Frequently Asked Questions

What determines the price of a kitchen?
The greatest impact of your kitchen budget will be the cabinetry, as they are generally 35% – 50% of the cost. Don’t forget that the rest of your budget needs room for appliances; backsplash, flooring, countertops and miscellaneous items which can all vary in costs. Another key element that factors into the equation is workmanship. An accomplished designer, skilled tradesman and installation crew may cost more but you will appreciate it each time you use the kitchen. In this business, you tend to get what you pay for.

What determines the price of a bathroom?
Plumbing fixtures and tile seem to be the driving force of bathroom budgets. Of course each project can vary with tile and plumbing, but be prepared to see around 50% of the budget set aside for it. As with kitchens, workmanship is very important and you get what you pay for. Yes, there are ways to cut corners on saving money but more than likely you will be disappointed down the road. Put your money into the best quality products your budget can afford, or postpone the project to save for your “wish list”.

How much will it cost to remodel my kitchen?
Style and taste are two things that dramatically affect the price when it comes time to remodeling. Of course, depending on what type of work the job entails, industry professionals ballpark costs to be anywhere from 10 – 15% of homes estimated value. Are you planning to relocate plumbing and electrical? What about opening up walls to allow more space? There are many variables that determine the final cost, which can make it difficult on giving accurate prices before starting the design process.

Are discount contractors worth it?
It sounds too good to be true, but you are taking a big risk going with a contractor you found online or maybe at a home show. No matter how great the price is, or their promise to finish the job in two weeks or less, you get what you pay for.

How much is your design fee?
After determining if you would like to move forward at the Design Presentation, a retainer is collected in the amount of $2,000.00. Should you like the drawings released prior to contracting with Uptown Kitchen & Bath Design, the retainer is 10% of the overall project budget. Both fees are non-refundable and will be applied towards the contract upon signature.

Who will do the installation?
Although we don’t retain contractors, we do have recommendations for you. We also work very closely with these contractors throughout the remodel to make sure the job is installed as specified on the design plans.

Can I hire your company to draw up design plans only?
Yes. The design fee is based upon the scope of work, so please call or email to discuss pricing.