Advanced Builders & Contractors Blog: Posts Tagged ‘General Contractor’

When to Hire a General Contractor

Monday, April 16th, 2018

ktichen-planning-toolsHomeowners often take pride in self-sufficiency: it’s a big part of taking on the responsibility of homeownership. When it comes to construction jobs for home improvement, people sometimes think about taking on the job themselves or hiring a “handyman” to do the work. This usually isn’t the best idea. A homeowner can also go to individual contractors. There’s another option, which is to hire a general contractor for the project.

When is hiring a general contractor the best step? You want to havea  general contractor to help on large, long-term remodeling projects or anything that requires multiple different contractors, (the subcontractors) such as an electrician, a plumber, a painter, floor and countertop contractors, etc. A general contractor provides a top-level organizer who puts the entire project together to see that all steps are done correctly, adhere to local code requirements, and are done quickly and with as little money waste as possible.

We can break it down further with some specific times when a general contractor is the right choice for your residential construction project:

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4 Things to Look for in a General Contractor

Monday, March 5th, 2018

hard-hat-tools-contractor-ipadBuilding, expanding, or remodeling a home requires a lot of work, and it’s not something you could tackle on your own. Putting this job into the hands of a general contractor is the first step in seeing that the job move forward in a way that is well-planned and organized…but only as long as you find a contractor you can truly count on.

A general contractor is a person responsible for overseeing what goes on at a construction or remodeling site from day to day, managing the various people working on the job, and serving as the main line of communication between all involved parties. Searching for a general contractor can be tough work because you need someone you can trust in this role to keep things moving along smoothly. If you’re stuck on this process, we’re here to help with 5 aspects we think you should look for when it comes time to hire.

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Our Best Tips for Designing a Shower during a Bathroom Remodel

Monday, March 6th, 2017

glass-door-shower-bathroom-remodelThe one thing homeowners get really excited about during a bathroom remodel is the shower. If you plan on updating your shower, you’ve likely got an idea in mind already. Homeowners are always quick to tell us what their dream shower looks like when planning a bathroom remodel. But we believe it’s important to explore your options first, to see what you may be missing that you may not have considered before.

We hope these tips may help you to find a feature you love to add to your new shower, or perhaps you may be inspired to revise your previous plans. For more ideas about your bathroom remodel in LA, contact an expert contractor to talk you through.

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Read about Advanced Builders & Contractors in The Malibu Times!

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Advanced Builders & Contractors has been in business for nearly 30 years, helping homeowners throughout the LA area to have the homes they have always dreamed of. We have always had a reputation for exceptional customer service, and we’re proud to have local recognition from this prominent Southern California publication!

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5 Signs It May Be Time to Remodel Your Bathroom

Monday, September 14th, 2015

The look of your bathroom has stayed just about the same since you moved into your home, with the exception of small touches like a new shower curtain or showerhead. Is it time for a change? Check out our list of some of the reasons you may decide your bathroom could use a bit of a facelift.

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3 Things You Might Not Expect When Remodeling a Bathroom

Monday, August 31st, 2015

A bathroom remodel is a complicated job that doesn’t always go as planned, but the end result is worth it if you can push past the unexpected frustrations and trust your contractor to get the job done. While it’s important to plan as much as you can for a remodel, we know from experience that the project can stray a little bit from the original intention. We’ve put together this list so that homeowners can prepare to expect the unexpected when remodeling a bathroom.

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4 Things to Avoid When Planning for New Home Construction

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Building a new home is both exciting and nerve-wracking. The opportunity to build the house of your dreams may be exhilarating, but what if it’s not quite right? While you can always make renovations later, this is something you’ll certainly want to avoid. In today’s guide, we’ve detailed a few things you should avoid if you want to feel comfortable in your new home.

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No Way to Add Space? Make Your Kitchen Feel Bigger with these Tips

Monday, July 27th, 2015

It is possible to add space to a smaller kitchen when you hire a quality general contractor for your remodel. You could take out part of an adjoining room to extend the kitchen size or bump out part of the outside wall. But in some cases, extending the kitchen is not ideal or even necessary. You only want to make the kitchen feel more spacious and appear to be larger, so we’ve provided a few tips to help make this happen.

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Speaking Up During a Remodel: Make Sure Your Voice Is Heard!

Monday, July 13th, 2015

When it comes to a major remodel, hiring a contractor is the way to go if you want to make sure everything goes according to plan. However, the contractor should not be expected to make all of the decisions for you. While another person’s opinions may be of benefit, it’s important to make sure that your voice is heard so that you end up loving the room you’ve remodeled. Here’s our advice for making sure your ideas are at the forefront of any remodel.

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Is a Kitchen Island a Good Choice for Your Remodel?

Monday, June 22nd, 2015

One of the most common trends in kitchen remodeling is the island. This additional kitchen structure can benefit you in many ways when it comes to cooking and entertaining guests, but it may not be a good choice in every home. Read on to find out what makes a kitchen island such an ideal addition for many—and why it’s not always the best idea.

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