Our "associated services" pricing is based
the Craftsman Book
2009 National Construction Estimator – 55th Edition.
This is the same rates as used by Home Depot, Inc.
I.E. Square foot/feet, lineal foot/feet, yard, Each, Gallon, etc. Cost of service to include materials and labor as separate costs of the “unit” price including taxes. Turnkey services include the cost of materials and labor and taxes in single unit cost. Overhead is 25% of the unit price.
Contracts based on a "Cost Plus" 25% Overhead
Installs & Replacements
- Siding Replacement
- Windows Installation
- Concrete & Masonry
- Decks & Fences
- Counter tops
- Kitchen Remodeling
- Bath Remodeling
- Attic Conversion
- Patio Covers
- Garage Conversion
- General Carpentry
Decorating and Home Improvement
If you're updating your kitchen because you're bored with how it looks, a little redecorating might be just the ticket. Fresh paint, new wallpaper and updated window treatments can revamp a room. Throw in a new faucet or a new overhead light, and you're good to go.
Small jobs like these often fall into the do-it-yourself category. Other options include hiring a handyman or specific contractor (plumber or electrician, etc.) or having the supplier or retailer do the installation for you.
Pull and Replace Remodel
This type of project simply involves removing old items and installing new ones in their place. In a kitchen remodel, this typically includes some combination of flooring, countertops, cabinets, appliances, sinks, faucets, and lighting fixtures.
Some homeowners might want to tackle some of this work themselves, hiring specialty contractors for some of the more difficult aspects. Many suppliers also provide installation services for an additional fee. If you want more extensive help, kitchen designers, remodeling contractors and design/build firms can provide design, installation and project management services.
A kitchen remodel of this size and scope probably won't take more than a few weeks.
A gut remodel involves "gutting" the entire kitchen. That means not just removing the basic components mentioned above, but tearing out the walls, insulation, wiring and piping down to the framing. Why go so far? Older homes often have outdated plumbing, electrical and mechanical infrastructure that can't run all the modern amenities. Extra insulation can help keep your home warmer in winter and cooler in summer. Gutting a room also provides the best opportunity to add structured wiring for all your phone, fax, Internet, television and networking needs.
A project of this size requires skilled labor from several different trades, which means it also requires a project manager. If you're not up for doing it yourself, a general contractor or design/build firm can do it for you. Some kitchen designers and architects also provide project management services in addition to design.
Since a gut kitchen remodel probably will take two to four months to complete, installing a temporary kitchen in an adjacent room, the basement or garage is probably a good idea.
Sometimes, no matter how you try to reconfigure your home's floor plan, there's just not enough square footage. Even a small addition adds significant costs, though, because of the need to pour a foundation, add siding and roofing, and tie the new construction into the old.
In many areas of the country, building codes require an architect (sometimes even an engineer) to design or sign off on the plans for a residential addition. Even if that's not true where you live, for safety's sake, you're best off hiring an architect or a design/build firm to design your addition.
Depending on the size of the addition and other work done in conjunction, the project's length will vary. If the house will be open to the elements for a while or filled with workers for several months, you should consider finding short-term housing elsewhere.
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