If you are lucky enough to own a historic home, then you know how important it is to preserve its original charm. Proper maintenance is key in sustaining a long-lasting, beautiful space that can be appreciated and loved for years to come. In this blog we will look at three architecture styles common in Southern California and demonstrate ways to maintain their beauty.
Our Design and Build team created a modern, functional home for a busy family of five in Palos Verdes. They wanted an open space concept throughout, bright neutral colors, and plenty of room for comfortable lounging. This was a whole home remodel, and by that we mean that we modified this home from floor to ceiling. New hardwood floors were installed throughout the home, the entire kitchen was rebuilt, and lighting was updated.
What fun it was to check out the fabulous Dwell on Design in Los Angeles last month, one of the largest design events on the West Coast. Featured were the latest home furnishings, products, innovative technologies, and more. Here is what the Zieba team encountered, loved, and coveted…
Zieba Builders, Inc, a Design + Build + Remodeler located in Long Beach, has been awarded a 2016 Guildmaster Award for exceptional customer service. GuildQuality, an independent customer satisfaction surveying company, has powered the Guildmaster Award since 2005 to celebrate service excellence in the building, remodeling, contracting, and home services professions.
Zieba Builders, Inc was selected again as one of North America’s builders, remodelers, developers, and contractors recognized by GuildQuality for their superior delivery of customer care. (more…)
Tired of the regular old paintings and mirrors not adding interest to your walls? Consider adding a textured wall instead to become the center of attention of your home. Contrasting and varied textures can add drama and an eclectic feel that is unique to your home and personal style. It can be especially successful when you are not utilizing large art or tall furniture. Turn your walls into the art piece with the use of rough stone, classic brick, or attention grabbing 3D panels. As one of the popular design trends of 2016, here is inspiration to get you thinking of how to enhance any room in your home with a textured wall.
Textured walls in the living room can highlight an entertainment system, creating a more dramatic focal point for your room. Consider adhering sheen metallic paneling to tie the room together. We love the wavy texture that brings about images of the calming motion of the sea. (more…)
Sleek. Modern. Dramatic. Black has always been a go-to color in fashion and architecture and it is quickly making its way into remodeling and interior design. Every year, the Zieba team attends design conferences and visits showrooms for inspiration and to educate ourselves on the latest industry trends and materials and this year we noticed that black steel is becoming a popular alternative to conventional stainless steel. (more…)
Every year Pantone, the world-renowned authority on color, announces its pick for the most impactful and inspirational color of the year. Before making a decision, their experts look at a wide variety of influences ranging from fashion and art to architecture and travel destinations. They also closely consider lifestyle trends and socio-economic conditions around the world. This led them to make an unprecedented selection this year by crowing two, not one, colors of the year. (more…)
Recently, we spent a few days walking the floors at the International Builder Show in Las Vegas looking for inspiration and new products to bring back to our design team. One trend making a big impact in tile and flooring design is bold geometric patterns; from clean, traditional shapes in black and white to intricate patterns in a complete rainbow of colors. We expect to see geometrics as an important design element for remodeling in the coming years, especially in kitchens and baths.
Zieba Builders’ 5-Step 3D Home Design Build Process
As a design build general contractor, we utilize the latest in 3D BIM (Building Information Modeling) software to help you visualize your home remodel project before final design decisions are made. 3D home design software allows you to compare one concept to another, imagine how the spaces will look and work together, and it also allows our subcontractors to visualize complex design concepts, ensuring accurate estimates and fewer construction surprises.
1. The Consultation: Our design build process starts with a thorough interview in your home to help identify your project’s priorities. We discuss your wish list, review your inspiration pictures, discuss any potential restrictions on your project, and we also discuss responsible budgets with you.
2. Conceptual Designs: Once we get started in design we create a CAD drawing of your existing space and doodle some concepts in-house. Our design and construction team evaluate these for their functionality, cost, and overall aesthetics. From there we commit the design or designs that most suit your wish list into our 3D design software. We add simple finishes and then share your designs live, with you, right in our office. This allows us to work alongside you to explore some options together, sharing detailing options and clarifying the budget.
Traditional bungalow kitchens can be a challenge to adapt to today’s modern lifestyles. How can you keep the historic character of a home and still make room for a chef to prepare his favorites for a crowd? Our design build team went to work for a young professional couple to combine their love of bungalow living with their love of a great gathering.