Los Angeles Home Improvement Blog : Pearl Remodeling

Los Angeles Home Improvement Blog : Pearl Remodeling

5 Things You Should Know When Converting Your Garage
Converting your garage into an ADU is different than just building a brand new ADU behind your home. Converting your garage requires you to adjust your living routine since workers will be in your home. Perhaps the more important thing to consider is how you can adjust your daily routine. Here are the other five things you should consider when converting your garage. 
SB9 Effect To Single-Family Homes in Los Angeles County
With the passing of SB9, homeowners will now have more options to build additional housing on their lots. There are no set specifications or guidelines in place, however, the idea is that homeowners can build multiple granny flats, convert a house into a duplex, erect a triplex or fourplex.
ADUs Are Super Popular in Los Angeles County
Despite the impact of COVID-19, Pearl Remodeling is working hard to meet the demand of completing remodeling projects within the Los Angeles region. In parallel, the housing market has been booming over the last year. As a result, the company is noticing an increase in ADU inquiries and project completions over the past year.   
Popular Room Additions in Los Angeles
There are many reasons why homeowner’s extended their homes, but the main reason is the need for space. Perhaps your family grows, you need more storage area, you want to build a game room, or etc. Any type of room addition project boosts your home’s value by far. Here is a list of the most popular room addition projects done within Los Angeles.
4 Things To Know Before Hiring Contractor
Hiring a contractor may seem like a daunting task but it is really easy! Companies like us are here to help you improve your house. The best thing to do is to get a free home inspection from various contractors to choose the price and quality. You don’t need to be a contractor or law wiz to know your local laws, permits, and etc. General contractors handle all aspects of your project so you have peace of mind. Becoming knowledgeable prior to your initial consultation will help you gain confidence in what exactly you want and expect out of your remodeling project. 
Top 5 Features For ADU Living
Are you considering living in an ADU or are you planning to construct an ADU to rent out? Here is an easy listicle to read in regard to easy essential features an ADU should have. Having all these suggested features will help you live happily in your ADU.
5 Fireplace Designs to Bring Your Family & Friends Closer
A fireplace is a perfect feature to extend the use of outdoor living space all season long. Not to mention, an outdoor fireplace is a great investment that adds value to your home. A fire pit or fireplace is the perfect designated place to gather as the warm of fire penetrates heat to everyone. Fireplaces and fireplaces can range in styles, designs, and budgets. A professional company like ourselves can help you design the perfect fireplace or fire pit. Below are some of the most common types of styles we build for our clients.
5 Easy Ways to Improve Your Outdoor Living
Whether you want to add value to your home or simply enjoy the simple things in life, improving the outdoor living amenities of your home goes a long way. Outdoor living has increased in popularity, the value of properties with a pergola or a comfortable outdoor space has been on the rise. It has been estimated that around you can receive a high ROI within the range of 50% — 80% for such amenities. Below is an easy list of amenities to add or improve for your home.   
5 Ways To Liven Up Your Kitchen This Spring
A kitchen that feels worn-out, outdated or just plain gloomy can certainly have an effect on the way you and your family spend time in it. If you’re feeling stuck with a kitchen you just don’t love, these are 4 ways you can liven up your kitchen this spring.
How to stay cozy during the January slump
Dark days and gloomy gray skies are enough to bring nearly everyone’s mood down. With the excitement of the holiday season over, not even the Christmas lights that have been left up are enough to fight off the dreariness that comes with the cold temperatures and slow, short, dreary January days. This is a common phenomenon that has come to be known as the January slump. Since this is a period where a lot of us spend most of our time indoors, one of the best ways to combat the slump is by making the home as warm and cozy as possible. These are a few of the ways you can create a warm ambience and stay cozy and comfy during the January slump.
Solutions to 3 common small bathroom problems
There’s no need to stress if there’s barely enough room in your bathroom to hang a towel. Small bathrooms have several problem areas in common and we’re here to share the solutions. These fixes may not expand the square footage of your bath, but they’re sure to increase the sense of space. These techniques can help you transform your small and awkward bathroom into an awesome space that feels a lot bigger than it actually is through planning, smart choices and several smart storage and space-enhancing ideas.
The pros and cons of porcelain tile
Ceramic and porcelain tiles are two of the most popular choices for homeowners to install in their bathrooms, kitchens, hallways and in other places throughout the home. However, even though they’re part of the same family, they’re two distinctly different products. The main difference between ceramic and porcelain tiles is the type of clay that is used to manufacture them, as well as their water absorption capabilities. Porcelain tiles absorb less that 0.5% of water they’re exposed to, while ceramic (along with other non-porcelain tiles) absorb over 0.5% water.
