Posts Tagged ‘Los Angeles’

A Timeline for Your Kitchen Remodeling

Monday, February 19th, 2018 by Nick Cohen

kitchen-new-remodelWhat’s one of the biggest barriers to a kitchen remodeling project? When the answer isn’t money, it’s usually time. The amount of time it takes to set up a kitchen remodel, let alone taking on the process, can seem overwhelming. This is particularly true if you’ve never had anything renovated or remodeled in your home, and you’re not sure of what kind of timeline to expect.

The fact of the matter is that kitchen remodels can take quite some time. However, with a good contractor by your side, a solid schedule can be drawn up that doesn’t interfere too much with your day-to-day life. You may have to find temporary lodging or an alternative cooking station, but your contractors can handle the rest. Here’s an overview of what that might look like. (more…)

What’s Your Bathroom Remodeling Priority?

Monday, February 5th, 2018 by Nick Cohen

bathroom-remodel-shower-sink-rusticUnfortunately, it’s tough to completely plan through the total cost and time involved with a bathroom remodel. Change orders are bound to happen throughout the process that delay the job, and sometimes unexpected costs come up when contractors discover things such as code violations or rusty pipes that need to be replaced before the job can move on.

Still, there are ways to make sure your bathroom remodel has fewer hiccups, and that has to do with thorough planning. What’s the key to a smooth bathroom remodel? Knowing your priorities! (more…)

Remodeling and the Kitchen Sink

Monday, January 22nd, 2018 by Nick Cohen
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A prep sink in a kitchen island and an apron-front or farmhouse sink for a kitchen remodel in Los Angeles.

There’s a common phrase used in the English language that refers to a large number of belongings: “Everything but the kitchen sink.” You might use this phrase if, say, you were moving out and had to pack up everything but the kitchen sink—almost quite literally. However, when you choose to remodel a home, rather than to move, it’s important to focus on everything, including the kitchen sink!

When you remodel your kitchen, you should take into account how the sink will fit in from the very beginning of the process. Some people already have a good idea of what type of sink they’d like from the get-go. Others need some time to talk the decision over. In any case, we think the following advice will help any homeowner deciding on what to do about the kitchen sink during a remodel. (more…)

3 Things to Consider Before a Room Addition

Monday, December 25th, 2017 by Nick Cohen

new-room-additionIt’s nice to be close to your family, but sometimes it’s nicer to get some space. Some people buy a new house when they’re looking for space, but that’s not for everyone. Maybe you love your home and the neighborhood you live in, or maybe you just don’t want to deal with a big move right now. You’re ready to add on a room addition though, or so you might think.

Don’t make your decision final until you’ve done all your research. We love being the choice contractors in Los Angeles for so many residents, but we don’t want anyone to make a decision without due diligence! (more…)

6 Points of Focus for Your Kitchen Remodel

Monday, December 11th, 2017 by Nick Cohen

modern-kitchen-technologyYou usually have two major goals when beginning to remodel your kitchen: make it easier to use and improve the style! Convenience and aesthetics are two very important factors to take into consideration, but from there, the possibilities seem endless. Magazines, blogs, and friends and family all have great ideas about what to add to your new kitchen, but your budget is not unlimited.

You’ll need to narrow down your wants and needs to a few important things when you begin your kitchen remodel. Here are our suggestions for what you may want to narrow down your focus to, so that you can get the most out of your kitchen remodel. (more…)

What to Know about the Process of Adding a Bathroom

Monday, November 13th, 2017 by Nick Cohen

bathroom-tile-tubSo you’re considering adding a bathroom to the home. In the earliest stages, this seems like an exciting plan. But with just a little more time, the prospect of a bathroom addition can become quite daunting. If you’re at this point, we understand, but we want to reassure you of this: with the right contractors working to organize and execute your room renovation or addition, it’s a whole lot easier.

Still, there are some things you need to know when you’re going into the process of a bathroom addition. Don’t finalize any plans for your new bathroom until you read our advice or call our team! (more…)

Bathroom Remodeling for Accessibility in Multi-Generational Homes

Monday, October 16th, 2017 by Nick Cohen
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A curb-less walk-in shower with seating.

Some people remodel a bathroom for the sole purpose of adding a bit of their own style. Sometimes, a bathroom is remodeled to make space for a new addition in the family, or for the opposite reason: when a child has gone off to college and parents can finally focus on building the home they’d love to retire in. Of course, larger families have different bathroom needs than smaller families, and it becomes tough to choose a bathroom style and configurations once there are two or more generations living in the same household.

If the older, wiser generation in your household needs a little bit of help navigating the space in your home, the bathroom is the best place to start. Follow our tips for finding an accessible bathroom (without sacrificing the décor) with a bit of help from remodeling contractors. (more…)

4 Modern Design Ideas for Your Kitchen

Monday, October 2nd, 2017 by Nick Cohen
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A traditional kitchen with a modern twist.

What’s the best way to pick out the design for your kitchen remodel? We think it’s important to, first and foremost, do an assessment of what you’re unhappy with in your current kitchen. Then, thorough research is required to learn about what your options are and whether they’re a good fit for your kitchen. You may want to pin ideas to a board or create a scrapbook of your favorite clippings from magazines and online sites.

But the most important step is to speak to a contractor, lay out your expectations, and ensure that you have everything you need to get started. Still, before you do, we want to help you take a step in the right direction, with an overview of the types of designs people are choosing for their kitchen remodels throughout Los Angeles. Read on to see 4 modern design ideas, and then start researching the kitchen your heart is set on! (more…)

5 Bathroom Organizational Tips

Monday, September 4th, 2017 by Nick Cohen

bathroom-lots-of-spaceEven if you’re currently remodeling a smaller bathroom, there’s simply no way to get unlimited space. Bathrooms tend to be the most cramped rooms in a house, even though they hold the items you use every single day and need easy access to.

We want to do what we can to help you stay a bit more organized. Follow our tips, or call our team if you’re considering a bathroom remodel in Los Angeles! (more…)

Renovating a Cramped Kitchen into an Open Space

Thursday, August 24th, 2017 by Nick Cohen

open-concept-kitchenOpen-concept kitchen and living area designs, often called great rooms, combine the space in your kitchen and dining area to create an open, welcoming space for family members and guests. People renovate their kitchens for a more open concept for any number of reasons. You might want an open space for entertaining if you have people over often, but in any case, it improves the style, function, and more, potentially increasing your home’s value and, more importantly, how much you love it!

Today, we go over some of the considerations you may have to make if you’re considering upgrading to an open-concept kitchen design. To get started on your kitchen renovation in Los Angeles, reach out to our team today. (more…)