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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

Los Angeles Home Remodel: The Importance of Paint

Posted by Bryan Echeverria

(House painter working on fascia and trim)

One of the quickest and inexpensive ways of remodeling your house is by adding a fresh coat of paint. Paint on the outside of the home is just as important as it is on the inside, so you want to select colors that match well with each other. Transforming your house into a home is a matter of putting your personal touches into every space.

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Topics: home renovation, home remodel, bay cities construction

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 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

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

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

Remodeling Tips: Selecting Materials Early

Posted by Lydia Solis

Remodeling Tips: Selecting the materials you want earliy on can keep you on budget by getting you an accurate quote as well as prevent delays further down the line. 

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Topics: home remodeling, home remodel, Remodeling Tips

Things to Remember During a Home Remodel

Posted by Lydia Solis

While we've done several of these types of articles, each one is different in subtopics. Many people fail to do their homework before taking on a project and that’s why these issues are so common. Here are a few areas where potential problems may lie and how to avoid them.

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Topics: eco friendly, home remodeling, home remodel

How to Avoid Costly Home Remodeling Mistakes

Posted by Lydia Solis

Remodeling any portion of your home takes a substantial investment as well as time and energy. The last thing you want to do is pay for more than you anticipated. Your budget mostly likely doesn’t leave room for error. 

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Topics: home remodeling, home renovation, home remodel

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