Advanced Builders & Contractors Blog: Posts Tagged ‘New Construction’

The Big Question: Is a Room Addition Worth It?

Monday, June 11th, 2018

room-with-jacuzziWhen you approach any large project that requires a significant investment in time and money, it’s always “worth it” to ask “is it worth it?” This question is especially important in matters of your home. There are pros and cons when it comes to the choice to expand your house with an add-on room, and you may drive yourself a bit loopy when you start dwelling on them.

We’re an experienced general contractor with history in the area, and we’ve worked on projects as small and minor bathroom remodels to as big as hillside house construction. If you’re on the fence about a room addition, arrange with us for an estimate. We can help you make the right choice, one you’ll feel good about. Even better, we’ll see you get the results you want.

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Stop By Encino the Next Time You Visit Los Angeles

Monday, February 6th, 2017

new-construction-ABC-Los-AngelesLos Angeles has lots of wonderful neighborhoods to explore, and one of our favorites is often overlooked. Encino, a Spanish term for “evergreen” or “holm oak,” was named after the beautiful oak trees found in the valley—or perhaps just one in particular. The Encino Oak Tree, also called the Lang Oak, was a 1,000 year-old tree, felled naturally in El Nino storms in 1998. However, you can still visit a monument in honor of this historic tree on the corner of Ventura Blvd. and Louise Ave.

There’s lots more you can do in Encino, though. Check out our favorite neighborhood hot spots and family hangouts, and visit Encino if you’re exploring the LA area.

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To Buy or To Build: 10 Benefits of New Home Construction

Monday, April 25th, 2016

You want a new home, but you are debating whether you should build a new one from scratch (with the help of a great team, of course) or if you should just buy one that’s already standing. At Advanced Builders & Contractors, we know the value of seeing your new house become a home. Here are ten reasons we think you should customize a brand new home, rather than choosing one that was pre-designed for any potential buyer.

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Location, Location, Location: Factoring It into New Home Construction

Monday, January 11th, 2016

You’ve got a perfect picture in your head of the features you’d like to see come to life as you build your home. But what if the location you’ve chosen to build it on cannot accommodate all of your new home design hopes and dreams?

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Building a New Home? Don’t Do This!

Monday, December 28th, 2015

You’re building the home of your dreams, so you don’t want to find yourself with regrets three or four months into your homeownership. When you are planning construction on your new home, hire quality contractors whose work you admire, and make sure that you don’t make the following mistakes!

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New Construction Process: Developing a Site Plan

Monday, September 28th, 2015

If you have only recently begun to think about your plans for building a new property or renovating an existing property, you’ve got a long way to go. The construction process is quite a ways off, since you still need to come up with a solid plan for the layout and design of the building. But having a general idea of what you want still isn’t enough. You need a detailed site plan both for the homebuilders and for the city planning department.

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Maximizing Space Efficiency in Your New Home

Monday, September 7th, 2015

We don’t want you to have any regrets after completion of your new home. That’s why we’ve put together this brief list of ways to maximize space efficiency in your home when planning for new construction. Take a look!

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Planning Your Lighting Design for Your New Home

Monday, August 17th, 2015

When you come home at night after a long day, one of the first things you do is flip on a light switch. The lights are undeniably an important feature of any home. Have you put enough time and thought into planning your lighting design?

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4 Things to Avoid When Planning for New Home Construction

Monday, August 3rd, 2015

Building a new home is both exciting and nerve-wracking. The opportunity to build the house of your dreams may be exhilarating, but what if it’s not quite right? While you can always make renovations later, this is something you’ll certainly want to avoid. In today’s guide, we’ve detailed a few things you should avoid if you want to feel comfortable in your new home.

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Ways to Ease the Stress of New Construction

Monday, March 24th, 2014

There are few tasks more stressful than undertaking new construction of a home or building a major add-on to your current home. Even with skilled contractors working on the project, trying to negotiate with different companies, managing expenses, arranging for your living spaces during construction, securing permits, and other tasks can be so exhausting that you sometimes regret ever undertaking the work at all.

Of course, the best relief from this stress is when you see the final product: that’s when it will all seem worth it. But there are ways you can make all the work before that easier on yourself, and it starts with bringing on the right contractor for the job.

Advanced Builders & Contractors has many years of award-winning work on new construction in Los Angeles. We have a system designed that will alleviate much of the stress and make the construction process more enjoyable.

One of the ways to make new construction less arduous is to consolidate the various tasks with a single company. Instead of using multiple contractors to handle design, construction, plumbing, electrical, etc., go to a general contractor that handles and oversees all the steps involved, starting at the top with a computer-aided design phase that allows you to see exactly what work will be done and what the final result should look like. From the beginning, you’ll have greater peace of mind that the outcome will be what you want it to be.

With the many tasks involved in new construction placed beneath one umbrella, you won’t have the stress of dealing with multiple contractors, or the worries about those contractors communicating poorly with each other, creating delays and mistakes. If the contractor also handles taking care of securing all the necessary permits, you’ll have another worry alleviated.

You can also ease the tension if you go to a contractor who offers free estimates, allowing you to choose the architect and construction firm that will fit your budget. Once you have a fixed construction contract, you’ll have fewer concerns about the cost of your project.

Finally, nothing will make you feel more confident about your new construction in Los Angeles, CA than having a contractor with many years of experience. At Advanced Builders & Contractors, we’re proud of our more than two decades designing and building homes and add-ons that match our clients’ original visions. We take care of all the steps of construction, from the initial (free) estimate down to the last bit of plumbing and electrical connection. Call us today for an appointment, and make your project easier—and better.

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