You’re starting to grow tired of your home. Maybe you feel as though there isn’t enough space for you to do things you enjoy. Or perhaps you’re just tired of the same old look and feel. (more…)
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Is your home looking old and tired? Maybe it’s that time that you give it an upgrade. You have already decided you want to remodel, but how do you begin the process of planning such a dramatic change? The steps below will help you through the planning of a project that will enhance your home and make it a more inviting place for many years to come. (more…)
One of the things that a lot of people want with a home remodel is more closet space. When you finally have the means to expand your closet and reorganize to make mornings more efficient, you might be in a hurry to get it done. But there are some things you should think about before you settle on a design. (more…)
You know you want to sell your home sometime in the future, so you’re hoping to renovate in a way that will give you a high ROI (return on investment). There are many remodeling tips that can help you to see a return on your investment when your home goes to market, and others that are a waste of your time. We list some of the dos and don’ts of remodeling for high ROI in this guide. (more…)
You know you need to add space to your home, either for a spare guest bedroom or a new room to welcome a brand new family member or an elderly relative. While you’ve got a long way to go in renovating your home or remodeling an existing room, one of the toughest decisions comes now: where will the new room go? (more…)
If it’s your first time ever remodeling any of the rooms in your home, the tasks ahead may seem daunting. There are a lot of decisions to make and a long process ahead. But follow our tips for a successful remodel, and you can make the process a lot more tolerable. (more…)
Once you decide to completely remodel your kitchen, you probably become a little overwhelmed during the planning process. You know that you are dissatisfied with the current layout of your kitchen. But how do decide on a new arrangement? We’ve put together a very quick guide to help you out. (more…)
Upgrading the living room in a home is always a welcome change, as this is the room where you entertain guests, relax with a new book, and hang out with family in front of a movie at the end of a long, busy week. You know you want to upgrade your new living room, but how do you decide where to begin? Your best bet is to speak with a quality remodeling contractor in Los Angeles, but take a look at our guide if you need a little help getting started. (more…)
Remodeling is always a big job, regardless of the space or the changes you plan on making. There are a lot of things you need to consider before embarking on a remodeling project, perhaps the most important of which is who you’re going to hire to do most of the work.
Sure, there are plenty of people out there who will tell you that you can just do it yourself, that it’s a waste of money to hire contractors, and that you’ll be much happier if you just do it your way.
Here’s the problem: none of those things are entirely true. Yeah, you could try it yourself, but you’d be taking on a very big job with little to no help and no experience to rely on. Rather than going it alone, and possibly biting off more than you can chew, have a look at all the ways that great builders and contractors can make your life easier.
There are two primary ways that professional contractors make your life easier when it comes to remodeling. Time is the first of these. As previously mentioned, there are a lot of things to plan, measure, buy, tear out, and install during a remodeling project. Even if you’re an expert at this kind of thing, you probably don’t want to slog through all of those steps by yourself. You might get it done, but it could easily take years if you don’t have an equally expert team to rely on. Hiring a professional contractor from the start can ensure that your project gets done in a timely manner.
The biggest misconception about doing remodeling projects yourself is that you’ll save a lot of money doing so. This honestly just isn’t true. In the short term, perhaps you’ll save a few thousand dollars by not hiring anyone to help you. However, if you don’t have professional experience in these kinds of projects it is very likely that you’ll demo or install something incorrectly. That can lead to issues further down the line, and you’ll end up having to hire a contractor anyway to fix whatever it was that was done wrong.
Hiring a good contractor is the best way to ensure you get a great return on investment. A contractor worth his rate will know the best way to stay within budget, while giving you the best possible remodel.
If you’re looking for help with your building or remodeling project, call Advanced Builders & Contractors. We provide building and remodeling services throughout the Pacific Palisades area.
Remodeling is expensive. That’s the cold, hard fact of the matter. A “cheap” remodel tends to be low quality as well as low cost, and no one wants that. Just because remodeling is expensive, however, that doesn’t mean it has to be in-affordable.
There are a few different things you can do to cut costs on your remodeling project, without compromising the quality of the work. Let’s take a look at some of these methods for saving money, while still giving you the remodel you’ve always wanted.
Focus on Economy of Space
Everyone has looked at a room or two in their house and thought “If only I could just move that wall out a few feet,” or “This kitchen could really use a bigger pantry.” While those aren’t necessarily bad things to pursue, you should understand that expanding a room is one of the most expensive remodeling projects you can undertake.
If you’re looking to save money, you should instead focus on using the space you have to its fullest potential. Maybe removing an interior wall could really open up the space (as long as it’s not a load-bearing wall!), rather than pushing the whole room outward. Instead of trying to expand out to give yourself more room, consider altering the space you’ve already got.
The more planning you do before starting your remodeling project, the more money you’re going to save. There are always one or two things that end up not working for whatever reason in the middle of the project, requiring you to switch to a different option. However, if you don’t plan extensively before starting your project you’re going to find yourself spending a lot more money changing materials and such at the most inopportune times.
Part of this planning should include allowing for more room in the budget than you think you need. You don’t want to find out once you’ve already started that you didn’t budget generously enough, and that you can’t afford to finish the project.
If you’d like to know more ways to save money on a remodeling project, call Advanced Builders & Contractors. We provide home remodeling services throughout Los Angeles.