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  • We’re baaaackkkk. And better than ever. Famous snowman hot chocolate, adorable Plaza de Caesar Chavez, and (Guinness World Record breaking) 600 beautifully decorated tre

  • Between the last nine months of construction on the new location of the studio, eight concurrent jobs, and hiring four new team members within a week of each other… Ther

  • They say home is where the heart is, and speaking on behalf of the entire team, 1264 South Bascom Avenue is where all of ours reside. Okay, that was a bit tacky… but in

  • Current bathroom remodeling trends are a mix of classic and classy styles mixed with improved efficiency, or in other words, the perfect combination of form and function. The

  • Your pets are everything to you. Why not create a bathroom that reflects that? Here are three of the hottest pet friendly trends in bathroom remodeling. Showers Are for Everyo

  • We take decorating for the holidays seriously. Here are a few design tips for decorating for the holidays: Choose A Christmas Palette To get a cohesive look and feel from your

  • The holiday season is here and there is no better time to invest in smart appliances for your home. Integration of technology into the home has become a huge market and for go

  • Growing up with a contractor for a father taught me a lot. He always loved to play designer, but once I went to school for it I quickly learned that anyone can be a designer b

  • Tech integration home renovations are our specialty. Whether you own an outdated home or are looking to buy a fixer upper to make your dream home, H2H design + build is the pe

  • We are so excited to finally announce – H2H design + build will soon be opening doors to a new studio at a brand NEW location. Our new location will focus on our custome

  • Are you at home flipping through channels such as HGTV + DIY seeing the same design aesthetics and same story lines? Are you wishing there was someone out there that added mor

  • If you are looking to upgrade your kitchen or just have new countertops installed and cannot decide between quartz or granite, here is some information that may help you decid

  • When it comes to a remodeling project, it is the contractor you pick that can make it or break it. Finding the perfect contractor for your remodeling job will determine the ov

  • It is 2016 and everything is Technology based!  From smartphones, to smart refrigerators, to smart bathroom fixtures, yes you read that right, smart bathrooms,  below are some

  • Lack of design knowledge and the complexity of designing and remodeling a kitchen may leave many people overwhelmed and wondering just exactly where to begin. A well-designed

  • So you have decided to move forward with that remodeling project you have been considering, don’t know how to choose the right remodeling contractor? Finding the right fit in

  • I think by now everyone has heard the term smart home.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with the term, a smart home is a home equipped with lighting, heating, and e

  • Summer is typically the most popular time to sell your home.  If you are someone who is thinking about putting their house on the market this article is for you!  Check out so

  • As summer is quickly approaching more time will be spent outside.  From playing in the yard, to eating and even cooking.  So much can be done outdoors, which is why creating t

  • Are you addicted to Fixer Upper or pinning that rustic decor?  We don’t blame you, we are pretty obsessed with the farmhouse style too!  We thought we would share with y

  • Ever wonder what you could do with those extra lemons laying around? Yes, you could make some lemonade, or you could take advantage of awesome natural elements and clean with

  • Many people are choosing to add on to their home rather then buy a new home, especially in the Bay Area since home prices are getting so expensive.  So it is no surprise that

  • Gardening season has arrived! Are you thinking giving  your garden an overhaul, but don’t want to spend a lot? Revamping your outdoor space can seem a bit costly when you’re s

  • One of the most common questions we receive when meeting with clients is “Do I need permits for my remodel?”  Most homeowners think of the permitting process as ex

  • If you have been through a kitchen remodel, the working triangle is probably some thing you have heard of, but for those who are just going through their first remodel this ma

  • We thought it was about time we discuss some of our favorite pins right now!  It has been some time since we have shared some of our favorite items on our Pinterest boards.  B

  • There are so many things to consider before you begin your home’s remodel.  As a homeowner it can be overwhelming especially when this is your first remodel and you have

  • You are finally taking the plunge and moving in together!  This is a time filled with both excitement and stress.  You have finally found a place you both can agree on and now

  • During any meeting with a prospective client, it never fails that we will always get this one question?  How long will my remodel take?  This is a simple question, however the

  • Homeowners love their reality show remodels.  Who doesn’t love to see a whole house transformation happen in 2 weeks and for $50,000.00?  Fun to watch, yes, realistic, n

