Giselle G

As seen on Yelp…

Being an advocate for anything and everything eco-friendly, I wanted to turn my home green so I started with my kitchen, the place where I spend most of my time conjuring up organic meals for the family. Doing a bit of research, I took an interest in Bradco for being the leading eco-friendly designer in the Los Angeles area. Talking to a few interior designers, we all agreed upon using re-claimed and formaldehyde-free wood for our kitchen cabinets in a beautiful dark cherry brown color,  a water efficient kitchen faucet in a rusted gold color, and even recycled marble countertops in a dark burgundy color. Not only does my kitchen look like it belongs in Home & Design Magazine, but what’s best is that everything is green just like I wanted. The service was great and very timely according to what was agreed upon. I definitely recommend Bradco to everyone who compliments my new kitchen, and for those looking for a reliable company who specializes in kitchen and bath remodeling. Go Green!

Jeffery Marr

With the check for the last payment of my bathroom renovation project enclosed, I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you that you that working with your design and construction teams far exceeded my expectations.  Chuck, Ana, Ryan, David and Manny were a pleasure to work with on this project and they represent your firm and their professions well.

With this being my first home renovation project, I already had some reservations about it.  And, hearing the experiences of friends and colleagues with similar projects only multiplied my misgivings.  In hindsight, I can say the smartest step I made in this project was to walk into your showroom in December and start working with your team.  Each of them entered my project when I was about to start the construction phase and a number of decisions had yet to be made.  Each of them stepped in and their work maintained the continuity we were trying to recapture.  They all provided a degree of professional and polished insight, experience, expertise, and advice that was truly unexpected and gave me the reassurance I needed to move forward with my project.  I truly believe that their efforts to truly understand client’s needs beyond blueprints and schedules makes your firm standout as unique.  The results of their efforts are very impressive and I’ve received compliments for the redesign and reconstruction.  Indeed, I would recommend your team without hesitation.

I am hopeful that sometime this spring, I can start planning a kitchen renovation project with your team.  Please convey to everyone my appreciation for all of the help to me and my good wishes for a superb year ahead.

Mr. & Mrs. Rick Fritz

A few weeks back your company helped repair our kitchen cabinents.The work done along with the services we received was prompt and courteous. The workmanship of the repair was excellent also. Knowing that Bradco backs up their merchandise and sends quality firms such as yourselves out to their customers will have us returning to your store.

Thank you. Happy Holidays to everyone at Bradco and B&R Construction. Kindest regards.

Fall Trends for Sustainable Living in Los Angeles

Although L.A. is no doubt a highly urbanized city, living here definitely has its benefits. Besides the beautiful weather and never ending food truck festivals, this fair city is a strong advocate of sustainable living. Many Angelinos would leap at a chance to improve their carbon footprints especially when it comes to their homes. For several years, we at Bradco have been champions of sustainable products and eco-designs, offering a multitude of choices when it comes to remodeling your bathroom or kitchen. There are a variety of options any home owner can make to adjust to an eco-friendly home. We found some fall trends that we would like you to take into consideration to add that sustainable flair to your home.

Green and Stylish

According to HGTV online, the new fall color to design around is indigo where you can currently find tons of products available to help fuse this rich color into your home. Tiles are a wonderfully diverse design element and come in a wide variety of colors. They can be added as a back splash in a kitchen or virtually anywhere in the bathroom scheme from floor to sink. To view some Bradco photos of tile incorporation in bathrooms click here. Countertops made from recycled glass, porcelain, and mirror materials are also widely offered throughout our showroom. Water and energy conservation are also top trending focuses in home design for the fall season. Now that summer is gone and the temperatures are starting to cool down, you can lay off the air conditioning and zero in on some sustainable design functions. Installing a premium water filtration system will allow your tap water to become a premium drinking source which will allow you to eliminate your bottled water consumption. Bradco’s water filtration product partners also follow a high model standard of sustainable practices. Low-flow toilets, sinks, and showers are an excellent way to save water and their design appeal is endless. To save energy, install energy star appliances. Also, be informed when it comes to tax incentives attached to the purchase of these goods.  Not only is paying attention to these aspects beneficial to you in terms of sustainability, but they are also wallet friendly.

Partnering For Success

At Bradco, we partner with businesses that hold themselves to higher sustainable standards. We also select our offered product lines based on sustainable options and their dedication to in-store sustainable practices. It is important to us that our consumers are made aware of all our sustainable practices and that they know we go about our practice in a very transparent way. We are certified by the U.S. Green Building Council and the Forest Stewardship Council. Additionally, we have our own cabinetry factory in Mexico to ensure that the integrity of our materials is not compromised.

Bradco uses green building materials from sustainably certified forests in Costa Rica.

