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

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is because it’s often central to a home, open to multiple rooms, and therefore the location of house that may seem go out-of-date the quickest.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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Not Quite a Kitchen Island: The Kitchen Peninsula

Monday, November 12th, 2018

family-posing-in-kitchenIn a few previous posts, we’ve discussed the benefits of remodeling a kitchen to use a layout with an island. The kitchen island is one of the most popular trends in current home design. But it’s not right for all kitchens and all kitchen remodeling in Los Angeles, CA. There’s no question a kitchen island is excellent, thanks to how it adds more work space, storage area, and makes a kitchen a more social room. But none of this matters if there isn’t the space available to make a kitchen island convenient. A kitchen peninsula can offer similar advantages and better fit the area.

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Bathroom Remodeling and the New Walk-In Shower

Monday, October 1st, 2018

showerhead-dripping-close-upWhen you choose to remodel your bathroom, the main reason might be so you can change out an old tub and shower combination with a stylish walk-in shower. But even if this isn’t the primary reason for having a large renovation done for your bathroom, we strongly recommend you consider the walk-in shower as one of the centerpieces of your remodel.

Once you decide you want a new walk-in shower for your bathroom, you have other choices to make. After all, there’s no single type of walk-in shower: you can choose its shape, size, lighting, seats, storage space, and more.

Below are a few ideas to get you started thinking about installing a walk-in shower during a bathroom renovation. Your remodeling contractor can help guide you toward an ideal new installation to fit with your plans and create the new bathroom you want.

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6 Quick Tips Regarding Home Remodeling

Monday, September 17th, 2018

calendar-scheduling-bookWe were first thinking of titling this post “6 Quick and Dirty Tips for Home Remodeling.” But we take pride in making sure any remodeling we do for homes, from a simple kitchen remodel to putting in new rooms, is done cleanly—and only as quickly as still allows us to time to do the best job. So consider these 6 tips about home remodeling in Los Angeles, CA as “Timely and Clean” tips!

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Some Basic Bathroom Remodeling Mistakes People Make

Monday, September 3rd, 2018

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The big bathroom remodeling mistake people often make is deciding they don’t need to remodel the bathroom because it’s not worth the effort. We know the bathroom make-over may not seem as initially exciting as re-doing the kitchen or arranging for re-landscaping to create a drought-friendly lawn. But a bathroom remodel can make a big difference in your life and add significant value to your home.

We’ve written before about why a bathroom remodel can benefit you. Today we’re offering a few cautions for when you do commit to ripping out the old fixtures, floors, tiles, pipes, and the rest of it. Here are common remodeling mistakes homeowners often make—so you won’t make them.

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Learn More About the Kitchen Backsplash

Sunday, August 19th, 2018

A prep sink in a kitchen island and an apron-front or farmhouse sink for a kitchen remodel in Los Angeles.The kitchen backsplash isn’t the result of what happens if you put the marinara sauce on hot for too long and it boils over. It’s that space on the wall between your cooking range and the cabinets or ceiling (whichever comes first). It’s one of the spaces in a kitchen the draws the eyes immediately—one of the room’s visual centers. It often extends far to the sides of the range, making it an even more important part of the overall look of a kitchen. It can hold the space design together, it can make a bold statement, and it can be a place to let your creative ideas for the new kitchen come to the front.

In other words, there’s a lot you can do with the backsplash when it comes to arranging for your Los Angeles, CA, kitchen remodeling services. The right remodeling design will help you through the multitude of options for a backsplash that makes a statement and looks great with the rest of the space.

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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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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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Making a Bathroom Remodel Less Stressful

Monday, July 9th, 2018

woman-relaxingLife is stressful enough already, and when you’re contemplating a major bathroom remodel in your home, you may think of putting it off just because you don’t want to handle all the extra anxiety the work is going to bring.

Believe us, we understand. We have provided professional bathroom remodeling services in Los Angeles, CA for over 14 years, so we know all about the pressures the work can put on clients. But it’s part of our job to make it as easy as possible for you and remove as much of the stress as we can. We’re a design/build company and handle all the remodeling services in-house so you won’t have to worry about dealing with separate contractors. That right there is one way we can make your upcoming remodel less difficult and anxiety-inducing.

Here are some other ways you can survive a remodel and keep yourself sane and even calm!

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