Tips For Remodeling Your Bathroom
Having the right knowledge about what to expect and the things to consider when remodeling your bathroom can be the difference between a long and strenuous remodeling process that leaves you with an okay bathroom and a much quicker and easier process that will create the bathroom of your dreams. The following tips can make the second option your reality.
Creating the Perfect Lighting for Your Home
Not all light was created equally. This is something you’ve discovered for yourself if you’re someone who has swapped out their regular incandescent bulbs for fluorescent ones and the end result was a different, whiter light that creates a whole new atmosphere.
Open Concept Kitchen
Open-concept kitchens are easily one of the most popular home layout styles. This style started to gain popularity among homeowners in the 90s and has steadily been incorporated into more and more homes, making it one of the leading trends in home design.
Design Trends To Brighten Up Your Home
These are 5 design ideas that are sure to leave their mark in 2019 and brighten up your home!
Creating Your Ideal Kitchen Floor
The kitchen is the heart of every home. A kitchen remodeling project is rife with opportunities for transforming the space in a way that suits your style and enables you to create a kitchen that you look forward to cooking in. Floors can be an easily overlooked aspect of most remodeling projects; however they’re an essential part of creating the perfect kitchen for you. Choosing the right flooring should never be at the bottom of your to-do list.
4 Tricks for an Economic Renovation
Considering a total renovation on a budget can be straining and complex. You see countless pieces of half-advice and useless info, but you don’t always get to see the worthy changes in action. Nobody wants to burn a hole in their wallets, and we want to make our humble abode beautiful and comfortable. Always keep in mind that a renovation plan is basically a business plan, or a financial plan, provided if you pay close attention to details. We start from scratch and we will stick to our plan, and hiring architect is out of the question.
10 Very Important Landscaping Tips And Tricks
Landscaping is an essential chore for any neighborly home. Smart landscaping is something which is usually overlooked and misappreciated, so you have unfinished landscaping on every garden and on every block. Boosting your curb appeal is very important, and you can't have that without proper landscaping. 
Pearl Remodeling Talks Granny Flats with the L.A. Times
As home prices skyrocket and the demand for housing increases, Los Angeles residents are having to get creative, by converting garages and building granny flats (ADUs) to create more housing and create a passive stream of income. 
Top Kitchen Trends of 2017
Top Kitchen Trends of 2017 If you are looking for stylish and functional features that will keep your kitchen looking fresh and up to date, below are some of the top kitchen trends of 2017. Patterned Tile
10 Inexpensive DIY Projects to Renovate Your Bathroom
Two of the most common home remodeling projects are kitchen remodels, and bathroom remodels. If you're not quite ready to do a full bathroom overhaul, these tips are a great starting point towards that full bathroom remodel. These are 10 Inexpensive DIY projects to renovate your bathroom.
DIY Coastal Bathroom Ideas You Can Do In 1hr Or Less!
California is known for its pristine beaches, crystal blue skies, and summer fun. These DIY projects can turn your bathroom into a coastal living paradise, and all can be done in less than an hour!
If You Love DIY, You Need These Home Improvement Apps
We look at some of the most useful apps on the market for DIY home solutions. If you love DIY, then these apps are for you!
L.A. Designer turns $5,200 Mobile Home into Coastal-Living Paradise
You would never believe this fabulous work-live retreat was a mobile home. Amy Shock's incredible home remodel proves that regardless of size, with the right vision and planning, a home renovation can completely transform a space into something magical.
5 Exterior Remodeling Trends Dominating 2016
Exterior Remodeling Trends of 2016. This article explores the most popular exterior remodeling trends for houses on the market today. These 5 trends are selling houses, and transforming home exteriors from drab, dull colors to the fore front of home design.
k9 Interior Design: 5 Tips to Pet Friendly Decor
K9 Design Tips This article covers 10 tips to make your home pet friendly while still being stylish and chic
How to Prepare Your Home for Kitchen Remodeling
How to prepare for remodeling: a step by step guide on the best practices to follow when preparing your kitchen for a remodeling service.
5 Best Places to See Holiday Lights in Los Angeles
>Los Angeles is FULL of places to see beautiful light displays. Our city is stacked to the brim with magical and wonderful places to see some of the most beautiful holiday light displays in the country. This year, we here at  Pearl Remodeling have decided to compile a list of our top 5, favorite places to see lights in LA for 2015!
