Advanced Builders & Contractors Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Malibu’

Adding a Room? Here Are Some Heating and Cooling Considerations

Monday, December 6th, 2021

ductless-mini-split-in-bedroomA popular project for new construction in Malibu, CA is the room addition. If your property has the space, you can add on a new room that will help expand the ways you use your house: adding a new bedroom for a growing family, putting in a special game room or entertainment area, creating a sunroom, or putting in a dedicated office or other work-from-home space.

No matter what type of room addition you’re investigating, there’s an important consideration to plan for: how to heat and cool the new space.

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How You Can Enliven an Old Kitchen With a Remodel

Monday, November 22nd, 2021

Kitchen-with-IslandHomeowners have many reasons to decide to have their kitchen remodeled. They may have a growing family and need more space. Perhaps they’ve taken a greater interest in cooking and want a kitchen that makes that easier. Or they could want to make the kitchen a better multi-use space that makes everything from entertaining to more family time easier. 

And there’s the most common reason of all—to update a drab, old kitchen with something that looks new and more inviting. Fewer remodeling jobs can invigorate a whole house the way a kitchen remodel can.

We’ll look at only a few ways you can turn a dim, dull, and dour older kitchen into something amazing. With the help of a great general contractor in Malibu, CA, you can transform your kitchen with these ideas.

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Hiring a General Contractor vs. Hiring Subcontractors

Monday, January 20th, 2020

carpenterIf you’re on this page, it’s because you know the home project you have in mind is not one you should attempt as a DIY project. That’s smart thinking at the start. Room additions, room expansions, converting the function of a space, major remodeling, and full house construction are all jobs where the complexity requires planning and the work of different experts, such as electricians, plumbers, architects, designers, etc.

But once you decide to hire professional contractors to handle the project, you have another choice to make. Do you hire a general contractor? Or should you hire subcontractors yourself? The second route may sound less expensive, but there is more to consider.

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Considering the Layout for a Bathroom Remodel

Monday, January 6th, 2020

bathroom-rubble-for-remodelWe’ve often touched on the big topics of bathroom remodeling in Malibu, CA, such as how to enlarge a cramped bathroom to give it more space as well as the feeling of greater space. What we’re focusing on today is the bathroom layout, and this applies to any bathroom remodel.

Creating a layout means making effective use of the space so nothing goes to waste. If you’ve ever thought that there’s no such thing as a bathroom that’s “too big,” you haven’t seen some of the layout failures that can affect a remodel. A bathroom with large empty zones is inconvenient, and it can’t be remedied by moving in furniture, as in other rooms. A great bathroom redesign creates proper configurations between showers, tubs, toilets, sinks, storage, etc.

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What Architectural Style Is Your Southern California Dream House?

Monday, October 28th, 2019
craftsman-style-home

A craftsman style house

You have a vision for your own house, built to your specifications. But maybe that vision isn’t solid yet, and your mind is flitting through the many options, trying to land on the perfect one.

We’d like to help. Below is a list of the most popular architectural styles for new home construction in Southern California. Most of the house styles you’ve examined probably fall into one of these categories.

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Read about Advanced Builders & Contractors in The Malibu Times!

Monday, September 19th, 2016

Advanced Builders & Contractors has been in business for nearly 30 years, helping homeowners throughout the LA area to have the homes they have always dreamed of. We have always had a reputation for exceptional customer service, and we’re proud to have local recognition from this prominent Southern California publication!

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