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

Different Kinds of Room Additions to Consider

Monday, July 5th, 2021

woman-enjoying-coffeeWhen you’re looking for more living space or a significant change in your home lifestyle, but you aren’t planning on moving to a new house or building your own, a room addition is an excellent option. You may have a space such as a garage that you can convert, but if you don’t, then you can work with our team of professional designers and builders to create the right room additions in Los Angeles, CA to meet your needs.

But what are your current needs? To help get you thinking about the best way to expand your house, we’ve listed below some of the more popular room additions for homeowners.

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A Quick Guide to Getting Started With Remodeling a Home

Monday, April 12th, 2021

blueprints-for-house-constructionYou have a big vision for your home this year: remodeling. Maybe a few rooms, maybe most of the house. This is a major project, perhaps bigger than any other home project you might take on aside from building a new house. How do you approach it?

The easiest way is to break it down into steps. Below is our quick guide to get you started on a successful home remodel.

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Home Remodeling Ideas for 2021

Monday, December 7th, 2020

new-years-resolutionsWe’re in the last month of 2020. It’s been a difficult year for most people, full of numerous challenges. For many, these challenges were centered around their homes, which saw a complete change of how much they’re used. Activities from outside the house shifted inside—work the most notable. If you’re like many homeowners, you probably came to look at your house much differently in 2020 than ever before.

Next year will be different, and you’re likely already looking forward to making changes or getting a fresh start. A remodeling contractor in Los Angeles, CA can help you put into place plans for your house that will help with that fresh start, and you probably already have some ideas for what changes you want based on your experiences during a difficult 2020. Below are a few remodeling ideas that make sense for the upcoming year.

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When a Remodeling Goes South: The Importance of a Great Contractor

Monday, November 9th, 2020

bathroom-torn-apartNothing can ever go 100% as planned 100% of the time. The best way to raise the chance that you get that 100% on a job such as doing a major remodel on your home or a room addition is to work with one of the best general contractors in Santa Monica, CA. Success starts with people who know what they’re doing, have experience and a history of solid references, and can approach a project with a system that helps to make the work as smooth as possible.

Our company is founded on handling in-house all the jobs of a remodel. This means we don’t work with subcontractors. A standard general contractor handles the hiring of subcontractors for remodels and room additions, which makes the job much easier than if you chose to handle hiring the subcontractors yourself. But this process of subcontractors still leaves open the possibility of a remodel that starts to go wrong—and you’re soon looking at the exact opposite of your beautiful plan for a new kitchen, bathroom, or addition of an office or room conversion. 

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The Dormer Addition as a Home Expansion

Monday, March 16th, 2020

house-palm-treesYou have numerous options for room additions to expand out the living, working, and recreational space of your current house. But a problem many homeowners encounter is they don’t have the exterior space available for these additions. There are other choices that don’t increase the footprint of your house, however. One of them is the dormer addition.

A dormer, for people who don’t know this architectural term, is a window that projects from a sloping roof. The dormer has its own roof, which can be style in various way to either match the home or create an interesting counterpoint to it. Some homeowners add dormers almost strictly for the way they can enhance or change the style of the front of the house, or increase the house’s size, essentially giving the house another “eye.” (There’s also a false dormer, a window that doesn’t look in on anything. This isn’t a current popular trend and is often associated with poor design choices.)

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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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Selling Your Home? Here Are Recommended Remodeling Projects

Monday, October 29th, 2018

yellow-hardhat-leather-glovesWe handle all types of home and room remodeling jobs. For many projects, our clients are looking to make improvements to a home they plan to spend many more years in. But one of the most common reasons homeowners arrange for remodeling is because they are planning to sell their house and want to increase its appeal to buyers and raise the market value.

You’ll need an excellent general contractor in Beverly Hills, CA to ensure you have the right remodeling work done to get the highest return on investment—including which projects are the best to focus on. To get you started thinking about how you want to upgrade your house for the market, here are some remodeling projects we recommend.

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6 Quick Tips Regarding Home Remodeling

Monday, September 17th, 2018

calendar-scheduling-bookWe were first thinking of titling this post “6 Quick and Dirty Tips for Home Remodeling.” But we take pride in making sure any remodeling we do for homes, from a simple kitchen remodel to putting in new rooms, is done cleanly—and only as quickly as still allows us to time to do the best job. So consider these 6 tips about home remodeling in Los Angeles, CA as “Timely and Clean” tips!

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Common Beginner Mistakes in Home Remodeling

Monday, July 23rd, 2018

house-in-handYou have a home remodeling idea, but you’ve never taken on a job like this before. That’s fine, there’s a first time for everything. Of course, you want the remodeling to go as well as if you were an old pro at fixing up a house. How can you avoid the mistakes that many other people make when they head into their first home remodeling?

You’ve already taken a good first step—doing some research to find out what local experts have to say about remodeling. We have many years of experience handling home remodeling in Los Angeles, CA as well as many other construction jobs, and we know plenty about how to make the work go smoothly. To help you out, here is a list of some of the more common beginner remodeling mistakes.

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Making a Bathroom Remodel Less Stressful

Monday, July 9th, 2018

woman-relaxingLife is stressful enough already, and when you’re contemplating a major bathroom remodel in your home, you may think of putting it off just because you don’t want to handle all the extra anxiety the work is going to bring.

Believe us, we understand. We have provided professional bathroom remodeling services in Los Angeles, CA for over 14 years, so we know all about the pressures the work can put on clients. But it’s part of our job to make it as easy as possible for you and remove as much of the stress as we can. We’re a design/build company and handle all the remodeling services in-house so you won’t have to worry about dealing with separate contractors. That right there is one way we can make your upcoming remodel less difficult and anxiety-inducing.

Here are some other ways you can survive a remodel and keep yourself sane and even calm!

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