The most expensive parts of your remodel will probably be in materials and labor costs.

Labor costs will depend upon the amount of custom work that is involved, how detailed the work will be, and how much work must be done by licensed professionals. Many states require that such things as electrical, plumbing, HVAC, and work with gas lines to be performed by a professional who is certified and licensed by the state.

Materials costs will depend on the quality of the materials you choose to use in your remodel. A large amount of cost will be determined by the type of room you are remodeling and the amount of storage or plumbing fixtures and such  that must be included. A kitchen of the same size, because it includes cabinets, counters, appliances and plumbing work, will always cost much more than a bedroom.

The way to manage both of these costs is to shop widely and carefully. Keep in mind that the most expensive faucet or contractor might not be the best. Conversely, the least expensive will not necessarily be of lower quality. Interview at least five possible contractors for your project before you hire. Ask about how you can save money on the project. Get your contractor on board early with helping you find ways to save without sacrificing quality. Ask if a particular time of year is less expensive because it is the contractor’s slow time.