Kitchen Remodeling San Diego - Custom Homes - How Much Will It Cost?

 

Asking how much your kitchen remolding project in San Diego or custom home will cost without all the details is like asking how much a vacation will cost.  The answer is, it depends.  Where you're traveling to, how long you're staying, the type of accommodations and the number or travelers are just a few details that will impact the cost of the vacation.  Likewise, each project is unique and there are many details that make up the cost of your particular project.  

 

So what are some details that will impact the cost of your particular room addition, remodeling or custom home project?   

 

Kitchen Remodeling San Diego - Tip #1 - How Much Will it Cost?

 

·       Where you live.  If you're searching for cost estimates on the internet, keep in mind that costs vary by the area in which you live.  If you live in an area where the cost of living is high, your project will likely cost more than the same project in the middle of the country where the cost of living, materials and operations are less.  While some contractors will quote $100/sq. ft. to entice customers with a lowball price, a more reliable baseline from room additions and custom homes in San Diego is $200 - $300/sq. ft.  

 

Kitchen Remodeling San Diego - Tip #2 - How Much Will it Cost?

 

·       Your project scope and details.   You'll need initial drawings in order to get an accurate cost estimate for your room addition, remodeling or custom home project.  The initial drawings will specify square footages, new areas versus remodeled areas, 1st and 2nd story elements, plumbing locations, structural considerations, etc.  In initial drawings are relatively inexpensive to prepare and care critical to get an accurate cost estimate for your project.

 

Kitchen Remodeling San Diego - Tip #3 - How Much Will it Cost?

 

·       Structural elements.  Depending on the design of your home and your local building codes, structural elements will vary and the details will impact the cost of your custom home or remodeling project.  Are you building on a slope, digging into a hillside or are you building on flat ground?  Are you building a first story or second story?  Are structural components like bearing walls of your existing home being removed or modified?  Structural elements are essential to consider and will impact the cost of your remodeling project.

 

Kitchen Remodeling San Diego - Tip #4 - How Much Will it Cost?

 

·       The finishes you choose.  A large factor in the cost of your custom home or remodeling project will be the fixtures and finishes you choose.  The cost of different types of flooring, lighting, plumbing fixtures, cabinets, countertops, tile, stone, etc. varies greatly.  For example, plumbing fixtures alone can range from $100 - $2,000+.  If you have caviar tastes, you’ll need a caviar budget. 

 

In conclusion, the only way to get a reliable cost estimate is to determine the details of your room additon, remodeling or custom home project and then get 3 bids from reputable contractors.  For information on how to compare bids from various contractors, please see the article entitled "How to Compare Bids".

 

By Jason Salgado

 

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