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2022 Los Angeles Home Remodel Cost Guide

2022 Los Angeles Home Remodel Cost Guide

Unlike a simple purchase like buying a car or vacuum,  the range for a remodel cost can vary greatly because there are so many factors and variables involved. If two neighbors renovate the exact same space in each of their homes, it's quite possible one of them could...

You Need a Comprehensive Bathroom Remodel Budget

You Need a Comprehensive Bathroom Remodel Budget

It's easy to get carried away when you're getting ready to remodel your bathroom. Before you start buying tiles and paint, be sure you know exactly what you want to do with the space and the total bathroom remodel cost. Make sure that you start by creating a detailed...

Top Fall Home Renovations According to Real Estate Agents

Top Fall Home Renovations According to Real Estate Agents

As the housing market becomes increasingly more favorable for sellers, you may be thinking it’s finally time to put that ‘For Sale’ sign up on your lawn. Although now is a great time, sellers would be remiss not to consider a few fall home renovation projects to...

How to Prepare a Kitchen Remodel Budget in Los Angeles

How to Prepare a Kitchen Remodel Budget in Los Angeles

If there is one thing that overwhelms many homeowners who want to renovate, it’s coming up with a budget for a kitchen remodel. The kitchen is a special room in every home, and everyone wants to give it the adequate attention it deserves. A kitchen remodel budget in...

Whole House Remodel Costs & Tips for Los Angeles

Whole House Remodel Costs & Tips for Los Angeles

As homes start to age and become old & outdated, many homeowners start thinking about a home renovation. Some people look around their home to decide which room or project to start on. Others decide that undertaking a whole house remodel makes the most sense so...

Master Bedroom Addition: Costs & Tips For 2022

Master Bedroom Addition: Costs & Tips For 2022

In many areas of Los Angeles and Southern California, most homes were originally built without a true master bedroom suite. Although this was the standard many years ago, many homeowners today prefer to have a private master bedroom suite with its own lavish bathroom...

Find a Great ADU Contractor in Los Angeles

Find a Great ADU Contractor in Los Angeles

How Do You Find the Best ADU Contractors? Make sure to ask for contractors that do the kind of work you need. A recommendation to a plumbing contractor won’t help you if you need a kitchen remodeler. Also, if you seek recommendations on Facebook or any other online...

2022 Los Angeles Kitchen Remodel Costs and Tips

2022 Los Angeles Kitchen Remodel Costs and Tips

Kitchen Remodel Costs and Tips in Los Angeles: What You Should Know Some people have called the kitchen the ‘heart of the home’, and I think that’s a pretty good description. With the trend of open kitchens, most families spend a large portion of their at-home time in...

Why You Must ALWAYS Hire a Licensed, Bonded, and Insured Contractor

Why You Must ALWAYS Hire a Licensed, Bonded, and Insured Contractor

There is always a certain level of risk involved in any construction project, whether it’s new home construction or a simple home renovation. However, choosing an uninsured contractor is a risk you should never take. Here at GreatBuildz, a free service that personally...

How Much Does a Backyard Remodel Cost in Los Angeles for 2022?

How Much Does a Backyard Remodel Cost in Los Angeles for 2022?

In Los Angeles and throughout Southern California, creating a usable and lovely backyard is a priority for many homeowners. However, backyard remodel costs are not insignificant. Many of the amenities in a backyard can be relatively expensive, but are well worth it...

Which Home Improvement Projects Should You Leave to Professionals?

Which Home Improvement Projects Should You Leave to Professionals?

Making updates to your home can enhance your space and increase its value. Sometimes it may seem like a more cost-effective option to just do it yourself, but this can lead some homeowners down a much more stressful path. DIY renovation projects are great for...

The New 2022 Orange County Granny Flat and Garage Conversions Guide

The New 2022 Orange County Granny Flat and Garage Conversions Guide

Everything You Need To Know About Granny Flats and Garage Conversions in Orange County An ADU (see ADU definition here) is an accessory dwelling unit, otherwise referred to as a granny flat, additional dwelling unit, or garage conversion. It can be defined as a second...

How to Find the Best Landscape Contractors in Los Angeles

How to Find the Best Landscape Contractors in Los Angeles

The key to successful backyard landscaping is hiring the right contractor. But with dozens of landscape contractors in Los Angeles, all exhibiting different levels of experience and expertise, it can be difficult to choose the right one for your project. This guide...

How to Find The Right General Contractors For Any Project

How to Find The Right General Contractors For Any Project

2021 Guide to the Best Los Angeles General Contractors Everyone knows it's daunting to begin planning for a home improvement or renovation project. People know the costs will be substantial, there is likely to be a disruption to their life during construction, and a...

How Much Does a Kitchen Renovation Cost in Los Angeles?

How Much Does a Kitchen Renovation Cost in Los Angeles?

Kitchens are often considered the hub of the home, so it's not surprising many homeowners see the kitchen as the space they most want to renovate and modernize. Kitchens are generally a reasonably straightforward project to renovate, as long as you’re prepared with...

Top 6 Kitchen Design Tips From The Pros

Top 6 Kitchen Design Tips From The Pros

The world of kitchen design is constantly evolving, and it can be hard to know where to start when it comes to planning out the perfect design for your home. Focusing on the perfect layout and overall aesthetic is often the primary concern, and while these are vital...

ADU Financing Guide for Homeowners – Updated for 2022

ADU Financing Guide for Homeowners – Updated for 2022

Which ADU Financing Option is Right For You? An ADU, otherwise known as an Accessory Dwelling Unit is defined as a second unit on a residential lot in addition to the main house (or main multifamily building). Recently, both in California and in Los Angeles, these...

Ultimate Guide to Building a Second Story Addition in Los Angeles

Ultimate Guide to Building a Second Story Addition in Los Angeles

Home prices have hit an all-time high in Los Angeles and Southern California. This rise has seen many homeowners in Southern California choose to stay put and do home renovations to improve their quality of life at home rather than moving. Some homeowners are even...

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