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How close was the estimate?

Posted by annkh (My Page) on
Tue, Feb 26, 13 at 21:40

I'm in the planning stages of a kitchen remodel. I have estimates for custom cabinets, electrical, quartz countertops, and flooring. We'll have a little plumbing for a different sink (same location), and a bit of drywall work after moving a couple of outlets. DH and I will be tearing out the old cabinets ourselves.

I'm planning on 10% for contingencies.

How closer were your estimates to the actual cost of your kitchen remodels?

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RE: How close was the estimate?

My bathroom gut job was 15% under even with all my "while you're here" additions, which was amazing. I wish that would happen more often. The contractors I have spoken to here for kitchen have built in 15% contingency to their bids. Is this practice widespread?

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