10 Fabulous Bathroom Remodeling Ideas Perfect for Small Spaces
10 fabulous bathroom remodeling ideas on a serious budget
Home Additions | An Overview
The decision to include an addition on your home can be incredibly daunting. The complexity of any home addition project, understandably, leaves many people feeling like they dont know where to even begin. We hope that the following information proves useful, and helps the process of such a large project seem much less overwhelming. We will discuss pros and cons of adding to the exterior of your property, the kinds of additions you can consider, a brief step-by-step guide, and some other general information  designed to put your mind at ease. And don't forget, we are only a phone call away. Whether it be a free in-home consult with one of our experts, or a phone call for general questions, Pearl Remodeling looks forward to hearing from you.
Bold Pastels and Ocean Blues: 2015 Interior Paint Trends
Bold is in. Long gone are the days of all beige walls. Although earthy tones and muted colors will always be a staple when it comes to interior painting schemes, its evident that this years trends are focused around bold, vivid colors, and the warm pristine waters off the California coast. Marine colors- Blues, Greys, whites, teals, and oranges which mimic a perfect sunset are all the buzz according to some of the top paint production companies in the nation. Many designers are taking cues that are straight from the gorgeous ocean skies and crystal waters- and the results are stunning.  Here are 5 of the top selling paint colors of 2015
Caring for Your Natural Stone Shower/TIle
Natural stone is a common choice for home owners when remodeling their bathroom or kitchen. Natural stone is absolutely beautiful and can add a dash of sophistication to any environment. Although natural stone is relatively easy to maintain, it does take additional care and maintenance that may not be required with a standard ceramic or polished porcelain tile.
Pearl Remodeling + Pixel Solutions
A fun interview with Pixel Solutions, LLC and Pearl Remodeling
6 Insanely Clever (and doable) storage ideas for your home remodel
Storage: there’s never enough of it. Balancing the demands of modern life, family, work, hobbies, leisure... clutter becomes inevitable. There is good news! Hidden storage is growing in popularity – and we have to admit; there’s a little part of us that cant help but show off a cleverly hidden storage space that looks like something from a James Bond film. Here are some innovative, unexpected, and truly fun ideas to maximize storage space in your home. See something you just can’t live without? Give us a call and get a free in-home consultation. You dream it, we can build it.
Take the First Steps Towards the Home of Your Dreams
If you've been considering a remodeling project, or new home addition- now is the time to do it! Our experts will work closely with you to custom design your next home improvement project. Add show-stopping style, and versatile functionality with us, and all at a cost that fits your budget. We care- and our reputation for excellence has come through ensuring that each client is given the time and attention they deserve.
The Pros and Cons of Open Plan Projects
Over the years, open concept remodels have become increasingly popular. An open concept project is when two or more rooms of a house are joined together by the removal of a wall. Usually, clients opt to join the kitchen, living room, and or dining room. As remodeling experts in Los Angeles, we can offer you first-hand experience in completing open concept projects. 
3 Bathroom Trends in Los Angeles
Just like fashion bathroom trends are constantly changing due to personal style and preference. In Los Angeles, homeowners are choosing to get with the current trend of having a modern-styled home. There are many reasons why homeowners are choosing to make a change in their bathrooms. More than 20% of bathroom remodels are modern-styled while 9 of 10 homeowners make a change in style (Houzz, 2021). Here are amongst the most 3 popular trends for bathroom remodels nationwide according to Houzz. 
5 Ways to Increase the Value of Your Los Angeles Home
After hitting a plateau for a while, housing prices in Los Angeles are showing an increase this fall. If you’re thinking about putting your home on the market, now is the time to put its best foot forward to get the best price. The first exposure your home will have to potential buyers is through pictures and videos. It’s important to have it in tip-top shape the moment it goes online. Here are five things you can do to impress prospective buyers.
The Benefits of Garage Door Installation
When it comes to home improvement projects, homeowners don’t tend to invest in installing a garage door when there’s also the option to renovate their kitchen. However, whether you are looking to replace your old garage door for aesthetic purposes or installing one into your home for the first time, many homeowners are unaware of the numerous benefits garage doors have beyond enhancing your curbside appeal and increasing the value of your property.
Open Concept Living in Los Angeles
There are many popular remodeling trends currently in LA, but of the most popular are open concept living projects. That is right, there are many people asking to break down walls to expand the living space of their home. There are many benefits to creating an open concept home here is a list below in no particular order:   
5 Easy Ways to Modernize Your Kitchen
As a Los Angeles contractor, we have seen the popular trend of modern kitchens. If you are interested in upgrading your kitchen with the same style here is an easy list of features you need to nail down the modern style.
Top Kitchen Remodel Features in Los Angeles
Graciously, Houzz released their annual report where they outline awesome statistical data form their site. Here is an easy article to break down the top kitchen remodeling features done in Los Angeles. Perhaps this article can serve as a guide to help you choose the top features you may want to remodel in your kitchen.
