have been contemplating what type of structure you should form your business as, consult with a San Diego lawyer at Villasenor Law Offices. Their team specializes in business law, in addition to real estate law and personal injury law.

Villasenor Law Offices
12396 World Trade Dr Suite 211, San Diego, CA 92128, United States

The Ugly Truth About Pest Season

The Ugly Truth About Pest Season

It is the one thing which every house owner dreads: termite infestation. It causes damages worth billions of dollars to houses in the USA. Termites can eat through the beams, which are basically the foundation of all houses. They are also lethal against the floorboards and the walls, and can also damage the paint. It is clear to one’s advantage to prevent a comprehensive infestation to take place, rather than to get rid of an active infestation.

However, the good news is that while termite infestation is certainly a nightmare, it can be treated. The type of treatment depends on the intensity and type of infestation.

Liquid pesticides

This is a common, easy way of extermination. The liquid pesticide is applied directly to the particular areas of infestation. They can also be applied around the soil leading to the house, hence blocking termite access to the house. Moreover, wood can be drilled, and then the pesticide could be used in the holes for greater penetration and more effective treatment.

The downside of using liquid pesticides is that they are usually very toxic because they contain some very strong chemicals. These chemicals can contaminate plants and vegetation. It is imperative to use these with the utmost care.

Above Ground Photo of Succulent Plants on Brown Wooden Board

Baiting

Termite baits consist of food preferred by termites, mixed with killing agents. The advantage of termite baits is that they are not poisonous to the surrounding vicinity. Termites are killed when they consume the bit. The accumulation of dead termites near the termite bait leads to other termites avoiding the vicinity.

Fumigation

Fumigation is among the best methods for termite infestation. The infested house is covered with a tent-like structure, and air-borne chemicals are released into the tent, which would kill the termite. This process depends on the extent of the infestation, usually taking over 24 hours. Therefore, Natural Science Exterminating tends to use tent fumigation as the last resort, so as to prioritize environmentally conscious methods whenever possible. The residents of the house should not stay within this atmosphere, during the process, as the toxic chemicals can also affect humans. The exterminator would then proceed to check if the surroundings are safe for habitation.

Read Erik W.‘s review of Natural Science Exterminating on Yelp

It is crucial to identify signs of termites early on for the situation to be properly dealt with before severe destruction takes place. Signs include holes, mud tubes, and shed wings. You are likely to experience an infestation in warmer weather. However, by no means is one immune to termites at any time of year. Termites can be a very stubborn and persistent problem to deal with, so it is not very wise to deal with them on your own if you do not possess the necessary expertise. The United States of America thousands of businesses operating as of 2020 in the pest control industry. With the huge number of pest control services now available to all, look for a certified exterminator with a proven track record of customer satisfaction. If the termites have laid their siege upon your home, give Natural Science Exterminating a call today!

Natural Science Exterminating
11642 Knott Ave, Garden Grove, CA 92841, United States

Court Me No More

Court Me No More

As long as there will be marriages, there will also be divorce. The universe has a way of balancing things out like that, though divorce itself has not always been an equitable outcome.

Throughout most of recorded history, divorce has favored the male half of the population, casting a negative light over the female half if proceedings are undergone. In recent years, it can be argued that men have been given the short end of the stick, as most alimony and child support costs are borne by them while simultaneously restricting their access to their children.

Equitable outcomes are always desired, and divorce court is often incapable of providing such outcomes. Lawyers play a game that allows them to suck as much excess value out of their clients as possible, rather than reaching a settlement that benefits both parties.

To skirt this issue, there is an alternative to divorce court that, while it doesn’t leave everyone happy, it does have a higher chance at providing an equitable outcome. That alternative is mediation, where a neutral third party discusses the issue with the aggrieved parties and brings the issue to a settlement that both can agree to.

If you are in Orange County and are in need of divorce mediation specialists, look no farther than McNamee Mediations, a local Santa ana firm that specializes in divorce mediations for both complex and convoluted cases, and those that are more straight forward. The firm has been providing divorcing couples with more equitable outcomes for decades, and their long list of glowing testimonials points to their skills in this regard.

