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How to Find the Best Landscape Contractors in Los Angeles

How to Find the Best Landscape Contractors in Los Angeles

The key to successful backyard landscaping is hiring the right contractor. But with dozens of landscape contractors in Los Angeles, all exhibiting different levels of experience and expertise, it can be difficult to choose the right one for your project. This guide...

Ultimate Guide to Building a Second Story Addition in Los Angeles

Ultimate Guide to Building a Second Story Addition in Los Angeles

Home prices have hit an all-time high in Los Angeles and Southern California. This rise has seen many homeowners in Southern California choose to stay put and do home renovations to improve their quality of life at home rather than moving. Some homeowners are even...

6 Home Renovation Ideas for Pet Owners

6 Home Renovation Ideas for Pet Owners

Because pets are often seen as family members, it's no surprise that many pet owners think about their pets' needs when upgrading their homes. Having a pet, whether it's a cat, dog, or a tank of fish, has a significant impact on your home remodeling selections as a...

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. Renovating can get expensive and time-consuming, so it's crucial to prioritize the right projects at the right time....

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...

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...

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....

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...

Hiring a Contractor for a Property Damage or Home Insurance Claim

Hiring a Contractor for a Property Damage or Home Insurance Claim

When you have an emergency that causes property damage in your home, the first thing on your mind is restoring your home back to normal. And usually one of your first phone calls is to the insurance company to find out if the property damage is covered and how you can...

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...

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...

What Will Your Home Insurance Policy Cover?

What Will Your Home Insurance Policy Cover?

Your house is likely your biggest and most important asset. Considering all the hard work that you poured into the acquisition or construction of that building you now call your home, it’s only right to protect it with homeowners insurance. As long as you have an...

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