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10 Steps To a Successful Kitchen Remodel Process

10 Steps To a Successful Kitchen Remodel Process

A kitchen remodel is a significant and expensive project, so most people need to do some research before jumping into this project. Especially if you’ve never renovated a kitchen, it’s a good idea to understand the step-by-step process involved in remodeling a...

Prefab ADUs vs. Stick-Built ADUs: Which is Better?

Prefab ADUs vs. Stick-Built ADUs: Which is Better?

When it comes to building an ADU, there are a few different construction options: stick-built and prefab ADUs are the two most common.  The term ‘stick-built' refers to the traditional method of construction; building the entire structure on site from the foundation...

Hiring a Contractor for a Property Damage or Home Insurance Claim

Hiring a Contractor for a Property Damage or Home Insurance Claim

When you have an emergency that causes property damage in your home, the first thing on your mind is restoring your home back to normal. And usually one of your first phone calls is to the insurance company to find out if the property damage is covered and how you can...

Our Best Bathroom Addition Tips – Cost To Add a Bathroom In 2021

Our Best Bathroom Addition Tips – Cost To Add a Bathroom In 2021

In Los Angeles and Southern California, quite a few of the homes built before the 1970s were constructed with only a limited number of bathrooms. Although this was the trend many decades ago, modern homeowners often prefer to have more than one or two bathrooms in...

How To Find the Top Construction Companies In Southern California

How To Find the Top Construction Companies In Southern California

When homeowners want to do a home remodel or residential construction project, they usually start by seeking out a list of the top construction companies that are reputable, responsive & honest. Unfortunately finding good construction companies can sometimes feel...

How Do You Compare Contractor Bids For Your Home Remodel?

How Do You Compare Contractor Bids For Your Home Remodel?

When you’re considering a home improvement project, most experts suggest meeting at least three renovation contractors to get multiple contractor bids. This seems like a very reasonable suggestion, but often a problem arises when those bids come in. Sometimes...

How To Find the Best Home Renovation Contractors

How To Find the Best Home Renovation Contractors

Renovating your home can be a daunting and expensive experience, but many people still choose to renovate because the final product is worth all the effort. People who have renovated in the past will generally tell you they...

5 Home Security Ideas to Add to Your Renovation Plans

5 Home Security Ideas to Add to Your Renovation Plans

Nobody can argue that safety is an important factor when creating the perfect home. During your next home renovation, you can take these extra steps to improve your home security so that your belongings and loved ones are safe. At GreatBuildz, a free service that...

How Much Does a Backyard Remodel Cost in Los Angeles for 2021?

How Much Does a Backyard Remodel Cost in Los Angeles for 2021?

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...

How To Plan The Perfect Backyard Remodel In Southern California

How To Plan The Perfect Backyard Remodel In Southern California

A major reason why people love living in Los Angeles and Southern California is the terrific climate which allows us to spend so much time outdoors.  In addition to time spent on active outdoor activities like hiking, biking, and enjoying the beach, people also want...

Home Improvement Financing and Loan Options for 2021

Home Improvement Financing and Loan Options for 2021

Recently, in Los Angeles and Southern California, there has been a spike in home renovation and remodeling activity.  With people spending more time at home, they are deciding to make improvements to their existing space, expanding their homes, or adding an ADU or...

Master Bedroom Addition: Costs & Tips For 2021

Master Bedroom Addition: Costs & Tips For 2021

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...

How To Find a List of General Contractors Near Me

How To Find a List of General Contractors Near Me

Finding a few local general contractors might seem simple, as there are plenty of contractor list sites that all have a seemingly never-ending list of ‘highly rated’ contractors. However, I want to share with you two statistics that might convince you that finding a...

Ideas for Small Bathroom Remodels

Ideas for Small Bathroom Remodels

A cramped master bathroom, half-bath, or powder room can literally put a damper on your day. Yet tight space, outdated fixtures, and limited lighting don’t have to be permanent. An experienced contractor can help update your bathroom. If you’re struggling to find 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...

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