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Love the Outdoor SoCal Lifestyle on Your Awesome Patio and Deck

Outdoor KitchenWith Southern California’s wonderful climate, you can enjoy your patio or deck all year round.

Check out some deck design ideas for turning your outdoor space into an invaluable entertaining area.

Where you can socialize and even prepare entire meals under the stars with an outdoor kitchen.

Designing Your Patio or Deck

Your options for patio or deck design are almost endless. Consider these points to help you create a basic framework for the space:

The Importance of a Solar Electrical Inspection for New Home Buyers

Solar Powered HomeThinking of buying a solar powered home? There are so many advantages to having one, especially the savings on your utility bills and the reduction of your carbon footprint.

But how do you get a solar electrical inspection? What does it involve? How do you know the solar panels are working efficiently? Are they well positioned on the roof?Was the system installed properly? Is the roof in good condition and able to continue supporting the solar panels for years to come?

These are excellent questions. Fortunately for potential home buyers, answers are available. You can have all these things inspected before you buy.

Knowledge and Safety Provide Peace of Mind

Safety is vital. You love that home and want to buy it, but need to know that the solar electrical system is in good order and well maintained. There are specific codes, regulations and bylaws for solar systems and you need

Home Exterior Remodeling – The Ultimate Year-Round Outdoor Space

Deck Remodeling IdeasIn the great climate and lifestyle of Southern California, a great outdoor space is a must.And with a few simple design and remodeling ideas.

It can be more than just a summer area and become a space you will use all year round.

A Multi-Functional Zen Space

A patio or rooftop deck can be so much more than a paved area for placing your grill or folding lounger. It can be an outdoor room

Home Remodeling: How to Have Your Own Home Recording Studio

MOSCOW - DEC 25: Empty room with music equipment in Recording StGot a spare room in your home? It can be remodeled into so much more than a guest room or a hobby/craft room. Across Southern California, home recording studios are springing up everywhere.

If you’ve always enjoyed recording and audio engineering work, you know that creating a music studio involves much more than just buying the equipment.

With a bunch of equipment and no real planning, a room will be messy and

Important Guest House Design Ideas for Your Southern California Home

guest houseThe modern guest house is becoming integral to Southern California’s lifestyle. A beautiful and creative guest space will swiftly enhance the value of a property and provide owners with a separate area for a wide range of uses.

But it isn’t just a matter of building what is often called in the construction and remodeling industry, a second dwelling unit.

Guest house design is critical, as is knowing the by-laws in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas. A professional design and remodeling company can help

Consult the Experts and Find a One-Stop Shop For Your Home Recording Studio

professional home recording studioThe home recording industry has grown tremendously over the last ten years and just keeps on growing.

Artists and labels are looking for ways to reduce overheads while increasing comfort and convenience.

Add to this the advancements in computer technology, especially music recording software.

The conditions have become ideal for people to create professional home recording studios.

The best part is… you can consult with a contractor to

Water Damage to Your Rooftop Deck? Get Repairs Done Right!

Beautiful rooftop deckIn a dry climate like Southern California, you might be surprised how many homeowners need help with water damage to their decks, especially rooftop decks.

Once water is under the surface, it can’t be ignored. The deck needs repairing. Just re-covering a wet roof deck won’t make the problem go away. The risk to your roof and the rest of your home’s structure is too great.

Get the water damage repairs done right and your deck will be durable, long-lasting and will require much less maintenance. Then enjoy your rooftop deck as you intended

Southern California is Unique and Your Kitchen Should Be Too

itchen in luxury home with white granite islandA kitchen in Southern California is more than just a kitchen. We all want ours to be the centerpiece of the home; a room that is functional yet stylish, inviting and comfortable.

But we also don’t like just copying what others do. People in SoCal are prepared to remodel their kitchens to make them unique.

So here are some kitchen remodeling ideas to get started with.

An Open and Inviting Look

Whether the kitchen is large or small, it should be inviting. Removing design clutter and creating a sense of openness is the

Empty Nest? Use the Empty Bedroom to Your Advantage

spare bedroomWhen your child moves out of your home, you suddenly have an extra room that may be unused for quite some time.

The standard approach is to convert it into a guest room, or maybe a craft room, or even turn it into storage. But what if you claimed the extra space and remodeled to add it to your master bedroom? Think of the expansive luxury. It’s never too late to create your dream master bedroom.

Knocking Down Walls: Combine Two Rooms

If the now-empty bedroom adjoins your master, be creative. Remodel the space to

Easy Remodeling Ideas to Beautify a Small Bathroom

Every house has one small bathroom. Often it is the guest bathroom which tends to receive the least attention from the homeowner but is the most frequented by visitors.

bathroom with skylightThere is no need for a small bathroom to feel little or less important. Explore some simple bathroom remodeling ideas that will ensure the space is top-notch, both aesthetically and functionally.

The Skylight Appeal

Flood the room with natural light. It is such a simple way to make any room feel larger and airier. When a small bathroom has no side windows, a skylight is a great idea. It can also be a tremendous help with ventilation.

Make sure it is big enough to do the room justice and think about aligning your skylight with the door or another feature of the room for that extra touch.

Avoid the Commute! With Home Office Remodeling

home officeThanks to modern technology, many Americans are now able to work from their homes.

This means more and more people don’t just desire but need a proper home office.

There are a number of factors to consider when remodeling a room to accommodate a home office.

The Value of a Home Office

Telecommuting is a trend that will continue to grow as businesses realize the benefits to both the company and the employee. Companies save on the rental of office spaces and

L.A. City Allows Guest House Construction – Add Value to Your Home!

guest houseUntil recently, Los Angeles homeowners were often unable to build a guesthouse on their property due to zoning regulations.

A modification in the zoning law within Los Angeles means that new guest house construction work can now be completed on R-1 (residential) lots but with certain limitations. While homeowners must still contact licensed professionals to secure building permits and work within the limitations set for guest houses, the zoning changes allow them to move forward with their plans.

Let’s review some of the lasting benefits guest houses bring and what requirements

Summer Home Remodeling: Keep Your House Cool this Summer

summer energy consumption Not all homes are equal when it comes to withstanding the summer heat and providing a comfortable atmosphere.

Electricity bills can skyrocket during this time of the year because turning on the air conditioning becomes the “crutch” for beating the heat.

But there are a few remodeling ideas that can suit your home all year round as well as make the heat a little more bearable during summer.

Take a look at some of them:

Master Bedroom Remodeling Ideas

master bedroom remodelingThe master bedroom can be considered a homeowner’s sanctuary. This is the place not only for relaxing but also for escaping.

People often put plenty of thought into items to add to a bedroom, but not always into remodeling ideas that could really enhance or transform the room.

Here are four master bedroom remodeling ideas to make the room the best part of your home:

Don’t Be Misled by Misconceptions About Home Remodeling

contractor plansThere are many stereotypes and misconceptions about home remodeling and indeed about contractors.

Before you embark on your remodeling project, do your homework and get the facts.

Isn’t Home Remodeling Always a Nightmare?

We’ve all heard the horror stories from friends about long remodeling projects that caused major inconvenience. It seems to be a common belief that this happens every time. Yes, there is some

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