I like to share information on remodeling cost from outside sources to lend creditability to our own estimates.
Todays homeowners have grown up in the DIY culture and underestimate the cost to many home improvement projects when calling a professional to get involved. We often find Kitchen and Bathrooms are the most underestimated areas of the home. Many homeowners we talk with in our own business, estimate their kitchen remodel will cost $5000-10,000. Homeowners are shocked to hear in most cases, $5000-$10,000 won’t cover the cost of their counter tops and cabinets.
Zillow and other popular sites are working hard to educate homeowners on todays prices based off of local and national averages. Want to see how much home improvements average in your area just go to Zillow and type in your address, scroll down the page about half way until you see: Improve Your Home Value.