I recently came across another source of advice on renovation costs at (). That site lists the cost of supplying and installing a deck at $20/sq ft. So, for a true idea on how much to expect your remodel to cost you, stop blogging. There is much left to be done, but we finally have water and all appliances and countertops intstalled.
Drywall is finally done, so we spent the weekend painting the ceiling and the walls to prepare for the cabinets which are scheduled to be installed this week. I tore the outside-facing walls and floor out, sprayed some icynene spray foam insulation and sheetrocked things back up. I used to work for an outfit that did the sprayfoam so that was a really nice score.
I did a total kitchen renovation in the winter of 2011. Even if you’re like me and not changing the footprint of the space, you need to know the size of things when you go shopping. One day, when I’m feeling strong I’ll do the tally. Give them the same detailed description of your space and what you would like to do with it. A veteran in this business will be able to give you ball park figure (ie.
I’m sure it would crush some fantasies which eventually are crushed after much effort from the homeowner and architect/designer/estimator. When we got to a piece that would have the cord, he notched out an area for the cord to come through at the top, and put an indention down the piece, with the router, so the cord would have somewhere to sit.
I didn’t cover the entire area of the floor with heating elements because it makes no sense to heat under the cabinets and appliances. Thankfully, it was the day after a party I’d held. I couldn’t afford to hire a contractor and have them gut my kitchen and start over.