Posts Tagged ‘Brentwood’

What You Should Explore in Brentwood If You’re in the LA Area

Monday, January 2nd, 2017 by Nick Cohen

Not to be confused with the city of Brentwood, CA, Brentwood is a neighborhood in the Los Angeles area that has been home to many major events through the years. During the 1932 Summer Olympics, Brentwood hosted some of the pentathlon event. Many celebrities have chosen this beautiful, famed area as home. It was even host to the infamous O.J. Simpson trial of 1994.

Still, anyone can enjoy the beauty and bustling activity Brentwood has to offer, no matter where they call home. If you’re in Los Angeles near the Brentwood area, check out what you can do to keep the family busy and enjoy a day or night out. (more…)

How Long Will It Take to Remodel My Bathroom?

Monday, November 14th, 2016 by Nick Cohen

Remodeling a bathroom can raise the ROI (return on investment) you can expect if you sell your home. But perhaps more importantly, a remodeled bathroom makes your home a much more welcoming and comfortable place to be.

With a new shower, tub, sink, cabinetry, faucet, and more, you feel more relaxed, and it might make your morning and nightly routines a whole lot easier. But how much time will it take from beginning to end? (more…)

A Few Good Reasons to Make a Change to Your Bathroom

Monday, May 23rd, 2016 by Nick Cohen

Not sure if it’s really the right time to remodel your bathroom? Sometimes, you’re just looking for a change of scenery. Other times, remodeling a bathroom may help to improve your showers, prevent water damage, and prevent the spread of mold and mildew. Here are a few excellent reasons to remodel your bathroom. Ask yourself the following questions and reach out to a local contractor to make a change for the better. (more…)

Adding on a Room? Think about Placement

Monday, February 8th, 2016 by Nick Cohen

Maybe you’re expecting a child, or maybe you’ve always wanted a home office. You’ve got good reason to add a room onto your home, and as a bonus, it can help to increase the property value. However, if you don’t think about placement, you might end up with more problems, and a room that isn’t up to your standards. (more…)

Is an Open Floor Plan the Right Choice for Your Home?

Monday, February 1st, 2016 by Nick Cohen

Thinking of making a major change in your home? Having a big open space, like a great room, that combines the living and dining areas (and maybe more) might be the right change for you. If you’re looking for an area perfect for entertaining and family bonding, read on! We list a few of the advantages and disadvantages of an open floor plan below.

Advantages of Open Floor Plans

Open floor plans are, not surprisingly, becoming a lot more popular in recent years. An open floor plan gives a feeling of warmth and openness, especially when professional contractors help you with the design and complete the work.

  • Great for entertaining. You can have more places to sit in a big open room with seating around your kitchen island, couches, and chairs altogether in one living space. You can move around with ease to better serve your guests as well.
  • Spend more time with family. While you’re cooking or cleaning up in the kitchen, you can still have conversations with your family members in the living and dining areas.
  • Get lots of natural light. An open floor plan can let a lot of natural light into rooms that are usually more closed off.

Some Disadvantages to a Wide Open Living Space

Of course, no design is truly perfect, and there are some disadvantages to an open floor plan as well.

  • Your messes will show. If you want to contain your messes to a single room so that guests won’t see them upon entry, it’s a lot more difficult with an open floor plan.
  • The décor has to change. There’s a lot less space for artwork on the wall.
  • You lose some privacy. Of course, having a large open space means sacrificing some privacy, but only in the common areas.

For helpful advice and more, contact Advanced Builders & Contractors, your local licensed and bonded contractors, offering exceptional customer service with every job in Brentwood, CA.

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…)

Why Does Square Footage Matter with Kitchen Remodeling

Thursday, May 15th, 2014 by Nick Cohen

Homeowners choose to have kitchen remodeling done for a variety of reasons. Some want to add value to their home, others wish to freshen an area of their house that is central to family activity. Others want to create space with a more efficient flow of work.

Whatever the reason, one of the crucial factors to know before you start a remodel is the available square footage. How much space do you currently have, and how well is this space currently used?

