Remodeling in Pittsburgh: Cost vs. Value

June 21, 2016 at 10:00 AM

How-Much-of-a-Remodel-Can-You-Afford_.jpgWhether you’re considering a kitchen remodel in Peters Township, basement remodeling in Cranberry, or another remodeling project in the Pittsburgh area, you want to know that the value you receive from your project is worth the cost. You want to make sure you get everything you want in your dream home, but you also want to make sure that you are paying for the right features. Follow these tips to keep make sure you get the most out of your remodel in the Pittsburgh area.

Estimate Your Initial Budget

You should set up an intial budget for your project before contacting a design build firm. It is likely your budget will not include unforseen construction circumstances so we recommend adding 20% to it after you come up with your initial estimate. Remember, a standard remodeling company will seem less expensive up front, but once the costs of change orders, architect and engineering services, and other factors come into play, the final price will be much more than originally anticipated. On the other hand, a design-build remodeling company like Master Remodelers handles all aspects of your project in-house and works directly with our own architectural designer, giving you very accurate estimates and feasible design solutions up front.

No matter how diligently you research your costs, you need to have a flexible budget. Especially if you desire a luxury remodeling project emphasizing state-of-the-art, high-quality materials, meticulous craftsmanship, and extreme attention to detail. If you are still evaluating, we can examine your space, explain exactly what must be done to produce the results you expect, and provide you with a detailed cost estimate.

Discover Your Home's Worth

Are you remodeling before you sell? Are you turning your current home into your dream home? What is that perfect space worth to you? This is the cost vs. value argument. It is wise to budget for your remodeling project. But depending on your reason for remodeling, cost will likely not be an issue as much as the value you receive from your remodeled space.

If value outweighs cost when it comes to remodeling your home, we highly recommend you schedule a consulation with us. Our clients only deserve the very best, and we deliver.

Prioritize What's Important to You

No matter where you are on the cost vs. value scale, priorities are important when initiating a design build remodel. Priorities can be set when it comes to cost, most important spaces, timelines, and other factors.

There’s no rule that says renovations must be completed all at once. Breaking up a project into several steps is a good choice if you would like to spread the cost of renovations over the course of several years. However, many clients also like to have their entire home remodeled at once. It only depends on your prefence, and we can make it happen.

Are you ready to embark on a major remodeling project, but aren’t sure how to begin? We can help you estimate project costs and take the first step to completing your dream home remodeling project. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

Sources:

Home Advisor: How Much Does it Cost to Remodel a Kitchenhttp://www.homeadvisor.com/cost/kitchens/remodel-a-kitchen/

Remodeling Calculator: http://www.remodelingcalculator.org/

U.S. News and World Report Money: 6 Home Renovation Mistakes That Could Cost You http://money.usnews.com/money/personal-finance/articles/2014/09/16/6-home-renovation-mistakes-that-could-cost-you

Old House Web: Estimated Remodeling and Repair Costs http://www.oldhouseweb.com/how-to-advice/estimated-remodeling-and-repair-costs.shtml

Popular Mechanics: 5 Ways to Keep Kitchen-Remodeling Costs Downhttp://www.popularmechanics.com/home/interior-projects/how-to/a3106/5-ways-to-keep-kitchen-remodeling-costs-down-15731874/

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