Call Us: (858) 964-8026 

Archive for June 2015

Zoning Information

If you are in the beginning stages of a home improvement project and you want to find out whether or not your City/County building department will allow you to do “whatever it is you intend to do”, then finding the zoning information for your property is one of the first things you need to do. Of course, you could just install that 6 foot solid fence out at the sidewalk and hope that you’re not getting City letters telling you to take it down shortly after completion, but that’s your choice. For everyone else though who wants to avoid wasting […]

Read more

Trending Now: Guest Suites

We’ve been getting a lot of requests for guest suites (or otherwise known as granny flats) this year. How much are they? How big can they be? Can I have a kitchen? Can I rent them? First and foremost, it seems like most people have this notion that when they plan to build one of these that they have to be secretive or sneaky about it. Almost as if they were doing something wrong, or illegal. Not to get too far ahead, because in some locations they actually are not allowed. But determining whether or not a guest suite/granny flat […]

Read more

The Disjointedness Between Contractors and Architects

The Disjointedness Between Contractors and Architects

Before ER Home Designs, I spent almost 10 years designing exclusively for one of San Diego’s oldest Design-Build firms. In that time, I can’t tell you the number of times a homeowner walked into my office with a freshly permitted set of plans. It was often a very similar story. The homeowner had spent the better part of $10K (often more than that) on their architect and were now looking to bid their plans out to potential contractors. Without immediately assuming that this homeowner would be disappointed like the last, I’d almost always start out asking, “What was the budget […]

Read more



ER Home Designs, Inc.
24101 Del Amo Road
Ramona, CA 92065
Phone: (858) 964-8026


By way of definition, the renderings that we produce at ER Home Designs, Inc. are actually called, raytrace images. These are images that are generated from 3D models that are created in our software. These raytrace renderings are intended for visualization purposes and are only intended to assist homeowners in their home design decisions. Unless otherwise specified, renderings are not to scale. Please visit our Gallery Pages for examples of raytrace renderings.