So you are considering a major remodel project for your home. You have a pretty good idea of what you want to do and how much you’d like to spend on Construction, but no idea about the costs for Pre-Construction. How Much are Pre-Construction Costs?
Q: “I have a deck attached to my house in Ross, California which is not in good condition and needs to be fixed or replaced. Would I need a building permit to rebuild it larger than it is now? What if I just replace it
Q: “Now that burning fires in a fireplace is frowned upon in California, do you recommend foregoing building a fireplace in a new home? If so, why? Also, any ideas of how to transform old fireplaces into something aesthetic?” A: Does anyone not enjoy sitting
There are two ways to set up payment schedules for a typical construction project: Milestone-based billing and Completion billing. Completion is the best option for both contractor and owner. Here’s a look at both models and we’ll explain why. The Milestone Model This is where
At our most recent ‘Ross Living’ event in San Rafael, California; questions about construction costs were asked: “It seems like there’s a few ways that General Contractors charge for their services: fixed price, T&M, etc. Can you clarify what these terms mean?“ Designer/builder John Fraine
Home renovations are notorious for being full of surprises, costly, and stress-inducing; however, there are a few easy things you can do to eliminate the stress, keep the cost down, and make sure that the only surprise you come across is how beautiful your newly