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Remodeling in Escondido

The Spanish word for hidden valley, Escondido certainly has its fair share of secrets. Mostly hot spots for hiking, wine tasting and stargazing. But just ask any of the locals and they will be happy to share the whereabouts of their favorite off-the-map destinations.

Rolling Hills & Historical Landmarks

Located in northern San Diego County, about 20 minutes from the beach, Escondido boasts a history rich in California lore. Founded in 1888, it’s one of the area’s oldest cities. School children are well versed in the knowledge that Escondido was once ruled by Spain, and later by Mexico when they gained their independence. And history buffs from around the world flock to walk the field where the Battle of San Pasqual was fought in 1846 during the Mexican-American war. Escondido’s breathtaking landscape is perhaps its most important draw, with endless rolling hills of oak trees, avocado orchards, and vibrantly colorful bougainvillea bushes. Rustic, rugged, and just far enough out of reach to make you feel like you’ve gotten away from it all; Escondido is indeed a treasure worth discovering.

Additional not-so-secret points of interest in Escondido include:

  • Getting up close and personal with the giraffes at the Wild Animal Safari Park
  • Catching a show at Lawrence Welk Village
  • Indulging in luxury spa experience at the Golden Door
  • Exploring the vineyards of Orfila Winery

How you can make your rural home fire safe

While you truly can’t make a home located on the fire frontiers fire proof, there are things Ritz Design Build suggests to help prevent the damage of fires:

  • Detached garages: Many combustibles such as paint thinners are located in the garage. With a little distance between garage and home, there’s a better chance fires won’t spread to the home
  • No wood shake roofs: Fire-rated materials are safer for roofs including tile, slate, or composite roofing
  • Strong walls: Using a non-flammable material such as fiber-cement siding helps prevent excessive burn
  • Watch those decks: We all love the look of wood decks but they are very flammable
  • Clear the fuel: Clear out dead vegetation from out and around the house
  • Mind the fence: That charming wood fence can act like a road for the fire leading straight to the home. Add in a firestop of masonry

Call US for an addition to your home

Ritz Design Build has been helping Escondido families with their rebuilds and renovations for nearly 50 years. With exceptional design and building services under one roof, Ritz Design build will work with you to delivery an expert quality project that is within your budget.

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7878 Clairemont Mesa Blvd
Suite K
San Diego, CA 92111

phone: (858) 248-9711


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