Noah Knows: Costs of Home Renovations

Square Foot Pricing is just a Ball Park

A question I get often is how much do you charge per Sq Ft. Being in this Business for over 30 years I can tell you Sq Ft prices are only ballpark numbers to start with. For example, if you apply the Sq Ft principle to let’s say buying a car, you could have a Honda Civic and a Ferrari, now they are both very close in size or (Sq Ft) but one’s $30k while the other is $400k. Why? Because the Ferrari is all custom and higher-end finishes. The same goes for homes, you can have a basic 1000 Sq Ft dormer plain no gables, low budget materials, all carpeting, no recessed lighting and pay a lower price. Or you can upgrade that same dormer and add 2 additional baths, large gables, arch top windows, Portico, upgraded siding and roofing, oak floors throughout. So each job needs to be broken down individually to meet the client’s needs and budget. We can give you a ballpark Sq Ft price over the phone, but in order to really give you the right price we need to see the home, discuss your needs, and tailor your home to meet your criteria. Remember every family and home is different. With this being said I wrote out a simple plan to help clients budget for their next home renovation using a Sq Ft method.

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