How To Graciously Decline A Contractor's Bid #home #remodel
Thinking of Taking the Lowest Bid? 5 Tips From Homeowners Who Did
When you’re deciding which contractor to hire for your next home improvement upgrade, it's important to consider more than just the lowest bid. Before you accept the cheapest offer, review these 5 tips from homeowners who did (and regretted it).
Hiring a Contractor To compare bids, ask everyone to break down the cost of materials, labor, profit margins and other expenses. Generally materials account for 40 percent of the total cost; the rest covers overhead and the typical profit margin, which is 15 to 20 percent.
Before & After: The Two-Week Bath Remodel for Less Than $5,000
The Two-Week Budget Bath Remodel | Remodelista For the shower surround, we chose basic white subway tile—to me, the best choice if you're on a budget. We used Daltile Rittenhouse Square Three-by-Six Modular Wall Tile in white; $22 for 12.5 square feet at Home Depot. (In addition to being affordable, it's made in the US.)