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remodelKitchen Remodel - La JollaAre you contemplating a home remodeling project and just don't know where to start. Maybe you've even called a couple of contractors, asked a few of the wrong questions and either got shot down or run over?

The Problem With the Remodel Industry

Whenever you go somewhere or research a product with the intent to buy, one of the major factors that you must account for is price. It doesn't matter if it is an internet purchase or your local department store. In fact, fair pricing is regulated throughout our country and in individual municipalities with a vengeance (ever hear about stores or gas stations getting fined after being checked by the Department of Weights and Measures because their pricing is incorrect? It happens). So, what is it with the Remodel Industry. Just try asking a remodel contractor how much a project is going to cost and let the wriggling.

Here are 5 examples of answers you're likely to receive:

  1. Well, it's hard to say until we open up the walls...
  2. I can't tell you that until after we sign a contract and start working out the details...
  3. Don't worry about the cost, we'll work that out later...
  4. It depends... What's your budget?
  5. Cost?  Don't worry about cost...I can get you a loan!

But Let's Be Fair...

So, to be fair, there are some truths in all of these statements. Looking at it from the remodeler's point of view, we are often asked to bid a project without any idea of budget, expected to have X-Ray vision and stick to our price even when unexpected or unanticipated conditions occur on a job that cause huge delays or scope of work changes. As a result, most professional contractors are a bit gunshy about throwing around pricing because they are afraid they might have to eat their words later.

The Bottom Line

At the end of the day, any professional remodel contractor should be able to give at least a range of pricing for a particular project.  If they've done a good job listening to your needs, they should be able to figure out what level of project you are looking for.  And, they may give you a range of costs, from low to high end.  That should be fine - after all, at least then you'll be able to figure out where your budget fits into that range.

As you read through this section, you will not find alot of exact costs.  But, you will find some descriptions of the level of projects you might consider in remodeling your home and some fairly accurate ranges you can use while budgeting.

Pricing Resources & Tips

Remodeling 101

Welcome to Remodeling 101, the easy way to learn everything you'll need to know to get your Remodel off to a screaming success! Here is a collection of our most popular informative articles on how to get started with your remodeling project and what occurs during the process.

Simply click on the article to get started!

Bathroom Remodeling

What to consider when setting your budget for your bathroom remodel.

If you've done any San Diego home remodeling before, you know that you can get a pretty accurate price range for all portions of your project. For San Diego bathroom remodeling, this includes everything from plumbing fixtures to tile by asking the right questions. A San Diego bathroom remodeling project can take on an identity of its own.  There are tons of decisions to be made. We all realize bathrooms serve a purpose, but there is a sense of style that can accompany that function. With all of today's newest and coolest, the decisions can be exhausting, but the end result is so rewarding.

Why then, does it seem like such a chore getting a contractor to cough up an estimate for a project? Time to put an end to the mystery.  The following article will help shed some light on some of the things you will want to consider when setting your budget for your San Diego bathroom remodeling.

See Below For Some Helpful Articles On Bathroom Remodel Pricing:

Kitchen Remodeling

Solving the Great Mystery of  Kitchen Remodeling Pricing!

Asking a San Diego home remodeling contractor what the cost of a kitchen remodeling project will be can be a bit like asking a magician to tell you how he performs a certain illusion. In plain English, it ain't gonna happen...The answer is simple. You can start out with a budget in mind, and a budget on paper, however, in most cases as the project advances, changes are made. Keep in mind that professional contractors allow some flexibility but many times it also involves added costs. During your San Diego kitchen remodeling project remember it is important to attempt to keep to your budget while also keeping to your vision. At times, both can be achieved, especially when working with the professionals at Specialty Home Improvement.

Factors that contribute to the uncertainty of a kitchen remodel.

There are a lot of factors that contribute to the uncertainty of a kitchen remodel, but the wait and mystery are over. Below are three articles addressing the different levels of Kitchen Remodeling and what types of expectations you will want to have at each budget level.

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Specialty Bathroom Remodeling

If you've done any San Diego home remodeling before, you know that you can get a pretty accurate price range for all portions of your project. For San Diego bathroom remodeling, this includes everything from plumbing fixtures to tile by asking the right questions. A San Diego bathroom remodeling project can take on an identity of its own. There are tons of decisions to be made and we're here to help. Learn More

Specialty Kitchen Remodeling

Asking a San Diego home remodeling contractor what the cost of a San Diego kitchen remodeling project will be can be a bit like asking a magician to tell you how he performs a certain illusion. In plain English, it ain't gonna happen...The answer is simple. You can start out with a budget in mind, and a budget on paper, however, in most cases as the project advances, changes are made. Learn More

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