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

A Quick Guide to Getting Started With Remodeling a Home

Monday, April 12th, 2021

blueprints-for-house-constructionYou have a big vision for your home this year: remodeling. Maybe a few rooms, maybe most of the house. This is a major project, perhaps bigger than any other home project you might take on aside from building a new house. How do you approach it?

The easiest way is to break it down into steps. Below is our quick guide to get you started on a successful home remodel.

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Kitchen Remodeling Ideas for the New Year

Monday, January 4th, 2021

A prep sink in a kitchen island and an apron-front or farmhouse sink for a kitchen remodel in Los Angeles.Everyone—and we think almost everyone—is looking forward to doing something different and fresh for the new year, since the previous year was kind of, well, stuck in a rut. If you’re looking for a way to reinvigorate your home during 2021, arranging for kitchen remodeling in Los Angeles, CA is one of the best ways. Perhaps this idea has been in the back of your mind for a stretch, but now that your brain is fully engaged in getting a new start, it’s a task you want to tackle this year.

We’re here for the job: we offer full kitchen remodeling services, starting from the early design phase and continuing through putting in the last of the lights and hooking up the plumbing. Let’s start with the design: below we’ve put together a few ideas to consider for your new kitchen. This is just the beginning—we have many more concepts to help you realize your dream new kitchen.

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Breaking Down Popular Room Addition Ideas

Monday, September 30th, 2019

southern-californian-houseAdding a new room onto your house helps you to get the most from the space without needing to purchase or build a new home. You love your current house and its location, but you have increasing needs because of your growing family, or you want to make lifestyle improvements, or you have plans to do more work from home. A room addition is helpful in all these situations.

Below is a breakdown of the most common room additions people contact building contractors to work on.

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The Horrible Mistakes of a Sloppy Bathroom Remodel

Monday, July 22nd, 2019

toilet-plumbing-concerned-womanRemodeling a bathroom is supposed to make life easier, increase the value of a house, and spruce up a room that often gets ignored in renovation efforts. Unfortunately, not all bathroom remodels are equal because not all bathroom remodeling contractors are equal. If you have plans to remodel one of your home’s bathrooms, make sure you work with our experienced team of designers and builders so you can avoid some of the big problems a less-skilled contractor might inflict on you.

We’ve seen some dreadful bathroom remodels during our years of work and had to fix quite a few big mistakes. Below we’ve listed some of the errors that happen when you have inferior remodeling work.

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Which Is a Better Investment: A Bathroom or Kitchen Remodel?

Monday, July 8th, 2019

rainfall-shower-hot-steamWhen you’re ready to make major renovations to your house interior, you might be torn between where to start work. With a limited budget, you may need to choose between remodeling one of the bathrooms or remodeling the kitchen. These are the most common room remodeling projects. Is one better than another? It depends on your situation—but we can put out a list of a few of the benefits of both to help you consider the question. 

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Is Open Shelving Right for Your Kitchen Remodel?

Monday, 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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Designing and Planning Your Bathroom Remodeling Project

Monday, August 28th, 2017

Designing and planning your bathroom remodel project is a stand out amongst the most significantsteps of the bathroom remodeling process. Planning your bathroom remodel is not as easy as going off to the local home improvement store, purchasing some tile, another vanity, and some new fixtures, and going home to begin shredding your bathroom. If you attempt this process, you will quickly understand that it is not a compelling or profitable technique.

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What to Do Before Meeting with Your Remodeling Contractor

Monday, February 29th, 2016

The first meeting with a contractor can be a little bit scary when you don’t know what to expect. But don’t worry; your contractor is used to a wide range of customers, from the over prepared to those who have no idea where to start. However, being prepared can make the job go more smoothly. We offer a few tips on what to do before meeting with a contractor here.

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A Few Things to Note about Remodeling an Attic

Monday, February 22nd, 2016

Remodeling an attic is one of the best ways to add space onto your home and to potentially increase its value. Your new attic room can be a space for you to escape to. It can be a guest bedroom, the kids’ playroom, a scenic drawing room, or an office. But no matter what you turn your attic into, there are a few things you should know before you start the remodel.

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Adding on a Room? Think about Placement

Monday, February 8th, 2016

Maybe you’re expecting a child, or maybe you’ve always wanted a home office. You’ve got good reason to add a room onto your home, and as a bonus, it can help to increase the property value. However, if you don’t think about placement, you might end up with more problems, and a room that isn’t up to your standards.

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