Advanced Builders & Contractors Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Encino’

Good Reasons to Opt for New Home Construction

Monday, March 14th, 2022

carpenterWhen you decide to move into a new house, you’ll face two important options: do you buy a house or do you arrange with a contractor to build a new one?

At first, you may wish to go with option one, since new construction is a daunting prospect. But if you have the right general contractor in Encino, CA to handle the construction from start to finish, building a new home becomes more viable. In fact, it may be the best choice possible: starting from scratch has numerous advantages.

Below we’ll look at some of the best reasons to keep an open mind about new home construction.

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Ways to Improve a Small Kitchen Remodel

Monday, February 28th, 2022

A prep sink in a kitchen island and an apron-front or farmhouse sink for a kitchen remodel in Los Angeles.If you have a small kitchen that you’re looking to remodel, one of the first ideas you’ll want to explore is how to make the kitchen bigger through the remodeling process. But the space isn’t always available, and then next question becomes, “How can I remodel the space I have so the kitchen works better?” Small kitchens don’t have to be cumbersome and difficult to use. When you arrange for kitchen remodeling in Encino, CA with our team of designers and builders, we’ll help you realize the best outcome for the space.

In this post we’ll look at several options for remodeling a small kitchen that can make a significant difference. 

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Make Your Kitchen Feel Larger With These Remodeling Ideas

Monday, May 24th, 2021

modern-kitchen-technologyOne of the most common types of kitchen remodeling projects is a kitchen enlargement. But we know this is not always an option for our clients. A homeowner may not have the budget for a full kitchen extension, or there may not be available space to help open up a home’s kitchen. 

But there are kitchen remodeling methods that can do the next best thing, which is to create the sense of larger space as well make the best use of what space is available. We’re masters at kitchen remodeling in Encino, CA and throughout the Los Angeles area, so we know plenty of techniques for using space and creating a sense of a roomier kitchen. 

Below we’ll go over some remodeling ideas that can help you make your kitchen remodel feel bigger than before.

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Important Factors in a Bathroom Remodel

Monday, May 10th, 2021

glass-door-shower-bathroom-remodelRemodeling the bathroom is the most common room remodeling project for homeowners. Even though bathrooms aren’t the most “flashy” of the rooms in a house, they serve a vital function and remodels can make major improvements to standards of living, water usage, and property value.

If you’re currently considering bathroom remodeling in Encino, CA for your house, you may feel overwhelmed at the entire project. The good news is that hiring the right contractor for the job will make everything flow smoothly and remove many of your worries. 

Homeowners often wonder if there are parts of a bathroom remodel they can handle as a DIY project. We don’t recommend this, especially when you can work with our team and have all parts of the remodel done in-house without subcontractors. When you hire us for your bathroom remodel, we take care of each step, from the design and getting permits to the last finishing details. 

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Focus Your Ideas for a Bathroom Remodel

Monday, August 31st, 2020

bathroom-tile-tubYou’ve decided to remodel an old bathroom in your house—and we think this is a good choice. Bathroom remodels are not only excellent returns on investment, they can help enhance home life, make mornings and evenings more convenient, help save water, improve storage, and provide other benefits.

But once you’ve made the choice about a bathroom remodel, you’ll feel overwhelmed with a new set of decisions as well as a flood of ideas. This is where having a team of trusted remodeling professionals helping you is invaluable. An excellent remodeling contractor isn’t just a group of people you hire to come in and do the physical work; they’re people with the training to help you focus your ideas for what you want to achieve with the remodel.

We have listed a few ideas to start you focusing on what you want for your redesign bathroom. Our professionals will help you make the best ideas into a reality.

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Kitchen Remodel Question: Is an Island or a Peninsula Better?

Monday, June 8th, 2020

kitchen-farmhouse-sinkThe title of this post may make it sound as if we’re asking a question about geography. But when people choose to make a major redesign for their kitchen, one of the choices they’ll face is whether to change the layout to make use of a kitchen island or a kitchen peninsula.

It’s an important choice, because it will affect almost everything that occurs in the kitchen space: where appliances are located, how work flows in the space, how best the area can be used for entertaining, general appearance, etc.

We’re going to dive a bit more into the question, although you should know from the beginning that there’s no correct answer for all circumstances. You’ll want to work with our professionals to ensure you have the best kitchen remodel in Encino, CA.

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Medium-Sized Kitchen Remodeling Ideas

Monday, March 30th, 2020

kitchen-remodel-classic-stainless-steelKitchens come in all sizes, and the size of the rest of the house doesn’t always dictate if the kitchen is large or small. Getting the most out of a small kitchen is a big test of design concepts. But what about the medium-sized kitchen? You have more options for remodeling a standard kitchen, and the increase in options can often be the problem. Where to invest? Enlarge or not enlarge?

You may already have goals in mind for a mid-sized kitchen remodel, such as to help people in your home with mobility issues or to conserve water. We’d like to show you some ideas for the medium-sized kitchen remodel to consider that can apply to many different goals—and they’ll probably help you mold your goals toward the ideal outcome you didn’t even realize was possible.

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Benefits and Drawbacks of an Open-Concept Home Floorplan

Monday, August 19th, 2019

open-concept-kitchenThe open-concept floorplan is one of the trendiest designs for modern homes, either in new construction or as part of a large-scale remodel. Although the open-concept office space is falling out of favor as more research finds it isn’t conducive to a more productive work environment, open-concept homes don’t face the same struggle because, although they can be used as workspaces, this is not their only purpose and they have far fewer people in them. Open-concept floorplans allow for multi-use residential spaces with numerous benefits and few of the drawbacks commercial floorplans might face.

But any new concept for a home has potential drawbacks along with the benefits. Below we’re going to look at a few of these to help you consider your home construction projects in Encino, CA.

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Room Additions Gone Wrong! Why You Should Only Hire the Best

Monday, June 10th, 2019

man-looking-out-windowYou can find dozens of contractors willing to provide you with an estimate and quote when you’re looking to expand your home with a room addition. Room additions are an excellent way to increase your home’s square footage without the hassles and costs of moving to a new house. Properly done, a room addition gives you space to grow in your house.

Unfortunately, if you have a room addition done by a contractor without experience or one who subcontracts out parts of the job to less-than-reputable people, you can end up with a room addition that’s not only underwhelming, but which may ruin the overall look of your house!

We’re going to examine what can go wrong with a room addition if it’s left to an inadequate contractor.

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Remodel a Small Bathroom So It Feels Larger—Or Make It Larger!

Monday, 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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