Classic White Kitchen Cabinets with Raised Panel Doors

Classic White Raised Panel Kitchen Remodel
Classic white raised panel kitchen cabinets – Remodeling with timeless materials
Drawer Cabinet with Classic White Drawer Fronts
Classic white drawer fronts with center mounted handles.
Trash can pull out cabinet
The trash can pull out hardware is sturdy to hold two large kitchen trash cans.
Spice Rack pull out shelf 6" with full size drawer cabinet
A spice rack pull out shelf on the base cabinets of this kitchen is placed in proximity to the cooking area.




Bathroom Remodeling Trends and Contractor Talk

Bathroom Remodeling Trends and Contractor Talk

Remodeling your bathroom will change your perspective on life on a daily basis as you start and end your day in a greatly improved space. Utilizing some of the latest trends can add to the enjoyment of your bathroom.


Linear Drain in the shower

A linear drain is a thin wide drain that is designed into the shower pan during a bathroom remodel. It will require some planning, or experience, to correctly execute. The shower floor can be a flat surface and sloped to the drain. Most showers have a “Bowl” design with the drain in the middle.

Linear Drain is a Top Bathroom Trend
A linear drain helps eliminate the “Bowl” shower floor. Sloping the shower floor to the drain with a flat surface.

Solid Surface Curb Top

A curb is the shower feature that you step over that is designed to keep water from migrating out the door onto the bathroom floor. It is usually tiled with finished tile on each side or metal trim. Covering the top of the curb with a neutral color solid surface material improves the clean look of a shower curb.

A solid Surface Shower Curb
Use a solid surface material on the shower curb top to eliminate grout lines at the busiest spot in the shower.


Curbless Shower Design

Room Addition Projects Go Curbless

Planning a Room Addition Project – Go Curbless on your walk in showers

Curbless showers are far superior to the traditional shower with a curb. Stepping up into the shower is inconvenient compared to the ease of walking into a flat floor shower. If you are planning new space for your home it is easy to design and plan to have a curbless shower. 

Your Room Addition Contractor can handle the details to make necessary changes to an existing plan to make the changes to execute a curbless shower.

Remodeled Bathroom With Shower Curb
A beautifully remodeled master bathroom with curb at shower.
Curbless Shower Design
A walk in curdles shower completed with the room addition project.

Your curdles design does not require additional floor space. It does require some consideration in the framing directions from the Architect as well as knowledge and skill on the part of the installation crew. Executing this type of shower does not have to add expense to the finish work.

Linear Drain on Curb less Shower
Curbless showers often have linear drains
Transition from shower to floor
This stone to ceramic transition clearly shows the separation from the shower. It is common to continue tile straight into shower. Here the stone shower floor clearly shows the shower floor.

Home Renovation Begins with a Good Plan

Home renovations can be greatly improved with a good plan from the onset.

A home remodeling project will greatly benefit from a carefully executed plan.
Home remodeling plans can help you achieve a successful outcome for your project.

Many factors need to be considered when planning a home remodeling project. Your investment of time and money can greatly increase the value of your property well beyond the expense of the renovation when done properly. Many homeowners experience a payback in excess of 100% to their investment with the benefits of working with us, our  wholesale pricing on finish materials and the quality installation of our workmen. 

Planning for a home remodeling project has many considerations for the homeowner/property owner. There is a budget or the expenses for the project, the design and look of the project, quality and installation of finish materials and length of the installation of the project as well as warranties as well as who will be handling the work.

Budgeting for your home remodeling project may not be easy and you are almost guaranteed that the project will cost more than you are planning. The pricing for a home remodeling project can be manipulated and controlled when you are willing to bend the scope for the finished project. The more rigid your expectations the less likely you will be able to make changes that may save you a considerable amount of time and money.

Make a good plan – A good plan starts with the initial interview at your home. We go over the requirements of your job and discuss alternatives and ideas to help make the space the best it can be. Our experience can help you find areas of consideration to help keep your project within the budget you are comfortable with.

Stucco Project before starting
Stucco Project before starting
Frameless glass walk in shower

Bathroom Remodeling Made Easy

Bathroom Remodeling can be made easy by following a few easy guidelines.

When doing a bathroom remodel it is sometimes overwhelming  to get the process started. Following a few simple guidelines can help make the process easier.

