Many builders prefer to provide you with one, bottom-line price for your job, but this sets you in the dark about what they are charging for each element of the job.
As an instance, if the initial plan calls for renovation in your toilet, but you opt not to put in it, just how much should you get credited for eliminating this work?
Having one bottom-line price, you don’t have any way to know.
If you get an itemized quote, it’ll show the prices for all of the various elements of the project, for example:
Demolition and hauling trash
Framing and finish carpentry
Tiling or other floor covering installations
Drywall and painting
This makes it easier to compare various builders’ prices. If you will need to cut the project expenses, it is simple to figure your options. In addition, an itemized bid gets invaluable documentation concerning the scope of your job, which might eliminate disputes later.
Builders should not give you trouble about itemizing their quotes. If they resist, it is a red flag for certain.