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Q&A: home improvement question?

Question by goinGLOBAL: home improvement question?
We are adding a dining room & a den to our house.
How will I go about doing this?

So far.. I know that we’ll knock part of my kitchen wall out & install a doorway.

But how do I go about putting down a floor & putting up walls?
& what will I need to do it?

Thanks so much!
here’s the thing…
I’ve done loads of remodeling.
but.. it was all inside. I didn’t have to put in a whole floor & I wanted to know if putting up the walls is different for outside.

Best answer:

Answer by the700
You are getting a contractor right?
They will be able to explain each step to you. By asking those.
if they are extending the house they will either need to lay more concrete for the floor, or build stilts for it-not as good.
once that is done the carpet or wood goes over that.
As for the walls, they will add 2×4’s for vertical studs and sheetrock onto that, after the wiring is done of course. Then paint the walls and done.

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Kitchen design bids and contracts…. Question for designers or contractors….?

Question by redslippers: Kitchen design bids and contracts…. Question for designers or contractors….?
If you’re a kitchen designer or contractor:

I’ve been a kicthen / bath designer for 4 years and have never quite mastered the skill of writing contracts / bids for my clients. They always seem to find crazy loopholes in my proposals to get free services and products at the end of the job.

The company I work for doesn’t have a standard contract for clients to sign – I’m looking to see if anyone out there has an airtight format they use.

Best answer:

Answer by chrishann1@sbcglobal.net
I used to run into this problem too. During the years that I did kitchen and bath remodels, I used a standard home improvement contract that had all of the required verbiage for California law…but most importantly I added a second page that spelled out item by item what was included in the bid and a second column that spelled out what was NOT included in the bid. In other words “I will install new cabinets of so and so design and quality but I’m not going to repipe your house for this amount of money” Also, its important to have the prospect read and sign this addendum and have a clause that spells out that change orders must be in writing and always result in extra cost such as actual cost of time and materials plus a reasonable profit. Seems like people will always try to chisel a little here and there and its important for them to understand that this is this a business and everything costs.

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Contractors, question on remodeling costs…..?

Question by OCEANWONDERS: Contractors, question on remodeling costs…..?
Can you give me a rough approximate estimate on what it would cost to do the following: (for a small cottage type home)
– new kitchen cabinets (very small space)
– new refridgerator, electric stove (non-stainless steel appliances)
– formica counter top (small space)
– kitchen tile (vinyl)
– dry wall for small living area
– carpeting for 3 small rooms
– washer and dryer
– white picket fence to be put along a small area
Thank you.

Best answer:

Answer by wardawg01
if you want real answers you need to present actual measurements and details .
do you want custom made cabinets. or will you purchas ready-mades and just have them installed.
how many walls need drywall?
what size are the carpeted rooms.
do you want a custom built fence and how long is it
are you going from tile to vinyl or vinyl to tile what is the square footage of the space to be tiled or vinyl.
are you going to replace the formica counter top or just the formica and wat is the size of the counter space.

the home-owner shops for the washer, dryer, fridge, stove, microwave etc,,
take your time—good things take good thought

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Kitchen design bids / contracts – Question for designers and contractors….?

Question by redslippers: Kitchen design bids / contracts – Question for designers and contractors….?
If you’re a kitchen designer or contractor:

I’ve been a kicthen / bath designer for 4 years and have never quite mastered the skill of writing contracts / bids for my clients. They always seem to find crazy loopholes in my proposals to get free services and products at the end of the job.

The company I work for doesn’t have a standard contract for clients to sign – I’m looking to see if anyone out there has an airtight format they use.

Best answer:

Answer by hirebookkeeper
If you can figure out what the clients are getting out of you, you can modify your contract in that area. I work for a CKD but I cannot share their contract with you, sorry.

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