Frameless glass walk in shower
Completed Master Bathroom Remodel with walk in shower, subway limestone tiles and frameless glass shower
  1. Shop for finish materials in advance. Having an idea of what items cost and the look you are going to accomplish will go a long way to making the process easier.
  2. Get referrals – Having a referral to a bathroom remodeling contractor who is experienced will take much of the pressure off of you and your family.
  3. Be prepared to modify your bathroom regiment. Taking a bathroom out of commission for any period of time will put additional pressure for bathroom time on the remaining bathroom(s). Everyone will need to be considerate of each others needs during this time.
  4. Choose materials that you really love. Selecting finish materials that are exactly what you want can greatly affect your overall satisfaction. Don’t settle for less!
  5. Enjoy the process. Your bathroom remodel may not go exactly as planned but does not have to be a disaster either. be prepared to modify the plan should unexpected surprises come up. Many times an unexpected detail that is carefully considered and discussed can make the project come out better than expected.
  6. Order tile on time or only purchase what is in stock at the time of purchase. Many tile stores do not stock materials. They will have to order the materials from a wholesaler. If your contractor does not have an account at the wholesalers (as we do) then you will need lead time in order to have the tile store source the materials. Many tile stores get bad information on availability and the tiles may take much longer than expected to get to your home.
Bathroom Remodeling company tips.
Bathroom Remodeling company tips.
Master bathroom remodel including walk in shower, hand held shower head and frameless glass partition.
Hand held shower head for this beautifully designed master bathroom remodel.
Limestone subway tile and Master Bath Shower Head
Customer selected Master Bath Shower Head
Location of the Master Bath Shower Mixer is carefully hidden behind the pony wall.
Located on the interior of the pony wall, this Master Bath Shower Mixer is not seen when entering the Master Bathroom.
Tile in-lay shower drain covers come in a variety of sizes and shapes.
Tile in-lay shower drain. These drain covers come in a variety of sizes and shapes.

Design your kitchen – Get Started

Design your kitchen – Simple steps to getting started.

When you design your kitchen for a remodel you can start with some basic requirements to help get you started.

The first task to do is do a simple overhead floor plan. Use grid paper to easily space each item on the page. If you don’t have grid paper you can make grids easily with a pencil and ruler. You will be using either two boxes for the depth of lower cabinets and one box depth for upper cabinets -or- four boxes for the depth of lower cabinets and two boxes for the depth of the upper cabinets(2 boxes per foot).

Redondo Beach Kitchen Remodeling with quality materials
Your Kitchen Remodeling project starts with your free kitchen design appointment.

Measure out your space of the kitchen remodel. Make a rectangle with the length of the wall measurement written down. Next you will want to add doorways and window locations. Be sure to indicate the height of the window off the floor. Windows lower than 36″ from the floor do not usually get cabinets and counters.

With the room dimensions and shape written down it is time to add cabinet locations. Draw all locations where it is possible to add lower cabinets. Size of lower cabinets will be 2 boxes for 12″ boxes and 4 boxes if you are using the 6″ boxes (2 boxes per foot).

The next items to go into your drawing will be the kitchen sink which is usually under the window and the refrigerator. Be sure not to place the refrigerator up against a wall as this makes it somewhat difficult to open doors. With the sink and refrigerator placed it should be easy to place the stove or cooktop. If your kitchen is big enough to accommodate a wall oven or pantry cabinet (floor to ceiling) then it is best to place these cabinets next to the refrigerator.

Plan on keeping the cabinet above the refrigerator the same depth as the lower cabinets. Draw your upper cabinets wherever possible on the walls above the lower cabinets. Design your kitchen should now be looking complete.

You should now have a drawing showing the kitchen area with lower and upper cabinets shown at every possible location. There may be places that cabinets are not practical and they should be eliminated.

Look for our future post on spacing for Islands!!!

Design your kitchen using these simple tips
Design your kitchen using these simple tips


Selecting your natural stone counter top does not have to be a difficult task. Watch this video from our supplier MSI to see the size and selection of slab materials.


MSI of Anaheim is a great place to select your slab materials.
Watch this video to se the warehouse and slab selection process as described by MSi. Our preferred supplier for slab materials.


Torrance Kitchen Remodeling

Torrance Kitchen Remodeling Services – Free 3D Design Consultation

Torrance Kitchen remodeling is a large undertaking and one best left to the experienced experts. Whether remodeling your whole kitchen, removing walls or section of a wall or just updating the existing layout, the help of a professional contractor will reduce the time to completion and over budgeting for unnecessary items. If you are a homeowner who wants to remodel your kitchen for personal use or to sell your home, it is advisable to hire a professional contractor to help turn your dream home into reality. We are here to help you get your project planned and completed to your expectations.


