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Building a Home on Sloped Land

September 15th, 2020

Hillside_Luxury_HomeWhat to Know Before Construction Begins

Building in certain areas is a challenge. Building codes and restrictions can sometimes get in the way of the customers’ dreams for their home. When sloped land is present, the challenges are even greater. If you are building a new home or remodeling in Los Angeles, Malibu, Beverly Hills, Studio City, Pacific Palisades, Brentwood, Calabasas, and surrounding areas, listen up because sloped land is everywhere in these popular renovation and building locations.

Why Do People Build on Sloped Land?

For those who grew up in a predominantly flat area, the option to build on a hill is virtually nonexistent. But in hill-rich areas throughout California, there is little compromise and building on a hill is essential. However, the essential need for a residence is not the only advantage to building on a hill. Here are just some of the benefits of building a hillside home in California.

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Ideas for a Garage Conversion

September 14th, 2020

carpenterIn Southern California, the most popular type of room conversion for a house is the garage conversion. This is partially because of the nature of how homes are constructed here: it’s hard to do a basement conversion when almost no houses have basements, and local attics are often too small to make effective living or working areas. Garages, however… California houses often have expansive double garages, and there is plenty a remodel can do to convert a garage into a new living area.

A garage conversion isn’t as simple as moving the car out and putting furniture in! It’s a major remodeling job. When you work with our team of designers and builders for your room conversion or room addition in Hidden Hills, CA, you’ll end up with the results you want. We’ll help you with ideas for realizing a great garage conversion. Below are a number to consider as you think about the first stages of a conversion.

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Focus Your Ideas for a Bathroom Remodel

August 31st, 2020

bathroom-tile-tubYou’ve decided to remodel an old bathroom in your house—and we think this is a good choice. Bathroom remodels are not only excellent returns on investment, they can help enhance home life, make mornings and evenings more convenient, help save water, improve storage, and provide other benefits.

But once you’ve made the choice about a bathroom remodel, you’ll feel overwhelmed with a new set of decisions as well as a flood of ideas. This is where having a team of trusted remodeling professionals helping you is invaluable. An excellent remodeling contractor isn’t just a group of people you hire to come in and do the physical work; they’re people with the training to help you focus your ideas for what you want to achieve with the remodel.

We have listed a few ideas to start you focusing on what you want for your redesign bathroom. Our professionals will help you make the best ideas into a reality.

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Things to Consider When Building a Home Addition

August 19th, 2020

Whether your family grows unexpectedly or you decide that it is finally time to annex that man (or woman) cave you have been wanting for years, there are times when a home addition will be necessary.

When done properly, an addition can add functional square footage to your home and significantly increase its resale value; when done poorly, the addition will look tacky and cause your utility bills to go through the roof.

The following are some important points to consider when planning an addition to your home.

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Benefits of the Bump Out and Where You Can Put One in Your House

August 17th, 2020

yellow-hardhat-leather-glovesWhen you hear “room addition for a house,” what comes to mind? Probably a large construction project that takes out a huge chunk of the available outdoor property to create a new bedroom, den, or home office. But an addition doesn’t need to be so immense, and it doesn’t even need to take up much physical space at all. The bump out is a type of addition that can make a larger difference to a household without an enormous construction project or having to find extra space around the house to sacrifice. It’s a micro-addition that can bring big benefits.

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Sink Options for a Kitchen Remodel

August 3rd, 2020

Pouring-waterIn our last post, we looked at the different choices you have for a sink when doing a bathroom remodel. It makes sense that for this post we’ll turn our eye toward the other major type of remodel, the kitchen remodel, and what type of sink you might install when you overhaul an old kitchen. You have a similar wide range of options, but different considerations.

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Hillside Pools

July 24th, 2020

When building a swimming pool on a hillside, your property will likely require certain safety and security measures such as retaining walls and/or caissons to be sure that your designer pool doesn’t just look good, but is made to last. It is imperative that you work with a seasoned construction company with knowledge of structural and geographical engineering. Hillside pools provide a stunningly scenic view, creative design opportunities, and an active entertainment center for the home unlike any other home feature.

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You Have Many Sink Choices for Your Bathroom Remodel

July 20th, 2020

sink-faucets-doubleWe believe the process of remodeling a room in your home should be enjoyable. You leave all the difficult work to our team when it comes to your bathroom remodel in Beverly Hills, CA while you get the pleasure of picking out the fixtures you want to enhance the space. Our designers will be there to help with the selection process, but you’ll have plenty of opportunities to practice your own sense of style. For example, choosing a new bathroom sink.

The bathroom sink doesn’t have to be boring! It’s a vital functional item, but there are many different styles of bathroom sinks available that can help to create a space that’s more attractive and useful. Below are a few of the most popular types of bathroom sinks for a remodel.

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Retaining Walls for Hillside Properties

July 13th, 2020

brentwood-home-retaining-wallIf you own a property in Malibu, Holmby Hills, Encino, Studio City, Brentwood, Hollywood, Bel Air, Calabasas, or most of Los Angeles, natural occurrences such as storms, landslides, or extensive soil erosion can be a problem. Whether the property is commercial or residential, retaining walls are vital installations to consider, particularly if the area is a hillside or along a slope.

In most cases, people see retaining walls as mere striking installations with an attractive structural design that adds beauty to the surroundings. However, they’re more than that.

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Reasons to Consider a Walk-In Shower for Your Bathroom Remodel

July 6th, 2020

rainfall-shower-hot-steamYou’ve decided on a bathroom remodel, but you aren’t certain yet of all the changes you want to make. That’s fine—with so many options available, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed in the early stages. That’s why when you plan a bathroom remodel in Los Angeles, CA, it’s best to call on our team from the start. We work on all stages of a remodel, starting with the design phase where we’ll help you make key decisions, such as the one we’re looking at today: choosing to put in a walk-in shower to replace an older tub-shower combo.

You may have your own reasons for thinking about changing to the walk-in shower. Below we’ll explore the best advantages of a walk-in shower in a new bathroom.

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