Advanced Builders & Contractors Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Kitchen Remodel’

Kitchen Remodeling: Some Basics to Know

Monday, April 30th, 2018

kitchen-new-remodelIf you’ve come to our site, you’re probably looking for a company to handle a major remodeling project for your home. And that often means a kitchen remodel. This is one of the most popular types residential remodeling jobs. Kitchens are central to most homes, everyone in the household uses them, and they can significantly raise the value of a house.

But a kitchen remodel is a large affair, and that’s why you want to have an experienced design/build contractor like us to handle the job from start to finish, with architects and builders working to see that you receive the final results you want.

There are a number of basics to know before you undertake a kitchen remodel in Beverly Hills, CA. Here are the main ones.

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Where to Focus Your Money in a Kitchen Remodel

Monday, April 2nd, 2018

kitchen-new-remodelWhen approaching a remodeling project for your home’s kitchen, cost will always be a factor. You want to invest in the parts of the kitchen that will give you the highest return-on-investment. So where should you place your focus in your new kitchen, and where should you pull back?

We have some guidelines below for your consideration, but a key part of a high ROI is to work with a skilled and experienced contractor. We’re a kitchen remodeling contractor for Los Angeles, CA, and we handle every step of the project to streamline the process and save you time and money, as well as provide the best assurance that you’ll have the end product you want. We’ll help you make the best choices about where to spend when it comes to your kitchen remodel.

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A Timeline for Your Kitchen Remodeling

Monday, February 19th, 2018

kitchen-new-remodelWhat’s one of the biggest barriers to a kitchen remodeling project? When the answer isn’t money, it’s usually time. The amount of time it takes to set up a kitchen remodel, let alone taking on the process, can seem overwhelming. This is particularly true if you’ve never had anything renovated or remodeled in your home, and you’re not sure of what kind of timeline to expect.

The fact of the matter is that kitchen remodels can take quite some time. However, with a good contractor by your side, a solid schedule can be drawn up that doesn’t interfere too much with your day-to-day life. You may have to find temporary lodging or an alternative cooking station, but your contractors can handle the rest. Here’s an overview of what that might look like.

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Remodeling and the Kitchen Sink

Monday, January 22nd, 2018
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A prep sink in a kitchen island and an apron-front or farmhouse sink for a kitchen remodel in Los Angeles.

There’s a common phrase used in the English language that refers to a large number of belongings: “Everything but the kitchen sink.” You might use this phrase if, say, you were moving out and had to pack up everything but the kitchen sink—almost quite literally. However, when you choose to remodel a home, rather than to move, it’s important to focus on everything, including the kitchen sink!

When you remodel your kitchen, you should take into account how the sink will fit in from the very beginning of the process. Some people already have a good idea of what type of sink they’d like from the get-go. Others need some time to talk the decision over. In any case, we think the following advice will help any homeowner deciding on what to do about the kitchen sink during a remodel.

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Farmhouse Kitchen Remodeling Ideas

Monday, January 8th, 2018

kitchen-farmhouse-sinkThe modern farmhouse kitchen is making a comeback in a huge way. While bright and shiny technology goes in and out of fashion, as do color fads, faux finishes, and out-there hardware styles, the farmhouse kitchen gives your home a classic look and feel you’ll never tire of.

The key to a successful kitchen remodel is in three features. First, the entire design has its inspiration in industrial elements, with large spaces for cooking and cleaning and everything you need in an easy-to-reach location. Second, rustic elements tie the room together. Finally, modern appliances fit in to make you the envy of your neighbors. While there are no other hard-and-fast rules about what you need to make this design work, you can check out these ideas to take your new farmhouse kitchen to the next level!

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4 Modern Design Ideas for Your Kitchen

Monday, October 2nd, 2017
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A traditional kitchen with a modern twist.

What’s the best way to pick out the design for your kitchen remodel? We think it’s important to, first and foremost, do an assessment of what you’re unhappy with in your current kitchen. Then, thorough research is required to learn about what your options are and whether they’re a good fit for your kitchen. You may want to pin ideas to a board or create a scrapbook of your favorite clippings from magazines and online sites.

But the most important step is to speak to a contractor, lay out your expectations, and ensure that you have everything you need to get started. Still, before you do, we want to help you take a step in the right direction, with an overview of the types of designs people are choosing for their kitchen remodels throughout Los Angeles. Read on to see 4 modern design ideas, and then start researching the kitchen your heart is set on!

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Stay Connected to Your Kitchen Wherever You Are

Monday, July 24th, 2017

modern-kitchen-technologyIf you’re someone who loves cooking, you’re always looking for the latest and greatest in kitchen technology. If you’re someone who hates cooking, you’re always looking for a way to make it easier. With smart kitchen technology, available now for kitchen remodels in Los Angeles, you get the best of both worlds.

Smart homes are the latest trend in our industry, and for good reason. With smart home technology integrated into your home, you can check whether you left the lights on, adjust the temperature of your home, and even check on your home security system, from wherever you are!

If you’re considering a kitchen remodel, check out how smart technology can transform it into the kitchen of the future, and the room of your dreams.

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Finding the Right Contractor for a Home Renovation

Monday, July 10th, 2017

home-remodel-stairway-kitchenRenovating a home is a big job. You may be content to hire a handyman for a small job like repairing a window or garbage disposal, or you may even try to do it yourself, but for something as big as a bathroom remodel, kitchen remodel, or room addition, you must find professionals to know the job will be done properly.

And it isn’t enough that a contractor knows their stuff. You also need to be sure they can meet your timeline and budgetary needs, and, perhaps most importantly, that you will feel comfortable having them in your home. Today’s guide offers some guidance into finding the right contractor for your home renovations, and ensuring you’ll get the work you need completed by professionals in the industry and in customer service.

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How to Design a Kitchen Island that Works for Your Home

Monday, April 17th, 2017

kitchen-islandIt seems that a kitchen island is number one on the wish list for most people looking to do a major kitchen remodel. A kitchen island adds style, function, and space for cooking and preparing food, but there are so many ways to carry out this plan.

Whatever you do, make sure a kitchen island works for you! Check out our tips for designing and following through with the perfect kitchen island for your home, and call our licensed and bonded contractors to set up a consultation.

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Kitchen Remodeling Trends: Beyond Stainless Steel Appliances

Monday, March 20th, 2017

kitchen-remodel-classic-stainless-steelFor years, stainless steel appliances have been a go-to choice for kitchens, adding a feeling of modernity, cleanliness, and sleek style. But the trends are changing, and this may soon be replaced as the norm in kitchen design. More and more, as we work with homeowners on kitchen remodels, they’re seeking out bright colors or original finishes that make their kitchen shine. Alternative metal and earthy finishes may become the new standby in refrigerators, ovens, and dishwashers, but only time will tell.

Learn more about these changing trends below. Call the contractors at Advanced Builders & Contractors for kitchen remodeling in Los Angeles, CA.

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