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4 Ways to Create a Modern Farmhouse Look

September 8, 2015

Do you ever peruse kitchen remodel magazines and dream about the big, airy farmhouse kitchens pictured in them? From crisp, white cabinets to aged, weathered kitchen tables, farmhouse kitchens are all the rage right now. Whether you call it farmhouse industrial, vintage, farmhouse chic, or modern farmhouse, they’re pretty much all the same. Unfortunately, in Southern California the big, beautiful farmhouses that are so abundant in the South are few and far between. Luckily you don’t have to ...

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How to Be Energy Efficient during Your OC Remodel

September 2, 2015

Remodeling for aesthetic purposes is the top reason why homeowners start the messy construction process, and it is admittedly a great reason to remodel. But more and more often, homeowners are remodeling their Orange County bathrooms and kitchens to make them more energy efficient. Here are a few helpful tips to make your home green. Install energy-efficient appliances. Roughly 35% of a home’s energy usage comes from appliances, so installing ones that consume less energy is a smart idea. N...

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A Chef-Inspired Kitchen Remodel

August 26, 2015

For some homeowners, cooking is a means to an end. They cook to feed themselves and their families. For others, however, cooking is a passion, a way of life. It’s not a want or even a need, but a necessity. For these people, life would not be the same without cooking. These are the people who need all the bells and whistles in their kitchen. At Progressive Builders, our clients often ask us for gourmet kitchen remodeling ideas, so we’ve come up with a few of the must-haves in a chef-inspired...

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What to Include in Your Guest Bathroom Remodel

August 18, 2015

Lucky is the homeowner who has a guest bathroom, and even luckier is the guests that will use it! Whether knocking down walls and refiguring things to put a guest bath in, or simply giving the current one a facelift, these bathroom remodel ideas will help get the creative juices flowing. Give it some style. A guest bathroom should be light and inviting. Start tearing pictures out of magazines, watching HGTV, or reading books for bathroom remodel ideas. Another great idea is to visit model ho...

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5 Ways to Protect Your New Hardwood Flooring

August 11, 2015

Are you thinking about hardwood flooring installation in your home? Are you overwhelmed by all of the choices out there? Or maybe a family member or co-worker told you a horror story about his or her own hardwood flooring installation. If you love the warmth and ease of care that hardwood floors bring to a home, we have great news for you! Hardwood floor finishes and stains have come a long way in recent years, making them easier to clean and maintain. Whether your floor is laminate, bamboo, oak...

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Kitchen Remodeling Ideas: LED Light Bulbs

August 6, 2015

When embarking on a kitchen renovation, there are numerous kitchen remodeling ideas to consider. First, there’s the fun stuff: picking the cabinets, countertops, backsplash, paint, and flooring. Next, there’s the practical stuff: appliances, sink, and fixtures. And last, there are the little things, the things that homeowners often forget to consider until they’re in a time crunch: electrical, plumbing, and lighting. Believe it or not, there are many choices when it comes to lights. Sure, ...

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Free Summer Activities in Orange County

August 4, 2015

The 4th of July may feel like it was just yesterday, but it's officially August, and that means the slow days of summer will soon be replaced by the craziness of fall. So, before back-to-school supplies take over your living room and year-end reports ramp up, we hope you enjoy a few more summer activities with your loved ones. Even better, enjoy FREE summer activities. Here's some great recommendations of ways to reclaim summer in Orange County—at zero cost! So, before back-to-school ...

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Planning Your Outdoor Kitchen Remodel

July 27, 2015

Outdoor kitchens can add ambience, entertainment space, and value to a home, but they have to be done right. Yes, believe it or not, there is a wrong and a right way to install an outdoor kitchen. Homeowners in the market for an outdoor kitchen remodel should consider the following factors before beginning their project. Design is Divine. Just as would be done with an indoor kitchen, consider the different zones of an outdoor kitchen. Cold areas (refrigeration), hot areas (grills and cooktops...

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Eco-Friendly Options: A Green Bathroom Remodel is Easy

July 21, 2015

Tile and sinks and toilets, oh my! Is a bathroom remodel in the near future? When planning out this costly and timely remodel, there are several factors to consider. In between all of the budgeting, planning, and demolition, one option that homeowners often neglect is the opportunity for a “green” bathroom remodel. This is possible with nearly every aspect of the bathroom—from the lighting to the cabinetry to the faucets. So, if a loo remodel is on the horizon, consider the following green...

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Got Pets? Here are 5 Pet-Friendly Remodeling Tips

July 14, 2015

There are many things to consider when preparing for a remodel. One thing that many homeowners neglect in their planning process is their pets! Follow these easy remodeling tips and furry friends are sure to remain safe, happy, and free from stress. Keep it Safe: There are many ways to ensure a pet’s safety during a remodel. First, make sure they have proper identification. With workers constantly coming in and out, doors and windows are sure to be left open and unattended. Tags and microc...

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