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Ultimate Guide to Building a Second Story Addition in Orange County

Ultimate Guide to Building a Second Story Addition in Orange County

In Orange County and Southern California, home prices have reached all-time highs. As a result, many Southern California residents have opted to stay put and improve their quality of life through home renovations rather than moving. As an alternative to purchasing a...

How To Find The Best Home Improvement Contractor In Orange County

How To Find The Best Home Improvement Contractor In Orange County

When homeowners are contemplating a remodel, one of their primary objectives is to select a trustworthy, responsive, and affordable construction company. Construction services are provided by well over 20,000 licensed general contractors in the Orange County and...

10 Ideas to Turn Your Backyard Into the Ultimate Fall Outdoor Hangout

10 Ideas to Turn Your Backyard Into the Ultimate Fall Outdoor Hangout

The Fall in Los Angeles is a wonderful time to gather friends and family and have fun basking in the sun as temperatures drop to...tolerable conditions! You can upgrade your backyard’s aesthetics and increase your property’s value by making small changes. Fire up the...

Need More Space? Consider a Finished Garage For Your Home

Need More Space? Consider a Finished Garage For Your Home

A finished garage is a relatively simple way to expand the amount of usable square footage in a home without having to build an all-new addition. And thanks to California’s new ADU laws, garage conversions are easier than ever. Here’s everything you need to know about...

What Is a Detached ADU? Everything You Need To Know For 2022

What Is a Detached ADU? Everything You Need To Know For 2022

Ever wish you had a little more space? With a detached accessory dwelling unit — also called a detached ADU, granny flat or in-law suite — it’s easy to expand the amount of living space you have to work with. For some, a simple garage conversion is all you need to...

How to Protect Your Home During the Renovation Process

How to Protect Your Home During the Renovation Process

Home renovations can be stressful - whether you decide to stay in your home during the process or not. It's important to protect your home as it is essential in preventing damage to your house’s interior and exterior. Safety measures must be taken to ensure that your...

2022 Los Angeles Kitchen Remodel Costs and Tips

2022 Los Angeles Kitchen Remodel Costs and Tips

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 their kitchen and adjacent areas. We’re in the kitchen preparing...

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...

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