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Unread 10-15-2006, 08:45 PM   #1
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What would you all charge,laborwise...for this work?

The backsplash is 12x12 tumbled marble,on diag. It has the pictureframe above the cooktop.cut stone on mesh,5/8" It also has 4 stone dots,cut to 2x2 (all per plan/prints)

The center island has five tumbled marble insets,4x4 on diag. The hood above the stove has 2 tumbled marble insets,4x4 on diag.

The niche above the fireplace has 12x12 tumbled marble,on diag.

I had my helper install the insets above the stove,and the niche above the fireplace.

This is the sign,when you enter the development. When I started there a few months back,the sige read "beginning at 700-000" lol. That price I'm sure is a stripped cracker jack box price,that entices you into the development to look around etc.

Lastly....I did a repair on a fireplace,and charged em 200 bucks,labor only. Materials extra.

The sheetrock around the fireplace was out too far,and the firebox couldn't be moved as it's a dual firebox,it connects on the opposite wall.

I cut out the drywall,papered,wired,floated,setup and cleaned up in a little over 2 hours. Am I in the ballpark as far as charging for someones fudge-up? I've charged less for different things etc,but it always feels as if I'm givin my work away....and I figure if someone screws up,they outta feel it 1 way or another,so maybe in the future,it won't happen again?

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Unread 10-15-2006, 10:57 PM   #2
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I have been getting $16.00/sf for backsplashes.
$200.00 sounds about right to me. Looks good! Nice work!
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Unread 10-15-2006, 11:16 PM   #3
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If you did the reapir in 2 hours I guess you did alright.
I would of charged more but then I'm slower.

Nice looking work by the way.
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Unread 10-16-2006, 03:44 PM   #4
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Thx Brian and Scott! Anyone else care to chime in,and help with my pricing? Pricing isn't part of a secret society thing is it? grin

I believe I made it clear on the materials used,and what's involved. The pics kinda give the idea of sq footage.

Is everyone busy etc,and don't have time to help a fellow brother?
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Unread 10-16-2006, 04:02 PM   #5
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Backsplashes start at $18 a foot. I think I would of billed the niches seperatly. For those inserts, I would of been in the ballpark of about $75 each.. I might of been a bit higher on the fireplace fix. Around here, I have never seen a fire box done right. Its either too far back or sticks out to far.

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Unread 10-16-2006, 04:55 PM   #6
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I try and get 15 to 18 a foot for spalshes. But if I am doing major work in the house and the splash isnt big i just get a figure in my head and throw it out. Most of my work is repeat offenders.
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Unread 10-16-2006, 05:49 PM   #7
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I never really figured it out sq. ft. I just use $ 400.00 as a starting price, but
$18.00 sq. ft. works out to about $400.00

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