3 Ways to Use An ADU/Guesthouse
You will get your money’s worth in investing in an ADU especially if you are looking to fully use it. We are experts in converting old garages into a fully functional ADU or we can build one from the ground up. Here are three awesome ways to use an ADU/Guesthouse: 
3 Combo Exterior Renovation Projects
If are wondering what type of projects you want to do on your home here is a quick tip reference on a three combo project that will revitalize exterior look of your home. Upgrade the front of your house, your windows, and patio. 
4 signs it's time to remodel your bathroom
Investing in remodeling your bathroom is a decision that can have a tremendous payoff so if you’ve been wondering whether it’s the right time to make some changes; these 4 signs that it’s time to remodel your bathroom can help you make the decision.
New Los Angeles ADU Law That You Need To Know For 2020
Accessory Dwelling Units have become very popular in the last few years throughout Los Angeles. Up until this point homeowners were only allowed to build one ADU per property, but thanks to Law AB68 that is about to change. Effective Jan 1st, 2020 homeowners will be able to build a second “Junior ADU” within their property lines. This law change is a huge win for any homeowner looking to increase profits from renting.
The hidden costs of a remodeling project
If you’ve done your research about the price of materials and consulted with contractors about the estimated budget for your desired remodeling project, you probably think that you know exactly what it will cost to make it happen. Unfortunately, there are several ‘hidden’ costs that affect nearly all home remodeling projects which may result in you spending quite a bit more than anticipated. This is also the reason it’s a good idea to budget at least 20% more than the initial estimate so that you’re not caught off guard by any additional costs. These are some of the surprising things that can add to your spending.
6 times you'll need to hire a contractor
A contractor will be an essential part of your team whether it’s a remodel or a new build. There are 6 of the times when you’ll need to a hire a contractor.
How To Decorate A Room With A High Ceiling
Bringing you high ceilings down to human scale is all a matter of proportion and paying special attention to the walls as well as any other elements that can break up the huge space a high ceiling provides. These are some things that can help you achieve the ideal look.
Planning Your Optimal Kitchen Layout
These things will help the designers and builders who are working on your kitchen create the ideal one for your personal needs.
3 Easy and Cheap Ways to Give Your Living Room a Makeover
Doing a full living room renovation takes both time and money that not everyone has readily available. Luckily, there are ways that you can update and ‘remodel’ your living room without draining your bank account.
Small Changes To Transform An Outdated Kitchen
Remodeling an outdated kitchen is a tremendous task that requires plenty of time, money and dedication. However, if you’re not ready to commit to a full renovation, it doesn’t mean that you have to make peace with having an old kitchen that makes you want to order in just so you won’t have to spend time in it preparing a meal.
What You Need To Know Before Remodeling Your Bathroom
Even though bathroom remodeling is one of the most common remodeling projects in the house it is also one of the most daunting tasks to undertake. Many people put off their bathroom renovation simply because they feel overwhelmed and fear starting such a large undertaking. And while it’s true that there are a great many aspects to consider before starting with your bathroom remodel, with the right preparation and team on your side you can ensure that every step of your project is completed with the least amount of stress.
Ensuring Your Pet's Safety During Renovations And Remodeling
Before considering the important renovations to your home, quickly make assessments and calculations to prepare yourself for the undertaking. Ensuring your pet's safety during renovations is a high priority. One of those important (and usually overlooked) preparations are keeping your pets safe during the process. Considering how long and tedious it can be, preparations before home improvement can be a real challenge. You can't always keep an eye on Fido when tending to important matters with the helping renovation crew. Over 45% of US households keep a pet, as stated by the Humane Society of the US. To go into details, this is 85 million dogs. Not to worry, we have this covered, as ensuring your pet's safety during renovations has never been easier.
Why remodeling: 10 Reasons To Improve Your Humble Abode
There comes a time when you really have to remodel and renovate components of your place of residence or remodel the whole house. It can become very tedious and time-consuming in no time. Worry not, here are ten good reasons to convince you to renovate. Remember - change is good.
A Good Kitchen: Orientation and Measure
Kitchen, one of the most exciting and important part of a house. A good kitchen always keeps the house alive. So it is very important to design a kitchen which helps the members with their lives.
5 ways to Increase your home’s curb appeal on a budget!
Homes with high curb appeal adds value to a property. Even if you are not planning to sell your home anytime soon, a fresh and welcoming exterior is a wonderful thing to come home to each day. Here are 5 ways to increase your home's curb appeal on a budget...
