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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...

How to Spot a Dishonest Contractor Before It’s Too Late

How to Spot a Dishonest Contractor Before It’s Too Late

How to Spot a Dishonest Contractor Before It's Too Late There's no shortage of renovation contractors these days...but how do you know if they're any good? The number of dishonest contractors may surprise you. Here at GreatBuildz, a free service that connects...

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...

Will 4 New California ADU Laws Help First-Time Home Buyers?

Will 4 New California ADU Laws Help First-Time Home Buyers?

Anyone who’s been searching for a home in Los Angeles will tell you how expensive it is, even for an entry-level house.  It really is hard to find that perfect home for a reasonable price, especially in places like West LA. This is especially burdensome for first-time...

Building an ADU Above Your Garage: Here’s the (Second) Story

Building an ADU Above Your Garage: Here’s the (Second) Story

Homeowners might know that the California state government has relaxed the rules and restrictions around building an ADU (Accessory Dwelling Unit or Additional Dwelling Unit) in Los Angeles & throughout Southern California. This is exciting, as you can now...

Why You Should Never Hire an Unlicensed Contractor

Why You Should Never Hire an Unlicensed Contractor

When in doubt, do not hire an unlicensed contractor. At some point in time, every homeowner has had (or will have) the “lovely” experience of requiring some sort of minor electrical or plumbing repair within his or her home. Often times, you ask your friends,...

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...

5 Benefits of Garage Remodeling in Los Angeles

5 Benefits of Garage Remodeling in Los Angeles

Personalize your home and expand your living area with a garage conversion by a professional garage remodeling company in Los Angeles. If you need an additional bedroom, home office, or accessory dwelling unit, then review these five benefits today. Here at...

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...

How To Hire The Best Pros For a Home Remodeling Project

How To Hire The Best Pros For a Home Remodeling Project

Home remodeling can be a stressful, time-consuming, and costly undertaking. To avoid budget and schedule overruns as well as unnecessary frustration, consider leaving the project to professionals. Experienced home remodeling professionals will see to it that the...

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,...

6 Things To Know Before Your Kitchen Remodeling Project

6 Things To Know Before Your Kitchen Remodeling Project

Kitchen remodeling can be an exciting experience. Such a vital part of the home demands the utmost attention to detail — anything from the room layout, to the appliances, surfaces, colors, and lighting can affect how functional the space becomes. However, kitchen...

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...

What Kitchen Countertops Will Be in Style For 2022?

What Kitchen Countertops Will Be in Style For 2022?

If you're curious what kitchen countertops are in style for 2022, the answer is easy. The trends for this year favor durable, practical, attractive, and eco-friendly materials. The only thing left is to explore countertop ideas and choose the one that best suits your...

Find the Best Residential Remodeling Contractors in Los Angeles

Find the Best Residential Remodeling Contractors in Los Angeles

If you're planning a house remodeling project, this article will help you choose the best residential remodeling contractors in Los Angeles. Here at GreatBuildz, a free service that connects homeowners in Los Angeles, Orange County, Ventura or San Diego with reliable...

How to Convert Your Garage to Living Space

How to Convert Your Garage to Living Space

If you're reading this, you may be considering adding space to your home. Perhaps you need extra, independent space for your child coming home from college. It might be that your children are all grown up and you need more space for an entirely different reason,...

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