|Forum topic by Axiom||posted 03-30-2010 05:19 PM||1174 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
03-30-2010 05:19 PM
I’m a framer by trade, and know very little about the business end finish work and cabinets. A good friend of mine has asked me to install the new kitchen cabinets he is planning on purchasing, and insists on paying me by the hour. However, I don’t want him to end up paying me more than he would pay a professional, as it will certainly take me longer than a professional, and I doubt my work will be as good (although I’m sure it will be better than some of the crap I’ve seen out there). He is a close friend, but we have always had the relationship that we work for each other at reduced rates (he a mechanic).
So I’m trying to figure out what the pros would charge (just for labour, not the cabinets). Anyone have any input on pricing (either by hour/linear foot/or a general number)?
There is about:
6 feet of cabinets on wall A (top)
6 feet of cabinets on wall B (top)
He is keeping the counter-top he currently has.
All of these measurements are just the cabinets, they don’t include the appliance widths.
This isn’t really for my business, more of a favor (so I get all the stuff about overhead, value of time, etc, etc, etc). I’m just looking to charge him about 1/2 of what he might pay a pro. Ballpark figures and estimates are fine.