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New Storage Concept for the Bathroom Remodel: Open Shelves

May 13th, 2019

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More homeowners are discovering how much a lift their home and their daily lives can receive from a full bathroom design “do-over.” If you live in a home that’s older than 20 years, you probably have a bathroom that’s functional but dull. If you’ve already been thinking about a remodel, then you flashed through various style websites and magazines and seen some of the current trendy and gorgeous bathroom design concepts. With the right remodeler and design ideas, you can change the tired master bathroom to something with the touch of a vacation spa.

We want to talk about one of the popular trends for new bathrooms: open shelving and “unconcealed” storage.

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A Second Story for Your House? Let’s Talk About It!

April 29th, 2019

father-and-son-outside-two-story-houseWhen it comes to creating more space in your home, there’s no project that can add more square footage than a second-story addition. You may have considered this possibility before, but dismissed it as either impossible or out of your reach.

Please don’t let go of the idea of a second story so fast! We’ve worked on many second story additions and other expansions to homes, such as a project for a Los Angeles family where we added an additional 2,200 square feet of living space to their house so their family could grow. Often this is a much better investment than purchasing a new home. If you love where you live, but there aren’t many options on for-sale homes in the area, a second story is a great alternative to attempting to move.

We’d love to talk to you about what we can do for your home with our remodeling and other construction services.

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The Conservatory: Things to Know About This Room Addition

April 15th, 2019

remodeling-chairs-and-sunny-windowsThe word conservatory carries an air of sophistication. We often think of a conservatory as a type of music school. But a conservatory is also a kind of room in a home, one that originally developed in the 19th century as a way to bring in additional light to a part of the house and offer a space to more effectively grow plants indoors. The conservatory is still a popular option for a room addition that can take a standard home and give it the feeling a luxury mansion.

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Remodel a Small Bathroom So It Feels Larger—Or Make It Larger!

April 1st, 2019

bathroom-green-tileOver the past few decades, a major design trend has changed the way residential bathrooms are constructed. Bathrooms were once designed as small spaces that could be easily tucked between the larger rooms in a house. The bathroom contained enough space to fit in a sink, toilet, and shower/tub combo, with only a small amount of floor space to move between them. Today, bathrooms are larger, more friendly and open spaces, often with double-sinks and larger, luxury showers.

What can you do for a bathroom remodel to create a greater sense of space? Or create actual space? Working with a skilled remodeling contractor will help you find the best methods for enlarging your bathroom.

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Shelving Options for Remodeling the Bathroom

March 18th, 2019

bathroom-lots-of-spaceIn our last post, we discussed one of the biggest trends in kitchen remodeling: open shelving. Shelving and storage are essential for any room remodel, and kitchens require special planning to find the ideal way to create a new storage space.

But storage and shelving are important in bathrooms as well. With much less space available, shelving in a bathroom can be tricky. How can you maximize storage in a bathroom remodel while also creating a pleasant appearance and convenience for household members?

Some shelving choices don’t fall under remodeling, such as an over-the-toilet ladder or nailing up a hanging basket on the wall. What we’re looking at are the major changes you can make to shelving when you have a contractor do a large-scale bathroom remodel. This is a great opportunity to create something new for the space.

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Is Open Shelving Right for Your Kitchen Remodel?

March 4th, 2019
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Among the major trends in kitchen design and kitchen remodeling today, open shelving is one of the biggest. You’ll find countless images of the beauty that open shelves can bring to a kitchen instead of using the conventional cabinets with doors. If you are thinking about doing a major kitchen remodeling in Brentwood, CA, you’ll probably consider open shelving at least once—and it may be on the top of your list of ideas you’ll present to your contractor.

But … is open shelving right for you? What are the pros and the cons? Someone homeowners love open shelving, while others prefer the standard cabinet design. Let’s look at what open shelves can do for you, and what they might make more difficult.

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How to Store Your Items During a Remodel

March 1st, 2019

A home renovation is an exciting process, but it comes with a lot of extra work. When your home is being renovated, a lot of items need to be moved, and if you’re not careful, it can cause your house to be cluttered. This renovation process is a great time to explore a variety of different storage options for your affected belongings. All the options have their upsides and downsides that each renovator will have to weigh before opting for one.

Before taking action, home remodeling customers should assess the situation and determine just what they need to move. What items will be affected by the renovation process? What other items could potentially be placed alongside these in any acquired storage solutions? As with any storage endeavor, it’s very helpful to have a ballpark figure for the combined volume of the items that will go into storage. This will allow you to determine which solution is best, based on how much space you need to store all these items.

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Lighting Ideas for a Bathroom Remodel

February 18th, 2019

bathroom-brightThe home remodeling project that often gets the most attention when it comes to a lighting redesign is the kitchen. This makes sense: a kitchen is a place where complex tasks for cooking are done, and it also serves as a social hub for families as well as during gatherings and parties.

Is lighting as important for a bathroom remodel? It is! Bathrooms usually only contain one person at a time (or two in the case of larger couple bathrooms), but that doesn’t mean they don’t need effective and attractive lighting. When you are thinking about working with a contractor in Beverly Hills, CA to do an extensive bathroom remodel, look into innovative ways for improved lighting. Our designers can provide you with many ideas to lighten up the room.

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Benefits of a Sunroom Addition

February 4th, 2019

sunroom-additionRoom additions are one of the best ways to add value and function to your home without having to undertake major renovations inside the house. There are many options for room additions, and if you haven’t decided on a specific one yet, we’d like to show you some of the benefits of a sunroom.

A sunroom is usually added onto the side of a house as a supplement to one of the larger living areas, such as a living room or family room. They have glass on three sides (and often the roof) to allow in the most light, and are typically used to enhance enjoyment of the house rather than add on more facilities.

Why should you consider a sunroom for a room addition? Here are a few of the biggest benefits.

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The Steps of New Home Construction

January 21st, 2019

frame-of-new-houseBuilding your own house. It’s an exciting concept. It’s also an intimidating one. You know this is an immense project, and the first question you’ll be asking yourself is “Where do I even begin?”

We can answer this question for you. It’s a pretty simple answer: you begin with contacting a professional contractor to handle planning the construction and then doing the actual work. There are many general contractors in Encino, CA and throughout the Los Angeles Area, but one of the reasons we recommend you work with us is because we put all the steps of a new home construction under a single company roof.

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