Pricing for line items in a typical construction budget can be realized in one of two ways. Either you meet on-site with your contractor and procure a market quote directly from them, which is market source pricing, or you calculate the number of square feet
“I had a kitchen remodel design done, then the pricing, and now I’d like to cut costs for the project I’m considering. What’s the best way to do that?” Review the Cost Breakdown First, ask your general contractor to break down your kitchen remodel costs
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?
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