Archive for the ‘New Construction’ Category

Stop By Encino the Next Time You Visit Los Angeles

Monday, February 6th, 2017 by Nick Cohen

new-construction-ABC-Los-AngelesLos Angeles has lots of wonderful neighborhoods to explore, and one of our favorites is often overlooked. Encino, a Spanish term for “evergreen” or “holm oak,” was named after the beautiful oak trees found in the valley—or perhaps just one in particular. The Encino Oak Tree, also called the Lang Oak, was a 1,000 year-old tree, felled naturally in El Nino storms in 1998. However, you can still visit a monument in honor of this historic tree on the corner of Ventura Blvd. and Louise Ave.

There’s lots more you can do in Encino, though. Check out our favorite neighborhood hot spots and family hangouts, and visit Encino if you’re exploring the LA area. (more…)

To Buy or To Build: 10 Benefits of New Home Construction

Monday, April 25th, 2016 by Nick Cohen

You want a new home, but you are debating whether you should build a new one from scratch (with the help of a great team, of course) or if you should just buy one that’s already standing. At Advanced Builders & Contractors, we know the value of seeing your new house become a home. Here are ten reasons we think you should customize a brand new home, rather than choosing one that was pre-designed for any potential buyer. (more…)

Location, Location, Location: Factoring It into New Home Construction

Monday, January 11th, 2016 by Nick Cohen

You’ve got a perfect picture in your head of the features you’d like to see come to life as you build your home. But what if the location you’ve chosen to build it on cannot accommodate all of your new home design hopes and dreams? (more…)

Building a New Home? Don’t Do This!

Monday, December 28th, 2015 by Nick Cohen

You’re building the home of your dreams, so you don’t want to find yourself with regrets three or four months into your homeownership. When you are planning construction on your new home, hire quality contractors whose work you admire, and make sure that you don’t make the following mistakes! (more…)

New Construction Process: Developing a Site Plan

Monday, September 28th, 2015 by Nick Cohen

If you have only recently begun to think about your plans for building a new property or renovating an existing property, you’ve got a long way to go. The construction process is quite a ways off, since you still need to come up with a solid plan for the layout and design of the building. But having a general idea of what you want still isn’t enough. You need a detailed site plan both for the homebuilders and for the city planning department. (more…)

Maximizing Space Efficiency in Your New Home

Monday, September 7th, 2015 by Nick Cohen

We don’t want you to have any regrets after completion of your new home. That’s why we’ve put together this brief list of ways to maximize space efficiency in your home when planning for new construction. Take a look! (more…)

Planning Your Lighting Design for Your New Home

Monday, August 17th, 2015 by Nick Cohen

When you come home at night after a long day, one of the first things you do is flip on a light switch. The lights are undeniably an important feature of any home. Have you put enough time and thought into planning your lighting design? (more…)

4 Things to Avoid When Planning for New Home Construction

Monday, August 3rd, 2015 by Nick Cohen

Building a new home is both exciting and nerve-wracking. The opportunity to build the house of your dreams may be exhilarating, but what if it’s not quite right? While you can always make renovations later, this is something you’ll certainly want to avoid. In today’s guide, we’ve detailed a few things you should avoid if you want to feel comfortable in your new home. (more…)

What to Look for in a General Contractor

Monday, February 9th, 2015 by Nick Cohen


Renovating or building a house can be a challenging yet exciting process, but if you don’t hire the right contractor to do the work on your home, renovating your home can quickly become a nightmare. As such, it is very worth your while to take the time to consider some of the following factors when choosing a general contractor to work on your Los Angeles home.

 

  • Proper licensing – one of the first and foremost items to check when considering hiring any kind of tradesperson to work on your home is whether or not the company or person is properly licensed by the state. Using an unlicensed contractor can put both you and your home at considerable risk.
  • Is insured and bonded – when someone works anywhere on your home and isn’t insured and bonded, you will carry the liability for any injuries to his/her person and any damaged caused. It is not worthwhile for any homeowner to take this kind of risk.
  • Past work experience – having a portfolio, a list of recent projects and references for past work is very important when hiring a contractor. This allows you to see the kind of work the contractor has done the scope of work he/she is capable of.
  • Any specialties – many contractors specialize in certain kinds of construction, whether it be historical restoration, certain kinds of architecture such as post and beam, or a certain look or style.
  • Do they handle the kind of work you need? – if you have a good idea of the kind of work you want done with your home, it is very important to make sure that any contractors you are considering actually do the work you need.
  • Professional certifications – many contractors have certifications, such as being a certified remodeler; if you don’t see any certifications highlighted on marketing material, don’t be afraid to ask.
  • Professional affiliations – it is always an endorsement for the contractor if the company is affiliated with professional entities like the Better Business Bureau and the Building Industry Association.

The professionals at Advanced Builders & Contractors bring over 20 years of construction work to every job, so if you are considering renovation or construction to your home in Los Angeles, call us today!

Contractor Talks Top Trends for 2015

Tuesday, January 20th, 2015 by Nick Cohen

Advanced Builders & Contractors is proud to be building the future throughout the LA metro area. We offer everything from bathroom and kitchen remodeling to new construction and more. With more than 20 years of construction and design experience, we are a trusted Los Angeles contractor.

We stay up to date on the latest trends and can help you bring any vision for your home to life. Check out some of our recent coverage by Angie’s List, Elle Decor and House Beautiful to see the top bathroom and kitchen remodeling trends for 2015. Whether you’re deciding between beige or gray wall color, how much budget you need to create your luxury master bathroom, or picking custom kitchen cabinets that are both functional and on trend, our highly trained team of designers and contractors is here to assist you through the process from start to finish.

Give us a call or request an estimate so we can help turn your house into your dream home.

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