Katerina Hencova has sent many of her clients facing divorce to the firm, and has gotten nothing but positive feedback from them:

“As a financial planner, I see my clients go through a number of changes in their lives and sometimes it includes a separation/divorce. Mediation is the far better option when dissolving a marriage as it puts a lot less strain not only on the finances but also the emotions of everyone involved. This is where Colleen McNamee stands out. As an attorney-mediator, she is extremely knowledgeable in her field, has two decades of experience, but also truly cares about her clients. Something that cannot be taught in law school is the gift of empathy and caring for others, which translates into achieving fair and equitable results for couples. Thanks to her very strong skill set and the services she’s able to offer, she remains a neutral counsel to both parties throughout the process, and the Agreements she drafts are far superior to any other divorce mediator I have seen! My clients have come out feeling like they were treated fairly, received their equitable shares, and can now move forward with their lives onto their next chapters.”

Katerina Hencova, Google Review

Lisa Nguyen, a client, has gone through with her divorce and her experience left some positive impressions on her:

“If there is such thing as a Divorce Angel, then Colleen McNamee is it. More than an attorney with so much experience in family law, I believe Colleen’s life purpose is to mitigate as much pain as possible for the divorce couple. Having gone through a divorce, I am so thankful that we each didn’t have our own lawyer. If you have young children like I do, you must consider mediation as your first option. Colleen will address every concerns and legal ramifications and will make sure both parties feel heard and fairly treated. She gives couples a chance for a more successful co-parenting relationship. Do yourself a favor and reach out to her first before hiring an attorney.”

Lisa Nguyen, Google Review

Not all divorces end acrimoniously, and the tendencies of divorce court may force a more negative relationship with your previous spouse than you intend to. If you want a more equitable separation that leaves your friendly relationship with your spouse intact, contact McNamee Mediations:

McNamee Mediations

+19492233836

4590 MacArthur Blvd Suite 500, Newport Beach, CA 92660

Termites Plague The U.S. With Billions of Dollars in Home Repair Costs

Termites Plague The U.S. With Billions of Dollars in Home Repair Costs

Let’s talk about pests. 

You read that correctly: pests, not pets. No, not the furry, happy-to-see you cuddly whiskers that snuggle up with you at night and greet you hello when you come home from work.

The National Geographic reports that a pair of entomologists estimated that the insect services industry, which includes pest control services, was worth $57 billion a year for the U.S. alone.

We’re going to face the ugly truth that no homeowner wants to think about: pests—those disgusting, creepy, crawly insects that swarm and crawl through your house without you knowing it until you find yourself vacuuming and accidentally breaking through the baseboard.

Unlike other pests, termites are small and hard to detect, making them even more dangerous. Despite their tininess, they are not weak. They will destroy the foundations of your home if you let them. They feed on wet and dry dead plants and may eat through the structure of your house inconspicuously. 

Photo of A Wooden Bookshelf
Termites feast on wood.

Termites are one of the most destructive insects alive. Each year, they cost U.S. homeowners billions of dollars in damage. The average cost to repair these damages is a couple of thousand dollars.

Want to avoid this terrible fate? Consider calling a termite inspector today. These experts have the training, methods, and tools to go above and beyond what the untrained eye can detect. We all know the time and energy that goes into maintaining and repairing our homes, so why not invest in a service that will prevent and protect your house from damage while saving you potentially thousands of dollars? Moreover, severe termite infestations require intense treatment, which means that you will have to head over to a friend’s house or a motel while the exterminators get rid of the termites. Furthermore to the inconvenience, you will need to be patient to allow for sufficient time for the chemicals to dissipate in order for you to safely re-enter and inhabit the home.

If you have discovered termites in your home, call a termite exterminator right away. We advise against doing it yourself. This can reduce the issue without completely eradicating the root cause.

Termite extermination methods include fumigation, pesticides, and isolated treatments. The most common types of termites are damp wood, drywood, and subterranean.

If you have termites that have infiltrated the entire home, tent fumigation will most likely be necessary. The entire building will be enclosed by a tent and gassed by fumigation. This is usually the case for drywood or damp wood termites. For subterranean termites, the house will be treated with insecticide liquid to kill the colonies and their eggs.

Read John B.‘s review of Grand Oaks Termite Control on Yelp

Grand Oaks Termite Control is one of the best pest control companies in Pasadena, with a stellar reputation to back it up. You can give them a call today to book your inspection or treatment. If you have found signs of termites, the moment to take action is immediate. 

