Advanced Builders & Contractors Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Calabasas’

Some Do’s and Don’ts of Building a New Home

Monday, April 11th, 2022

hand-drawing-check-boxTwo weeks ago, we wrote up a “Do’s and Don’ts” post about bathroom remodeling. Today we’re expanding out to the entire house. If you have plans to build a new house from the ground up, you’ll want to know what mistakes to avoid, as well as the best advice to make your home into exactly what you want. We’ll go through several of the major do’s and don’ts when it comes to new home construction. 

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Some Do’s and Don’ts of Bathroom Remodeling

Monday, March 28th, 2022

modern-bathroomApproaching a bathroom remodel in your house can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. If you know ahead of time where to focus your ideas and energy, as well as some basic problems to avoid, you’ll find your bathroom remodeling in Calabasas, CA will go smoothly. 

We’ve helped many homeowners realize their dream remodeling project, and here is some of our best advice for “do’s” and “don’ts” of bathroom remodeling. 

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Current and Near-Future Trends in New Home Construction

Monday, August 2nd, 2021

home-remodel-stairway-kitchenIf you are considering new home construction in Calabasas, CA or elsewhere in the Los Angeles area, you obviously have plenty to think about. One of the first major concerns is the basic design and feel of the house—you’ll live in this space for many years, and you want it to match your exact needs as well as create an environment you enjoy being in. 

When you work with our design team for your new home construction project, we’ll give you the best advice and assistance in realizing your ideal house. Before we get started, we would like to share with you several current trends, as well as ones we believe are coming in the near future, in house design. You don’t need to trend-chase to have the best home, but trends usually emerge for good reasons and are worth examining.

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Remodeling Your Bathroom? Don’t Forget These Important Lighting Considerations

Monday, July 19th, 2021

lightbulb-standing-upWhen you arrange to have your bathroom remodeled, you’ll have plenty you need to consider, such as the layout, what new fixtures you want to put in, whether you’re interested in having a walk-in shower, how to design the storage, what materials to use for counters and floors, sink style, etc. If that sounds like a lot, it is! This is one of the many reasons you shouldn’t undertake a bathroom remodel on your own or rely on inexperienced contractors. An experienced contractor who handles all remodeling rather than using various subcontractors can help you achieve the results you want with your remodel.

One element you may not have considered at first as important for remodeling a bathroom is the lighting. The lighting in any room in a house is crucial, and the bathroom is no exception, but people often leave it off their list of important design features. Let’s look at some aspects of bathroom lighting to consider.

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Should I Hire a General Contractor?

Monday, October 26th, 2020

kitchen-planningWhen you are considering a remodeling project for your home, one of the first questions you’ll ask is where you should hire a general contractor to take on the job. This might be easy to answer if you have no interest in a “do-it-yourself” project—and many people don’t—or you don’t want to deal with multiple contractors. But you may also enjoy the challenge of tackling the job on your own, or you feel you can save money by hiring separate contractors to do the work. Is this a good idea, or should you begin looking for general contractors in Calabasas, CA for the job?

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5 Benefits of Choosing New Home Construction

Monday, October 12th, 2020

frame-of-new-houseMaking the choice to build your own home rather than purchase one already on the market is among the biggest decisions you may ever make, both in terms of your budget, your family, and your lifestyle. There are plenty of reasons to purchase an existing house rather than go the route of a new home construction in Calabasas, CA with professional contractors, and you’ll give careful consideration to all the factors involved before you make a final decision.

In this post, we’re going to focus on specific benefits of new home constructions, some of which you may not have known about or given much thought to. If you’re on the fence about new home construction, one of these may tip you one direction or another. We strongly recommend you call our team to request an estimate and a consultation so you can make the best decision based on your situation.

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Benefits of the Bump Out and Where You Can Put One in Your House

Monday, August 17th, 2020

yellow-hardhat-leather-glovesWhen you hear “room addition for a house,” what comes to mind? Probably a large construction project that takes out a huge chunk of the available outdoor property to create a new bedroom, den, or home office. But an addition doesn’t need to be so immense, and it doesn’t even need to take up much physical space at all. The bump out is a type of addition that can make a larger difference to a household without an enormous construction project or having to find extra space around the house to sacrifice. It’s a micro-addition that can bring big benefits.

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Want to Remodel Your Kitchen? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

Monday, May 25th, 2020

plannerYou’ve been looking over images of remodeled kitchens, getting excited at each of the pictures, and the possibilities for what you could make your current kitchen look like. Are these dreams realistic? Are you ready to jump into a kitchen remodel in Calabasas, CA?

This is a big project, but when you work with our experienced design/build team at Advanced Builders & Contractors, you’ll have most of the work entrusted to experts who have a deep portfolio of successful projects. Before you go ahead with that remodel, however, there are some questions to ask yourself to help focus on what you really want, and what you can realistically expect.

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The Dormer Addition as a Home Expansion

Monday, March 16th, 2020

house-palm-treesYou have numerous options for room additions to expand out the living, working, and recreational space of your current house. But a problem many homeowners encounter is they don’t have the exterior space available for these additions. There are other choices that don’t increase the footprint of your house, however. One of them is the dormer addition.

A dormer, for people who don’t know this architectural term, is a window that projects from a sloping roof. The dormer has its own roof, which can be style in various way to either match the home or create an interesting counterpoint to it. Some homeowners add dormers almost strictly for the way they can enhance or change the style of the front of the house, or increase the house’s size, essentially giving the house another “eye.” (There’s also a false dormer, a window that doesn’t look in on anything. This isn’t a current popular trend and is often associated with poor design choices.)

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The 4 Best Reasons to Hire a General Contractor for Home Construction

Monday, November 25th, 2019

blueprints-for-house-constructionWhen you’re looking to build your dream house, you have options for how to plan the construction. One way many people go about it is through the process of hiring all the contractors themselves. The philosophy on this is that it “takes out the middleman” that comes with hiring a general contractor, and therefore it saves time, money, and eliminates hassles.

Except… none of this is true. Trying to handle the slew of contractors on your own with a construction manager to coordinate them is a risk. The best route is to go with the general contractor who works with subcontractors—or has all of them in-house—and then gives you an estimate.

There are many reasons to hire a general contractor when you’re planning home construction. Here are the four best:

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