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Design Intervention & IA Construction were born out of a passion for design and customization of a home to be specific to each individual client. Every person and family is unique. The way each of us uses our home and desires to use our space is very different .Using an artistic eye for aesthetically pleasing design with the best and most sustainable building standards to achieve a living space that reflects all that our client’s desire within their budget.

Our goal is to have their home reflect the vision that they have locked in their “minds eye”. All of our projects are unique, we strive to have each project be a work of art created specifically for that client, not a cookie cutter approach. The clients that we work with are chosen to be a good fit for our process and very often hire us to do project after project. We are honored and humbled by the many repeat clients we have had over our 30 years in business. It is truly a partnership when working on something as personal and important as the home that you live in!

Read about our recently featured Converted Garage Turned Guest Suite project on Houzz here.


I greatly enjoyed working with Kirk – he’s easy going, confident, and concise (not to mention talented, I mean look at these remodel pictures!). He was direct in explaining his project needs, knew which of our products he wanted, and was timely with administrative needs. He was easy to reach with questions and updates, and kept in touch with me throughout the process. Kirk is a pleasure to work with, and I’m eager to partner with him on future projects.Read More

We had the pleasure of working with Design Intervention on a home they remodeled in San Diego. This project is one of our favorites! The design and attention that Design Intervention put into this project completely reinvented the space adding elegant, contemporary touches with high-end finishes. The end result is a warm and inviting living space that is appealing both inside and out. The owners were great to work with and we look forward to the opportunity to work with them again in the future!Read More

So where do I start with the wonderful comments from friends and family or how wonderful and helpful the workers were or the inspiring thoughts, designs and equipment Kirk brought to the project. This was a “labor of love” for my wife to have a 1960 one level house that had not really been worked on since it was built and with Kirk turn it into the “HOUSE”! We all know the joys of construction, and this time lucky enough we did not have to live in house while construction however the professionalism, knowledge, skills and dedication of the all the craftsmen who worked this project was top class. They were there when they said they would be, were flexible to changes in plans as we went through this journey. The variety of choice (within budget) that was brought to us offered us the ability to meet our dreams but also be practical and value for cost. Kirk was always aware of our style and needs however would help as look at alternatives, which would enhance our thoughts! In the end we have a “HOME” which inside and outside receives many positive comments from friends, family and the neighborhood. The project was completed within budget and time even though we added and altered as we went along. So in closing thank you Kirk as we now decorate the home for the Holidays 2018 and look forward to many moreRead More

Top-notch work from start to finish! Although I had some other architect draw my original kitchen remodel plans, Kirk helped me make revisions for accuracy and to satisfy the City of Irvine Planning Department. When it came time to select cabinets, counter tops and floors, we traveled together to various vendors to examine samples and coordinate colors. His design expertise and tips were invaluable. His construction workers, Saul and Jose, spent every day of the 8-week project on my kitchen and no other project. They did it all--demo, plumbing, electrical, structural, installing cabinets, laying floors, painting and finishing. Their skills were unmatched. They worked efficiently and courteously. They completed the project on schedule. I enjoyed having them in my home the entire time. Note that if you have absolute color preferences, you'll need to be clear about them with Kirk because his design eye, as expert as it is, may not always match yours. If I had another remodel project to do I would only call on Kirk.Read More

Kirk is an excellent architect, designer and contractor. I feel fortunate a friend recommended him, and after interviewing many others, we chose him! He knows a lot of about a lot of things - from lighting to carpet and everything in between, he seems to know it all! What you don't usually find (unfortunately) is when a contractor really, really cares about the project turning out just right - down to every little detail. This goes not only for Kirk, but Saul, too - his main man. Usually a remodel is a nightmare, runs over budget and over schedule, but I am happy to say we are moving back in right on time into our beautiful newly remodeled home! I highly recommend Kirk!Read More

We hired Design Intervention to be our contractor for our home remodel. The project started out as a medium remodel, but we ended up doing pretty much the entire house. Kirk Nelson and his team are honest, reliable, diligent and friendly.Read More

Thank you Kirk and Design Intervention. We had a great experience working with you on a nice project in san Diego. You were easy to work with and very knowledgeable. I feel i learned from you a lot. We look forward to work with you in the futureRead More

Kirk came onto my project after things with my first GC went south. If it weren't for Kirk my restaurant might have never been built. I owe him a great deal of gratitude. My place looks amazing! In all the chaos to get it to where it is today Kirk was always dependable and resourceful.Read More

Phenomenal customer service with creativity and an attention to detail in like any other. What ever you want done design intervention has the right perspective and outside the box thinking to get you the end product you desire.Read More

Right after our remodel was complete we had a neighborhood party. Everyone wanted to know who our designer was. I have recommended DI to all my neighbors. They did such a wonderful job keeping everything and everyone on time. Thank you again Design Intervention!Read More