When you start interviewing contractors for your home remodel you may be asked for a budget. Of course it is up to you if you provide it. You should be more afraid of contractors that do not ask for a budget goal. I am not hesitant to ask for a range from low to high, and typically it is my experience that homeowner’s budgets are realistic.
As a design and remodeling contractor for over 30 years, I would prefer to have a budget target. I see it is a win, win for both parties. I realize as a consumer you may be afraid that the contractor will try to maximize your spending. As a contractor, I explain to my clients that giving me a budget will help you get the most value for your spending.
I would also argue that choosing a contractor based on budget is a recipe for trouble. Odds are the likelihood of a lower priced contractor finishing within budget are extremely low and the quality of work will be a bad value.
The old adage, “you get what you pay for” is as evident as ever when it comes to home remodeling. Getting a fair price is important, but quality, value, timeliness and warranty are major consideration when you choose a home remodeling firm.