A Price Tag and Timeline You Can Count On
In the ever-changing world of home improvements, knowing what you want is the easy part when it comes to designing your dream home.
In many cases, however, the challenge is figuring out how much you can afford. Here’s a plan we suggest following so you can more easily arrive at the answer:
1. Estimate the cost. Try to get a rough ballpark figure of how much your remodeling dreams will cost. Typically, major upgrades, such as a room addition or master bathroom remodel, can run $100 to $200 and more per square foot. Discuss the details of your project with your home remodeling contractor to get an approximate idea of costs.
2. Determine the amount you have to spend. Once your project is a true possibility on paper, the next decision to make is whether you have the funds to actually make it a reality. If you plan to borrow money, you will need to assess how much a bank will lend you, as well as what that loan will add to your monthly expenses.
3. Get quotes from Phoenix contractors. Before collecting project bids (always get at least three), determine exactly what you want, even down to the kitchen flooring material and the type of drawer pulls. By providing these details up front, you can ensure that everyone is providing pricing on the same items. In addition, always ask to see contractors’ recent work, be sure to check their references and spend time reading online reviews about their services.
4. Trim the plan, if necessary. Sometimes the reality is that your “shoot-for-the-moon” dream home plans simply don’t match up with your actual budget. When necessary, scale down your dream and ask your contractor for ways on cutting costs, or alternative solutions (i.e., laminate countertops in the bathroom or kitchen, versus granite).
When it comes to determining remodeling costs in the Phoenix area, our team of professionals has developed, through 15 years of experience and a passion for excellence, an exclusive process that delivers what we call Time Assurance and Cost Assurance to each and every client.
In a nutshell: We do what we say we will, for the price and on the timeline you expect. With this Republic West Remodeling Pledge, you’ll never be “in the dark” about when your project will be done or how much it’s going to cost.