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

Kitchen Remodel Question: Is an Island or a Peninsula Better?

Monday, June 8th, 2020

kitchen-farmhouse-sinkThe title of this post may make it sound as if we’re asking a question about geography. But when people choose to make a major redesign for their kitchen, one of the choices they’ll face is whether to change the layout to make use of a kitchen island or a kitchen peninsula.

It’s an important choice, because it will affect almost everything that occurs in the kitchen space: where appliances are located, how work flows in the space, how best the area can be used for entertaining, general appearance, etc.

We’re going to dive a bit more into the question, although you should know from the beginning that there’s no correct answer for all circumstances. You’ll want to work with our professionals to ensure you have the best kitchen remodel in Encino, CA.

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Want to Remodel Your Kitchen? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself

Monday, May 25th, 2020

plannerYou’ve been looking over images of remodeled kitchens, getting excited at each of the pictures, and the possibilities for what you could make your current kitchen look like. Are these dreams realistic? Are you ready to jump into a kitchen remodel in Calabasas, CA?

This is a big project, but when you work with our experienced design/build team at Advanced Builders & Contractors, you’ll have most of the work entrusted to experts who have a deep portfolio of successful projects. Before you go ahead with that remodel, however, there are some questions to ask yourself to help focus on what you really want, and what you can realistically expect.

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A Few Excellent Home Improvement Ideas

Monday, February 3rd, 2020

ktichen-planning-toolsYou like your current house and don’t want to go through the long process of purchasing a new home and moving. But you’re still interested in making your home better. If you already have an idea for what you want, such as a room addition, room conversion, or luxury bathroom remodel, then the next step is easy—call our office and get started.

However, you may be in a nebulous place with your ideas for improving your house. You’re considering factors about livability, family growth, return on investment, time, etc. It’s a lot to consider, and below we’ve listed some ideas for home improvement to think about. If anything on this list gives you that “ah ha!” feeling, then you know who to call to get started. You can schedule that home improvement in Beverly Hills, CA with a contractor who handles all stages of the process: Advanced Builders & Contractors. We’ll answer all your questions and find the right approach for the project.

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Understanding the “Work Triangle” in a Kitchen Remodel

Monday, December 9th, 2019

kitchen-remodel-classic-stainless-steelRemodeling a kitchen is one of the most common types of home upgrades. Kitchens are essential spaces for any house, and older kitchens are not only tired and drab-looking, they’re also impractical and often crowded. One of the secrets to creating a kitchen with a better workflow is something called the “work triangle.” You may have heard this term tossed around in articles about remodeling and not understood exactly what it meant. We’ll go into the definition and parameters of the kitchen work triangle and what you need to know about it.

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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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Which Is a Better Investment: A Bathroom or Kitchen Remodel?

Monday, July 8th, 2019

rainfall-shower-hot-steamWhen you’re ready to make major renovations to your house interior, you might be torn between where to start work. With a limited budget, you may need to choose between remodeling one of the bathrooms or remodeling the kitchen. These are the most common room remodeling projects. Is one better than another? It depends on your situation—but we can put out a list of a few of the benefits of both to help you consider the question. 

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Is Open Shelving Right for Your Kitchen Remodel?

Monday, March 4th, 2019
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Among the major trends in kitchen design and kitchen remodeling today, open shelving is one of the biggest. You’ll find countless images of the beauty that open shelves can bring to a kitchen instead of using the conventional cabinets with doors. If you are thinking about doing a major kitchen remodeling in Brentwood, CA, you’ll probably consider open shelving at least once—and it may be on the top of your list of ideas you’ll present to your contractor.

But … is open shelving right for you? What are the pros and the cons? Someone homeowners love open shelving, while others prefer the standard cabinet design. Let’s look at what open shelves can do for you, and what they might make more difficult.

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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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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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When to Hire a General Contractor

Monday, April 16th, 2018

ktichen-planning-toolsHomeowners often take pride in self-sufficiency: it’s a big part of taking on the responsibility of homeownership. When it comes to construction jobs for home improvement, people sometimes think about taking on the job themselves or hiring a “handyman” to do the work. This usually isn’t the best idea. A homeowner can also go to individual contractors. There’s another option, which is to hire a general contractor for the project.

When is hiring a general contractor the best step? You want to havea  general contractor to help on large, long-term remodeling projects or anything that requires multiple different contractors, (the subcontractors) such as an electrician, a plumber, a painter, floor and countertop contractors, etc. A general contractor provides a top-level organizer who puts the entire project together to see that all steps are done correctly, adhere to local code requirements, and are done quickly and with as little money waste as possible.

We can break it down further with some specific times when a general contractor is the right choice for your residential construction project:

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