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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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Some Key Steps for a Successful Bathroom Remodel

January 14th, 2019

bathroom-remodeling-completeYou’re starting off the New Year with plans to remodel parts of your house—and the bathroom is one of them. We think this is a great choice: bathroom remodeling is often overlooked when people think of updating their house, but the right new bathroom makes life easier, more enjoyable, and increases property value while simultaneously lowering water bills.

How do you get started with a bathroom remodel? We’ve listed some of the key steps toward making your remodeling a success.

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More Space in Your House? A Few Remodeling Addition Ideas

December 24th, 2018

new-home-constructionYou never know exactly how long you may stay in a home you purchase. Life can throw plenty of changes your way, and a place you may have considered for a short residency can end up as the long-term home where you raise a family.

At some point, you discover that you’re outgrowing your living space. You can move to a new house, but there are home remodeling projects that can help you expand without making a big move. We work on many projects for home remodeling in Brentwood, CA and throughout Los Angeles, and we can help you find the room addition or other additions to help your house grow along with your family or your needs. Below are a few remodeling ideas to think about. Arrange for an estimate with our remodeling team and they’ll see you have the right project for your renovation or remodel.

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Lighten Up Your Dark and Dismal Old Kitchen

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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