  • When it comes to kitchen countertops there used to be just one option, granite.  Now there are so many options from natural stone to engineered quartz.  Countertops are a larg

  • Spring is in the air and that means many things, sun in the sky, flowers blooming, longer days and of course the dreaded spring cleaning.  As much as we all hate it, it is som

  • Many people have their favorite leather chair or leather or couch.  While leather furniture can be real cozy and comfortable once broken in, it can be difficult to decorate ar

  • Tile has come a long way  over the years, from beautiful mosaics to realistic looking wood.  There is so much you can do with tile from back splash to flooring, it has become

  • So you are ready to remodel, you have done your research and watched a lot of HGTV so you are pretty sure you have an idea as to how  much remodeling costs, but do you really?

  • Thinking of painting your home this year?  There are many things to consider other than just the paint color.  What mood are you trying to create within the room, perhaps you

  • Ready to remodel your home?  There are  many options when it comes to hiring your contractor, from a designer, general contractor or all inclusive design + build firm.  While

  • We are so excited to have finished our latest remodel, the man cave!  The homeowner of the man cave has been a long time client of ours and it was always his goal to convert h

  • Just like everyone else we are obsessed with pinning!  Our boards our stacked with ideas, inspiration and fun things we want in our homes!  These are our favorite looks, but c

  • An open floor plan is very popular and has become very common when remodeling homes.  The formal and separate living space is no longer utilized in the same way it was many ye

  • The dreaded white wall!  Some people love it and some people hate it and some people have no choice but to deal with it aka renters!  Have no fear there, are some creative way

  • There are many various flooring types for homeowners to take advantage of, but how do you know what is best for you?  Most of the time it is dependent on the space, your prefe

  • Can’t decide what to do with that spare room in the house?  An office is the obvious choice, but maybe you don’t need or want one!  Well you are in luck, check out

  • The New Year is officially here and that brings with it the colder weather.  That means snuggling up on the couch and reading a good book or Netflix and chilling in one of you

  • Christmas is over and the New Year is right around the corner!  If in 2016 you plan on remodeling your home we thought we would share with you some home trends for the New Yea

  • Christmas is right around the corner and that means lots of holiday parties, dinners and of course time with family.  Whether this is your first time hosting or your 10th it c

  • One of our most popular remodels is the Tailored Retreat or better known as the HGTV winner for Serene Retreat.  This was a remodel we had done a couple of years ago and much

  • I can’t believe it but 2016 is right around the corner.  For those of you planning to remodel your kitchen next year, you are in luck!  We have taken the time to look ov

  • Now that we are all full from turkey and stuffing we can move on to the next holiday, Christmas.  This is of course many people’s favorite holidays and we can’t ge

  • Thanksgiving is right around the corner and while hosting can be very fun, it can also be extremely stressful!  For those of us who are the last minute type, I thought I would

  • Are you still living in the 90’s, 80’s perhaps even the 70’s?  Well maybe you are aren’t but parts of your home might be.  If you still have shag carpe

  • The owner of this galley kitchen has been a long time client of ours.  This kitchen was in need of some updating and we were able to accomplish this with a much more modern an

  • There are so many blogs, pinterest pages, and articles out there talking about creating more space in your kitchen.  I found one article with over 50 creative ways to get more

  • Are you thinking about a remodel?  Are you overwhelmed by all of the different styles you see on Pinterest, Houzz and HGTV?  Do you love everything and can’t decide what

  • Our latest bathroom remodel was a master bathroom that came with its challenges, one being the small space.  We definitely had to get creative in order to get all of the homeo

  • If you have been watching the news lately the weather has been very wet and stormy lately and we are only into fall, so we will only be getting more as winter comes.  Being fr

  • When I was a kid Halloween was definitely my favorite holiday.  Haunted houses, dressing up, witches and goblins, what isn’t there to love about this holiday?  Halloween

  • Many of the clients we come across are at a point where they need to remodel their space.  Not just for their own sanity but to increase and create more value out of their hom

  • We get this question very often, what is design + build?  How does it differ from hiring a general contractor, designer or architect?  Before we answer this, there are a coupl

  • Fall is here!  We are so excited for all things pumpkin, leaves to fall and for this heat wave to finally settle down and get some nice cool crisp air.  In addition to all of

