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Master Bedroom Addition: Costs & Tips For 2022

Master Bedroom Addition: Costs & Tips For 2022

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...

Find a Great ADU Contractor in Los Angeles

Find a Great ADU Contractor in Los Angeles

How Do You Find the Best ADU Contractors? Make sure to ask for contractors that do the kind of work you need. A recommendation to a plumbing contractor won’t help you if you need a kitchen remodeler. Also, if you seek recommendations on Facebook or any other online...

2022 Los Angeles Kitchen Remodel Costs and Tips

2022 Los Angeles Kitchen Remodel Costs and Tips

Costs and Tips For Kitchen Remodel  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...

Why You Must ALWAYS Hire a Licensed, Bonded, and Insured Contractor

Why You Must ALWAYS Hire a Licensed, Bonded, and Insured Contractor

There is always a certain level of risk involved in any construction project, whether it’s new home construction or a simple home renovation. However, choosing an uninsured contractor is a risk you should never take. Here at GreatBuildz, a free service that personally...

How Much Does a Backyard Remodel Cost in Los Angeles for 2022?

How Much Does a Backyard Remodel Cost in Los Angeles for 2022?

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...

Which Home Improvement Projects Should You Leave to Professionals?

Which Home Improvement Projects Should You Leave to Professionals?

Making updates to your home can enhance your space and increase its value. Sometimes it may seem like a more cost-effective option to just do it yourself, but this can lead some homeowners down a much more stressful path. DIY renovation projects are great for...

The New 2022 Orange County Granny Flat and Garage Conversions Guide

The New 2022 Orange County Granny Flat and Garage Conversions Guide

Everything You Need To Know About Granny Flats and Garage Conversions in Orange County An ADU (see ADU definition here) is an accessory dwelling unit, otherwise referred to as a granny flat, additional dwelling unit, or garage conversion. It can be defined as a second...

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...

How to Find The Right General Contractors For Any Project

How to Find The Right General Contractors For Any Project

2022 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...

How Much Does a Kitchen Renovation Cost in Los Angeles?

How Much Does a Kitchen Renovation Cost in Los Angeles?

Kitchens are often considered the hub of the home, so it's not surprising many homeowners see the kitchen as the space they most want to renovate and modernize. Kitchens are generally a reasonably straightforward project to renovate, as long as you’re prepared with...

Top 6 Kitchen Design Tips From The Pros

Top 6 Kitchen Design Tips From The Pros

The world of kitchen design is constantly evolving, and it can be hard to know where to start when it comes to planning out the perfect design for your home. Focusing on the perfect layout and overall aesthetic is often the primary concern, and while these are vital...

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...

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...

Los Angeles ADUs – Everything You Need To Know For 2022

Los Angeles ADUs – Everything You Need To Know For 2022

(Updated September 2, 2021) So, you’ve heard about ADUs in Los Angeles, eh? Maybe a friend was talking about her ‘granny flat’ or 'casita', you saw your neighbor recently did a garage conversion, or perhaps you overheard your coworkers talking about their latest...

The Best Kitchen Flooring Types for LA Homeowners

The Best Kitchen Flooring Types for LA Homeowners

Pick The Right Kitchen Flooring For Your Next Remodel Your kitchen is the heart of your home, so when trying to come up with the best kitchen flooring, the choices are many. The kitchen is the most used room in your LA home; it comes into contact with various elements...

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...

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