Why We Started Avoiding Cost Breakdowns

We understand homeowners' concerns about contractor transparency. However, our experience has shown that providing detailed cost breakdowns can lead to unnecessary stress and an unpleasant experience for homeowners.

We tried the cost breakdown

Initially, we provided itemized costs, but it led to homeowners fixating on individual expenses instead of focusing on the design and functionality of the remodel.

Even when we warned them, the outcome remained the same.

We Still Provide Certain Types Of Cost Breakdowns

To be clear, we still offer cost breakdowns for specific remodel components, helping homeowners make informed decisions about which parts to include. We also guide them in adjusting the scope of work to balance their wallet with their wish list.

That's one of the huge benefits of our Design-Build process: You get to plan and design everything, to customize it to your budget, design, and functional needs.

Many professional remodelers avoid providing itemized costs for the same reasons, prioritizing the client's overall experience. When adding elements to a project, we inform clients of the new cost without dissecting each component.

You have a list of all the design items you pick along with prices

At the bottom of your proposal, we provide a list of design items with allowance amounts. Our software updates the price as you approve items, ensuring transparency.

It Creates More Stress And Doesn't Help You Save Money

Can you imagine if you were given the breakdown of every single item you buy everyday like coffee, groceries, etc? It would drive you crazy if given the cost of their electricity, transportation costs, administrative costs, employee wages, and 100+ other items. 

Knowing just creates the need to focus on every single thing and worry about every single item. 

That’s not a pleasant experience, and that is what we are all about, a good experience for the homeowner. Construction is stressful enough, you don’t need other things added to your plate.

If cost breakdowns and budget are your most important aspect to the remodel, you are destined for issues.

If you don’t believe me just look and see why contractors have the second most complaints, only beaten by car dealerships. And per transaction, contractors have more complaints than any other industry.

Last Thoughts To Consider

Focusing on individual costs can negatively impact homeowners, as they become preoccupied with expenses instead of the project. Professionals, such as lawyers and surgeons, are trusted for their expertise, and it's essential to extend the same trust to remodelers.

At Phoenix Home Remodeling, we pride ourselves on being organized, honest, and caring. We understand that the final cost is what truly matters, and our goal is to create a pleasant remodeling experience without causing undue stress.

If you're seeking a price breakdown, you may inadvertently create additional stress and potentially increase costs by demanding more time from your contractor. Instead, we encourage you to work with a reputable, compassionate, and well-organized contractor like us, who will prioritize both your satisfaction and the well-being of your home.

What Your Neighbors Are Saying

"Easy to work with this team. I've worked with many contractors over the years and I must say this is the first time I've ever really been impressed. 

They showed up daily on time, worked hard the whole time they were there, listened to what we wanted, did an awesome job, completed on time as promised, fairly priced and cleaned up their job site daily. 

Would definitely recommend and will use them again if needed.  Thanks to Jeremy for reaching out to my request, and thanks to Mark and Ben for helping us create our dream shower!!"

Dawn | 2018

"I recently had Phoenix Home Remodeling complete renovations in both my master,  (2) guest bathrooms, kitchen, and entertainment wall in my home. I can’t tell you how happy I am with the results!! 

The process they set in place and communication on a daily basis made the entire project so much easier than expected.

The use of BuilderTrend software helped to keep me on budget and communication between the team and myself seamless. The team of employees were amazing to work with; especially given this was my first time remodeling a home.

The work and amount of care for my home, lifestyle (we lived in the house during the construction), and quality of work was evident from day one until completion. I would highly recommend this company to anyone who is in need of a home project or upgrades.

I am pleased beyond measure with my newly updated home and cannot thank Phoenix Home Remodeling enough for their time, effort, and personalization they put into making this project well worth the investment. Thank you PHR!!"

Julie | 2020

As a commercial contractor my experience with residential contractors has been less than stellar so I am generally jaded towards them. These folks are not like residential contractors.

These guys have a good business model in my opinion and do excellent work!

On time, reasonably priced, and quality installation.

Our first remodel and largest expense outside of the home or auto purchase and they made it as easy as possible for us. If you can wait for this team to do your remodel you will not be sorry.

Colin | 2019

"We recently used Phoenix Home Remodeling to remodel our early 2000’s Kitchen. 

The process was very easy and we enjoyed getting to know the team that came to do the work!

We appreciated the straightforward approach to the overall plan, expectations, timing, and cost.

This is a local to Ahwatukee company which was very reassuring that these folks not only work but live in this community with their name on the line.

Communication was seamless and the work was exactly what we wanted!  We will definitely use them again for future work and highly recommend them.

Thanks for a great experience, and fantastic results!"

Maggie | 2021

Your Construction Experience With Phoenix Home Remodeling

Many homeowner complaints are from when the project starts. We utilize technology, great people, and efficient processes to ensure a great experience:

Dedicated Project Coordinator

  • Always know who to go to for questions
  • Handles Project Management
  • Professional, polite, & respectful

Project Management Software

  • Keeps your remodel project on schedule
  • Easy & organized communication 
  • Pictures of progress with comments

Constant Project Updates

  • Know what is happening along with the next step
  • Comments & messages all in 1 place
  • Easy mobile app for quick updates and messages

Financials At Your Fingertips

  • Easy access to project numbers
  • Know price if you want to add something new
  • Transparent financials all in one place

Celebrate & Enjoy Your New Space

  • Final completion meeting to ensure you are happy
  • You get before & after photos of remodel project
  • Enjoy with friends, family, & neighbors
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