Posts Tagged ‘Los Angeles’

Trends in New Construction: What are Los Angeles Buyers Looking For?

Friday, July 21st, 2017 by Nick Cohen

After some leaner decades in residential new construction, the number of new homes throughout the Los Angeles and Southern California area are once again trending upward. Much of this spike is to offset an increasingly low inventory of available homes as Los Angeles continues to see very strong population growth.

According to recent statistics, Los Angeles’ economic growth was responsible for bringing in more than 230 thousand new residents during the five-year span between 2010 and 2015, and this rate of growth continues to increase. With only 40 thousand new homes being built during the same period, it becomes easy to see that many more new construction homes will continue to be needed to supply the growing demand for housing.

Downsizing Into Smaller Spaces

After decades of larger-than-life homes, L.A. residents are once again opting for smaller spaces in 2017. This is especially true of younger buyers who want homes that have the luxury features they want, in a more manageable size. Instead of building large estate properties, many new construction buyers will, instead, opt for large lots with smaller home sizes, to allow for more outdoor space and use.

As in the past, new construction buyers will continue to look for locations with good schools, close proximity to work and basic needs, and a favorable quality of life, when making their choice.

Smart Technology for New Construction Homes

One of the most requested features that buyers in Los Angeles, as well as other areas of the nation, want to find in a newly constructed home is smart technology. With many new construction buyers falling into the tech-savvy millennial age range, it is no surprise that these buyers want homes with smart technology. In fact, according to a recent survey, 86 percent of Millennials are willing to spend more money for housing in which this technology is already implemented. High on their lists of smart technology options are:

  • Detection and air quality technology, such as leak detection, carbon monoxide, and smoke detectors, and radon detectors
  • Smart or connected thermostats capable of saving energy and providing custom comfort by learning the preferences of the home’s occupants
  • Smart garage doors and home locks that can be opened and closed remotely through a smartphone or tablet app
  • Smart home security cameras capable of being monitored and operated remotely through a smart phone or other web-connected device or computer

While this type of technology can be added to existing homes, today’s buyers prefer to find these features already present in the homes they purchase. By purchasing new construction, these buyers can have the smart technology features they want incorporated directly into the design of the home for a more seamless user experience.

Interior Finish Choices for 2017

Interior finishes, especially in the kitchen and bath are another area in which new home buyers are asking for new options. A good example of this is replacing granite countertops with engineered quartz surfaces that can be customized to fit the design new home buyers want. Quartz is also more environmentally-friendly than granite, as well as being harder and more durable in areas with heavy use, such as kitchens and bathrooms.

The Right Builder for the Project

Los Angeles home buyers who want to get the most from their newly constructed home should start by hiring the right builder. Advanced Builders & Contractors serves the Los Angeles area with customized new home construction services to help buyers get exactly the right home for them. Advanced Builders & Contractors are experts in guiding their clients through the new construction process while eliminating unnecessary stress. With a quality service guarantee and exceptional workmanship and customer service, Advanced Builders & Contractors offer new construction, as well as general contracting, remodeling, and home improvement services in the Los Angeles area.

Finding the Right Contractor for a Home Renovation

Monday, July 10th, 2017 by Nick Cohen

home-remodel-stairway-kitchenRenovating a home is a big job. You may be content to hire a handyman for a small job like repairing a window or garbage disposal, or you may even try to do it yourself, but for something as big as a bathroom remodel, kitchen remodel, or room addition, you must find professionals to know the job will be done properly.

And it isn’t enough that a contractor knows their stuff. You also need to be sure they can meet your timeline and budgetary needs, and, perhaps most importantly, that you will feel comfortable having them in your home. Today’s guide offers some guidance into finding the right contractor for your home renovations, and ensuring you’ll get the work you need completed by professionals in the industry and in customer service. (more…)

Ways to Lower the Cost of a Kitchen Remodel

Monday, June 12th, 2017 by Nick Cohen

ABC-kitchen-greyThe idea of a beautiful new kitchen has prompted you to finally get started on planning your remodel. But the cost of a beautiful new kitchen can certainly hold you back. There’s something to be said for waiting until you have the funds to hire a professional contractor and get the kitchen you really want. Still, there are ways to cut costs, even when it comes to a professional kitchen remodeling.

