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10 Tips for Finding the Perfect Orange County ADU Contractor

10 Tips for Finding the Perfect Orange County ADU Contractor

If you're planning on building an Orange County ADU, it's crucial that you find the right contractor for the project. And while you're searching for the best ADU contractor in Orange County, there are a number of steps you can take to sort the good from the bad and...

Orange County Bathroom Renovation Costs — Top Tips for 2022

Orange County Bathroom Renovation Costs — Top Tips for 2022

Orange County bathroom renovations are among the most popular home improvement projects within the area, and with good reason. In a relatively small space, you’re able to go big with your personal style and preferences. This is your chance to build an en-suite escape,...

Planning a Galley Kitchen Remodel? Costs and Tips for 2022

Planning a Galley Kitchen Remodel? Costs and Tips for 2022

The galley kitchen is having a moment. Though the term might dredge up memories of too many roommates squeezing past one another in your first-ever apartment, there’s a lot to be said for these small-but-mighty spaces.  Typically, galley kitchens are hallway-like...

8 Full Home Remodel Tips That Every Homeowner Needs

8 Full Home Remodel Tips That Every Homeowner Needs

It's no secret that remodeling a home can be incredibly costly work. From buying supplies to hiring the right team to work with you: you'll feel the strain on your bank account. So, if you don't want to overspend and are more cautious, these are the top ways to save...

The Top 5 Kitchen Remodel Contractors in Los Angeles

The Top 5 Kitchen Remodel Contractors in Los Angeles

A kitchen remodel is one of the most impactful home improvement projects there is. The kitchen tends to be the hub of the home, and a renovation is a great opportunity to truly make it your own. Kitchen updates also can improve your home’s market value, so it's...

Eco-Friendly Home Improvement Projects to Save Water This Summer

Eco-Friendly Home Improvement Projects to Save Water This Summer

In response to major drought conditions, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti announced that eco-friendly measures would be taken by the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power as they begin Phase 3 of their emergency water conservation plan. The transition, which went...

Small Renovation Ideas That Won’t Blow Your Budget

Small Renovation Ideas That Won’t Blow Your Budget

Big Changes for Little Budgets It’s not an oxymoron. When you renovate or remodel, sometimes even the tiniest of changes can make a major impact, and you don’t have to break the bank either. With the right planning and a can-do attitude, you can pull off big changes...

9 Ways To Make Renovation Plans Around Moving Into Your New Home

9 Ways To Make Renovation Plans Around Moving Into Your New Home

People don’t always find their dream homes right away. Sometimes they need to make renovation plans to create a residence that suits their needs. You may want to make renovation plans and upgrade your current house before moving or add to a new one you don’t live in...

The 9 Most Common Upgrades Fixer-Uppers Need

The 9 Most Common Upgrades Fixer-Uppers Need

Buying a fixer-upper might seem like a lot of work at first. However, it can save money and give you a chance to create your dream home, and it also expands your options within this competitive market. However, it will need a few upgrades.  Here at GreatBuildz, a free...

Green Remodeling Tips for an Eco-Friendly Home

Green Remodeling Tips for an Eco-Friendly Home

There is no doubt that making your home more eco-friendly may require some effort on your part. That is probably the main reason why going green is unappealing to many. However, this doesn't have to be hard. This process can be a breeze if you know what you are doing,...

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...

Top 5 Best Bathroom Remodeling Contractors in Los Angeles

Top 5 Best Bathroom Remodeling Contractors in Los Angeles

Whether you’re building a new bathroom as part of a garage conversion, creating a spa-like retreat with all the latest amenities in the master bath, or just updating bathrooms to boost your home’s resale value, it’s important to hire an experienced and reliable...

7 Trending Exterior Projects to do This Summer

7 Trending Exterior Projects to do This Summer

When summer comes along, most people set their sights on their homes' exterior. From aesthetic changes like updating your siding to changes that allow you to get more use out of your property, like adding a patio or porch, there are plenty of exterior projects for...

Los Angeles ADUs – Everything You Need To Know For 2022

Los Angeles ADUs – Everything You Need To Know For 2022

(Updated September 2, 2021) So, you’ve heard about ADUs in Los Angeles, eh? Maybe a friend was talking about her ‘granny flat’ or 'casita', you saw your neighbor recently did a garage conversion, or perhaps you overheard your coworkers talking about their latest...

8 Hurdles That Can Derail Your Renovation Project

8 Hurdles That Can Derail Your Renovation Project

After the pandemic, many people were looking for ways to freshen up their space. Kitchen and bathroom remodel are popular among homeowners. Some people even renovate their outdoor space by adding a deck. These projects often have multiple steps and sometimes come with...

10 Ways to Renovate on a Budget

10 Ways to Renovate on a Budget

Renovating on a budget always reminds me of Trading Spaces—the show with Ty Pennington remodeling rooms on a tight budget. As fun as it would be to have Ty surprise us with a home makeover, we probably won’t have that luxury. The good news is we don’t have to win on a...

2022 Orange County Home Remodel Cost Guide

2022 Orange County Home Remodel Cost Guide

Remodeling in Orange County? Regardless of the size of your home and the scope of your project, you’ll want to plan ahead for your budget. While there’s no one-size-fits-all formula for estimating home remodel costs, we can give you a rough idea of what to expect. ...

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