The four best home improvement tips you’ll read this year

There are plenty of tips when it comes to home improvement but by far, these are the four best you will see this year.

  • Garage Door Upgrade: Home improvement tips do not begin at the front door. They begin at the garage door. Which means improve the garage door by any means possible. Any level of upgrade from the garage door you have to the garage door you can replace it with translates into improving the overall value of your home. Garage door upgrades have become one of the most cost-effective routes to total home improvement.
  • Heat Control Window Film: For the cost of about 30 minutes of your time per window, one simple home improvement idea can lower your power bill, reduce glare on TV and computer screens and potentially even make your home healthier. Window film is very easily a DIY project that can even be applied to windows that are already energy efficient, including low-E and glazed double panes. Heat control window films filter out not just the visible rays of the sun, but ultraviolet rays as well, thus protecting your skin. When you add in how window film helps protect your vision against the effects of glare on screens, this is home improvement that doubles as health improvement. A no-brainer, right?
  • Add a Home Office: Don’t have a home office? Have an extra room that isn’t really adding much to the value or enjoyment of your home? Home improvement sometimes is not so much about what you need now as what you may need in the future. Home improvement may also be about what others may need from your home when you decide to sell. Thanks to the internet, more people than ever are working from home either part time or full time and that trend is much more likely to grow than slow so home improvement that focuses on office work has many benefits.
  • Smart Locks: Home improvement meets phone improvement with smart locks. Imagine never having to fumble for your house keys anymore. Better yet, imagine being able to lock your door from across the country if you suddenly remember you forgot to do so. Smart locks are the wave of the future when it comes to protecting every other home improvement you have made. Put in an alarm system? Smart locks can integrate with ADT or AT&T. And guess what else smart locks can control. Here’s a hint…reread home improvement suggestion number one.

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Questions to Ask Yourself About Kitchen Cabinets

There comes a time where kitchens and bathrooms need a spark to bring new life into the room.  The simplest way to do that is to work with the cabinets.  It’s amazing how changing the cabinets changes the way the kitchen looks.  It’s one of the time-saving, convenient and inexpensive makeovers in home remodeling.  Before choosing any cabinets for your kitchen or bathroom ask these questions.

What don’t you like about your cabinets?

There has to be a reason why you don’t like your cabinets besides “I just don’t.”  If you can name them on one hand, you have enough reasons to write them down.  Looking at it on paper is better than saying it out loud because it’s more permanent.  See if those reasons are good enough to get new cabinets or get a makeover on the current ones.  Think about memories when you wished something was different.

Do you want cabinets?

For many people the answer is “yes.” but the ones that say no is open to open shelving.  Open shelving is shelves without doors.  It’s a great way to see what you have and organize it to look luxurious.  Go for open shelving for kitchens and bathrooms that don’t have a lot of items to stuff in cabinets.  Cramming too much into open shelves makes the space cluttered and junky.  If you have too much to stuff into shelves cabinets is the best solution.

What do you want to do with your cabinets?

There are different ways to handle this.  One is to reface cabinets.  Refacing is using the current cabinets and giving it a makeover.  You can either use a veneer and paint over it or paint on top of existing cabinets without a veneer.  It depends on the current condition of the cabinet.  Another idea is to get brand new cabinets.  There’s a variety of cabinets available in many styles and designs using different types of wood.  We offer the latest brands of cabinets so there is one just made for your kitchen.  If there isn’t making it yours by getting one custom made.

Do I want environmentally-friendly cabinets?

People who are passionate about going green are going to add Green Cabinetry.  They are safe for the environment and made from natural or recycled products.  You won’t have to sacrifice beauty for the environment as many cabinets are just as beautiful and functional as the rest of them.

What is the current style of my kitchen or bathroom?

Take a look at the kitchen.  What style does it represent?  The cabinets will play a role in your kitchen decor because it can blend in or change the way the kitchen looks.  Be sure to add your personality and interest in your decision.  The kitchen and bathrooms are vital to the overall look and feel of the home.

You have so many options with kitchen cabinets.  Don’t be afraid to experiment.  Look at photos online, in magazines and through our website for inspiration.  Contact us for more information on kitchen and bathroom cabinets.

Mary Endress

As seen on Angie’s List…

B & R Construction remodeled our bathroom. We also used them for kitchen remodeling couple of years ago.

We are very pleased with them. They’re punctual, they stick to the plan and they’re very organized. I did have a couple of issues. They did two bathroom for us and in one bathroom the plug that they installed in the bathtub doesn’t work. They said it’s too difficult to fix. In the other bathroom, there was a big leak in the wall between the bathroom and the bedroom and even though they completely redid the bathroom, for some reason they completely missed the fact that there was leak in the wall. We noticed that after the job was finished, they came back and fixed that but not only did they charge us for it but I think there’s a lot of raw in the wall. We still have a problem even though we paid a lot of money to have the bathroom redone. It only made me semi satisfied. The people are very professional and very nice. I think the people that work for B & R are great, we’re very impressed with them. They tried very hard but those two things that they missed still really bother me. They’re very expensive, so for the price I was paying I would expect top notch service and for the most part I got, except for those two items.

 

4 Reasons for a Holiday Home Renovation

When performed by a knowledgeable and qualified crew, renovation your home can be an easy fix at an affordable cost. Whether it’s a bathroom, kitchen, or addition, a remodeling project can transform your home into your dream home. The holidays are fast approaching but there still may be time to breath new life into your home before the parties and out-of-town guests.

A home renovation can be completed in our three simple steps; meeting and budgeting; preparing and designing; and remodeling and finishing. The renovation can easily be completed at a low price and on schedule, with the selections that you choose. Over the holiday break would be a fantastic time to begin!

Affordable

Renovating can be done on your own budget. After meeting to discuss, the amount you establish can be stuck by throughout the duration of the project. Staying in your price range keeps your renovation on track and will help alleviate some of the financial stress that is often associated with home improvement projects.

Design Process

The renovation process is simple. Architects and other home contractors can use their expertise and experience to help you fit your specific needs. Whether its cabinet installations, a shower renovation, or remodeling services, it can be completed with our team.

Positive Results

The holidays can be busy and you deserve a nice, renovated house to spend them in! After a quick renovation plan, you’ll love your new home! With a little bit of tweeking and remodeling, your home can become even more beautiful!

Over these next few months, we’d love to see your Los Angeles home become your perfect house! At an affordable cost, simple process, and beautiful results, you can be living in your dream house. A home renovation can begin today with a free estimate. Contact us – we’d love to meet and discuss you remodeling plans with you! Establishing price range and viewing ideas for your renovations would be fast and free; renovating can be done shortly after, even with Thanksgiving and Christmas on their way.