Advanced Builders & Contractors Blog: Archive for the ‘Kitchen Remodeling’ Category

Lighten Up Your Dark and Dismal Old Kitchen

Monday, 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is because it’s often central to a home, open to multiple rooms, and therefore the location of house that may seem go out-of-date the quickest.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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Not Quite a Kitchen Island: The Kitchen Peninsula

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

Monday, 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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Learn More About the Kitchen Backsplash

Sunday, 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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How to Create the Perfect Kitchen Lighting

Wednesday, 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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Lighting Ideas for a Kitchen

Monday, June 25th, 2018

couple-in-modern-kitchenPeople are more aware today of the importance of lighting in a room as part of the space’s functionality. For example, the way your kitchen is lit affects the mood of the people in it, but also helps with how the space is used. However, homeowners who are remodeling their kitchen often overlook the importance of the lighting. They focus instead on countertops, cabinets, new fixtures, and flooring. Those are all major parts of a remodeling, but the lighting deserves equal attention.

If you’ve thought about making changes to your kitchen, but haven’t given attention to the lighting or simply decided to keep the current lighting, we’d like to share some ideas with about how you can improve your upcoming remodel with lighting.

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The Case “For” and “Against” the Kitchen Island for a Remodel

Monday, May 14th, 2018

You’ve made the choice: you want a large-scale remodel for your home’s kitchen. We think this is an excellent choice. A fresh kitchen design spruces up a whole house—it’s at the center of many daily and social activities—makes the space easier to use, and can significantly increase the value of your home.

However, you have some important decisions to make regarding the new design for your kitchen remodeling in Brentwood, CA. If you have an older kitchen made with a fairly standard layout, you may be debating whether adding an island is a good plan. It seems most new homes have them standard—so why not yours?

We have some thoughts on the pros and cons of the kitchen island. When consulting with us for your kitchen remodel, we’ll help you make the right choice for your needs.

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Kitchen Remodeling: Some Basics to Know

Monday, April 30th, 2018

kitchen-new-remodelIf you’ve come to our site, you’re probably looking for a company to handle a major remodeling project for your home. And that often means a kitchen remodel. This is one of the most popular types residential remodeling jobs. Kitchens are central to most homes, everyone in the household uses them, and they can significantly raise the value of a house.

But a kitchen remodel is a large affair, and that’s why you want to have an experienced design/build contractor like us to handle the job from start to finish, with architects and builders working to see that you receive the final results you want.

There are a number of basics to know before you undertake a kitchen remodel in Beverly Hills, CA. Here are the main ones.

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Where to Focus Your Money in a Kitchen Remodel

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

kitchen-new-remodelWhen approaching a remodeling project for your home’s kitchen, cost will always be a factor. You want to invest in the parts of the kitchen that will give you the highest return-on-investment. So where should you place your focus in your new kitchen, and where should you pull back?

We have some guidelines below for your consideration, but a key part of a high ROI is to work with a skilled and experienced contractor. We’re a kitchen remodeling contractor for Los Angeles, CA, and we handle every step of the project to streamline the process and save you time and money, as well as provide the best assurance that you’ll have the end product you want. We’ll help you make the best choices about where to spend when it comes to your kitchen remodel.

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A Timeline for Your Kitchen Remodeling

Monday, February 19th, 2018

kitchen-new-remodelWhat’s one of the biggest barriers to a kitchen remodeling project? When the answer isn’t money, it’s usually time. The amount of time it takes to set up a kitchen remodel, let alone taking on the process, can seem overwhelming. This is particularly true if you’ve never had anything renovated or remodeled in your home, and you’re not sure of what kind of timeline to expect.

The fact of the matter is that kitchen remodels can take quite some time. However, with a good contractor by your side, a solid schedule can be drawn up that doesn’t interfere too much with your day-to-day life. You may have to find temporary lodging or an alternative cooking station, but your contractors can handle the rest. Here’s an overview of what that might look like.

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