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Bay Cities Construction Blog

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

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

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 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

How to Select the Right Kitchen Remodeling Contractor

Posted by Lydia Solis

Kitchens are one of the most requested rooms to renovate. Searching for a company to achieve your dream kitchen can often times be complicated and feel overwhelming. Updating your old kitchen with one that is modern and appealing is exciting, yet many delay the process because selecting a contractor is so daunting. 

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Topics: general contractor, contractor, kitchen remodel

Suspension Deck for HOA in Redondo Beach, CA

Posted by Alex Rodriguez

Hi everyone,

Alex Rodriguez here with Bay Cities Construction. We have 

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Topics: general contractor, contractor, wood deck, construction, decking

Tips for First Time Home Remodelers

Posted by Lydia Solis

Homeowners have a vision to make a house their home. Whether it’s a bathroom or kitchen, deciding to remodel any portion of your home is an exciting time. Making changes to personalize your house strengthens a sense of “home”. However, home remodeling projects hardly every go smoothly from start to finish. Many people who embark on this journey find it difficult to deal with and either do all renovations at once, or wait years in between projects.

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

Hiring a Good Contractor: Keeping your Project on Time and on Budget

Posted by Lydia Solis

For contractors, spring and summer and the busiest seasons. While it is very important that you choose the right contractor, it’s also important that you understand how you can keep your project on time and on budget. The two go hand in hand.

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Topics: residential contractor, general contractor, residential construction

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