Primarily we work in what is called the Western suburbs of Chicago. However we do venture just outside that work area. As well as work in selected neighborhoods in Chicago. We discussed a few of those the other day.
We do offer free quotes. For new builds, kitchens , and baths. The only time I do not. Is if a client has a preliminary plan and they are looking for budget numbers to see if they can afford the project.
Typical process has 2 scenarios.
#1 They have a concept or idea. We meet to discuss options maybe some guestimate numbers. Then would recommend an Architect.
#2 A client brings me a plan. Then we bid the plan. Present numbers within three weeks. Go in for permit then start the job when the permit is ready.
We discuss selections and changes throughout the project till completed.
Questions to ask
Can range from what's new and a hot idea. How long will my project take. Who will be supervising the project. Will have the choice of different selections.
( many builders do not allow changes from their basic standards)
Length for a typical large scale remodel is 3-6 months depending on the size.
You can update a space by changing paint colors, Change flooring, and update light fixtures.
Fees are based on the size of the project.
We can and will assist a client in the design process.