Online Sites for Estimating Kitchen Remodeling Costs

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Online Sites for Estimating Kitchen Remodeling Costs

Kitchen remodeling is a major undertaking, in both time and money. You want to make sure you are not making a big mistake when finally going through with it. Fortunately, you can go online and do research on everything from trending designs to remodeling contractor reviews. However, how do you know if you are getting a great deal?

In most cases, you can ask remodeling contractors for quotes and make comparisons. The problem is that takes a lot of time and effort to go through all the likely contractors in your area. Most will provide a quote without charge, but you have no assurance that these quotes are representative of the type of kitchen remodel you want at the right prices. The lowest bids may hide some costs, while the higher bids may be way over the standard for your area.

What you need is an objective look at remodeling costs. These online sites for estimating kitchen remodeling costs generally have no vested interest in misleading or outright lying to you. While these are just estimates, they will give you a good idea of what your costs should be, and thus help you find the right contractor for your kitchen remodeling.

CostHelper.com

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If you want an honest and realistic estimate for your kitchen remodeling costs, CostHelper.com is the first site you should visit. The site itself is almost too full of information that can seem overwhelming. However, it does have a handy search function in the upper right corner with the leading “How much does {search term} cost?”

You can type anything in the window and the site will give you a list of relevant articles. The first five entries will be paid ads, so you should ignore them. After the ads, you will find some great articles.
If you type in “kitchen remodeling” in the search window, the first article you will see is “Cost of a Kitchen Remodeling – Estimates and Prices Paid.” The article provides a quick look at the typical costs of a kitchen remodel, links to useful sites, and a list of actual projects undertaken by readers, a brief description of the product, and the total cost.

The contributions from readers were very helpful, but many of them are several years old. Overall, CostHelper is a great way to get a toehold on the convoluted world of kitchen remodeling and to get a sense of community with all the readers that shared their experiences with other people.

DIYorNot.com

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Most people feeling doubtful or overwhelmed by the costs of kitchen remodeling have wondered at some point whether they should DIY some stuff and save some money. DIY or Not provides a good hard look at what is involved in DIY kitchen remodeling and comparing it to the cost of having a professional contractor do it. The site shows the most popular job costs, and when you click on one, you will see a brief summary of the contractor versus DIY cost in money, adjustable by zip code. The costs have recently been updated, so you can use the figures as is. Interestingly, it will also show how long it will like, and DIYers typically take about twice as long as pros to complete a job.

Other useful features of the site are DIY word of the day, videos, and calculators. These calculators run at the top of each page such as Ceramic Tile Calculator and Paint Calculator. When you click on one and provide the required details, it will tell you how much material you need to DIY a project. This is very useful for keeping your material costs at just the right level, whether you are DIYing it or jobbing it out.
The idea for the site is to factor in everything that many DIYers fail to consider when undertaking a project to get a clear and realistic cost estimate. This can help you decide if it is worth doing yourself. In almost all instances, DIY comes out much cheaper. However, the benefit of the site to non-DIYers is as a source of objective costing for any upgrading or remodeling job.

The Spruce

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The Spruce hosts a large number of articles dealing with anything about the home, inside and out. Among these articles are roughly 150 articles dealing exclusively with home remodeling costs, from bathrooms to kitchen remodeling. It also includes articles that provide updated cost estimates for a typical remodel or upgrade projects as well as advice on everything from assessing a contractor to choosing whether or not to DIY a project.

One article provides a bird’s eye view of the cost of the average kitchen remodel. It then discusses how other factors might come into play in the total costs, as well as a breakdown of the work involved in a remodel.

This site is very helpful for people struggling to get a handle on kitchen remodeling. You can find anything you need to know by typing it in the search window, and you will not see any ads masquerading as articles. There are still ads on the page, but discreet enough not to be distracting.
These three sites are great online resources if you are trying to get an objective idea of kitchen remodeling costs. It may also be helpful to check out the Cost vs. Value Report published yearly by Remodeling Magazine, which calculates the average cost of home remodeling projects done in the previous 12 months.. The 2018 one should be out now.

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All these resources can educate you about the reliability of your remodeling contractor. You can be sure that when you get a cost estimate from Fairfax Kitchen Bath, you are getting a realistic and reasonable one. More importantly, we guarantee you will love your new kitchen for life.
When you contract with us, you can be sure you will get a quick turnaround on your products, and receive it much faster than ordering what you need from big box stores. We specialize in carrying out kitchen remodeling projects within budget and on time.
We sell only top-quality products for all your kitchen remodeling needs, from natural and engineered stone slabs, cabinets, shelves, sinks,

faucets tiles, backsplashes, knobs and pulls, and hardwood flooring. We carry only the top brands for these products, such as Schrock Cabinetry, Silestone, Blanco, Kohler, and Mosaic Décor.
You can see the products before you buy so you can decide for yourself if the quality is what you expect. We have a showroom in Fairfax, Virginia, which houses all our products. Our products come with manufacturer warranties that ensure your satisfaction with the quality and installation.

Fairfax Kitchen Bath services the DC, MD and Northern Virginia metropolitan areas. We are a Class A, licensed and insured contractor, registered in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Contact us today to get a free quote for your kitchen remodeling project.

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Sam Kazanci <br/><span id="position">Owner</span>

Sam Kazanci
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Sam Kazanci is the owner of Fairfax Kitchen Bath Remodeling. He has experience to build and remodel the kitchen and baths with his team and the author of fkb blog: You can find Sam on LinkedIn and Twitter.