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Kitchen Remodel Cost – Los Altos – Contractor Bidding – The Stick Method
The lead article for this series is Kitchen Remodel Cost 101.
This article is also part of a mini-series about Contractor Bidding Methods.
The Stick Method
This is the absolute most accurate estimate method of estimating remodeling costs, but as it is very time consuming for the contractor, it isn’t common.
It is sometimes called the Stick by Stick Method, and it means to count up every bit of everything needed for your remodel (2×4’s, nails, wire, pipe, plumbing work, carpentry work, etc, etc) and roll up a cost from the bottom up.
It is similar to the time and materials method, but much more detailed.
Some contractors who prefer to use the time and materials method will use the stick method when the customer agrees to add the cost of simply doing this method (it takes a long time) into the cost of their project.
But sometimes it’s worth it, especially for larger projects where a 5% cost difference could be a few thousand dollars.
When you need help with your remodel, and keeping a handle on your kitchen remodel costs (and live in or near Los Altos), we would love an opportunity to be of service.
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