Exciting news to share: SoCal Contractor has been featured on Renovation Inspiration Season II, presented by Lamps Plus.
Watch the complete season below:
Episode I: Marina Del Rey House Tour
Welcome to our Big Green Monster: When my wife and I purchased this single family house with the plan to convert it into three separate rental units, it took a lot of trust! Initially, I couldn’t see past just how ugly the house was. But something beautiful existed in Lori’s imagination and I was there to help bring it to life. Watch the first episode here:
Episode II: Kitchen Remodel Start to Finish
There was no ventilation in the extremely dated bathrooms so we were definitely going to need to take care of that. They also smelled horrible and had awful tile and we discovered some extra construction issues. Oy vey! This is where our allotted contingency for emergency construction came in. The kitchen, while dated and dark it was, was in great condition. We knew we could keep the countertops, brighten up with a lighter tile and Lori worked her lighting magic!
Episode III: Bath, Stairs, and Bedroom Remodel
When you first walked into the home: You saw the dated carpet and a dingy stairwell front and center. We had to do something about that! We painted it all white and created some drama moments with lighting! The master bedroom was in good condition. We didn’t need to do much to it – but it wasn’t all smooth sailing: The master bath needed some updates. Watch:
Episode IV: Apartment Makeover, Small Space Solutions!
When working with a small space, we used the casual coastal theme to give the space its indoor-outdoor feel. We wanted to go all out on the patio spaces to continue the vacation rental experience in the great outdoors! The two-bedroom apartment was previously connected to the rest of the house, but that needed to be sectioned off. New baseboards, new fans for ventilation, painting everything white, and adding coastal colors and textures updated this space!
Episode V: Apartment Tour and Makeover
Now for the studio… the smallest space, but the biggest challenge! The studio needed a bath and kitchen added to a space where there previously wasn’t plumbing. This resulted in so many delays, especially as we kept discovering new little things that needed fixing. Watch as craziness ensues:
Episode VI: Outdoor Updates: Backyard and Balcony Makeovers
For me, the biggest challenge was not tearing down the house and starting completely from scratch. But Lori Dennis had a vision: From green nightmare to coastal dream, we had big plans for the outdoor space. We wanted to create a beautiful trellis-like backyard. The yard was full of concrete and dead grass. We added low-maintenance plants and pathways and used recycled brick found in the backyard. Repurposing for the win!
Behind the Scenes of Renovation Inspiration Season II
This season of Renovation inspiration was focused on our personal project! It was just as fun, but super different from the first season — catch up on Renovation Inspiration Season I here. Last season we renovated a celebrity’s Bel Air Road mansion. Looking forward to bringing you more design TV!