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Why Are My Kitchen Remodeling Estimates Different?

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by mimivanderhaven.com on 10/16/2012 – 04:23 pm

Why Are My Estimates Different?

By Brent Moore

Q: My three kitchen remodel estimates are all so different. Am I talking to the right type of contractors?—Sharon P., Strongsville

A: There are many possible reasons the estimates are so different. One could be that the contractors did not bid the same exact work. Each may have brought up a new issue or idea that had not been previously discussed. Also, each one may have given his best “guess” as to what your kitchen would cost if the finish items had not yet been selected. Additionally, you may have estimates from different types of contractors.

Many people will hire a carpenter to install their hardwood floors, or a plumber to install a new faucet. But if you’re remodeling an entire room, or are adding space to your home, you’ll need to hire a general contractor, especially if you don’t have the time or inclination to orchestrate all the moving parts of such a large project.

Inexperience can lead to confusion, delays, costly mistakes, and, in the end, an unprofessional finished product. This will add cost and unnecessary frustration to a remodeling project for the homeowner. It takes time and experience to make it all come together like a well-oiled machine. Even then the unknowns have to be managed.

Moore Home Remodeling is a design and build contractor. We start with a design that you help to create based on your goals for function and the overall look and feel you want. We educate you about the process and materials, then we pull together all the trades and material suppliers we have professional relationships and preferred partnerships with to build an accurate cost estimate for the project. We make sure permits get pulled and inspections take place, and the job flows in a time and cost-effective way. All of this helps to eliminate the confusion of three estimates when you don’t have a plan in place.

Give us a call when you’re ready to get started. We’ll help guide you through the process so that you understand exactly what’s happening, every step of the way.

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.