High-end Design/Build Firm Specializing in Home Additions in LA

Eli and Donna are the expert design/build team that will turn your dream addition into a reality — nobody will know it wasn’t here all along! As the client, your job is to dream; it is our job to build. And in doing so, we create projects to exceed all of those dreams.

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Building Beautiful Home Additions in LA

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Beyond the construction aspects of a project, we have a deep understanding of local code and regulations, and how best to work with the relevant powers to get your project on the right track. Our in-house designer, Donna, is well-versed in construction matters, and, with her general contractor partner Eli, will help you bring together a design that is both beautiful and feasible.

We have worked extensively with dozens of contractors throughout Southern California on some of the most exclusive properties in the area. Our portfolio speaks for itself, as does our commitment to high quality. Feel free to browse our pictures to get an idea about the high-quality projects we build throughout the Los Angeles area.

SILVER LAKE, CALIFORNIA

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Photos of Some Homes We've Worked On

Take a look at some of our previous home addition projects and if you like what you’re seeing then give us a call or fill out the form below and we will be calling you as soon as we can to talk about your project.

"Working with Eli & his wife for the duration of my Woodland Hills bathroom remodeling project has been a pleasant experience from start to finish. They have an average of 5 stars for a reason - because they're timely, communicative, affordable, and professional."

- Al Bundy

"Our bathroom remodel is completed and we couldn't be happier with how everything turned out. Eli and his crew worked diligently to complete the project. Eli and his crew stand by the quality of their work."

- Anh P.

"Eli and his team are easy to communicate with, trustworthy and very fast! They did an amazing job remodeling our kitchen and wet bar. Will use them again for our bathroom!"

- James P.

Making the Design and Drawing Plans for Your Home Addition

Building an addition is like building a house, but sometimes extra challenging. Blending the old with the new is a true art form and it’s important that nobody can tell where the old ends and new begins. A fresh look is important sometimes but so is matching the style and look of the existing structure.

Donna and Eli will walk you through the process of designing and deciding on the features of your home addition so the end product is one you’ll be happy with for years to come.

Eli and Donna’s Process for Building Your Dream Addition

Starting With a Dream

Every home addition project starts with a dream. You close your eyes and see yourself occupying a space that doesn’t even exist yet. Everything is perfect, just the way you want it. The added space is exactly what you need for your home to fit you better. It’s not a clear vision, but the feeling is there. You know exactly what you want and you’re trying to figure out what it looks like. That’s where Donna, our all-star designer, comes in to help you visualize the possibilities.

Working With Your Space

Whenever we’re working with an existing structure, we have an existing space in which to work. We have to carefully measure what is already there and find a way to replace it with something else. Modern technology makes it possible to build these projects in a digital environment so we can move around inside of it and see from every angle what the end result will be.

Working on Technical details

Going back and forth on what the design will look like is the fun part. Next comes the technical parts. With the help of architects and engineers, we figure out what kind of structural elements will support the visual designs that were decided on. The end result is a blueprint that can be used to plan and then execute the project.

Pouring the Foundation and Framing the Walls

If we’re adding onto the footprint of your house, the project can resemble similar phases as building a whole new home. Digging for the foundation and footings, pouring concrete, framing walls, and building the roof are all part of an addition that makes it a trade-intensive process.

The amazing network of subcontractors and tradesmen we work with have proven time and time again that they can do their part accurately and up to our high standards. With a solid, even, and level foundation we can frame walls and build the rest of the structure without any major issues holding up the show.

Supplying the Power and Water to Your New Space

Almost all additions include some sort of electrical. We need lights, heaters, and plugins. It’s actually a code requirement to have these things. Running the appropriate wire from your circuit panel is a routine part of a home addition project. Sometimes the panel will have to be upgraded to handle the additional load.

Whether or not there is plumbing will depend on what the additional space will be used for. Since we’re tying into an existing water and drainage system, special consideration will need to be given early in the design process to make sure everything is going to work and to foresee any issues or increases to scope that will be necessary.

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An Amazing Look for Your New Home Addition

50 Shades of Your Addition

The colors of materials that go into your addition will have a major impact on the end result. Are we matching another room? Are we repainting all of the walls? These questions can be tough to answer which is why we rely on the keen design-eyes of Donna to make sure everything flows and provides the desired effect and feel we’re going for. The walls will often be painted early in the process to keep things clean later on. Touch-ups will be done near the end as needed to make sure the final product is 100%.
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Letting the Light In

It’s not uncommon for our customers to extend the scope of the project into the rest of their home to replace old windows, doors, or other fixtures that will be changed in the new addition. Windows will go in as soon as possible to close up the house to weather but interior doors will wait until almost the end to make sure they don’t get beat up from all of the traffic.

