Advanced Builders & Contractors Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Brentwood’

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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New Storage Concept for the Bathroom Remodel: Open Shelves

Monday, May 13th, 2019

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More homeowners are discovering how much a lift their home and their daily lives can receive from a full bathroom design “do-over.” If you live in a home that’s older than 20 years, you probably have a bathroom that’s functional but dull. If you’ve already been thinking about a remodel, then you flashed through various style websites and magazines and seen some of the current trendy and gorgeous bathroom design concepts. With the right remodeler and design ideas, you can change the tired master bathroom to something with the touch of a vacation spa.

We want to talk about one of the popular trends for new bathrooms: open shelving and “unconcealed” storage.

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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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More Space in Your House? A Few Remodeling Addition Ideas

Monday, 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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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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What You Should Explore in Brentwood If You’re in the LA Area

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Not to be confused with the city of Brentwood, CA, Brentwood is a neighborhood in the Los Angeles area that has been home to many major events through the years. During the 1932 Summer Olympics, Brentwood hosted some of the pentathlon event. Many celebrities have chosen this beautiful, famed area as home. It was even host to the infamous O.J. Simpson trial of 1994.

Still, anyone can enjoy the beauty and bustling activity Brentwood has to offer, no matter where they call home. If you’re in Los Angeles near the Brentwood area, check out what you can do to keep the family busy and enjoy a day or night out.

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How Long Will It Take to Remodel My Bathroom?

Monday, November 14th, 2016

Remodeling a bathroom can raise the ROI (return on investment) you can expect if you sell your home. But perhaps more importantly, a remodeled bathroom makes your home a much more welcoming and comfortable place to be.

With a new shower, tub, sink, cabinetry, faucet, and more, you feel more relaxed, and it might make your morning and nightly routines a whole lot easier. But how much time will it take from beginning to end?

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A Few Good Reasons to Make a Change to Your Bathroom

Monday, May 23rd, 2016

Not sure if it’s really the right time to remodel your bathroom? Sometimes, you’re just looking for a change of scenery. Other times, remodeling a bathroom may help to improve your showers, prevent water damage, and prevent the spread of mold and mildew. Here are a few excellent reasons to remodel your bathroom. Ask yourself the following questions and reach out to a local contractor to make a change for the better.

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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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Is an Open Floor Plan the Right Choice for Your Home?

Monday, February 1st, 2016

Thinking of making a major change in your home? Having a big open space, like a great room, that combines the living and dining areas (and maybe more) might be the right change for you. If you’re looking for an area perfect for entertaining and family bonding, read on! We list a few of the advantages and disadvantages of an open floor plan below.

Advantages of Open Floor Plans

Open floor plans are, not surprisingly, becoming a lot more popular in recent years. An open floor plan gives a feeling of warmth and openness, especially when professional contractors help you with the design and complete the work.

  • Great for entertaining. You can have more places to sit in a big open room with seating around your kitchen island, couches, and chairs altogether in one living space. You can move around with ease to better serve your guests as well.
  • Spend more time with family. While you’re cooking or cleaning up in the kitchen, you can still have conversations with your family members in the living and dining areas.
  • Get lots of natural light. An open floor plan can let a lot of natural light into rooms that are usually more closed off.

Some Disadvantages to a Wide Open Living Space

Of course, no design is truly perfect, and there are some disadvantages to an open floor plan as well.

  • Your messes will show. If you want to contain your messes to a single room so that guests won’t see them upon entry, it’s a lot more difficult with an open floor plan.
  • The décor has to change. There’s a lot less space for artwork on the wall.
  • You lose some privacy. Of course, having a large open space means sacrificing some privacy, but only in the common areas.

For helpful advice and more, contact Advanced Builders & Contractors, your local licensed and bonded contractors, offering exceptional customer service with every job in Brentwood, CA.

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