Consideration of any potential project involves many facets, but the most critical topics in driving the discussion early are Budget, Design, and Timeline. And for most of our customers Budget will be in the drivers seat steering the other two more so than the other way around. Understanding your project expectations, we can educate you on our overall process, and use our hundreds of projects of data to ascertain the feasibility of bringing all three together and making your project a reality.
Larger General Contracting Projects (Full Guts, Additions, New Construction):
Without a true design in place and materials selected, we can’t provide you with an accurate budget for your project. If you have a designer or architect who has already provided you with plans, we would be glad to review them and provide you with a proposal. If you are unsure about how much your project would cost we would be glad to schedule a phone call to discuss what a potential budget might look like. We will need photos of the existing space emailed to us prior to the phone call so we understand the size and age of the space. After this phone call, (approximately 15-25 mins) we will send you an estimated project budget range. The lower end of this range will represent entry level finishes and the higher end of the range will represent high-end and custom finishes. Once you understand the project budget range you can make a list of what you would like to splurge on and what you would like to save on.
As a general outline - we find that Remodeling Magazine's Cost Vs Value report has some good initial metrics when thinking about budgets. You can submit your information to get a free version of the report emailed to you HERE.
Kitchen and Bath Remodels (Ikea, SemiHandmade, Reform, etc.)*
For our potential Ikea (and custom Ikea) Clients - we fully understand the Value that the Sektion Cabinetry provides. Between the interiors, the functionality and the design, you ultimately cannot find a better product with the same usability at that price point. But what does the rest of it cost?
For general budgeting/planning purposes we have prepared this table to help you develop a starting-point budget for your renovation. Although no two projects are alike, below you will find a range of our recent costs for "most" of the components of a renovation as they pertain to kitchens.
No project falls directly in column a, b, c, or d but instead most clients will prioritize how they want to spend their investment on each component. You may choose to keep the existing hardwood floors, but want to upgrade to that large gas range and matching industrial hood vent. Or you may decided you want to upgrade all of your fixtures but your 2 year old refrigerator and dishwasher work just fine. We suggest printing out a copy of the chart and working down this table prior to filling out our contact card. You can choose where you expect your spend to fall in each of the categories, and in doing so you can get a general idea about the overall potential project cost. And compare it to the average cost in the Cost Vs. Value report to see what your average savings would look like against a Custom or Semi Custom kitchen in this region!
*The budgeting tool is for informational purposes only and not to be used/construed as an estimate for services rendered.