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What's the Difference Between a Construction Quote and Estimate?

Posted by Lydia Solis

We refer to the use of quotes and bid when we are discussing construction pricing, but are they really being used correctly? These are actually the most commonly missed used words in the construction industry; estimate, bid, proposal, and quote.

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Topics: bathroom remodel, general contractor, contractor, home remodeling, home remodel, kitchen remodel, construction, kitchen remodeling, remodeling, bathroom remodeling, construction estimate, construction quote

How to Create an Open Kitchen Layout

Posted by Lydia Solis

Open kitchen layouts are extremely popular today. Many people use their homes for entertaining or
during the holidays. It creates an environment that is more welcoming and communal, and as an added bonus it creates the illusion of more space!

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Topics: kitchen, kitchen remodel, kitchen remodeling

Why I Am the Best Contractor in Manhattan Beach, CA

Posted by Alex Rodriguez

In my 20 years of construction industry experience I have come to learn several must have principles to be the best contractor in Manhattan Beach, CA. The quality of work is a given- so that is not what I will focus on. Contractors that are focused on the total client experience are on the right path of top-gun performance. When a contractor’s decision making matrix is focused on the client experience, several good things happen. A contractor that thinks this way will always put the interest of his/her client first. The contractor will focus on understanding the true needs and wants of the client while developing an executable plan to treat his clients house like a home instead of a construction site.

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Topics: residential contractor, general contractor, contractor, remodeling contractor

What Does it Take to get a 100k Kitchen Remodel in Manhattan Beach, CA

Posted by Alex Rodriguez

Premise of the cost

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Topics: kitchen, kitchen countertops, residential contractor, general contractor, contractor, remodeling contractor, kitchen remodel, construction, kitchen remodeling

Permit Process for a Home Remodel in Manhattan Beach, CA

Posted by Alex Rodriguez

I have to address the issue of permitting because it is a question that I run across weekly from prospect clients. When it comes to permitting there are 3 primary question that I get:

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Topics: bathroom remodel, bathroom, kitchen, kitchen remodel, kitchen remodeling

Why You Should Hire a Team Instead of a General Contractor

Posted by Alex Rodriguez

Through the years the projects that we have taken on have become more technical with more facets of complexity. More choices in materials, elements of design and time constrictions due to professional obligations all contribute to a very challenging building environment. Technology has paved the way for new materials such as 3d tile patterns, complex plumbing system and digital integration in the home. Truth be told, residential construction is widely tainted by flaky and sloppy people of ill repute for those of us who strive to deliver a positive experience and quality service to clients. I think it is fair to set a reasonable expectation.

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Topics: bathroom remodel, residential contractor, general contractor, contractor, remodeling contractor, residential construction, home remodel, kitchen remodel, construction

Remodeling Safety: How to Keep Your Family Out of Danger During a Remodel

Posted by Luz Rodriguez

Lumber, cinder blocks, dirt piles, and holes. To children, a construction site can seem like a playground—even when Mom and Dad warn them about staying away.

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Topics: bathroom remodel, general contractor, home remodeling, residential construction, home remodel, kitchen remodel, construction, Remodeling Tips

What’s the difference? Estimate, Quote, Bid, Proposal

Posted by Luz Rodriguez

 

Thinking of doing a bit of remodeling or adding a room to your home? The planning stages can be just as stressful as the remodeling process. Sitting down with a contractor to 
discuss price, materials needed, and length of project can be very intimidating for some. Here is a brief explanation of some of the things people find confusing.

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Topics: bathroom remodel, contractor, home remodeling, kitchen remodel, construction

5 Mistakes Everyone Makes when Choosing a Paint Color

Posted by Luz Rodriguez

Picking the shade that will cover a room can be a daunting task- just where do you begin when staring at a wall of dozens of shades? While the vast array of palettes and fabric color ways allow some room for interpretation, too many options mean even the pros among us are bound to take an occasional wrong turn around the color wheel.

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Topics: painting, paint colors, home remodel

Small Bathroom Ideas

Posted by Luz Rodriguez

Thinking about remodeling your bathroom before the new year? Here are a few small bathroom ideas to get you started.

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Topics: bathroom remodel

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