Advanced Builders & Contractors Blog: Posts Tagged ‘Remodeling’

Is There a Difference Between “Remodeling” and “Renovating”?

Monday, August 5th, 2019

question-mark-badgeToday we’re going to get into basic definitions about what we do for our clients. We offer a wide range of construction services to Calabasas, CA and throughout the Los Angeles Area, from hillside construction projects to room additions. We offer many ways to remodel and renovate existing homes, and you’ll often hear the words remodel and renovate used as synonyms.

There’s not much wrong with occasionally using the terms interchangeably—your professional contractor knows what job they’re doing for you. But renovate and remodel do have different definitions, and we’re going to clarify what they mean. This can help you consider what you want to do for your home and what you want to ask our team to do.

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4 Things to Look for in a General Contractor

Monday, March 5th, 2018

hard-hat-tools-contractor-ipadBuilding, expanding, or remodeling a home requires a lot of work, and it’s not something you could tackle on your own. Putting this job into the hands of a general contractor is the first step in seeing that the job move forward in a way that is well-planned and organized…but only as long as you find a contractor you can truly count on.

A general contractor is a person responsible for overseeing what goes on at a construction or remodeling site from day to day, managing the various people working on the job, and serving as the main line of communication between all involved parties. Searching for a general contractor can be tough work because you need someone you can trust in this role to keep things moving along smoothly. If you’re stuck on this process, we’re here to help with 5 aspects we think you should look for when it comes time to hire.

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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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What You Should Explore in Brentwood If You’re in the LA Area

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

Not to be confused with the city of Brentwood, CA, Brentwood is a neighborhood in the Los Angeles area that has been home to many major events through the years. During the 1932 Summer Olympics, Brentwood hosted some of the pentathlon event. Many celebrities have chosen this beautiful, famed area as home. It was even host to the infamous O.J. Simpson trial of 1994.

Still, anyone can enjoy the beauty and bustling activity Brentwood has to offer, no matter where they call home. If you’re in Los Angeles near the Brentwood area, check out what you can do to keep the family busy and enjoy a day or night out.

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The Right Stove and Range for Your Kitchen Remodel

Monday, November 21st, 2016

If you’re remodeling your kitchen, you might be most excited to upgrade that older range and stove that made cooking a little less enjoyable. The final stove and range you pick out will, of course, depend on a lot of different factors, such as the amount of space you have available. But we want to help you make sure you have the right cooking appliance for your home by providing this list of a few things to consider when upgrading your kitchen.

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Is It Really the Right Time to Remodel?

Monday, October 3rd, 2016

We help homeowners remodel all or part of their home into something that makes daily life more practical, fun, and beautiful. But first, they’ve got a big decision to make: is it really the right time for me to remodel?

Oftentimes, we tell our customers, “What better time than now?” But to give you a better idea of whether it is truly the right choice for you right now, we’ll give you some ideas about when it may be a good time for a change.

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What Happens When You Change Your Mind During a Remodel?

Monday, September 12th, 2016

As contractors, we understand that plans can change as a remodeling job goes on. You might realize that you wanted a different appliance, cabinetry finish, countertop material, or kitchen sink than originally planned—and this happens quite a bit. Still, we think it’s important for you to know just what happens when you change your mind during a remodel, as it can set the process back quite a bit more than you might expect.

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Buying a New Home vs. Remodeling

Monday, June 6th, 2016

You’re starting to grow tired of your home. Maybe you feel as though there isn’t enough space for you to do things you enjoy. Or perhaps you’re just tired of the same old look and feel.

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Don’t Let the Wrong Contractor Ruin a Good Room

Monday, March 7th, 2016

Your planned kitchen remodeling project or bathroom renovations are too big to do on your own, so you know you’ll have to look around for contractors who really know their stuff. But it’s not enough for someone to tell you they can do the work for a low price. You want to make sure you find the right contractors—a quality licensed team to ensure the work goes smoothly. Below, learn why you should always do your research rather than choosing someone who offers the lowest price.

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What to Know When You’re Remodeling and Reorganizing a Closet

Monday, February 15th, 2016

One of the things that a lot of people want with a home remodel is more closet space. When you finally have the means to expand your closet and reorganize to make mornings more efficient, you might be in a hurry to get it done. But there are some things you should think about before you settle on a design.

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