Q: What goes into the cost of a kitchen
A: Cabinets, counter tops, floors and appliances will have the greatest impact on your
budget. The price range is based on quality, the type of material they are made of and
whether they are stock.
Other key elements that factor into the equation are talent and workmanship. In the
remodeling business, you tend to get what you pay for.
Q. What goes into the cost of a bathroom
A: Cabinets, tile and fixtures are half the budget. The type and quality of cabinets you
choose will affect the final cost. Fixtures and fittings account for a chunk of your
budget, depending on style and quality.
The installation work in a bathroom tends to be intricate, like tile setting.
Q: What can I be responsible for
A: To begin with it’s important that you keep a running total of the draws and
expenses. Budget your money to see the project through to completion.
Be flexible, the project can encounter unforeseen things that may cause you to change
things from your original plans.
Stay in touch with the jobs progress so that the design choices don’t take you by
Q: What happens if I want to change my mind during construction
A: A document called a “Change Order” is issued and indicates any changes from the
original contract. Whenever a change is made, for instance, the contract says you are
having standard molding and the client decides to go for a more intricate molding that
is more expensive and takes more labor to install and paint. A change order is issued
to make up for the difference in price. Changes are a common thing. As the project
progresses clients make new decisions based on what they see as the re-model
transforms. We want our clients to feel free to make changes and be aware that timing
is important, however a change order will be issued similar to an invoice.
Q: What is “Unforeseen Damage“
A: A term used in the Constructions. Damage not found upon visual inspection.
Behind walls or underground for example.
Q: What is an addendum
A: We have a standard contract that every client signs. At the end of the contract we
have an addendum that customizes the contract to the individual clients project.
Q: What about PG&E and water for the duration of the job
A: It should be turned on, unless we request otherwise.
Q: What about our furniture and our personal belongings in the house
A: We are not responsible for moving furniture or for furniture left on the job site.
Homeowners are to remove all valuables from the work area prior to the job. We can
provide labor to assist you in moving your belongings. Some people choose to call a
thrift store for pick up or put their belongings in storage. The less we have to work
around the quicker the job goes.
Q: Can I expect Ryan and the other contractors to be on the job daily
A: YES. Ryan works with a number of clients at the same time. This allows him to
have the best sub contractors available at all times. Ryan visits each and every job
site daily and is available to all his client by phone to discuss the progress of the job. It
is Ryan’s responsibility to make arrangements for the installers and deliveries to be
made and that progress is made daily. It is possible however that due to weather or
scheduling that a day or more may go by with out progress, although this is rare and
Q: What is the best time of year to begin building
A: Spring through summer is a good time if your planning an addition. The framing and
roofing will need to be completed prior to rain. For interior remodeling any time of
year is good. It really depends on your schedule and when it will cause the least
disruption possible. Remember to schedule in advance.
Q: How does the money work
A: Boudreaux Builders requires a small percentage when you sign the contract,
additional payments called draws are required as portions of the job are completed.
The balance of the job is due upon final inspection.
Q: What is time and materials
Referred to as T&M. T&M is based on an hourly wage plus the cost of materials and
10% of the total sum due upon completion of the job.
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