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

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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Remodeling and the Kitchen Sink

Monday, January 22nd, 2018
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A prep sink in a kitchen island and an apron-front or farmhouse sink for a kitchen remodel in Los Angeles.

There’s a common phrase used in the English language that refers to a large number of belongings: “Everything but the kitchen sink.” You might use this phrase if, say, you were moving out and had to pack up everything but the kitchen sink—almost quite literally. However, when you choose to remodel a home, rather than to move, it’s important to focus on everything, including the kitchen sink!

When you remodel your kitchen, you should take into account how the sink will fit in from the very beginning of the process. Some people already have a good idea of what type of sink they’d like from the get-go. Others need some time to talk the decision over. In any case, we think the following advice will help any homeowner deciding on what to do about the kitchen sink during a remodel.

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Farmhouse Kitchen Remodeling Ideas

Monday, January 8th, 2018

kitchen-farmhouse-sinkThe modern farmhouse kitchen is making a comeback in a huge way. While bright and shiny technology goes in and out of fashion, as do color fads, faux finishes, and out-there hardware styles, the farmhouse kitchen gives your home a classic look and feel you’ll never tire of.

The key to a successful kitchen remodel is in three features. First, the entire design has its inspiration in industrial elements, with large spaces for cooking and cleaning and everything you need in an easy-to-reach location. Second, rustic elements tie the room together. Finally, modern appliances fit in to make you the envy of your neighbors. While there are no other hard-and-fast rules about what you need to make this design work, you can check out these ideas to take your new farmhouse kitchen to the next level!

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6 Points of Focus for Your Kitchen Remodel

Monday, December 11th, 2017

modern-kitchen-technologyYou usually have two major goals when beginning to remodel your kitchen: make it easier to use and improve the style! Convenience and aesthetics are two very important factors to take into consideration, but from there, the possibilities seem endless. Magazines, blogs, and friends and family all have great ideas about what to add to your new kitchen, but your budget is not unlimited.

You’ll need to narrow down your wants and needs to a few important things when you begin your kitchen remodel. Here are our suggestions for what you may want to narrow down your focus to, so that you can get the most out of your kitchen remodel.

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Will Remodeling a Kitchen Add to the Value of My Home?

Monday, November 27th, 2017

kitchen-new-remodelWhat’s on the top of the list of priorities for new home buyers? A large, beautiful kitchen. When you remodel a kitchen before selling your home, buyers are excited to see the modern improvements you’ve made. But does this translate in terms of your home’s new value?

That will depend on a lot of factors. We cannot say with certainty whether you’ll get a complete return on investment, as this must factor in your local area, the current value of your home, and what improvements you plan to make. However, we can help you ask the right questions to figure out whether a kitchen remodel is a good choice for adding value to your home.

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Important Things to Know Before Re-modeling Your Kitchen

Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017

A kitchen remodeling can feel paralyzing if you do have difficulty determining precisely what to prepare for supper at times. However, you shouldn’t fret too much, it doesn’t actually matter a great deal which faucet or even backsplash tiles you decide on. But so far you are getting the main things right, you will always be happy using your new kitchen.
These pointers will help you acquire the very best outcome at the accurate price. Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any questions / concerns about these pointers, or you’d like to discuss your kitchen remodeling options.

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4 Modern Design Ideas for Your Kitchen

Monday, October 2nd, 2017
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A traditional kitchen with a modern twist.

What’s the best way to pick out the design for your kitchen remodel? We think it’s important to, first and foremost, do an assessment of what you’re unhappy with in your current kitchen. Then, thorough research is required to learn about what your options are and whether they’re a good fit for your kitchen. You may want to pin ideas to a board or create a scrapbook of your favorite clippings from magazines and online sites.

But the most important step is to speak to a contractor, lay out your expectations, and ensure that you have everything you need to get started. Still, before you do, we want to help you take a step in the right direction, with an overview of the types of designs people are choosing for their kitchen remodels throughout Los Angeles. Read on to see 4 modern design ideas, and then start researching the kitchen your heart is set on!

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