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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,...

ADU Financing Guide for Homeowners – Updated for 2022

ADU Financing Guide for Homeowners – Updated for 2022

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...

Top 5 Best Bathroom Remodeling Contractors in Los Angeles

Top 5 Best Bathroom Remodeling Contractors in Los Angeles

Whether you’re building a new bathroom as part of a garage conversion, creating a spa-like retreat with all the latest amenities in the master bath, or just updating bathrooms to boost your home’s resale value, it’s important to hire an experienced and reliable...

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...

Why Communication Is Key During Your Home Renovation

Why Communication Is Key During Your Home Renovation

There are many steps to the remodeling process, from planning to demolition. Along the way, homeowners and contractors must communicate effectively and honestly. A lack of communication may slow down the project and lead to unexpected challenges. Here are a few more...

Los Angeles Garage Conversion ADU in 2022 – Your Complete Guide

Los Angeles Garage Conversion ADU in 2022 – Your Complete Guide

(Updated August 16, 2022) I recently did a garage conversion with a detached garage behind my home.  The garage was 468 square feet with dimensions of 18’ x 26’. I always wanted to convert my garage into a living space, but I didn’t know where to start. I've known...

7 Best Money-Saving Tips for Remodeling a Kitchen

7 Best Money-Saving Tips for Remodeling a Kitchen

For many homeowners, the kitchen is the hub of the home. It’s more than just a place to prepare a meal. It’s a place to connect with friends and family. It’s a place to gear up for the day ahead or recharge in the evening. So it’s no surprise that one of the most...

Studio Garage Apartments: What To Know About Converting a Garage

Studio Garage Apartments: What To Know About Converting a Garage

According to a report by the American Housing Survey, about 80% of American homeowners have a garage or carport. Yet the majority don’t actually use them for parking their cars. For many, they’re simply cluttered storage spaces. Sound familiar? Now consider the fact...

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...

Tips & Guidance on Adding a Bathroom to Your Garage

Tips & Guidance on Adding a Bathroom to Your Garage

Since the start of the pandemic, homeowners have been looking for ways to get the most out of their spaces. For many, this means renovating the garage to eke out some extra square footage — and with good reason. Dreaming of a decked-out home office? Gym? Workshop?...

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...

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