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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. ...

5 Tips for Living At Home While Renovating

5 Tips for Living At Home While Renovating

Choosing to live in your house while renovating is a big decision. Of course, you may not have a choice in the matter for budgetary reasons. Whether you’re looking to do a major remodeling project or a minor upgrade, your family will likely face dust, noise, and an...

Tips for Remodeling on a Budget

Tips for Remodeling on a Budget

Overdue for a change? You’re not alone. Remote work trends coupled with a red-hot housing market have many looking to update and upgrade their homes. On a budget? Again, you’re not alone. And the good news is that an affordable remodel is within easy reach with some...

7 Best Renovations to Spruce up Your Home for Spring

7 Best Renovations to Spruce up Your Home for Spring

Spring is a time when everything is fresh and new. The season often elicits the desire to spruce up your home and do a few renovations. Most homeowners have more potential projects than they have time to tackle. The list can seem overwhelming. Knowing what others are...

10 Best Return on Investment (ROI) Home Improvements in Los Angeles

10 Best Return on Investment (ROI) Home Improvements in Los Angeles

Regardless of whether you are interested in selling your house or are planning to stay put for a while, sprucing the place up is always something to consider. However, before you've gone through with it, it's important to note that not all renovations are worth the...

Reality Check: Your Renovation Won’t Be Perfect

Reality Check: Your Renovation Won’t Be Perfect

How To Set Realistic Expectations For Your Home Renovation Project Here at GreatBuildz, a free service that connects homeowners in Los Angeles, Orange County, Ventura & San Diego with reliable general contractors, we talk to homeowners and contractors every day...

10 Hidden Costs of Remodeling Your Home

10 Hidden Costs of Remodeling Your Home

Home renovations are usually quite exciting for homeowners. The thought of upgrading your living space for greater functionality and style is something to look forward to, especially if you've been saving up for your project for a long time. As incredible as it feels...

How To Get an Accurate Construction Estimate on Your Renovation

How To Get an Accurate Construction Estimate on Your Renovation

In the world of home renovations, staying on budget and on schedule starts with getting an accurate construction estimate. Here at GreatBuildz, a free service that connects homeowners in Los Angeles, Orange County, Ventura & San Diego with reliable general...

Never Make These 3 Home Renovation Mistakes

Never Make These 3 Home Renovation Mistakes

I should have known better. No matter how much experience you have, it's still easy to make stupid home renovation mistakes. I’ve been in construction for over 15 years. My focus has been helping owners and clients avoid the common pitfalls of the industry. My job is...

Are Granny Flats The Best Idea For Retirees in Los Angeles?

Are Granny Flats The Best Idea For Retirees in Los Angeles?

Senior Preparing Food in a Granny Flat ADU     |    Credit: Getty Images Is a Granny Flat ADU a Good Idea For Seniors and Retirees in Los Angeles? You may have heard: the population of seniors and retirees is expected to surge in the near future. Over the next decade,...

What Is a Contractor’s Bond and Why Should I Have One?

What Is a Contractor’s Bond and Why Should I Have One?

Do you know what a contractor’s bond is? If you are planning to hire a contractor to remodel your home, then you should! Here at GreatBuildz, a free service that connects homeowners in Los Angeles, Orange County, Ventura & San Diego with reliable general...

7 Practical Tips Before Moving into a New Home

7 Practical Tips Before Moving into a New Home

Moving into a new house could be an exciting prospect, a chance to redecorate and bring positive changes to your everyday life. However, it is best to remember what we have faced in the past year, and because of the pandemic many have suffered financial difficulties,...

The Best Luxury Additions for Your Home in 2022

The Best Luxury Additions for Your Home in 2022

You deserve to feel like your home is an oasis — a place of luxury where you can relax and lounge. No matter where you live or what your house looks like right now, there are many ways to get creative and make that dream a reality. Here are some luxury additions to...

How California Homeowners Can Increase Home Resale Value

How California Homeowners Can Increase Home Resale Value

As the market slowly cools off, California homeowners are more interested than ever in finding ways to make sure their properties resell for as much as possible. However, choosing between the many potential renovations makes moving forward with your remodeling and...

Always Start with a Home Renovation Budget Checklist

Always Start with a Home Renovation Budget Checklist

The three major parts of renovation success often boil down to having clear goals, preparing properly, and carefully selecting the professionals who will complete your renovation. A successful home remodel is based on knowing your desired outcome, being clear about...

Renovations to Do Before the Baby Arrives

Renovations to Do Before the Baby Arrives

Such an exciting period for your family! Not much can compare to the joy of welcoming a new tiny human into your life. One that you created and delivered into this world, no less. This precious little bundle of joy may be tiny, but it will bring tremendous changes in...

2022 Los Angeles Home Remodel Cost Guide

2022 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...

Top Fall Home Renovations According to Real Estate Agents

Top Fall Home Renovations According to Real Estate Agents

As the housing market becomes increasingly more favorable for sellers, you may be thinking it’s finally time to put that ‘For Sale’ sign up on your lawn. Although now is a great time, sellers would be remiss not to consider a few fall home renovation projects to...

Whole House Remodel Costs & Tips for Los Angeles

Whole House Remodel Costs & Tips for Los Angeles

As homes start to age and become old & outdated, many homeowners start thinking about a home renovation. Some people look around their home to decide which room or project to start on. Others decide that undertaking a whole house remodel makes the most sense so...

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