What should I expect with remodel costs?
When you’re ready to remodel part or all of your home or business, the question of budget plays a central role as you make decisions. Many people want to know: What is this remodel going to cost? Here are a few key points to consider when seeking an answer to that question:
- No two remodels are the same, and thus shouldn’t be priced the same. Your contractor should not be able to give you a price per square foot without ever seeing your space or asking you for the specifications of the project. Let it be a red flag if this happens, as the contractor is giving you the price of what they plan to do and not what you want them to do.
- The price is in the details. Your finishes, appliances, and scope of the project all impact the price. A detailed discussion of the expectations for the finished product helps determine the price. The more details we have going into a quote, the tighter the number will be. The same job with different details can vastly change the price.
- Are you getting an estimate or a quote? This is a critical distinction. An estimate is a ballpark figure designed to give you an idea of what your remodel may cost. It may cost more or less than the estimate, but there is no guarantee that your final cost will be even close to that number. A quote, on the other hand, is a final cost. Barring any unforeseen disasters or issues, the quote you receive from your contractor should be very close to your final cost.
Take the time to get the right price up front and rest easy that your remodel is in good hands.
Harlow Remodeling takes the time up front to talk about the project, learning what you want in as much detail as possible and looking at the aesthetic of the home and finishes. Mike offers options based in his extensive expertise and creativity. His quotes include subcontractors’ work and are a number you can count on.