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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...

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...

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...

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...

9 Ways To Make Renovation Plans Around Moving Into Your New Home

9 Ways To Make Renovation Plans Around Moving Into Your New Home

People don’t always find their dream homes right away. Sometimes they need to make renovation plans to create a residence that suits their needs. You may want to make renovation plans and upgrade your current house before moving or add to a new one you don’t live in...

The 9 Most Common Upgrades Fixer-Uppers Need

The 9 Most Common Upgrades Fixer-Uppers Need

Buying a fixer-upper might seem like a lot of work at first. However, it can save money and give you a chance to create your dream home, and it also expands your options within this competitive market. However, it will need a few upgrades.  Here at GreatBuildz, a free...

Green Remodeling Tips for an Eco-Friendly Home

Green Remodeling Tips for an Eco-Friendly Home

There is no doubt that making your home more eco-friendly may require some effort on your part. That is probably the main reason why going green is unappealing to many. However, this doesn't have to be hard. This process can be a breeze if you know what you are doing,...

7 Trending Exterior Projects to do This Summer

7 Trending Exterior Projects to do This Summer

When summer comes along, most people set their sights on their homes' exterior. From aesthetic changes like updating your siding to changes that allow you to get more use out of your property, like adding a patio or porch, there are plenty of exterior projects for...

8 Hurdles That Can Derail Your Renovation Project

8 Hurdles That Can Derail Your Renovation Project

After the pandemic, many people were looking for ways to freshen up their space. Kitchen and bathroom remodel are popular among homeowners. Some people even renovate their outdoor space by adding a deck. These projects often have multiple steps and sometimes come with...

10 Ways to Renovate on a Budget

10 Ways to Renovate on a Budget

Renovating on a budget always reminds me of Trading Spaces—the show with Ty Pennington remodeling rooms on a tight budget. As fun as it would be to have Ty surprise us with a home makeover, we probably won’t have that luxury. The good news is we don’t have to win on a...

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 a home remodel cost, 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...

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