San Francisco architect John McLean doesn’t like it when his clients are surprised by how much a kitchen project costs. So to keep them firmly rooted in reality from the outset, he developed a checklist that includes 24 categories that influence the cost of a kitchen, from structural changes to selecting appliances. Each category has five levels of complexity, that allow you to tailor a best-guess price for a project. The article includes a method for calculating the regional differences in the cost of construction.
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