Before you can do anything, you need to start with a figure. Most renovators with a few years under their belts have come up with a few budget calculating tips.
Take that kitchen we were talking about earlier; we can give you an estimated price of:
· $300/per linear foot for mid-range cabinets
· $32/per square foot of hard surface countertops
· $15/per square foot of backsplash
With these numbers, you will be able to make an educated decision as to whether or not you would like to move forward and have a designer plan out your space. With that in mind, I will be able to give you my thoughts on what this price point will buy you. But alas, this is where the ‘free advice’ ends.
I think a person’s reluctance to ‘give out’ their budget amount is due largely to the feeling that the renovator will make them overspend or charge a higher fee. This is far from the truth! An ethical project manager is looking out for their clients’ best interests, regardless of their budget. We want you to have the BEST renovation/home build your budget will allow. Once we know your budget, we will help stretch your budget to achieve this for you!