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

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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The Bump-Out: The Small Room Addition That Can Make a Big Difference

Monday, August 6th, 2018

family-before-bay-windowRemodeling a home is a big task, no question about it. Even when you work with the best contractor you can find who will smooth out the process and ensure that you receive the results you want, a large amount of time must go into the remodeling work. So even if you’re looking for some changes to your home, such as a bit more space, you may not yet want to invest in something as extensive as room additions in Los Angeles, CA.

However, you can go smaller with what are called “micro-additions.” These additions may be small, but the difference they make can often be enormous. One such micro-addition that can take the place of a full room addition is the bump-out.

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What to Look for in a General Contractor

Monday, February 9th, 2015


Renovating or building a house can be a challenging yet exciting process, but if you don’t hire the right contractor to do the work on your home, renovating your home can quickly become a nightmare. As such, it is very worth your while to take the time to consider some of the following factors when choosing a general contractor to work on your Los Angeles home.

 

  • Proper licensing – one of the first and foremost items to check when considering hiring any kind of tradesperson to work on your home is whether or not the company or person is properly licensed by the state. Using an unlicensed contractor can put both you and your home at considerable risk.
  • Is insured and bonded – when someone works anywhere on your home and isn’t insured and bonded, you will carry the liability for any injuries to his/her person and any damaged caused. It is not worthwhile for any homeowner to take this kind of risk.
  • Past work experience – having a portfolio, a list of recent projects and references for past work is very important when hiring a contractor. This allows you to see the kind of work the contractor has done the scope of work he/she is capable of.
  • Any specialties – many contractors specialize in certain kinds of construction, whether it be historical restoration, certain kinds of architecture such as post and beam, or a certain look or style.
  • Do they handle the kind of work you need? – if you have a good idea of the kind of work you want done with your home, it is very important to make sure that any contractors you are considering actually do the work you need.
  • Professional certifications – many contractors have certifications, such as being a certified remodeler; if you don’t see any certifications highlighted on marketing material, don’t be afraid to ask.
  • Professional affiliations – it is always an endorsement for the contractor if the company is affiliated with professional entities like the Better Business Bureau and the Building Industry Association.

The professionals at Advanced Builders & Contractors bring over 20 years of construction work to every job, so if you are considering renovation or construction to your home in Los Angeles, call us today!

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