Advanced Builders & Contractors Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Los Angeles’

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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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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Where a Bathroom Remodel Can Go Wrong

Monday, January 18th, 2021

checkered-bathroom-remodel-abcBathroom remodeling in Los Angeles, CA is one of the most common jobs our team of designers, builders, and architects undertake for our clients. We understand how important it is to get this job done right, from the first steps of thinking about design concepts, through getting all the necessary permits, until the final connections for water and electricity. Because we know what it takes to get the job done right, we know the ways a bathroom remodel can go wrong, and we’ve heard enough horror stories from our clients about their earlier remodeling experiences when, well, “mistakes” happened.

We’d like to talk more about how a bathroom remodel can go sideways and end up costing you more money for worse results.

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Kitchen Remodeling Ideas for the New Year

Monday, January 4th, 2021

A prep sink in a kitchen island and an apron-front or farmhouse sink for a kitchen remodel in Los Angeles.Everyone—and we think almost everyone—is looking forward to doing something different and fresh for the new year, since the previous year was kind of, well, stuck in a rut. If you’re looking for a way to reinvigorate your home during 2021, arranging for kitchen remodeling in Los Angeles, CA is one of the best ways. Perhaps this idea has been in the back of your mind for a stretch, but now that your brain is fully engaged in getting a new start, it’s a task you want to tackle this year.

We’re here for the job: we offer full kitchen remodeling services, starting from the early design phase and continuing through putting in the last of the lights and hooking up the plumbing. Let’s start with the design: below we’ve put together a few ideas to consider for your new kitchen. This is just the beginning—we have many more concepts to help you realize your dream new kitchen.

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5 Mistakes to Watch for During New Home Construction

Monday, December 21st, 2020

blueprints-for-house-constructionWe recently addressed a big question a homeowner can face, which is whether to choose a full house renovation or a new home construction. It’s not an easy choice, but in this post we’re going to look at what happens if you’ve chosen to go with new home construction in Los Angeles, CA

The first step to take before anything else is to contact an experienced local building contractor. Advanced Builders & Contractors has a full team of architects, designers, and builders to handle your project from start to finish—we place all the work under a single roof so you won’t run into problems with various subcontractors and miscommunication. When you have professionals on board from the start, you’ll be able to dodge some of the major mistakes that can occur with planning new home construction. 

Below are five of these common errors we’ve known people to make.

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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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Reasons to Consider a Walk-In Shower for Your Bathroom Remodel

Monday, July 6th, 2020

rainfall-shower-hot-steamYou’ve decided on a bathroom remodel, but you aren’t certain yet of all the changes you want to make. That’s fine—with so many options available, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed in the early stages. That’s why when you plan a bathroom remodel in Los Angeles, CA, it’s best to call on our team from the start. We work on all stages of a remodel, starting with the design phase where we’ll help you make key decisions, such as the one we’re looking at today: choosing to put in a walk-in shower to replace an older tub-shower combo.

You may have your own reasons for thinking about changing to the walk-in shower. Below we’ll explore the best advantages of a walk-in shower in a new bathroom.

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Focal Points in a Kitchen Remodel

Monday, December 23rd, 2019

kitchen-farmhouse-sinkRemodeling a kitchen is partially a construction job. It’s also an artistic endeavor, and the design of a kitchen uses many of the same principles used in art. One of these principals that’s essential to an excellent kitchen remodeling is the focal point. We’ll take a look at this concept and how it can be put to work for an excellent kitchen remodeling in Los Angeles, CA.

What Are Focal Points?

A focal point is anything that immediately draws the eye of the observer. In a painting, for example, the faces and large shapes draw the eye to them immediately, as do highlights and other bright points. For a room, focal points can be a large piece of art, anything that has accent lighting, a prominent wall-mounted screen, the fireplace, or an object on a table with bright colors.

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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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Some Ideas Where to Invest in Your New Kitchen

Monday, November 11th, 2019

kitchen-new-remodelIf you are looking to do a major kitchen remodeling or a kitchen addition in Los Angeles, CA to expand out the current space, we hope you aren’t considering doing the job as a DIY project. Calling on a professional contractor with experience and a team of the best in design and construction work is the first place to invest your money.

That doesn’t mean you won’t get to make important choices about your newer, bigger kitchen. When you work with our remodeling professionals, they’ll help guide you through the options as you decide on exactly what you want to focus on. We have some tips on excellent places to invest your remodeling funds so you’ll receive the highest return from the renovated or extended kitchen.

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