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

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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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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