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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...

How to Choose a Kitchen Remodeling Contractor

How to Choose a Kitchen Remodeling Contractor

Remodeling a kitchen is among the most impactful home renovation projects one can undertake, and it provides an incredible opportunity to make your kitchen more functional and modern. Open kitchens are trendy and, when properly designed, serve as a central hub to your...

How To Find a Garage Conversion Contractor in Orange County

How To Find a Garage Conversion Contractor in Orange County

You’ve probably heard about the new laws and regulations in Orange County regarding Accessory Dwelling Units and garage conversions.  A garage conversion is the most cost-effective way to create a ‘second home’ or Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) on your property because...

Costs and Tips For Planning a Small Bathroom Remodel

Costs and Tips For Planning a Small Bathroom Remodel

Everyone knows that renovating your home can be an expensive and daunting undertaking. But one of the simplest ways to improve your home is to start with a small bathroom remodel. This is a reasonably affordable and straightforward project that can be accomplished...

Home Construction Costs in Los Angeles

Home Construction Costs in Los Angeles

The housing shortage and cost of living in California have been in the headlines for some time. Not helping the matter are construction costs in Los Angeles. They were $35 more expensive per square foot compared to the rest of the state, according to a March 2020...

How To Find a Good Home Contractor

How To Find a Good Home Contractor

So, you’re thinking about remodeling your home or undertaking a construction project. You know this is a major endeavor that will require a lot of your time and money. But, you believe it’s the right thing to do to improve your home and make it a wonderful space for...

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