Caring for your Historic Home 

 Caring for your Historic Home 

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. Tudor Revival  Common themes of this style include:  Steeply pitched...

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Bungalow Kitchen Remodel in Cal Heights

Bungalow Kitchen Remodel in Cal Heights

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. In the kitchen remodel of this California Heights Spanish-style bungalow, some walls...

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Before & After: Whole House Remodel of Bungalow Revival in Phases

Before & After:  Whole House Remodel of Bungalow Revival in Phases

Who doesn’t want to bring their dream home to life?  Do you have visions of opening up your floor plan, completely changing the exterior of your home, adding an addition, or updating your home for multi-generational living? When your home needs extensive remodeling, multi-phased remodeling is the perfect solution.  By remodeling in phases, you can spread the construction out over a period of time that will work within your schedule and...

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Whole House Remodel in Phases – 5 Tips to Build Your Dream Home Over Time

Whole House Remodel in Phases – 5 Tips to Build Your Dream Home Over Time

Have bigger remodeling dreams than this year’s budget can accommodate?  Consider remodeling in phases.    Zieba Builders recently completed phase 2 of a multi-phase whole house remodeling project in the Cal Heights Historic District of Long Beach.  Phased remodeling is a technique that is growing in popularity. With a good design and construction plan, each phase can be completed independently from one another — with minimum...

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Design-Build – The “Master Builder” Approach

Design-Build – The “Master Builder” Approach

Schematic for major remodel in the Virginia Country Club The Design-Build process isn’t new. Design-Build is simply a return to some of the fundamentals of the Master Builder approach, the construction model that built history’s greatest monuments for more than 4000 years. The Master Builder provided a single source for design and construction and total accountability for a project’s success. And so it is with Design-Build in...

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