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After dealing with different clients, we have found their common conception about city permits. For most, building permits during home remodeling cost dollars, and they consider avoiding it as much as possible! But we want to disclose the truth to you here! The expenses for permits are not more than $500 that may be just a fraction of the amount you are ready to spend for renovation. 

Real data about city permits for home remodeling projects

Avoiding permits during home renovation means cutting corners. But it’s never worth doing so unless you want it to come to haunt you later. Instead, go through today’s blog and ideate real data regarding the building permits. Have a look:

Number of applications for city permits

According to a survey, almost every homeowner applies for permits while renovating their cooking space or bathroom. And that may be around 37% of all the applications. Contrarily, 21% of the permits are for room additions, and 23% go for interior renovation projects.

Also, permit applications for outdoor upgrades are nearly 15%, while exterior counting at 19% of all permits. In fact, at MDM Custom Remodeling Inc, we have found that even detached structure construction comes with permit applications around 10% and one-off specific projects for 3% hardly. 

Required time for permit approval

Many homeowners try to avoid applying for building permits considering it as a delay to kick off the home remodeling project. Honestly, some permits take time to get approved, while a few require only the very day. The permits getting same-day approval maybe around 24% of all while the rest need some days.

For example, 17% of the city permits take less than a week, while 27% require a couple of weeks, especially for first-time applicants. And the majority of building permits need around a month or more to get approved.

Overall costs for building permits

On Yelp, you can find our clients thanking us for carrying out their building permits. And if you hold on to the thought that the expenses are huge, you are wrong! If you are a first-time applicant, the building permit may be for you around $500 or less for the maximum home remodeling projects, like common ones- bathroom or kitchen renovation. Apart from this, the rest city permits may cost more than $500, between $501 to $5000, depending on project size and location.

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Without a doubt, a home improvement project can be a HEADACHE unless you have a proper financial plan to execute! In fact, you can find it overwhelming and challenging to create a home remodeling project budget if it’s your first time. After all, too many questions keep popping up in your mind!

For example, “How should I include the cost in the budget?” “How to estimate the labor costs!” and so on! Don’t panic! In today’s blog, we are here to help you in this regard.

Simple steps to plan Home Remodeling Project Budget

Well, it’s MUST to sort out the questions going on your mind to obtain a perfect estimate plan for the project. You may have already read so many clients’ comments on Yelp to ideate our charges for home renovations.

Still, ideate nothing? Follow the tips below to create the budget that will ease your task. Such as:

Start with research!

Admit or not- the more time you will give to plan your budget, the less unexpected expenses you have to go through! This additional effort not only holds up the project but ideate you the average outlay of what you can afford or not.

For instance, the permits for small home remodeling projects are near $200, while it can go up to $5000 for the bigger one! On the other hand, the timeline affects the budget drastically!

Get proper quotes!

You may have already checked different home remodeling designs on Pinterest and decided on the best one fitting your needs. Make sure to get estimates from our contractors to have a specific and projected budget idea! They can provide you an accurate estimate as per your project and property size. 

Consider the labor costs!

Yes, you may have included two-third of your budget for the material costs, but what’s about the labor charges? The labor costs vary for the location, season, and project complexities. It’s better to consult your contractors regarding this!

Reassure the budget!

Once you have done all the previous steps, re-check your budget while finalizing the designs. Make a checklist, mark all the budget, and include flooring, tiles, paint, cabinets, fixtures, and more! The expenses can range between $20,000 and $1,00,000 around. Have you found these ideas helpful? Let us know! At MDM Custom Remodeling Inc, we suggest following these tips to prepare the home remodeling project budget before it kick-off! Stay in touch to learn more!