Many Knoxville/Maryville home owners have called asking about remodeling projects for their home. The areas of remodel in question include: finishing a basement, kitchen remodels, bathroom remodels, and new or replacement decks. This usually follows by the question of how much.
Home owners typically do not have a great deal of experience with these things, and feel a bit “in the dark” when it come to pricing comparing a remodel. Bizzy B Plumbing & Home Improvement would like to make this a bit easier with some helpful tips and price comparisons.
Home owners all want to know how the pieces fit together. The design, product selections, demo, framing, drywall, electrical, plumbing, inspections and much more all effect the process and price.
So, How much will it cost?
The problem with phone estimate figures is the idea that a remodel is an item like a appliance or TV, but it’s not. We need to sit down with you and see what it is you are really wanting.
Some things are more pricey than others. Carpentry, for instance, is an art. It is a skilled trade and needed heavily in Kitchen remodels.
Some companies may sell a new bathroom “system,” but that isn’t a custom renovation project. And the “systems” usually do not work the way it is shown on TV.
No two projects or remodels are the same. The design, and the choices you make will determine the overall cost of your project.
Tip 1: Ask for a price range. This is a reasonable request, just understand what those numbers mean. Know the pitfalls with this method:
- Low price: Sounds completely do-able but this will not account for hidden issues as the remodel begins, nor will it account for the possible costs of materials being delayed to the site.
- High price: Holy $%*!, is the most common reaction. This is an over estimate of the worst case scenario. Do not let this scare you away, but you need to be aware what it could be if hidden issues are found.
Tip 2: Where to start getting price ideas.
Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report for the Knoxville area is a great place to get an idea of what you will spend and what you will recoup on the sale of your home.
Tip 3: Watch some of the remodeling shows on TV for ideas you would like tot see incorporated into the design of your newly remodeled space. This can be from small space saving ideas to large automation projects.