2021 Costs for Home Remodeling in Los Angeles

Sweeten’s 2021 guide to costs of home remodeling in Los Angeles, including kitchen, bath, and whole-home (plus ADUs and permit tips!) Moving into a new house—or realizing your home hasn’t

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Making it Sweet and Keeping it Real

Like many homeowners, when I began my kitchen and bathroom remodel I envisioned a Dream Kitchen and a Dream Bathroom. I wanted every element in these new rooms to be

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Controller of the Universe

“Controller of the Universe” by Damián Ortega,  2007 sculpture in the Weapons section. (via NY Times ) The post Controller of the Universe appeared first on Sweeten. Did you miss

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Mystery Date: Meeting the Contractors

The most crucial decision I made in my remodeling project was selecting a general contractor. The contractor would manage the schedule and budget, maintain the quality of the work, and,

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It’s Not All About the Benjamins: Choosing a Contractor

After meeting all four of the contractors who were interested in my remodel, I already had a hunch that I would work with Martin and his team. Nonetheless I wanted

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Hey, Where Did My Kitchen Go?

My remodel got off to a roaring start. The two site supervisors, Brian and Joe, arrived with their team one Monday morning at 9:00, as scheduled, and before lunchtime they

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On The Road

Whenever someone tells me they’re starting a home remodeling project I tell them the three things that I’ve learned in my fifteen years working as an architect. 1. It will

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There Are Strange Men in my Bedroom Taking Off Their Clothes

The best thing about my apartment is that I can entertain large groups of friends. I enjoy opening my home to others. But it’s difficult to watch as my apartment

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Minor Miracles: a contractor who emails and texts

I know for those of you who have not worked with many contractors before, it’s hard to believe me when I tell you this. But a contractor who texts and

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Ready for Sweetening: Fort Greene Apartment

Here’s a space that needs some sweetening. This one bedroom prewar apartment is on Clinton Avenue in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. The building is located brilliantly, on a lovely residential block

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