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Orange County Whole House Remodel – Costs & Tips

Orange County Whole House Remodel – Costs & Tips

As homes begin to age and become outdated, many homeowners begin to consider a whole house remodel. Some individuals evaluate their homes to determine which room or project to begin. Others decide that it makes the most sense to undertake a whole-house remodel so that...

Ultimate Guide To Home Additions In Orange County

Ultimate Guide To Home Additions In Orange County

If you own a property in Orange County or Southern California and need additional space, one option is to purchase a larger home. Alternatively, you might build an addition to your current home to offer additional living space. One- or two-story home additions are...

8 High-Value Renovation Projects for Your Home

8 High-Value Renovation Projects for Your Home

Adding value to your home is the most important thing you can do if you're planning on selling your property any time soon. Unfortunately, it's hard to tell what are good renovation projects and which are a waste of time and money. Here at GreatBuildz, we speak with...

7 Home Upgrades to Avoid When Selling Your Home

7 Home Upgrades to Avoid When Selling Your Home

While there are certain home upgrades that will most definitely add some value to the home you're about to sell, there are some that can be considered a waste of money. Why? Well, that's because they are costly and don't add any value to your soon-to-be ex-home, even...

Why You Need a Bathroom Remodeling Checklist For Your Next Project

Why You Need a Bathroom Remodeling Checklist For Your Next Project

Although they account for a relatively small percentage of your total square footage, your bathrooms play a big role in your home’s overall ambiance. These high-traffic areas get used multiple times a day, so outdated spaces eventually start to stand out. Meanwhile,...

Ultimate Guide to Eco-Friendly Home Improvements

Ultimate Guide to Eco-Friendly Home Improvements

With fall officially underway, now is the perfect time to start crossing off some of those long-overdue home improvements on your to-do list. Before you break ground, it’s important to consider how sustainable or 'green' solutions can factor into your renovation...

How To Find The Best Remodeling Contractors in Orange County

How To Find The Best Remodeling Contractors in Orange County

So you're considering upgrading your home or starting a building project. this is a large undertaking that will require a significant amount of time and money. However, you believe that it is the ideal thing to do in order to improve your home and make it a right for...

What To Know About Building a Swimming Pool in Los Angeles

What To Know About Building a Swimming Pool in Los Angeles

Are you dreaming of the convenience and fun a swimming pool could bring to your backyard? The cooler months are the perfect time to begin planning a swimming pool project, so that you can have your new outdoor living space ready for the summer season. However, you...

9 Scary Ways Your Home Might Be Hiding Damage

9 Scary Ways Your Home Might Be Hiding Damage

Time changes many things — especially houses. Weathering, insects, and materials breaking down can all lead to expensive problems that could complicate your family’s comfort or health. These are a few scary ways your home might be hiding damage and the simple steps...

7 Ways to Effectively Prioritize Your Home Renovation Dreams

7 Ways to Effectively Prioritize Your Home Renovation Dreams

Owning a home is exciting, but it also means you’re responsible for keeping up with improvements and changes to suit your family’s needs. You might decide to repaint, upgrade your heating, ventilation and air conditioning system or build a new deck or addition. Not...

How Much Does an Accessory Dwelling Unit Cost To Build?

How Much Does an Accessory Dwelling Unit Cost To Build?

Thanks to California’s new ADU laws, more homeowners are taking advantage of opportunities to increase their homes’ footprints. Sometimes referred to as granny flats or in-law suites, an accessory dwelling unit is a secondary living space attached to or situated near...

How to Stay Within Budget When Renovating Your Home

How to Stay Within Budget When Renovating Your Home

Renovating is a laborious task. However simple it may seem at first glance – it's not. It's a time and money-consuming process. And, if you're not careful, it can eat up the product of your hard labor and leave you with a result below your expectations. Here is some...

Ultimate Guide to Building a Second Story Addition in Orange County

Ultimate Guide to Building a Second Story Addition in Orange County

In Orange County and Southern California, home prices have reached all-time highs. As a result, many Southern California residents have opted to stay put and improve their quality of life through home renovations rather than moving. As an alternative to purchasing a...

How To Find The Best Home Improvement Contractor In Orange County

How To Find The Best Home Improvement Contractor In Orange County

When homeowners are contemplating a remodel, one of their primary objectives is to select a trustworthy, responsive, and affordable construction company. Construction services are provided by well over 20,000 licensed general contractors in the Orange County and...

10 Ideas to Turn Your Backyard Into the Ultimate Fall Outdoor Hangout

10 Ideas to Turn Your Backyard Into the Ultimate Fall Outdoor Hangout

The Fall in Los Angeles is a wonderful time to gather friends and family and have fun basking in the sun as temperatures drop to...tolerable conditions! You can upgrade your backyard’s aesthetics and increase your property’s value by making small changes. Fire up the...

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