Meet with the qualified, experienced contractors at Advanced Builders & Contractors for your kitchen remodel. We can help you find renovations and new kitchen components that suit your budgetary needs. (more…)

Modern Options for Bathroom Tiles

Monday, May 29th, 2017 by Nick Cohen

bathroom-tile-tubYou might think you know all there is to know about bathroom tiles. But a little research when you’re working on a bathroom remodel reveals rather quickly that there’s a lot to learn. Even those of us with a knack for interior design find new brands to love, new styles to admire, and unique backsplashes to explore all the time!

Today, you have more options than ever before for adding tile to your bathroom remodel. Whether it’s a mosaic on the wall behind the sink and toilet, a set of tiles lining the shower wall, or floor tiles that keep family members safe, we have a bit of information about the most prominent design feature of many bathrooms. For more information, call a local contractor to talk about your remodeling project. (more…)

Is a Room Addition Right for Your Property?

Monday, May 15th, 2017 by Nick Cohen

new-room-additionYou’re not stuck with a smaller home forever. You may decide to move someday to get the space you’ve always dreamed of for you and your family. Or, you may go for a less expensive route. There’s nothing like home-sweet-home, but you can make your home even sweeter by making room for more.

Still, it’s a lot to think about. Should you invest in a new room addition now? Or should you save for a larger home later? We’ve got some information so that you can find out whether a new room addition is the best choice for your house. (more…)

How Quickly Can You Renovate a Bathroom?

Monday, May 1st, 2017 by Nick Cohen

Bathroom-Remodel-Spa-BenchRenovating a bathroom is a stressful time for a homeowner. Even with all of the planning out of the way and the contractors at work, you’re missing a part of your home that you’ve always expected to have use of. It’s an inconvenience that makes some homeowners anxious to finish the job.

You may feel as though a fast renovation is what you’re after if you’re remodeling a bathroom in your home. But it’s important to give it some time, as a bathroom remodel is one job you don’t want to rush. (more…)

How to Design a Kitchen Island that Works for Your Home

Monday, April 17th, 2017 by Nick Cohen

kitchen-islandIt seems that a kitchen island is number one on the wish list for most people looking to do a major kitchen remodel. A kitchen island adds style, function, and space for cooking and preparing food, but there are so many ways to carry out this plan.

Whatever you do, make sure a kitchen island works for you! Check out our tips for designing and following through with the perfect kitchen island for your home, and call our licensed and bonded contractors to set up a consultation. (more…)

6 “Small” Things to Focus on with Any Bathroom Remodel

Monday, April 3rd, 2017 by Nick Cohen

checkered-bathroom-remodel-abcYou’re finally getting the master bathroom you’ve always wanted or changing that half-bath downstairs into a full one. You’re excited to see the big changes–the spa-like tub or the rainfall showerhead or a creative tile design. But are you forgetting to ask your contractor about the details?

Sometimes, the smallest things are what end up making the biggest difference. Don’t forget to focus on these seemingly little things when have your bathroom remodeled. (more…)

Kitchen Remodeling Trends: Beyond Stainless Steel Appliances

Monday, March 20th, 2017 by Nick Cohen

kitchen-remodel-classic-stainless-steelFor years, stainless steel appliances have been a go-to choice for kitchens, adding a feeling of modernity, cleanliness, and sleek style. But the trends are changing, and this may soon be replaced as the norm in kitchen design. More and more, as we work with homeowners on kitchen remodels, they’re seeking out bright colors or original finishes that make their kitchen shine. Alternative metal and earthy finishes may become the new standby in refrigerators, ovens, and dishwashers, but only time will tell.

Learn more about these changing trends below. Call the contractors at Advanced Builders & Contractors for kitchen remodeling in Los Angeles, CA. (more…)

Our Best Tips for Designing a Shower during a Bathroom Remodel

Monday, March 6th, 2017 by Nick Cohen

glass-door-shower-bathroom-remodelThe one thing homeowners get really excited about during a bathroom remodel is the shower. If you plan on updating your shower, you’ve likely got an idea in mind already. Homeowners are always quick to tell us what their dream shower looks like when planning a bathroom remodel. But we believe it’s important to explore your options first, to see what you may be missing that you may not have considered before.

We hope these tips may help you to find a feature you love to add to your new shower, or perhaps you may be inspired to revise your previous plans. For more ideas about your bathroom remodel in LA, contact an expert contractor to talk you through.

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