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What to Expect During Your Home Remodel Consultation, with Bryan


Looking for a licensed general contractor in Southern California can be daunting. There are so many contractors in Los Angeles that you might spend hours and hours on Google just searching for a highly-rated contractor for your project. It shouldn’t be so hard to find the best general contractor near you. You can have several contractors visit your home and give you an estimate without knowing all the details; how do you know who you can trust? We try to take a different approach to make the general contractor search for your project quick and painless. 

Are you about to invite three completely unknown contractors to your home so they can give you an estimate? You should read our article How to Spot a Shady Contractor so you can interview a potential contractor over the phone before inviting them to your home. If you are considering an experienced general contractor like Bay Cities Construction for your home remodeling project, the first step is to meet in our office for a complimentary consultation We will thoroughly discuss your project needs, inspiration, and most importantly your budget. When you consider Bay Cities Construction you’ll notice the difference in service right away; so, we want to help explain what our process is like when coming to our office and meeting with our team.

Discussing the Project

Once you have met our team and decided we are the best contractor for your project, our team will visit your house and see the current layout. He or she will ask you what you want to change and what you want to retain. You will need to give the consultant ideas about your current lifestyle and how you wish to utilize a new space.

Goals and Priorities

The remodeler will ask you what you want to achieve through the home remodeling process.

  • More floor space?
  • More storage?
  • More efficiency?
  • Better traffic patterns?
  • Better visual appeal?
  • More up-to-date appearance?

Sometimes different goals come into conflict with each other. The consultant will help guide you to an answer.

Brainstorm Design Ideas

The consultant will help you consider different options for how to accomplish your goals, giving you different ideas for your home remodeling project. This is a valuable part of the process. Although you probably have some ideas for design, an expert can give you suggestions you maybe haven’t considered.

Learn About the Company

The remodeler should tell you something about their company during the initial visit. You can learn about the various steps in their design and construction process. The consultant may also tell you about the people who will be working on your project, whether they are subcontractors or employees of the company, and how long the process will take.

Preliminary Budget

A home remodeling company cannot give you a definite budget for your project until you have made the final decisions on materials and other details. During the initial consultation, they will give you an estimate for what the project is likely to cost. The consultant will break the budget into different categories, which will help you decide where you want to spend your money and where you might want to conserve. From the start, our team helps you design towards your budget. Our interior designer will help you with select and purchase the right materials, so they fit within your budget. Once all materials, plumbing fixtures, paint colors, and designs have been finalized we can give you an accurate cost for construction. No more guesswork.

Our blog is full of hundreds of resources like articles and videos to help you throughout your home remodeling project. If you want to learn even more about home remodeling and home renovation you can also check out the following articles


For over 15 years Bay Cities Construction has helped hundreds of homeowners with their home remodeling projects, helping them transform their house into a home they love. Our team has the experience and expertise to help you with home remodeling, kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, home additions, soft-story retrofits, and home additions. When you hire Bay Cities Construction you don’t just hire a contractor, you also hire an entire team of Pros. With several years of experience, our team has the expertise to help you with Interior Design, Architectural and Engineering Services, City Representation, Permit Processing, Construction Project Management, and Construction services. If you think Bay Cities Construction is the right team for you, contact us today.


Ready to take the next step? We’re certain that Bay Cities Construction is the best 

general contractor for your project,you can Schedule an Appointment by clicking HERE. We offer a complimentary 1-hour consultation at our office, so you can meet our team, and we can get to know your project and needs. The majority of contractors don’t have an office or showroom, do you really want to deal with a contractor that can disappear overnight? We didn’t think so!


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