To make the most of your kitchen’s square footage when you arrange for kitchen remodeling contact the experienced design and build team at Advanced Builders & Contractors.

How Square Footage Affects Kitchen Remodeling

When you start work with a remodeling contractor, one of the first things he or she will want to know is the square footage of your kitchen. If you don’t know your kitchen’s size, the contractor can take care of measuring it for you.

Square footage affects the baseline cost of a remodel. When you work with a contractor, the square footage will form a major part of the initial estimate. Remember, however, that an estimate is just that: the actual work involved may shift costs up and down. You can look online at many “estimates per square foot,” but none of these will give you an actual sense of what a skilled contractor can do for your kitchen or what it will eventually cost. Always work with your contractor to develop a plan that will fit your needs and your budget.

The simple square footage of a kitchen as a number won’t tell you everything. As with any space, size is tied to use: a large room can contain wasted space, while a small room can have great efficiency. Do you have a large kitchen that doesn’t take advantage of the space available? Do you have a small kitchen that you think could feel much larger and less cramped through renovations and redesign?

A part of kitchen size that a contractor will focus on is the “work triangle,” a hypothetical triangle that uses the stove, refrigerator, and sink as its three points. In many ways, the size of this space is more important than the total square footage of a kitchen, since it dictates how efficiently the space is used.

What About A Kitchen Addition?

There’s one place where you can break the limitations of square footage in a remodel: adding on space. A kitchen build-out can make up for a cramped room. Perhaps when you bought your house, you decided to settle initially for a smaller kitchen, but now it no longer fits with your lifestyle. Maybe your family has grown, or you find yourself entertaining more often, and the kitchen now lacks the space necessary to accommodate your new needs. With the right building contractor, you can make the ideal expansion of your current kitchen space to fit your requirements.

Call For an Experienced Contractor to Design and Build Your Remodel

Contact Advanced Builders & Contractors today to discuss your ideas for kitchen remodeling in Brentwood, CA. We will develop a free estimate based on the initial design so you will know if we are a good fit for your project. We trust you’ll love what we can do for your new kitchen.

Kitchen Remodeling Tips

Thursday, February 6th, 2014 by Nick Cohen

The kitchen is often at the center of a home, and families may find that they spend more time gathering there than they do in “family rooms.” Because of how central the kitchen is to everyday life, having a full kitchen remodeling done is a fantastic way to breathe more beauty into that life. If you find your current kitchen crowded, inconvenient, or simply uninspiring, a remodel can be a great boost for you and your family.

Here are a few tips to consider when you decide to go ahead with a kitchen remodel. Call Advanced Builders & Contractors to discuss the options available to you. Among the Brentwood, CA remodeling contractors you can hire, we think you’ll find that we go above and beyond to provide the service that will best enhance your life.

Look for an experienced remodeling contractor

The Los Angeles metro area has no shortage of building contractors, but it does have a shortage of quality contractors. How can you tell a quality contractor? One of the best signs to look for is longevity. A company with over a decade of experience shows that it has earned the trust of customers. It also shows that it has enough hands-on experience to tackle any type of job.

Find a contractor with an in-house designer

The standard method for kitchen remodeling (and remodeling in general) is to hire a separate architect to design the project, and then bring in the builders to create it. This can lead to problems due to poor communication and the architect and builder finding themselves at odds. If a contractor has both services under the same roof, you can expect a far smoother operation with few problems—and a better end result.

Upgrade your appliances as well

A kitchen remodeling job can replace the cabinets and surfaces, but you should consider this an opportunity to go deeper and replace your major appliances at the same time. This will give you access to new technology that will make your kitchen a more efficient place, requiring less time and effort involved in food preparation. Ask your contractor for advice about the various upgrades you can have put into your kitchen remodel.

Advanced Builders & Contractors has 26 years of experience in remodeling and new construction in the Los Angeles metro area, and our design/build process brings together the architect and builder. If you are considering giving your kitchen a fresh look, you’ll be in good hands if you choose us from the Brentwood, CA remodeling contractors available.