This page is designed to help you plan, budget and know what to expect during a remodel. I will continue to add Q & A to this page as I come across them. Hopefully I answer most of your questions through this page. 

 

KITCHEN REMODELS

1) How long does a kitchen remodel usually take? 

- There really isn't a set amount of time a kitchen remodel takes, due to all the different variables that are in play. For example, a full (gut job) kitchen remodel could involve as many as 13 different trades. Some of these trades include demolition crew, plumber, electrician, cabinetry, finish carpentry, framer, tile installer, fabricator (counter tops), glass installer (sometimes), city inspectors (if required), floor installers, drywall crew and painters. So, when you think about all the different trades and time required for each trade to do their job, it can take several weeks. But, we try to finish kitchen remodels in 4-6 weeks depending on the complexity of the job. If you are doing a kitchen remodel that requires permits, expect to add more time to that estimate. 

2) What is the average cost of a kitchen remodel? 

- It really depends on how much you want to upgrade the kitchen. Will you be moving walls? Will you want to relocate some of your appliances? How old is your house? Will you be required to bring your house up to code? What types of appliances are you wanting to install? What types of electrical and plumbing finishes are you wanting in the kitchen? All these things affect the cost and the cost of labor. Some small kitchens are around $35k while the larger more complex jobs (and high end finishes) can go as high as $55-$70k (including new appliances). 

 

3) Will I be required to pull permits for my kitchen remodel? 

- The best way to answer this question, is to schedule a free estimate with us HERE and we can go over your entire project with you in your home.  

4) What will I be responsible for as the home owner? 

- Most of the jobs we do, are turn key. This means, we provide the design, the materials (which you will select), the labor, the scheduling, the permits, etc. So, to answer this question, you are responsible for choosing the materials (from the options we will provide) and the financial responsibility for your project. 

5) How long does a kitchen estimate take? 

- Most of our kitchen estimates take 1 1/2 to 2 hours of your time. Keep in mind that kitchens contain A LOT of details. So, in order for us to provide you with an accurate estimate, we will need to go over a lot of details and identify any potential extra hidden costs of your project. 

6) What should I do to be better prepared for a kitchen remodel estimate? 

- The first thing that I would do, is research the project. Browse the internet and try to get a good idea of all the associated costs involved with a project of this size. The second thing I would do, is research all your contractor choices. Do your homework and read their reviews. Ask them if they have insurance coverage and what their timelines are if they were to take on your project. Third, I would research pinterest and websites like Houzz to find pictures of what you would like your kitchen to look like. Also look for pictures that contain materials you like (cabinets, counters, tile, flooring, etc.) You don't need to be 100% prepared for an estimate, but it will most definitely help us price your project more accurately if you have done your homework. It also tells us (the contractor) that you are taking this project seriously, and not just day dreaming about a kitchen. 

7) Do I have to be present during my remodel project? 

- No, you do not. Most of our projects have a keyless entry on the door or garage door and we use that to access the house. It's almost impossible for you to be home for that long of a period, even if you do work from home. 

8) Are your workers back ground checked? 

- Yes. 

9) Do you just hire cheap labor to do my project? 

- No. In fact, all of my guys have been with me since day 1. I pay my guys really well because they provide great work. It's hard to find great workers. I pay them well and keep them busy to keep them around. 

10) Will I have a different sub-contractor every day? 

- No. Once a sub-contractor is working your project, he will remain on the project through completion. We will not assign a worker, then bring in another worker the next day. My guys take pride in their work. 

11) How do payments work? 

- After your initial estimate (the free one), we will follow up with you to see if you would like us to spend a dedicated amount of time to provide you with a detailed invoice. We also offer a design package. Once you have decided to move forward with our services, we require a 50% deposit of the full invoice amount. If you have placed a small deposit before this step, we will deduct that small deposit from the 50% deposit. After your 50% deposit and work has commenced, you will write weekly checks for the work that has progressed during that week. So, for example, if you started demo on a Monday, then plumber and electrical were Tuesday through Friday, then you would owe the labor portion of that work for demo, electrical and plumber. This way, you are only out of pocket for the work that has progressed on your job.  

BATHROOM REMODELS

1) How long does a bathroom remodel take? 

- It just depends on how complex the job is going to be. However, most bathroom remodels take 4-5 weeks if we are just doing a facelift. If we are removing walls, changing shower locations, etc. then expect the job to take longer, as we will need to pull permits and get inspections done throughout your project. 

2) What is the average cost of a bathroom remodel?

- All jobs will vary, but most FULL gut jobs for a hallway/guest bathroom typically start around 18k and most FULL gut jobs for master bathrooms start around 25k and go up from there. 

3) Do I have to be present during my remodel project? 

- No, you do not. Most of our projects have a keyless entry on the door or garage door and we use that to access the house. It's almost impossible for you to be home for that long of a period, even if you do work from home. 

4) Are your workers back ground checked? 

- Yes. 

5) Do you just hire cheap labor to do my project? 

- No. In fact, all of my guys have been with me since day 1. Our guys do great work and that's hard to come by. I pay them well and keep them busy to keep them around. 

6) Will I have a different sub-contractor every day? 

- No. Once a sub-contractor is working your project, he will remain on the project through completion. We will not assign a worker, then bring in another worker the next day. My guys take pride in their work. 

7) How do payments work? 

- After your initial estimate (the free one), we will follow up with you to see if you would like us to spend a dedicated amount of time to provide you with a detailed invoice. We also offer a design package. Once you have decided to move forward with our services, we require a 50% deposit of the full invoice amount. If you have placed a small deposit before this step, we will deduct that small deposit from the 50% deposit. After your 50% deposit and work has commenced, you will write weekly checks for the work that has progressed during that week. So, for example, if you started demo on a Monday, then plumber and electrical were Tuesday through Friday, then you would owe the labor portion of that work for demo, electrical and plumber. This way, you are only out of pocket for the work that has progressed on your job.  

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