I like to work backwards from a budget. That's not always possible- then I just use allowances.jason72081 said:Just curious jow many people charge for a detailed kitchen estimates. I dont charge for simple things like a roof but am considering charging for kitchens. I put to many hours into estimates. I think it will weed out people wasting my time.
That is the way to operate for some companies good luck to them. If they are a sales oriented company they used these selling skills up front to make a bit of money. For me it would be a waste of time and money the less pressure I place on customers in the design stage the better the chance of a good outcome in landing the project. :thumbsup:I met with a customer yesterday. They showed me their kitchen plan from a local kitchen and bath cabinet retailer. The plan was nothing fancy. Done on 20/20 software, basic kitchen layout, 2 color 3D pictures. They told me they paid $1,000 for the kitchen plans.
For all these years I have done it for free, to get the job.
They have entered an agreement that if they don't buy the cabinets from the company, they still have to pay $1,000.