Durable and Good Looking Flooring

The flooring doesn’t only need to look great, but it needs to hold up to the abuse it’s surely going to receive from the day-to-day life of the inhabitants of your new space. Dropping things, dogs running around, children playing, and spilling liquids are only a few of the challenges your floor must be facing so we’ll help you consider all of these details during the design process so you don’t end up regretting the choice of having to look at a floor full of scratches.
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Encasing Rooms and Walkways

The trim is what frames your floors, ceilings, windows, and doors. It’s what adds a depth of field to your walls and makes you take notice when you walk into a different room. The type of trim that goes into your addition will most likely need to match your existing trim so we can blend the rooms together and make it so you can’t tell where the old ends and the new begins.
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Growing Your Property and the Bottom Line

With additions, we are adding square footage to your home which automatically increases the value. On top of that, our high-quality designs and construction skills add additional value through the quality that can’t be matched anywhere else. It’s our passion to build the spaces that will make your life better for years to come, and those that inhabit the home after you.

Shining Light on Your Expanded Home

Finally, lighting is what makes the magic happen. A proper lighting installation accents the amazing features of your new room(s) while shining light, literally, on your day-to-day activities. Again, Donna’s eye for design when it comes to lighting puts the finishing touches on every home addition project we complete.
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Working on Technical details

Going back and forth on what the design will look like is the fun part. Next comes the technical parts. With the help of architects and engineers, we figure out what kind of structural elements will support the visual designs that were decided on. The end result is a blueprint that can be used to plan and then execute the project.

The General Contractor: Leading the Team in Building Your Addition

Pricing Out the Design and Gathering Bids from Subcontractors

Usually, the finished blueprint is handed over to a general contractor, but at Quality First Builders, the general contractor has been involved since day one. This means that he already knows what’s going on and the plans already reflect the reality that is our physical world. There’s no need to spend months going back and forth between the whimsical designer and the realist contractor because they already know each other very well. They are man and wife.
It’s up to the general to craft the plan of attack and make a list of all of the subcontractors that will be necessary to complete this complex process. He reaches out to the proven professionals in his network and tasks them each with analyzing their part of the project and producing an estimate to complete his part. They’ve been working together for years so the process is smooth and efficient.

Working with the City to Acquire Permits and Line Up Inspections

The general contractor also interacts with city officials to make sure all of the necessary permits are purchased and the inspections lined up for each stage of construction. He uses his years of experience and personal contacts in the city to make this process move along quickly while avoiding getting held up for no good reason.

Putting It All On the Calendar

Once these necessary pieces of the puzzle have been gathered, it’s time to plan how they will go together. With careful attention to detail and the natural order of operations of construction, the general contractor coordinates his army of subcontractors and gets everyones’ schedules aligned so they can be ready to do their part when the time comes.

The Construction Process for Building Your Home Addition

Day one arrives and it’s finally time to begin the construction process. The demolition team gets to work with their sawzalls, sledgehammers, and crowbars disassembling the existing structure.

Orchestrating Subcontractors & Keeping Quality High

Each phase of construction builds on top of the last. What happens during demolition affects the foundation. The foundation affects the framing, and so on. If one piece is messed up even a little bit, it will come back to cause huge problems down the line. This is the biggest fear of the general contractor. Experience has taught him to pay extremely close attention to the end result during each phase of construction so he can keep an eye out for problems that might arise in the future. No subcontractor does a perfect job, but the general contractor makes sure the job is done perfectly by the time the next phase is beginning.

Clear and consistent communication is a large part of the general contractor’s role, keeping you, the client, apprised of the status and progress of your project and facilitating on-the-fly decision-making that inevitably happens on every project. Where others fail in this area, Eli excels. His passion and enthusiasm for the remodeling process and serving his clients helps him tackle issues head-on as soon as they come up. His clients appreciate this about him.

Assembling the Final Pieces of the Puzzle

Near the end of the construction process, there is always a list of small things that need to be taken care of. This is when you’ll see the clipboard come out with a long list of items, half of which are checked off. The punch list is well underway and the moment the last item is checked off, it’s time to clean up and move on to the next project.

The Final Walkthrough

You will have undoubtedly spent a lot of time walking around your project when nobody is there looking at the progress as it unfolded but it’s still important that we do a final walkthrough together and make sure everything is to your satisfaction. This is a great time to ask questions about that other project that’s been in the back of your mind and get an idea of what the cost might be and when you would like to do it.

All of our work is guaranteed with a standard warranty that covers any problems with workmanship for up to 2 years. We take pride in our work and back it up 100% so if there is ever a problem, no matter how small, don’t hesitate to call us and give us a chance to fix it.

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