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10 Best Tips For Finding an ADU Contractor In LA

10 Best Tips For Finding an ADU Contractor In LA

How Do You Find an ADU Contractor You Can Trust? Most people considering a renovation are keenly aware of the potential stressors involved when undertaking such a major project. Whether it’s a kitchen remodel, Accessary dwelling unit,...

2021 Los Angeles Kitchen Remodel Costs and Tips

2021 Los Angeles Kitchen Remodel Costs and Tips

Kitchen Remodel Costs and Tips in Los Angeles: What You Should Know 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...

Los Angeles Bathroom Remodel Costs – Best Tips For 2021

Los Angeles Bathroom Remodel Costs – Best Tips For 2021

Bathroom Remodel Costs & Tips For Los Angeles When most people think of renovating their home, one thing they usually prioritize is the bathrooms.  Like a kitchen, bathrooms are a part of the house that can make it feel dated and worn. Bathrooms are high traffic,...

How to Find The Right General Contractors For Any Project

How to Find The Right General Contractors For Any Project

2021 Guide to the Best Los Angeles General Contractors Everyone knows it's daunting to begin planning for a home improvement or renovation project. People know the costs will be substantial, there is likely to be a disruption to their life during construction, and a...

Los Angeles ADU Rental Guide

Los Angeles ADU Rental Guide

Guide to Building an ADU Rental for Extra Income in Los Angeles As ADUs are becoming a major part of the real estate landscape in Los Angeles and Southern California, many homeowners believe building an ADU is a good opportunity.  There are many reasons people are...

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As homes start to age and become old & outdated, many homeowners start thinking about a home renovation.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...

Los Angeles Garage Conversion in 2021 – The Affordable ADU

Los Angeles Garage Conversion in 2021 – The Affordable ADU

(Updated January 3, 2021) What You Need To Know About a Garage Conversion Garage Conversion in Los Angeles 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...

Los Angeles ADUs – What You Need To Know For 2021

Los Angeles ADUs – What You Need To Know For 2021

(Updated January 2, 2021) So, you’ve heard about ADUs, eh? Maybe a friend was talking about her ‘granny flat’, you saw your neighbor recently did a garage conversion, or perhaps you overheard your coworkers talking about their latest investment opportunity. Well,...

10 Key Points to a Construction Contract

10 Key Points to a Construction Contract

Here at GreatBuildz, a free service that connects homeowners with reliable general contractors, we know the importance of a good construction contract - that's why we asked two experienced attorneys to share their perspective on the most important aspects of a...

2021 Home Remodeling Design Trends in Los Angeles

2021 Home Remodeling Design Trends in Los Angeles

When people think about remodeling, they usually get excited about envisioning the beautiful new space they want to create.  Most people want to update their homes in order to get rid of old, worn, and outdated elements and replace them with new finishes that reflect...

Can’t Sell Your House? 6 Mistakes You Might Be Making

Can’t Sell Your House? 6 Mistakes You Might Be Making

Here at GreatBuildz, a free service that connects homeowners with reliable general contractors, we know the importance of selling a home quickly and at a good price – that’s why we invited Julia Weaver from Redfin (an online real estate brokerage) to discuss her take...

How to Deal with Contractor Delays – Bad Contractor Series Part 2

How to Deal with Contractor Delays – Bad Contractor Series Part 2

How To Deal With Contractor Delays Before we dig into this, don't forget to check out part 1 of our Bad Contractors series: How To Spot a Bad Contractor Those of us who have used the services of a general contractor to renovate a home know that it can be a stressful...

How To Spot a Bad Contractor Before It’s Too Late – Part 1

How To Spot a Bad Contractor Before It’s Too Late – Part 1

Everything you need to know about bad contractors, how to avoid them, and what to do if you're stuck with one Although people aren’t always fully aware, hiring a general contractor to renovate your home is a daunting and risky endeavor.  The process of renovating...

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