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

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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Lighten Up Your Dark and Dismal Old Kitchen

Monday, December 10th, 2018

kitchen-remodel-classic-stainless-steelThere is probably no spot in a house that dates faster and becomes more tired-looking than the kitchen. This is only partially due to changes in trends in interior design. After all, there are some classic appearances that can continue to dazzle the eye for decades—provided they have some additional touch-ups here and there.

The reason a kitchen may seem to lag behind is because it’s often central to a home, open to multiple rooms, and therefore the location of house that may seem go out-of-date the quickest. Take, for example, the title luring you to read this post: a kitchen that seems darker and drabber than the rest of the zippy interior you like in your home. It might be too crowded, suffer from darker materials, or have gloomy lighting.

If you currently are feeling in a blue funk from your morose kitchen, then it’s time for you to schedule kitchen remodeling in Beverly Hills, CA with us. We offer every size of remodel, and our design/build process means all parts of the remodel are under one roof, so there’s no pesky dealing with subcontractors or confusion between different groups when it comes to realizing a dream kitchen.

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Room Addition Idea: The Garage Conversion

Monday, November 26th, 2018

home-with-garageYou’re looking for more space in your house, and you’ve started to think that perhaps a garage conversion is the best way to go. This isn’t your only option, but if you don’t use your garage often for parking cars, transforming it into part of the living space is attractive. After all, a large part of the work of a room addition is already done: walls, ceiling, foundation, and in most cases it’s already attached to the house.

However, before you go grab a bunch of tools and see what you can do with the space, we recommend you take some time to think about just what you want to do with the garage. We also recommend you work with a skilled contractor who has done more than one room addition in LA county—preferably several hundred of them! Below are some things to consider as you get ready to change the garage into part of the living space.

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