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Home Remodeling: Dealing With the Mess that Comes With a Home Remodel

Posted by Bryan Echeverria

Large home remodeling projects are complex, they take a long time to complete and can also create some headaches. If a single room remodel is complicated, just imagine how much more complex a multi-room home remodeling project. Choosing the right contractor for your project is key, it can mean the difference between a smooth project and a home remodeling horror story.

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Topics: bathroom remodel, home addition, home renovation, home remodel, kitchen remodel

How Much Does a Bathroom Remodel Cost?

Posted by Alex Rodriguez

Different Budgets for Different Bathrooms

The first question everyone wants to know is “how much will it cost to remodel my bathroom?” My name is Alexander Rodriguez, MBA I am the founder and owner of Bay Cities Construction, a Licensed General Contractor in Torrance, CA. This article is part of a series of articles that explains the various dimensions of pricing out a  bathroom remodeling project. I don’t like so shy away from talking about money, I want my customers to understand how and why things cost what the cost. I wrote an article and filmed a video that goes into detail about how costs are allocated, you can follow this link to see that content. I also recommend reading, “4 things that increase the cost of a bathroom remodel.” Hit the link to read that article and video. Armed with this information you should be ready to make a wiser decision about your project

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Topics: bathroom remodel, bathroom, costs

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

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

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

What is my Contractor Saying- Understanding a General Contractor

Posted by Lydia Solis

Just like in any profession, contractors sometimes say things that may be completely obvious to them but makes no sense to you. Here are a few tips to help you translate what your general contractor is saying and what he/she means. 

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

5 Trends to Avoid on Your Bathroom Remodel

Posted by Lydia Solis

When designing your bathroom remodel, you select materials that will make it look modern but timeless. There are five crucial materials that you should stay away from when designing your bathroom remodel: 

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Topics: bathroom remodel, bathroom remodel ideas,, bathroom countertops

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