Kitchen Remodel Cost Estimation Kitchen Remodel Cost Estimation

The first stage of a kitchen and bath remodeling project is to determine the potential cost involved to complete the job. By undertaking some planning and research, you can create an effective estimate. Consider the points below as your plan your remodel project.

Design

The design is the most important part of any kitchen and bath remodeling project as it will allow you to configure exactly what you wish to achieve and will become the main plan that you refer to throughout the process. Think about the style that you want as well as any color schemes that you desire for the room.

Draw a floor plan of the kitchen so that you have the basic outline and plot the location of the appliances and fixtures. This will help you to determine whether items will fit as you want them to and where you will put them. Be aware that changing the layout of the kitchen will incur an increased cost which wouldn’t be the case if you were only doing a straight swap.    

Rectification

If kitchen and bath remodeling requires rectification work due to an event such as a fire or flood, take this into account. The work needed to repair any structural work that has been damaged will create an additional cost to that of the surface decoration. If you are using a contractor, this will also increase labor costs as there will be more work involved to complete the project.   

Materials

To ensure that you get the best deal possible when it comes to the materials or supplies needed for your kitchen and bath remodeling project, do not be afraid to do some research. Price the cost of materials for the project in accordance with the cheapest ones you can find without compromising on quality. This will give you a rough idea of the amount you need to spend on materials but this figure can later be reduced if you are prepared to negotiate a reduction in price for bulk purchases. Do not overlook the additional sundry items that are essential for a quality finished kitchen, such as sealants and small fittings.     

Labor

If you plan on doing the kitchen and bath remodeling work yourself, you can save a great deal of money when it comes to labor costs. However, you should carefully consider whether you are capable of doing the work yourself to prevent the risk of having to call in a professional to fix a job that has gone wrong.

If you plan to instruct a contractor to do the work, contact several in order to get a few different quotes so that you can compare them. Make sure that you are around when the inspections take place so that each contractor is aware of the full extent of your requirements. Contractors will often have their own trusted suppliers when it comes to th materials and supplies. Check whether this is the case and whether they are able to include the cost of this upfront. Be wary of any contractor who is not able to provide a complete quote for the entire remodeling project from the outset.

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