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Kitchen Remodeling and Additions, As Seen on TV? Not Likely

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by mimivanderhaven.com on 

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By Brent Moore

Q: I recently called several contractors for kitchen remodeling estimates and, wow, was I shocked. How can the costs be so high when I see new kitchens installed for way less on television home improvement shows?—Sandie N., Bay Village

A: That’s an excellent question and one that we get a lot. I recently saw a show that listed the cost for granite at $500. As much as I wish that were possible, it just isn’t. I think there was a zero missing. Granite is a high-end item, but keep in mind that what you see on TV is often for ratings and entertainment value and is not based on reality.

Additionally, the designers on TV might be getting an unheard of deal, especially if he or she is showcasing a supplier’s goods in exchange for advertising. They also aren’t including the cost for labor and fabricating, or, if they are, those costs might be specific to a particular area.

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As a Haas Cabinet Dealer and General Contractor, we can supply your cabinets, plan your project and install everything or you can have your contractor/installer purchase them and install them.

And, on the TV shows, they don’t seem to have to deal with local codes, which, like it or not, are a part of most remodeling projects.

We recently finished a project that was started by a do-it-yourselfer. With no plan for a design or budget, he jumped into it expecting to have it done fast—and cheap. It could have been far worse had he not realized that he was in over his head.

Electrical issues, plumbing issues and wasted money on product that did not work for his project all could have been avoided. In the end, the remodeling project cost him more time and money than if he would have gone with a professional design-build firm in the first place. His wife wasn’t very happy, either.

At Moore Home Remodeling, most of our projects do not involve the use of box-store shelf items, so applying a price tag in that manner doesn’t work either. Proper renovations require planning and budgeting for the best outcomes. Our crew of remodeling professionals includes experts in their fields, which can end up saving a lot of time and money.

Call us and let us know how we can help you get the designer look you’re going for—in a real-world setting.

You can learn more about the difference a design-build firm like Moore Home Remodeling can offer by calling Brent Moore at 440-941-4MHR (4647). The web address is www.MooreRemodeling.com.

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