Torrance kitchen remodeling
Torrance kitchen remodeling contractor.

Our Torrance based kitchen remodeling services are offered at affordable prices and we also offer our remodeling services with professionalism. Construction Guaranteed has a long history in kitchen remodeling and our customers are  choose how they want their kitchen remodeled, the materials used and overall look and feel of the finished project. When you hire Construction Guaranteed to do a kitchen remodel job in Torrance, you will be able to enjoy the following benefits:

Torrance Kitchen Remodeling
Torrance Kitchen Remodeling
White Glaze Wine Cabinet in Torrance, CA
White Glaze Wine Cabinet in Torrance, CA

Getting the remodeling process started –

We will set a convenient time to meet with you regarding the proposed changes. Discussing the available options and discussing costs can help you make important decisions to help you get the best from your project. We will do a paper layout and (as time permits) provide a computer generated floor plan, elevations and 3D view. Having a full layout will greatly help get your project under way.

White Shaker Kitchen Cabinets
Beautifully designed White Shaker Kitchen Cabinetry with natural Quartz Counter Tops.

At Construction Guaranteed our trained staff will ensure your needs are interpreted and executed as we develop a plan for your remodeling project. Our company will manage the remodeling phase and ensure your plans and needs are accurately followed and met.

White Custom Laundry
White Custom Laundry
Espresso Kitchen Remodel Torrance
Espresso Kitchen Remodel Torrance



Bathroom remodeling trends for 2017

Bathroom Remodeling Trends

Bathroom Remodeling Trends

Planning a bathroom remodeling project requires some investigation of bathroom remodeling trends and the costs associated with bathroom upgrades.

Bathroom Layout –

Most bathroom remodels will require that each fixture be placed in the same location as the original design dictated. If you are lucky enough to have the space to move items around then now is the time to consider a change of floor plan.

A bathroom layout remodel allows for the relocation of bathroom fixtures.
A bathroom layout remodel allows for the relocation of bathroom fixtures.

Walk-In Bathroom Shower –

Changing out a bathtub for a walk-in shower will reduce your Real Estate listing from a “Full Bath” to a “3/4 Bath”. Although this is considered a detriment to listing parties the potential buyer of a property will appreciate the updated look and operation of your bathroom. Consider a full size walk-in shower on your next bathroom remodel.

Bathroom Materials –

Materials change as fashions change in the construction industry. Recently travertine stone has been replaced with ceramic and porcelain tiles once again. The larger tiles of the modern design world have overtaken natural stone finish materials in bathroom remodel trends.


Bathroom Remodel Trends
Bathroom Remodeling Trends


Bathroom Lighting –

Bathroom remodeling trends in lighting make it to where you have more control over the options available. Code requires an occupancy sensor on most projects. Additional circuits can be installed for over the vanity/sink area lighting, inside shower lighting and task lighting.

Trend Checklist –

  • Towel bars and hooks
  • Heated Towel Bar
  • Cabinet above toilet for storage
  • Recessed shower nook
  • Shower bench seat
  • Hand held shower sprayer
  • Heated bathroom floor
  • Trench drains
  • LED Lighting


Quality Remodeling Contractor

Quality remodeling contractor.

Quality Remodeling Contractor

Quality remodeling contractors perform kitchen and bath projects with quality materials and skilled staff.

Thank you for visiting our website. We will be working to bring you current information about the work we do on projects as they are completed. We like to present to you information on the selected materials installed as well as why they were selected.

Each project we work on is carefully designed by our staff in conjunction with the client as well as Architects and Engineers as needed. Your project will receive the same care from initial consultation (always free) to the design phase and through to completion.

We look forward to hearing from you regarding our website and we hope you find the information here that you need to move your project from concept to a wonderful completion.

Best wishes.

Judd and Linda Mcilvain with Rich
Judd and Linda Mcilvain with Rich

Judd and Linda Mcilvain with Rich Hopkins.
Judd “The Troubleshooter” Mcilvain and his wife Linda are pictured here with Rich Hopkins prior to the start of their pool deck renovation. Judd worked in radio and television for many years and invited Rich to be on his talk radio show many times to discuss issues homeowners have in their construction projects. See their remodeled deck here.