Advanced Builders & Contractors Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Hidden Hills’

What You Can Do With a Major Bedroom Remodel

Monday, November 8th, 2021

ductless-mini-split-in-bedroomWe often talk about remodeling home kitchens and bathrooms on our blog, because these are the rooms that receive the most attention and which require the most extensive work to remodel. But many homeowners also invest in making changes to their bedrooms. In some cases, a bedroom “remodel” can be as simple as new paint and putting in new furniture. But you might be looking for something more extensive, and in cases where significant construction is a factor, you’ll want to contact a general contractor in Hidden Hills, CA to take care of most of the work.

We’re going to look at some of the changes you may want to include in an extensive bedroom remodel. Our team will work closely with you to help you realize the final product you envision. 

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Walk-In Shower: Should Make It Part of Your Bathroom Remodel?

Monday, October 25th, 2021

rainfall-shower-hot-steamWhen people decide they want to remodel their bathroom, they have many decisions to make about what to change from the old one. Adding more storage space, putting in a more stylish or useful sink, and laying down more durable and attractive flooring. But one change often looms above the others, because it can make an enormous difference in the bathroom: changing out a tub-shower combination for a walk-in shower. 

If you’re currently considering bathroom remodeling in Hidden Hills, CA, whether you should add a walk-in shower might be one of your big questions. We can give you some helpful advice in this post, but we recommend you work with our contractors to find the answer to the question. We have many years of experience handling large and small bathroom remodeling projects, and you can trust our expertise.

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6 Reasons to Build a New House Rather Than Buy

Monday, June 7th, 2021

frame-of-new-houseIf you’re considering buying a new house, it may also have occurred to you to go all the way and build a new house: purchase the lot, then work with a great general contractor in Hidden Hills, CA to construct a home ideally suited to your needs and your family.

If you have the budget to create a new house, it’s definitely an option to consider. Yes, it will involve more work than purchasing an already built home, but the benefits may be worth it. Below are six reasons you might prefer building your own house (by which we mean work with a contractor to build your house) over buying one.

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Ideas for a Garage Conversion

Monday, September 14th, 2020

carpenterIn Southern California, the most popular type of room conversion for a house is the garage conversion. This is partially because of the nature of how homes are constructed here: it’s hard to do a basement conversion when almost no houses have basements, and local attics are often too small to make effective living or working areas. Garages, however… California houses often have expansive double garages, and there is plenty a remodel can do to convert a garage into a new living area.

A garage conversion isn’t as simple as moving the car out and putting furniture in! It’s a major remodeling job. When you work with our team of designers and builders for your room conversion or room addition in Hidden Hills, CA, you’ll end up with the results you want. We’ll help you with ideas for realizing a great garage conversion. Below are a number to consider as you think about the first stages of a conversion.

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What Are Some Possibilities for Room Additions?

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

ktichen-planning-toolsWhen you need more space, or you want to change how you use the current space in your house, you don’t have to scrap it all and buy a new one. The room addition is a great option for getting the most out of your current home as well as raise its value. The rate of return of a room addition can be high, as long as you have the job done by a professional contractor who can handle all the steps from design to the fine touches.

The room addition is often more flexible than people realize. It covers more than sticking a new space onto the side of a house. Below are some of the basic types of room additions in Hidden Hills, CA you can have for your house.

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Guest House Construction Ideas

Monday, April 13th, 2020

family-windowsThere are few places in the country with more guest houses than Southern California. An attractive additional house on your property can significantly enhance the property value, and of course has numerous practical functions as well—especially if you have a large extended family and frequent visitors.

And just because it’s called a “guest house” doesn’t mean it can’t have numerous uses when you don’t have guests. You can make the guest room into a home office—great if you’re planning to do more work-from-home in the future—a workout/exercise room, a children’s play area, a library/reading room, a home theater, a practice space for people who play instruments, an art studio, a craft space, extra storage… there’s so much a guest house can do for you.

But you’ll need the right guest house design and construction. Here are some ideas for guest house construction to ensure you get the most from this addition to your living space.

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Watch Out for These Kitchen Remodeling Mistakes

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

ABC-kitchen-greyThinking about doing a big remodel for your kitchen? Whether you’re creating a new layout or you’re expanding out the current kitchen space, you must approach a kitchen remodel with caution. There are a number of basic mistakes people make when they plan a new kitchen. Below are a few we often see when homeowners set out to do a kitchen remodel on their own.

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Remodeling Ideas for the Small Kitchen

Monday, June 24th, 2019

kitchen-new-remodelYou have a smaller kitchen than is common for most homes of its type. Maybe it was a deliberate design choice when the house was constructed, or it was a practical consideration. You might even like your small kitchen and not feel like expanding it to a larger one. But when it comes time to remodel your small kitchen, there are some excellent remodeling ideas that can help improve it and make it work better for you.

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The Conservatory: Things to Know About This Room Addition

Monday, April 15th, 2019

remodeling-chairs-and-sunny-windowsThe word conservatory carries an air of sophistication. We often think of a conservatory as a type of music school. But a conservatory is also a kind of room in a home, one that originally developed in the 19th century as a way to bring in additional light to a part of the house and offer a space to more effectively grow plants indoors. The conservatory is still a popular option for a room addition that can take a standard home and give it the feeling a luxury mansion.

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Benefits of a Sunroom Addition

Monday, February 4th, 2019

sunroom-additionRoom additions are one of the best ways to add value and function to your home without having to undertake major renovations inside the house. There are many options for room additions, and if you haven’t decided on a specific one yet, we’d like to show you some of the benefits of a sunroom.

A sunroom is usually added onto the side of a house as a supplement to one of the larger living areas, such as a living room or family room. They have glass on three sides (and often the roof) to allow in the most light, and are typically used to enhance enjoyment of the house rather than add on more facilities.

Why should you consider a sunroom for a room addition? Here are a few of the biggest benefits.

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