Los Angeles, California is the City of the Angels and the City of Excess, by its own admission. Here the homes are bigger, grander and more glamorous than in any other city in the U.S.A. There are the old mansions built in the 1920s and 1930s, followed by the elegant estates of film industry moguls and stars. Most of these homes have been sold over the years.
Los Angeles is a general contractor’s dream city. Older homes require remodeling or renovation and when they can no longer be renovated, they are torn down and new homes are built. Home improvement is a way of life in L.A. Whether it is building a swimming pool, building a guest house with its own hot tub, putting down ceramic tile inside and outside, remodeling a kitchen or bathroom or both, contractors are busy all year ‘round.
Los Angeles also has smaller and more affordable neighborhoods where remodeling and renovation occur. Older homes must have plumbing upgrades and new electrical wiring to meet codes. Old roofs have to be replaced with new roofs that can withstand rain, heat and wind. Windows that rattle need replacing with solid new ones which keep homes warm in winter and cool in summer. Termites need to be fought and security systems need to be updated or installed.
Contractors in L.A. lead busy lives helping to keep the California lifestyle alive and well while keeping the city beautiful.