  • I don’t know about you, but it seems like these tiny houses are everywhere.  I can’t say I have actually ever seen one, but they are on TV, online and in magazines

  • Sometimes you just need a change within in your space.  Even if it is the smallest thing in one of your smallest spaces.  We thought today we would take the time to share with

  • It is very convenient and popular today, to do your own projects around the house.  Thanks to blogging and pinterest, DIY projects are everywhere and everyone seems to think t

  • Rustic decor is very popular today.  From weddings to home design, everyone has a love affair with some aged wood, leather furniture or modern accent pieces to tie it all toge

  • One of the rooms we spend most of our time in is the kitchen.  When you really think about it when hosting Thanksgiving, Superbowl and birthday parties, everyone seems to cong

  • It’s summer and I don’t know about you, but we can not get enough of being outside and spending time in our yards.  From growing fruits and vegetables to planting

  • I don’t know about you, but here at H2H we are really into the industrial look, our design library is even getting an updated makeover to fit it.   We have found many od

  • For all of you HGTV fanatics out there getting lost in a marathon of Fixer Upper or Love it or List, have you ever taken the time to think about what a real home renovation co

  • At H2H we get the most feedback form our before and after photos of room remodels  Especially when the transformation is so significant.  We have so much fun doing all of our

  • One of our most recent projects has received a lot of buzz so I thought I would take the time to go over this fun project and how we were able to accomplish creating this bath

  • There is nothing worse then being in a dark room with bad lighting, especially a bathroom.  I know the ladies understand, horrible lighting and getting ready in the  morning d

  • I know summer is just about over, so I think it is best to take advantage of the outdoors and sun staying out late for as long we got it!  Everyone loves spending time outside

  • You are getting to the fun part of your remodel, picking out paint colors, decorations and art.  Then someone throws in a curve ball and asks you about wallpaper?   Is wallpap

  • Many of us think of our dream home as this large mansion with all sorts of space to decorate and design as we would like.  Let’s be realistic many of us our far off from

  •   Modern interior design is all about simplicity, clean lines and minimal decor.     Minimal design and lack of ornate accessories creates a calm and serene set

  • So if you’re like us, you probably spend a decent amount of time on Houzz.com. You know, that nifty little website where you can look at houses and rooms of all differen

  • There’s no need to tame the beast when it comes to interior design. Want to make a statement? Well then, let your spirit animal take center stage. Here’s a few inspiring image

  • “I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.” —Coco Chanel Powerful, stark, neutral, classic, modern, clean, sexy, graph

  •   Create Sand Filled Hurricane Glasses! Hurricane glasses are perfect for housing tall, cylindrical candles. Channel an earthy vibe in your space by decorating the jar wi

  •   THE USE OF TECHNOLOGY WILL EXPAND. 4-D scheduling, 3-D printing, social media and mobile app computing will become standard tools of the trade for designers. We will be

  • Too many choices? Try this tip. I was reading an article about Carnival cruise lines offering a “dine any time” option to attract a younger market and provide that “options al

  • Change Your Kitchen Decor Style Are you ready to change up the decor in your kitchen? Of course you can call us for a complete kitchen redesign (408.288.5372), but perhaps all

  • Cool and soothing blue are a natural fit for a bathroom. This transitional space eludes sophistication and dazzle from the sparkling chandelier and chrome fixtures. This Maste

  • Who doesn’t love to start new projects as other projects(aka.  our industrial design library) are still underway? I know H2H does! Of course with our productive, we can

  • According to Houzz Blogger, Laura Gaskill, It can be cool and modern, elegant and traditional, or something in between — black in the kitchen may be having a moment, but this

  • New Website. New Logo. New H2H. Of course that means we are going to re-design our design library too! So what was the inspiration behind the new H2H design library? Simple

  • As the home of appliances, cookware and every specialty gadget under the sun, the kitchen is and always will be a perplexing place to organize. The never-ending accessories an

  • As you may have gathered from our company name, H2H is a Design and Build firm, but what does this actually mean? The industry definition is: Design-Build is a method of proje

  • At the start of the year, we decided it was time to give H2H a makeover. As we head into our 5th year in business we have decided to focus our energy on rebranding and taking