Our custom cabinets are made from non-toxic formaldehyde free wood that come from sustainably certified forests in Costa Rica. Bradco recommends that low or no VOC finishes and formaldehyde-free adhesives are used. Since we own our own cabinetry factory in Mexico, we have direct control over the quality of goods produced there as well as the green business practices used. In order to reduce our environmental impact, Bradco implements a reduction in the amount of waste created at our manufacturing plant. Because the manufacturing of cabinets create an excess of sawdust, we re-use all our sawdust by collecting and donating it to a nursery where it is mixed into their compost and used to plant new vegetative growth for Morelos Park – considered the largest ecological reserve in Tijuana.

At Bradco, you will find our showrooms filled with sustainable products to provide you with the widest variety of green choices because we know how much you love your home as much as your planet.

Kayla S

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I just moved to Los Feliz and I absolutely loved my new house, but the kitchen was horrendous! I was in desperate need of help and I heard from a friend that Bradco was the place to go for a beautiful kitchen! I gave them a call and they connected me with Martin. I explained my situation to Martin and he immediately had some brilliant ideas, I couldn’t wait to see his plans executed! My kitchen happened to be awkwardly shaped and Martin was more than happy to make my ideal kitchen. We also talked about pricing and I gave him my price range and he managed to stay within my boundaries and make my kitchen look picturesque! I also really loved the idea Martin decided to go with by using recycled countertops because eco- friendly products are very important to me! Now my  kitchen is my favorite room in the house!

A Chat With an Interior Designer

Here is your opportunity to get some insider perspective straight from Bradco Designer, Joanne, who took the time to answer a few specific questions:

1. Let’s say I’m a new home owner starting to work on my cabinets. How do you choose the right style and color to accommodate a kitchen?

“First and foremost, know the style of your house. The style of the kitchen should be based on the style of the house. The two themes should go hand in hand so that the designs flow together. This tip is not only an important cosmetic feature but also a money saver. Consider this: It’s more economical to work with a pre-existing kitchen base and make specific stylized adjustments than it would be to start from scratch. Work with what you have and make the improvements from there; a few key changes can make a huge difference in the finished product.”

2. How would you select colors that best suit my space?

Choose kitchen colors based on your floor.

“Kitchen colors should be chosen based on the floors. Generally we suggest complementing color schemes. For instance, dark wood floors go well with light furnishing choices and light-colored tile floors go well with dark-colored furnishings. These scheme tips help to make unique shades more prominent. As always these suggestions are dependent upon personal preference and/or budget. To echo the previous answer of working with your home’s existing style, you could always pick a specific architectural feature that you want to highlight and make that element more prominent in the kitchen. For example, if your home has many beams or unique crown moldings replicate those aspects in handle choices or decorative elements. Keep in mind that if there is already a large amount of wood in your home and your goal is to tone down that element; a simple solution is to paint the cabinets. Earth tones are usually a good stand-by choice for any home.”

3. How do you establish a budget and how would you accommodate someone on a low budget?

Modern kitchen with alternating colors and tile back splash.

“What is your home worth? Budgets are derived from the value of the home and your cash flow. If money is tight, make a list and put major priorities on top to make sure those items are taken care of before anything else. It is advisable to set aside twenty percent of your budget to handle the unexpected to be more safe than sorry. There are always budget saving options available such as: using maple butter blocks, countertops made from recycled material, or utilizing tile for a back splash in place of the more expensive marble options.”

4. How long does the kitchen remodeling process usually take?

If you want custom cabinets they should be ordered first since they take the longest to make.

“Generally the time can fluctuate depending on how much work needs to be done on a particular kitchen. Keep in mind that if you decide to choose custom cabinets, they should be the first item ordered since they take the longest to make. An average job can take two months so prepare your meal options accordingly.”

5. Do you incorporate eco-friendly aspects in your design and what are you favorite products? Are you an advocate of eco-friendly solutions?

Countertop made from recycled material, by Vetrazzo.

“Double yes. I can truly get behind the eco-friendly products and often suggest this option to clients. There have been many advancements in price alternatives these past years making eco-friendly a more viable option for everyone. My most recommended options are countertops made from recycled materials and formaldehyde-free plywood for cabinets. Plywood is my choice because it’s easy to work with and good for people who have allergies.”

6. What are some new trends that have been popular in 2011?

“Definitely functionality over design is a major trend that has played into this year. More clients are not over-designing and less over-stylized concepts are currently being applied to kitchens. Less bells and whistles sort of speak.”

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If you have any questions about any products or services of Bradco Kitchens contact us at:

Phone: 323.936.3457
Fax: 323.939.9354
Toll Free: 866 4 Bradco ( 272326 )