Grand Oaks Termite Control
110 S Worthy Dr, Glendora, CA 91741

A Time For Change

A Time For Change

Spring is quickly passing by and summer is just around the corner, which means for many of us it’s high time to start planning out the renovations we’ve been putting off for months now. Hours of browsing Pinterest later, we need to start asking ourselves how we want our bathrooms to look, how to open up the kitchen to make it less confining, and, most importantly, what contractors are we going to hire to get the job done right?

The contracting question is one for the ages, as the businesses that populate the industry have a well-deserved reputation for cutting corners and providing shoddy workmanship in order to increase their margins. Even contractors that come recommended to us from friends and family have a tendency to disappoint, as I found out after one such company revamped my kitchen just to find that they had accidentally removed a load-bearing wall. Whoops!

So, what are we to do about finding the diamonds in the rough? Well, Yelp is one option – people spending a significant chunk of change on a shoddy remodel are unlikely to keep their silence for long.

So, a brief search for home remodeling contractors in Orange County will bring up some of the best contractors in the business, which brings us to the spotlighted company for today’s post, Inspired Remodels, Inc. Not only do they have one of the best ratings on Yelp for a contracting firm I’ve seen, they have some truly stellar testimonials that go on at length about the quality of their craftsmanship. Lisa G., for example, talks about their work on her bathroom here:

“After spending time looking for a contractor to renovate our master bathroom, laundry and power bath, we settled on Inspired Remodels and I’m so glad we did! From start to finish every single person that worked in our home was professional, considerate and communicated with us throughout the process. I am rather “particular” about things being just right and they went above and beyond to ensure our satisfaction. Joe and Collin were very patient with me during the selection process and Jason was responsive and made me feel at ease with any questions I had along the way. The tradesmen were all outstanding but I need to give a special shoutout to Haime and Rudy, Mark and Ulysses, for their attention to detail and the long hours they put into making our home beautiful.  Thank you, thank you! I highly recommend using IR if you have high expectations – they will be met!”

Mike S. expands on her words here:

“Our experience with Inspired Remodels was the best I’ve ever experienced with contractors.  Jason and Joe Mueller we’re responsive throughout the project.
We are very meticulous and hired IR to redo a remodel that went south.  Our remodel included removing new wood like tile flooring due to improper installation from a previous fraudulent contractor.  IR flawlessly removed all flooring and kept the job spotless during the 7-week remodel.  Our house was virtually left better then IR found it.  IR installed the new wood tile above and beyond industry standards, removed and replaced all new baseboards and doors.  Additionally, IR painted and perfected areas that were previously left imperfect by the previous contractor.
I will definitely use IR again for our future remodel needs.  Jason even brought us a house warming gift at the end.  We moved back into our house on schedule and couldn’t be happier.
Thank you IR family!  We look forward to using your professional and family oriented services again in the future.
Thank you” So, there we have it. Excellent quality work in a reasonable time frame, which is much more than you can say about a lot of firms in the biz. Happy hunting, folks, and don’t forget: never use stainless steel for your counter tops. Just don’t.

Inspired Remodels, Inc.

(949) 716-1938

21098 Bake Pkwy Ste 100, Lake Forest, CA 92630

Bookkeeping In The Time Of Corona

Bookkeeping In The Time Of Corona

There are few mantras in the world as dependably true as the one regarding the government’s revenue services: “Don’t mess with the IRS.” As the economy tumbles through the tumultuous throws of a worldwide pandemic, government policies and actions come and go, new loans and payouts are dolled out, but the other old adage, ‘nothing in this world is certain, except death and taxes’ remains as true as ever, meaning you’d better pay what you owe, or else.

Accurate bookkeeping has always been key to not only staying in business but staying out of jail. Just ask Al Capone, the infamous Prohibition-era gangster who was caught not for the pile of bodies he left behind, but the 22 counts of federal income tax evasion he was eventually sentenced over. Crime may pay, but some of that had better make its way into Uncle Sam’s pockets or else you are going to run into some real state-sanctioned thuggery.

As the pandemic progresses and more government programs roll out to assist in the recovery effort, good bookkeeping might make the difference between your small business dying out in the economic destruction reeked by COVID and living to see another day. To best navigate these new and uncertain waters, you need to be constantly updating your financial knowledge to ascertain what programs you can take advantage of to stay afloat.

