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Aging in Place – Best Home Renovations for Seniors

Aging in Place – Best Home Renovations for Seniors

Home Renovations for Seniors: The Complete Guide As we begin to age, we start looking at things from a different perspective, a wiser set of eyes. It seems as though every decision we make is governed by what is more comfortable and practical, rather than flashy or...

So, You Want To Fire Your Remodeling Contractor?

So, You Want To Fire Your Remodeling Contractor?

Remodeling Is Easy, Right? Hiring a remodeling contractor can be one of the most overwhelming things one may ever experience. Depending on the scope of work being done, your lifestyle and daily routine can be altered for weeks, even months. As your home begins to...

How to Renovate Your Rental Property to Minimize Future Repairs

How to Renovate Your Rental Property to Minimize Future Repairs

Renovating a rental property is essential to stay competitive and attract great tenants. However, it is not something you want to be doing too often. The cost of renovating can get expensive and time-consuming, so it's crucial to prioritize the right projects at...

5 Safety Tips for Renovating With Kids in the House

5 Safety Tips for Renovating With Kids in the House

Finally getting the chance to remodel their home is a dream come true for many homeowners. However, renovations can be stressful during the best of times, and for families with young children and/or a baby, the stress of a remodel can be even greater. Renovations are...

Tips to Help You Find a Good Kitchen Remodeler in Los Angeles

Tips to Help You Find a Good Kitchen Remodeler in Los Angeles

How To Evaluate a Good Kitchen Remodeler? When it comes to remodeling your kitchen, it can be nerve-wracking trying to find a kitchen remodeler you can trust. Particularly if you’ve never hired a contractor before, you may be uncertain where to look. This is...

ADU Financing Guide for Homeowners – Updated 2021

ADU Financing Guide for Homeowners – Updated 2021

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...

Los Angeles ADUs – What You Need To Know For 2021

Los Angeles ADUs – What You Need To Know For 2021

(Updated September 2, 2021) So, you’ve heard about ADUs, 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 investment...

5 Tips to hire a Reputable Renovation Company

5 Tips to hire a Reputable Renovation Company

Hiring a contractor to remodel your home is a major decision.  We’re all aware of this. A contractor is going to impact your life in several significant ways once you’ve hired them. You’re going to be paying a substantial amount of money, you’ll be communicating with...

5 Things to Know When Remodeling a Condo in Los Angeles

5 Things to Know When Remodeling a Condo in Los Angeles

Living in a condominium in Los Angeles comes with many benefits including less maintenance, great amenities, and close proximity to countless dining and shopping options. However, one of the biggest problems with owning a condo is that it can make remodeling a hassle....

10 Best Garage Conversion Ideas For 2021

10 Best Garage Conversion Ideas For 2021

New California laws have made it easier than ever to do a garage conversion on your property. Most homes in Los Angeles and Southern California either have an attached or detached garage, and both are suitable for a conversion. Homeowners today have many options to...

The New 2021 Orange County Granny Flat and Garage Conversions Guide

The New 2021 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...

What Does the Average Bathroom Remodel Cost in Southern California?

What Does the Average Bathroom Remodel Cost in Southern California?

If you are considering remodeling your bathroom in Los Angeles, you likely know that renovating a bathroom can give your home's value a real boost. In addition to recouping much of the original investment in increased property value, owners also enjoy many intrinsic...

Los Angeles Bathroom Remodel Costs – Best Tips For 2021

Los Angeles Bathroom Remodel Costs – Best Tips For 2021

Bathroom Remodel Costs & Tips For Los Angeles When most people think of renovating their home, one thing they usually prioritize is the bathrooms.  Like a kitchen, bathrooms are a part of the house that can make it feel dated and worn. Bathrooms are high traffic,...

2021 Los Angeles Home Remodel Cost Guide

2021 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...

Tips on How to Find a Home Improvement Contractor Near Me

Tips on How to Find a Home Improvement Contractor Near Me

The most challenging part of a home remodel is finding a reliable and reputable home improvement contractor near you. There are endless reasons why you wouldn't want to work with a subpar contractor service — you are not only worried about sticking to a budget, you...

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