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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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Learn More About the Kitchen Backsplash

August 19th, 2018

A prep sink in a kitchen island and an apron-front or farmhouse sink for a kitchen remodel in Los Angeles.The kitchen backsplash isn’t the result of what happens if you put the marinara sauce on hot for too long and it boils over. It’s that space on the wall between your cooking range and the cabinets or ceiling (whichever comes first). It’s one of the spaces in a kitchen the draws the eyes immediately—one of the room’s visual centers. It often extends far to the sides of the range, making it an even more important part of the overall look of a kitchen. It can hold the space design together, it can make a bold statement, and it can be a place to let your creative ideas for the new kitchen come to the front.

In other words, there’s a lot you can do with the backsplash when it comes to arranging for your Los Angeles, CA, kitchen remodeling services. The right remodeling design will help you through the multitude of options for a backsplash that makes a statement and looks great with the rest of the space.

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The Bump-Out: The Small Room Addition That Can Make a Big Difference

August 6th, 2018

family-before-bay-windowRemodeling a home is a big task, no question about it. Even when you work with the best contractor you can find who will smooth out the process and ensure that you receive the results you want, a large amount of time must go into the remodeling work. So even if you’re looking for some changes to your home, such as a bit more space, you may not yet want to invest in something as extensive as room additions in Los Angeles, CA.

However, you can go smaller with what are called “micro-additions.” These additions may be small, but the difference they make can often be enormous. One such micro-addition that can take the place of a full room addition is the bump-out.

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Common Beginner Mistakes in Home Remodeling

July 23rd, 2018

house-in-handYou have a home remodeling idea, but you’ve never taken on a job like this before. That’s fine, there’s a first time for everything. Of course, you want the remodeling to go as well as if you were an old pro at fixing up a house. How can you avoid the mistakes that many other people make when they head into their first home remodeling?

You’ve already taken a good first step—doing some research to find out what local experts have to say about remodeling. We have many years of experience handling home remodeling in Los Angeles, CA as well as many other construction jobs, and we know plenty about how to make the work go smoothly. To help you out, here is a list of some of the more common beginner remodeling mistakes.

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How to Create the Perfect Kitchen Lighting

July 11th, 2018

If you like to cook then you have likely experienced a moment of trying to make your culinary masterpiece only to not have enough light above you to determine if the Blanquette sauce you created is the white it needs to be or is it more of a dull grey?

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