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Some Key Steps for a Successful Bathroom Remodel

January 14th, 2019

bathroom-remodeling-completeYou’re starting off the New Year with plans to remodel parts of your house—and the bathroom is one of them. We think this is a great choice: bathroom remodeling is often overlooked when people think of updating their house, but the right new bathroom makes life easier, more enjoyable, and increases property value while simultaneously lowering water bills.

How do you get started with a bathroom remodel? We’ve listed some of the key steps toward making your remodeling a success.

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More Space in Your House? A Few Remodeling Addition Ideas

December 24th, 2018

new-home-constructionYou never know exactly how long you may stay in a home you purchase. Life can throw plenty of changes your way, and a place you may have considered for a short residency can end up as the long-term home where you raise a family.

At some point, you discover that you’re outgrowing your living space. You can move to a new house, but there are home remodeling projects that can help you expand without making a big move. We work on many projects for home remodeling in Brentwood, CA and throughout Los Angeles, and we can help you find the room addition or other additions to help your house grow along with your family or your needs. Below are a few remodeling ideas to think about. Arrange for an estimate with our remodeling team and they’ll see you have the right project for your renovation or remodel.

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Lighten Up Your Dark and Dismal Old Kitchen

December 10th, 2018

kitchen-remodel-classic-stainless-steelThere is probably no spot in a house that dates faster and becomes more tired-looking than the kitchen. This is only partially due to changes in trends in interior design. After all, there are some classic appearances that can continue to dazzle the eye for decades—provided they have some additional touch-ups here and there.

The reason a kitchen may seem to lag behind is because it’s often central to a home, open to multiple rooms, and therefore the location of house that may seem go out-of-date the quickest. Take, for example, the title luring you to read this post: a kitchen that seems darker and drabber than the rest of the zippy interior you like in your home. It might be too crowded, suffer from darker materials, or have gloomy lighting.

If you currently are feeling in a blue funk from your morose kitchen, then it’s time for you to schedule kitchen remodeling in Beverly Hills, CA with us. We offer every size of remodel, and our design/build process means all parts of the remodel are under one roof, so there’s no pesky dealing with subcontractors or confusion between different groups when it comes to realizing a dream kitchen.

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Room Addition Idea: The Garage Conversion

November 26th, 2018

home-with-garageYou’re looking for more space in your house, and you’ve started to think that perhaps a garage conversion is the best way to go. This isn’t your only option, but if you don’t use your garage often for parking cars, transforming it into part of the living space is attractive. After all, a large part of the work of a room addition is already done: walls, ceiling, foundation, and in most cases it’s already attached to the house.

However, before you go grab a bunch of tools and see what you can do with the space, we recommend you take some time to think about just what you want to do with the garage. We also recommend you work with a skilled contractor who has done more than one room addition in LA county—preferably several hundred of them! Below are some things to consider as you get ready to change the garage into part of the living space.

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Not Quite a Kitchen Island: The Kitchen Peninsula

November 12th, 2018

family-posing-in-kitchenIn a few previous posts, we’ve discussed the benefits of remodeling a kitchen to use a layout with an island. The kitchen island is one of the most popular trends in current home design. But it’s not right for all kitchens and all kitchen remodeling in Los Angeles, CA. There’s no question a kitchen island is excellent, thanks to how it adds more work space, storage area, and makes a kitchen a more social room. But none of this matters if there isn’t the space available to make a kitchen island convenient. A kitchen peninsula can offer similar advantages and better fit the area.

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Selling Your Home? Here Are Recommended Remodeling Projects

October 29th, 2018

yellow-hardhat-leather-glovesWe handle all types of home and room remodeling jobs. For many projects, our clients are looking to make improvements to a home they plan to spend many more years in. But one of the most common reasons homeowners arrange for remodeling is because they are planning to sell their house and want to increase its appeal to buyers and raise the market value.

You’ll need an excellent general contractor in Beverly Hills, CA to ensure you have the right remodeling work done to get the highest return on investment—including which projects are the best to focus on. To get you started thinking about how you want to upgrade your house for the market, here are some remodeling projects we recommend.

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No Kitchen Is an Island—But an Island Kitchen Can Be Great!

October 15th, 2018

black_white_kitchenWhat are the biggest trends in kitchen designs? Many trends come and go, but one we can say for certain that’s popular now and will probably remain so for many years is the kitchen island. The peninsular kitchen design has fallen out of favor, and those peninsulas have broken themselves off to become islands. And there are many good reasons kitchen islands have become such popular options, both for new homes and for remodeling.

Are you currently considering kitchen remodeling in Encino, CA for your home? If so, then there’s a good chance you’ve already thought about having an island put in if there wasn’t one before. Of course, you can choose whatever kitchen design you want when you work with a contractor, and they’ll help guide you toward the best ideas. Below are a few reasons why an island might be one the best design choices to make.

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Bathroom Remodeling and the New Walk-In Shower

October 1st, 2018

showerhead-dripping-close-upWhen you choose to remodel your bathroom, the main reason might be so you can change out an old tub and shower combination with a stylish walk-in shower. But even if this isn’t the primary reason for having a large renovation done for your bathroom, we strongly recommend you consider the walk-in shower as one of the centerpieces of your remodel.

Once you decide you want a new walk-in shower for your bathroom, you have other choices to make. After all, there’s no single type of walk-in shower: you can choose its shape, size, lighting, seats, storage space, and more.

Below are a few ideas to get you started thinking about installing a walk-in shower during a bathroom renovation. Your remodeling contractor can help guide you toward an ideal new installation to fit with your plans and create the new bathroom you want.

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6 Quick Tips Regarding Home Remodeling

September 17th, 2018

calendar-scheduling-bookWe were first thinking of titling this post “6 Quick and Dirty Tips for Home Remodeling.” But we take pride in making sure any remodeling we do for homes, from a simple kitchen remodel to putting in new rooms, is done cleanly—and only as quickly as still allows us to time to do the best job. So consider these 6 tips about home remodeling in Los Angeles, CA as “Timely and Clean” tips!

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Some Basic Bathroom Remodeling Mistakes People Make

September 3rd, 2018

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The big bathroom remodeling mistake people often make is deciding they don’t need to remodel the bathroom because it’s not worth the effort. We know the bathroom make-over may not seem as initially exciting as re-doing the kitchen or arranging for re-landscaping to create a drought-friendly lawn. But a bathroom remodel can make a big difference in your life and add significant value to your home.

We’ve written before about why a bathroom remodel can benefit you. Today we’re offering a few cautions for when you do commit to ripping out the old fixtures, floors, tiles, pipes, and the rest of it. Here are common remodeling mistakes homeowners often make—so you won’t make them.

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