Advanced Builders & Contractors Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Encino’

No Kitchen Is an Island—But an Island Kitchen Can Be Great!

Monday, October 15th, 2018

black_white_kitchenWhat are the biggest trends in kitchen designs? Many trends come and go, but one we can say for certain that’s popular now and will probably remain so for many years is the kitchen island. The peninsular kitchen design has fallen out of favor, and those peninsulas have broken themselves off to become islands. And there are many good reasons kitchen islands have become such popular options, both for new homes and for remodeling.

Are you currently considering kitchen remodeling in Encino, CA for your home? If so, then there’s a good chance you’ve already thought about having an island put in if there wasn’t one before. Of course, you can choose whatever kitchen design you want when you work with a contractor, and they’ll help guide you toward the best ideas. Below are a few reasons why an island might be one the best design choices to make.

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The Big Question: Is a Room Addition Worth It?

Monday, June 11th, 2018

room-with-jacuzziWhen you approach any large project that requires a significant investment in time and money, it’s always “worth it” to ask “is it worth it?” This question is especially important in matters of your home. There are pros and cons when it comes to the choice to expand your house with an add-on room, and you may drive yourself a bit loopy when you start dwelling on them.

We’re an experienced general contractor with history in the area, and we’ve worked on projects as small and minor bathroom remodels to as big as hillside house construction. If you’re on the fence about a room addition, arrange with us for an estimate. We can help you make the right choice, one you’ll feel good about. Even better, we’ll see you get the results you want.

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Stop By Encino the Next Time You Visit Los Angeles

Monday, February 6th, 2017

new-construction-ABC-Los-AngelesLos Angeles has lots of wonderful neighborhoods to explore, and one of our favorites is often overlooked. Encino, a Spanish term for “evergreen” or “holm oak,” was named after the beautiful oak trees found in the valley—or perhaps just one in particular. The Encino Oak Tree, also called the Lang Oak, was a 1,000 year-old tree, felled naturally in El Nino storms in 1998. However, you can still visit a monument in honor of this historic tree on the corner of Ventura Blvd. and Louise Ave.

There’s lots more you can do in Encino, though. Check out our favorite neighborhood hot spots and family hangouts, and visit Encino if you’re exploring the LA area.

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How Often Do You Check Your Roof?

Monday, May 30th, 2016

Having a roof over your head is just a given when you purchase a home. So many people forget that the roof is not guaranteed to last. Inspecting your roof on a regular basis and making repairs as needed can save you a lot of money down the road and most importantly will help you and your family stay dry when the heavy rain comes.

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What You Should Know Before a Remodel: Changing Your Mind

Monday, April 18th, 2016

If you’re remodeling a bathroom or kitchen, you’re investing a lot of time and money, so you want to get it just right. It’s not surprising that many homeowners get to a certain step of a remodel only to realize they want to make a change, either with the layout of the room or the type of materials used. However, you should try to minimize these disruptions to the process as much as possible.

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Plan Your Kitchen Remodel to Make Cleaning Easier

Monday, March 28th, 2016

When preparing for a kitchen remodel, you have a many considerations to make. What color should your cabinets be? What type of countertops do you want? How will you lay it all out? In most cases, homeowners consider style more than functionality when planning a kitchen remodel. Realistically though, things get dirty in a kitchen! To minimize the mess, consider a few remodeling tips that will make cleaning much easier.

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It’s Your Remodel: Do You Need to Keep the Bathtub?

Monday, January 25th, 2016

The standard full bathroom comes standard with 4 major features: shower, bathtub, sink, and toilet. But not every bathroom is a full bathroom. Some (half baths) have only the toilet and the sink, and this type of bathroom is usually found closer to the living room or a hallway that isn’t connected to a bedroom or guestroom. A three-quarter bathroom is a bathroom that only has the toilet, the shower, and the sink.

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Should You Move Out During a Remodel?

Monday, November 23rd, 2015

This is a question that contractors get asked frequently, and it’s a tough one to answer. If you’ve got the means to move out, you have hired a quality contractor, and you have a good place to go, it might be in your best interest to move out temporarily. Here’s why we often suggest leaving the house for a short while, and what you can do to prepare for the move.

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Some Overlooked Steps You Should Consider Before Diving into a Bathroom Remodel

Monday, October 12th, 2015

Too many homeowners jump into a remodeling project without really thinking it all the way through. You need to spend a lot of your time planning for the smaller details when you first begin to plan out your remodel, and you have to learn to expect the unexpected as well. Don’t overlook these crucial steps when it comes to mapping out a bathroom remodel. Work with a contractor to ensure that every little detail is in place before you start.

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