Everything You Need to Know About Home Remodeling

Remodeling is one of the best ways to obtain the home of your dreams without breaking the budget! Of course, remodeling comes in many forms – from a simple bathroom upgrade to expansive room additions. Full home remodeling in Los Angeles is particularly popular because of the competitive housing market. Since 2008, the dedicated experts at Regal Construction have helped to complete hundreds of these renovations. In this article, we’re going to be sharing our expertise with you!

The Most Important Remodeling Question You’ll Ever Answer

Before we explore the particulars of the remodeling process, we need to ask you an extremely important question. This question will provide the foundation for all subsequent remodeling advice.

Are you remodeling a home you'll live in,

or will you be placing it on the market?

The way that you plan to use the home is critical, and your answer to this question should inform your decisions throughout the renovation process. If you’re remodeling a fixer-upper with the intention of selling the updated home, it’s essential to research the features that will generate the highest return on investment (ROI). The truth is, you don’t have to spend a fortune to make a profit – you just need to understand what your buyers want! Typically, renovations that incorporate low maintenance, high-quality fixtures will have the highest ROI. If this is your first major renovation project, we highly recommend working with one of our experienced home remodeling contractors. We’ve been working in this industry for over a decade, and we are happy to offer our unique insights about market trends and fashionable styles.

So, what if you’re not planning to sell?

The focus of any remodeling project changes dramatically if you’re planning to live in the remodeled home. In that case, we’ll want to design with your unique lifestyle in mind. When you’re not catering to potential buyers, you can focus on the functional changes that will positively impact your daily life. Better yet, when the project is completed, you’ll have the satisfaction that comes from knowing that you helped shape your dream home!

The bigger the dream,
The More Important The Team!

With Regal Construction & Remodeling, it only takes a few minutes to start building your dream home! Give us a call today!

Technical Considerations for Your Los Angeles Remodeling Project

Remodeling in Los Angeles can be one of the most exciting experiences of your life, but the location also presents unique challenges. Before picking up the nearest sledgehammer, we recommend discussing the following technical challenges with an experienced renovation contractor. To help you succeed, we’ve detailed some strategies to help you tackle these challenges.

  • Limitations of Terrain

    What do the Hollywood Hills, Bel Air, Brentwood, and Studio City have in common? These very different neighborhoods all include many hillside homes! While these properties may offer a fantastic view, building on sloped lots and hillsides can be very difficult. Before committing to a specific design, take the time to speak with a structural engineer. These experts can help you address practical concerns like water supply line access, fire safety, and rainwater drainage.

  • Seismic Retrofitting

    Southern California has a long history of destructive earthquakes. Although we cannot predict when and where the next earthquake will occur, we can take precautions to minimize the potential impact. If you’re working with an existing structure, you may want to consider seismic retrofitting. This process strengthens the connection between structural elements of the home, such as the foundation and framing. Some of the most common types of retrofitting are foundation bolting and cripple wall bracing.

  • Building Codes & Permits

    Many construction projects across the state of California are required to comply with Title 24 sustainability standards. These regulations were put in place in the late 1970s to help reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions while ensuring indoor and outdoor air quality. While not all projects trigger Title 24 requirements, major renovations typically do. In addition to these requirements, you’ll also need to obtain the appropriate permits for construction. Usually, your architect or contractor will handle the permitting process. At Regal Construction & Remodeling, we obtain all required permits for our clients, and we work tirelessly to ensure compliance with all Title 24 requirements.

The bigger the dream,
The More Important The Team!

With Regal Construction & Remodeling, it only takes a few minutes to start building your dream home! Give us a call today!

Working with Regal Construction for Home Remodeling

Since 2008, we’ve been helping homeowners with their Los Angeles home remodeling projects. When you contact us for an estimate, we’ll start by discussing your goals. We love to help homeowners find thoughtful and creative solutions to everyday functional problems.

Next, we will schedule a consultation. During your in-home consultation, we’ll assess the available space. At this stage, we’re going to help you ensure the functionality of your planned renovation.

After we’ve designed your home remodel, we’ll move on to drafting an estimate. Our estimate gives you an expected cost breakdown for materials and labor. Our company was built on a foundation of trust and respect for our customers, so we don’t use any high-pressure sales tactics. We strive for excellence in every project, and customer satisfaction is our top priority.

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