Advanced Builders & Contractors Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Home Construction’

Building a New Home Without Ductwork? Here Are Reasons to Consider It

Monday, September 13th, 2021

ductless-mini-split-in-roomYou are thinking about new home construction, and plans have formed in your head about what you want the final results to look like. But have you thought about the ductwork for the house? It’s not often an early consideration, but we have a proposal to think about: build a house that doesn’t have ducts. 

Sounds odd to you? Impossible? Or pointless? We’re glad to tell you that a home built without ducts is not only possible, it comes with many benefits.

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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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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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Watch Out for These Pitfalls in New Home Construction

Monday, April 26th, 2021

home-designAlthough the idea of building your own home is a thrilling one, it also likely makes you dizzy with all the different options and obstacles you’re going to face, as well as the possibility of making errors that will cost you money or result in a final house that isn’t what you wanted. 

When it comes to new home construction in Los Angeles, CA, we’re one of the top contractors: we’ve shepherded many projects for homeowners through all stages to finished products our clients love. We know something about the obstacles and errors that can make building a new home difficult, and we’d like to help you avoid a few of the common ones we’ve listed below.

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Choosing a Style for Your New House

Monday, February 1st, 2021

new-construction-ABC-Los-AngelesWhen you decide to build your own home, you’ll face many exciting as well as intimidating challenges. Without a doubt, this is one of the biggest personal projects you can ever embark upon, and having the right general contractor in Woodland Hills, CA will take much of the weight off your shoulders. When you work with our team, we manage all the steps of new home construction, starting with the design phase and continuing through handling permits, ordering materials, arranging for construction, plumbing, electricity, etc. We don’t subcontract the work: everything is under one roof to make the process efficient and accurate so we can deliver the results you want.

But what results do you want? This is one of the most exciting parts of the process for you: finding the house style you want. One that fits your lifestyle and also matches the setting. Below are some of the more popular styles used in Southern California homes to get you started—and they certainly aren’t the limit!

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Innovative Building Materials for a Luxury Custom Home

Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020

It can be argued that there is no greater asset than your home, as not only is it a great investment in which to funnel your money, but it is potentially a great channel to pass on your legacy of hard work and financial responsibility to future generations of your family.

As such, when you are looking into building a luxury custom home, you want to choose the finest building materials—materials that will be classy, innovative, and stand the test of time. To maximize the value of your custom home in 2020, it should be constructed with several important points in mind:

  • It should be as eco-friendly as possible, helping your home achieve energy efficiency to save on electric costs and reduce its carbon output.
  • It should be able to hold up in the face of inclement weather and heavy use, limiting the cost of future repairs.
  • It should be designed in a way that you can achieve maximum functionality of all of its square footage.

To check off these boxes, there are a number of innovative building materials that you should give top consideration for your custom home in 2020.

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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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Seasonal Home Remodeling and Construction Guide

Monday, April 27th, 2020

tulips-in-springBecause Southern California experiences less extreme seasons during the year, we don’t have the same limitations on when it’s best to have specific home constructions and home remodeling in Beverly Hills, CA or other towns done. Trying to get a major construction project completed “before the winter snows start” is obviously not something we need to worry about!

However, there are still seasonal guidelines that can help you focus on your future plans for remodeling. You may not have a major remodel in mind right at the moment, but looking forward over the next year you can get a general idea of when is best to have specific jobs done. We’re going to go over the seasons below and discuss remodeling options, which can help give you ideas for future home improvements.

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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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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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