House of Hackney

Creative & Conscience: House of Hackney In the heart of London, House of Hackney blooms with vibrant designs inspired by nature. Founded in 2011 by Frieda Gormley and Javvy M Royle, this brand rejects minimalism, embracing bold prints, colors, and textures to craft sustainable “future heirlooms.” Beyond beautiful interiors, House of Hackney nurtures a sense

Roman Clay

Timeless & Elegant: Roman Clay Elevate your interior walls with Portola’s Roman Clay, a versatile and eco-friendly plaster finish. With its smooth application using a putty knife, Roman Clay allows you to achieve a wide range of stone, stucco, and marble-like effects, perfect for both traditional and contemporary settings. Crafted from natural ingredients and boasting

Understanding California Subcontractors: Common Types and Their Roles in Construction Projects

Subcontractors are individuals or businesses that are hired by a general contractor to perform a specific portion of work on a construction project, rather than overseeing the entire project. In California, subcontractors must be licensed by the Contractors State License Board (CSLB) to work on any construction project exceeding $500. Some common types of subcontractors

What is a Builder?

A builder typically refers to a licensed professional who is responsible for overseeing the construction of a building or structure, from the planning phase to completion. Builders may work on various types of projects, including residential homes, commercial buildings, and industrial facilities. Some common types of builders include: To become a licensed builder in California,

Embracing Individuality in High-End Custom Homes: A Design-Build Contractor’s Perspective

In the world of residential design-build, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach. Every client has their unique style, preferences, and vision for their dream home. At our design-build firm, based in Los Angeles, California, we celebrate individuality and work with our clients to bring their visions to life. One of the most exciting aspects of working on

Spec Home Benefits

A spec home can be beneficial in several ways, including: Cost Savings Because spec homes are built without a specific buyer in mind, developers and builders can often achieve cost savings by buying materials in bulk and using standardized designs and layouts. Convenience For homebuyers who are in a time crunch or don’t want to

Spec Homes Limitations

While spec homes can offer a convenient and affordable option for homebuyers, they also come with some limitations. Here are some of the ways that spec homes can be limiting: Limited Customization Options Because spec homes are built without a specific buyer in mind, they often lack the customization options that come with building a

What Is a Spec Home?

A spec home, short for “speculative home,” is a type of house that is built by a developer or builder without a specific buyer in mind. Instead, the home is designed and constructed based on assumptions about what will appeal to the broadest possible market, with the intention of selling it to a buyer after