Why is remodeling expensive when compared to new construction, for example?
Grab a cup of coffee and we can talk for a while. Seriously though, remodeling may look and smell and sound like new construction, but it costs more and takes longer. In remodeling, we are much more involved with existing conditions beyond the lay of the land-existing foundations, walls, roofs, mechanical conditions etc. We have to work almost always in circumstances where our clients still have to get up, have breakfast and head out to work. We often have to match existing finishes and blend into them, not to mention unlevel floors and unplumb walls. A better comparison might be to restoring an old car, and, on the upside, you didn't want to have to move anyway, so the results can be very gratifying.