We got a bid from another contactor last night. Since I don’t really know what I am looking for, I need to check out the things that seem a bit obvious. In this case, it was $1,000 for towel racks. One thousand dollars.
Can you imagine what $1,000 worth of towel racks looks like? They better be heated solid gold towel racks and there better be towel racks in every room of the house.
The second quote was about 20 – 25% over our budget, but there were a lot of things baked in there (like $1,000 towel racks) that were clearly on the high end. Still, I get a bad feeling in my gut when someone gives me a quote like that.