Home Improvement Projects: How Do You Know If You Paid Too Much?

It’s one of the biggest concerns for homeowners who are contracting a company to complete a service or job on their home: figuring out whether they received fair pricing, or were completely ripped off. In order to help consumers feel more comfortable completing their projects, Houzz.com has released a new tool to help homeowners find what people in their area are paying for home improvement projects.

Jul 17, 2013

The Problem:

It’s one of the biggest concerns for homeowners who are contracting a company to complete a service or job on their home: figuring out whether they received fair pricing, or were completely ripped off.
Although the internet is a hub for useful information, the details homeowners need are rarely consolidated into one spot. Houzz.com is consistently solving that problem with their ever-evolving and popular website.

The Solution:

Recently, Houzz has taken their game up a notch in usefulness, by releasing their new consumer-friendly tool called the “Houzz Real Cost Finder.” It utilizes data from surveys of over 100,000 homeowners in order to give people an idea of what their project could potentially cost, according to what metro area they live in.
With this tool, homeowners may just find a little more peace of mind when employing their local replacement window contractor or kitchen remodeler, by knowing just a little more information.
If you’re a homeowner in need of new windows, doors, siding, a new kitchen, new flooring, you name it, check this tool found at http://www.houzz.com/remodeling-costs.

  1. Choose the Project Type on the left hand side. 

  2. Enter your city or zip code.

You will be presented with the percentage of people in your area that hired a professional to complete the specified project type, the average home value of those completing the project type, and the average household income for those completing the project. Finally, you will see the average cost of that project type in your area. Happy searching!

 

Please Note: Window Nation encourages homeowners to conduct their due diligence when searching for a remodeler. Check BBB ratings, Angie’s List, reviews, and the companies’ insurance and warranties. For a guide on smart window shopping, visit www.WindowNation.com and download the free guide.  

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