Exterior Home Improvements & Their Expected ROI
We look at the current sale market and gathered information from trusted sources such as realtor.com, and better homes and garden, to look at specific home improvements and their expected return on investment.
10 Remodeling Mistakes I Wish I Could've Warned Myself to Avoid
Owning a home is a learning experience that comes with a lot of successes, and a lot of mistakes. This article covers 10 remodeling mistakes I made as a first time home buyer that I wish I could warn my past self not to make
Budgeting for Your Home Remodel
There are many reasons you may be looking to remodel your home. An expanding family, life changing events, or even aesthetic preferences. Home remodeling is not cheap, and often times homeowners find themselves in need of financing in order to accomplish their home renovation needs. This article discusses the main financing options for home owners, as well as some very helpful cost calculators and resources to help you determine how much of a loan you can afford, and some bad practices by lenders you should be weary of. Borrowing against the biggest asset in your life shouldn't be taken lightly! The best insurance policy against a debt that is too high to manage is being knowledgeable about good lending practices, and knowing your own financial limitations.
Why LA's Sky-High Rents Just Keep Rising
It's no secret to anyone living in, or around Los Angeles that the cost of housing in LA is steep. However, did you know that the cost of a house in California is double the national average? This article looks at the real estate situation in california in an attempt to conclude why the houses and rental payments in LA are expected to keep rising through 2018
5 Spring Inspired DIY Decor Ideas to Brighten Your Home
These spring inspired DIY decor ideas will bring spring into your home a little early this year.
5 Fast, Easy, Dramatic Kitchen Decor Ideas on a Budget
You've been staring at the same, plain, off white kitchen walls for year. For some reason, having the extra money for a kitchen make-over or never seems to fall into your hands.  This article examines 5 seemingly small, DIY Home Improvement Projects you can likely get done in the course of a day. These small changes can have a huge impact on the look, feel, character and attitude of a website.  We will start with the obvious and move on from there!
Creative Lighting Ideas to Transform Your Home
When it comes to interior design, many people tend to overlook the importance of lighting and just how much those lighting decisions can shape the look, feel, size, and type of design a room has. We explore some creative lighting solutions for your home.
How to Remove 5 Common Stains From Concrete Without Breaking the Bank
Life Happens - Wear and tear on exterior concrete is simply a fact of life. But you dont need to break the bank or hire professional to remove stains from concrete.  concrete and shows you  how to remove them without costing you an arm and a leg.
2015 Fall Interior Design Trends Arent What You'd Expect
Fall 2015 is shaping up to be a very interesting season for interior design. Here are 5 examples of fall interior design trends that may surprise you
Synthetic Turf: The Low Down
With California still suffering from critically low levels of water, a lack of rain, and heat that just wont stop- the push is on to find ways to curb the waste of water through maintaining lush, green lawns. With changes happening so rapidly, the debate is on between the legitimacy of turf as an alternative to traditional green lawns. So here is the low-down: real information about what all goes into having a synthetic turf lawn, maintaining the turf, as well as potential problems and concerns about it. Make an informed decision, and make sure to give us a call to come and install your drought defying green synthetic turf lawn.
10 Easy, Dramatic, and Cheap Home Improvements You Can Finish this Weekend
Remodeling your home can be an overwhelming prospect - So where do you start? If youre a little hesitant to take the plunge into a full scale remodeling project, there are still many ways you can make a huge impact on the comfort, look, and feel of your home without breaking the bank. Start small, and work your way up to those larger projects down the road! Here are some great home improvement ideas you can do over the weekend, and all for less than $150
Pearl Remodeling | Pool Installation Experts
A short video which features some of our previous custom pool installations
5 Unexpected Ways Landscaping Can Benefit You
We all know the usual inscentives for remodeling our homes,but indoors and outdoors; but these 5 ways that landscaping can benefit you may be a pleasant surprise!
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Our customer reviews speak for themselves- when it comes to home remodeling, we are Los Angeles' first choice in home improvement. When we say, "You dream, it, we build it"- we mean it. From top to bottom- we can make your home the home you've always dreamed of. Here is a list of our websites which are specifically tailored to your needs. We're just a phone call away- and we're ready to help make remodeling your home or out door space as easy and hassle free as possible.
5 Tips to Make Your Next Remodeling Project More Eco Friendly
Since Summer is a a popular time for home renovations and remodeling projects, we wanted to share some tips on using environmentally friendly building materials and supplies. Using the ideas and materials listed here is a great way to do your part to protect the environment and lessen the carbon footprint.
Fall and Winter Energy-Saving Tips
Simple and inexpensive actions can help you save energy and money during the cool fall and winter months.