A Realistic
Pricing Guide

The Dollars and Cents

We know what a giant undertaking any remodeling project can be. That’s why we wont prescribe “quick-fixes” or use shoddy building materials. Getting it right takes time. It’s just that simple. We wouldn’t have it any other way.

Pricing can vary greatly on a project-by-project basis, largely depending on your budget. During our initial discussion, we’ll tell you what ideas will work and what wont.

Take a look at the figures below to gain a better feel of what some of our lower and higher-end projects cost. Remember, these are merely estimates based on past work we’ve completed. Every project is unique, and so are their relative costs.

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Pricing a large home remodel, addition or Custom Home takes a lot of time and attention to detail. Every project has it’s own nuances and customization’s and we pride ourselves on giving our customers realistic pricing upfront before your construction agreements are signed. Below, you can see some average pricing for common types of jobs that our customers request most. Although it is impossible to give a “set price” for any type of remodeling work, it is our hope that these averages can give you a realistic idea of what different projects can cost.

When considering different bids, make sure you are comparing apple to apples comparisons. The service between a single, handyman and a entire company is going to be entirely different. The price for both of these offers are going to be completely different as well. Be sure to note this information when seeing different prices and never be afraid to ask a contractor why they prices as they did. If one bid is shockingly much lower, there is probably a reason for it. This includes
one that is too high as well.

Permit Costs

Building permit fees are often calculated by the square footage of your project, or by the overall budget cost. To see how your area’s permits are calculated, check with your local building department. Your general contractor will likely put an estimated amount in your initial budget before a final amount is calculated. There’s no rule of thumb when it comes to the cost of permits. Some areas I can pull a permit for $50, but the same job in another county could cost $200.”

It isn’t just the cost of the actual permit that needs to go into the budget. Additionally, you also need to pay your contractors for the time it takes them to pull the permit. In some counties in Atlanta you can file electronically. Other counties, a contractor or architect will need to show up in person with paper plans. A typical fee to have someone file your permits can range between $300 and $1,000.

The cost of building permits for the city of Atlanta, the area including and immediately surrounding the downtown area, is $7 per $1,000 for construction. Electrical, plumbing, and mechanical permits also have their own fees, which start between $75 and $175 per project. Your contractor will be familiar with the costs and will also be filing your building permits on your behalf.

Permits vary greatly in different areas of Atlanta. Neighborhoods like John’s Creek and Alpharetta typically have more fees to consider. Permit fees are less expensive in Sugar Hill in Gwinnett County and Forsyth County.

To confirm a budget, a general contractor will want to see the site for a more accurate assessment of costs. Having your “must-haves” and “nice-to-haves” list paired with a realistic budget will have you on your way to your dream home.