For many of us, that is a step too far in a direction we don’t specialize in or have time to learn about. There is not a lot of time to read up on how to repair a leak when your boat is quickly filling up with water, so for these matters we can turn to some of the experts. A great bookkeeper not only keeps up with your numbers, they also keep up with every new development to make sure they stay within the strict confines of the law while helping your company thrive in the new financial environment.

For our Orange County readers, there’s only one bookkeeping service we can think of that truly rises above the rest: The Bookkeeper Specialists. Jonathon Agee and his team work tirelessly to not just understand your business on a fundamental level, but also keep at the forefront of every new law you need to conform to and program available at your disposal. Pramod P. of Los Angeles testifies to the firm’s unceasing dedication on this front:

“Jonathon has assisted my business with multiple matters.  He assisted with transitioning from QuickBooks Desktop to QuickBooks Online.  He has assisted with getting the accounting in order.  Those are normal things that a good bookkeeper should be able to do.  What separates Jonathon is that he has taken the time to be well informed on financial matters of importance to small business loans.  Since he has done his homework on the Federal and California COVID-19 related financial relief programs he is a go to resource for information on those matters in regards to how those programs work and how to best apply for them.  Of course, he can also get your books and records ready for the applications.”

To get out of this pandemic alive both physiologically and financially, we need to listen to the experts. In regard to the latter, there is no better resource than The Bookkeeper Specialists in southern California. Remember: Don’t mess with the IRS, and don’t end up like Capone. Get the bookkeeping services you need now by looking up:

The Bookkeeper Specialists

(714) 694-3876

2050 W Chapman Ave #216, Orange, CA 92868

Delight Your Party Guests With A Zesty New Backyard

Delight Your Party Guests With A Zesty New Backyard

The true essence of summers is in making the most out of the bright and happy season by spending it with family and friends. For those who always relish in the experience of being the host, it is now your time to let the creative juices flow and orchestrate the most astounding barbeque parties. If you have a patio in your backyard, it can be easily transformed into an outdoor kitchen as well, setting an alluring stage for the party. With the trend of Outdoor Kitchens becoming increasingly popular in San Diego, we wanted to discuss some ideas on turning your backyard into the ultimate kitchen and dining patio.

The ideal backyard provides plenty of room for cooking, socializing, and playing. A professional landscape designer will start by assessing your space. They will provide recommendations that may include arrangements on replacing the pavement or deck. For those who are looking for a Landscaping expert who specializes in outdoor kitchens in La Jolla, we recommend Torrey Pines Landscaping Company. When it comes to client satisfaction, they have an excellent reputation for hitting the nail on the head. You can take a look at their website for a portfolio of the various projects that they have completed in the past, as well as the range of services they offer, including design, build, and maintenance.

If there is enough space, you would be crazy not to install an island and grill. If you have an old grill that was once upon a time chucked into the garage or storage room, consider buying a new one. An alternative would be to spruce up the grill by installing a platform and glamorizing it with stone or brick, giving it an enhanced, modern appeal. A barbecue and bar will offer plenty for the guests to serve themselves with a nice juicy burger and a drink or two.

Person Holding Sliced Vegetable

Consider adding more functionality to the backyard. Shelves are useful for storing outdoor cooking essentials. The kitchen can be covered by a pergola to give it a welcoming and cozy feel. You have plenty of options, but keep in mind that space shouldn’t be overcrowded. 

The kitchen must be situated in a way that gives way to the natural flow and dynamic of the backyard. It should allow people to move freely while appearing balanced and symmetrical. This way, the view of the natural surroundings will not be compromised from any angle whatsoever, offering guests a view of everything surrounding your home, from the inside out.

One of the hottest trends lately is fusing unalike textures and materials. Gone are the days when combining different patterns and materials together was considered too wacky. In the present day, the more eclectic, the more alluring and interesting a space seems. In a patio-turned-kitchen especially, having seemingly opposite textures and components co-exist with one another will enhance its charm, offering your guests a subtle hint of versatility. For instance, imagine having stainless steel appliances, white crockery, brick floors, stone counters, and redwood furnishings; this can be a game-changer.

If you are thinking about taking your backyard to the next level, considering calling one of the best landscapers in town:

Torrey Pines Landscape Company
5560 Eastgate Mall, San Diego, CA 92121