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Question DetailsAsked on 1/1/2014

Does the "approximate cost" category in kitchen remodeling include all materials and labor?

I am researching contractors for a kitchen remodel, and want to know if the "approximate cost" category includes all materials (including appliances) and labor.

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I often have this on an initial meet with a client. I usually spellout what my estimate includes though and either include allowances for appliances and things like cabinets and counters. If this is your initial meeting with the contractor it is hard to come up with an accurate number but the number should have some allowances in the quote. I am a bit different than many contractors in that I usuall figure just the labor and any structural, electrical and plumbing costs and leave the cabinets, counters and such for the customer to pickout what is within their budget. Generally your initial contact with a contractor is just an estimate unless you have detailed plans and specs. for the job. I say I am different than most because I have found it is best to send customers to the showroom to look and feel different cabinets and plumbing fixtures. The showroom I use is one I built for a supplier and there is no way I could have an equal display, a few of the ones on display cost over 20 to 30,000 dollars to build and they do go out of so I make my money on the install and let them work out their deal for the cabinets. The same is true for appliances.


Don

Answered 5 years ago by ContractorDon




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