Costs to Remodel a hair Salon Business checklist -Following is a spreadsheet with a sample of some of the types of costs you may incur for your remodel. By completing it, you’ll get a full break down of the costs for what you want to do. It is a good guideline to start seeing how much money you can expect to spend and whether you can afford to do everything that you’ve identified in the remodeling project. Many salon owners have no guidance when it comes to costs associated with remodeling their salon. Their never has been a go to guide to assist hair salon owners with this type of remodel salon business checklist on costs associated with doing a small budget remodel or a complete hair salon remodel. The costs to remodel a hair salon business checklist will keep you the salon owner on budget when you do start you hair salon remodel. below is an actual checklist that will guide you through your entire process of remolding your salon.
Remodel Budget Worksheet
Construction Break Down
|Furniture/Equipment Break Down|
|Materials Cost||Labor/ Installation Costs||Furniture/ Equipment Costs||Labor/ Installation Costs|
|Construction demolition||Manicure stations|
|Window treatment||Color chairs|
|Furniture demolition||Color lab|
|Architect’s plans||Makeup unit|
DESIRED START DATE: _______________________
DESIRED FINISH DATE: _______________________
Labor Rates/Installation Costs
These costs will help you estimate your construction budget. Prices may vary depending on the city or state you live in.
|Plumbers||$30 to $75 per hour*||Usually will give a quote on the entire project. They may work by the hour if it is a simple project.|
|Electricians||$65 to $85 per hour*||
|Drywallers||$20 to $30 per hour||Usually will give price on the entire sheetrock taping project. The contractor also should arrange this service|
|Painters||$15-$20 per Hour||Painters usually will give you a price per job. They may work by the day price or by the hour if its not a big project.|
|General Contractors||$150 -$300 per day||General contractors work by the entire project. Their pay per day can vary based on the magnitude of the project.|
|Flooring Installers||$15 to $30 per hour||Flooring installers get paid by the job. It may be arranged through the place you by the floor or your contractor. They work on a price per square foot.|
*Before/After Hours & Weekend Rates May Be Higher
|Furniture/Equipment||Installation Time||Installation Rates*|
|Wall sink (cabinet installed by others)||1½ hours, including mounting the bracket||$100/unit|
|Freestanding backwash sink||4 hours on average with bolting the unit to the floor||$250/unit|
|Pedicure Unit||3 hours to install and assemble||$250/unit|
|Color lab sink or dispensary sink||1½ hours to install||$175/sink|
|Facial room sink installation||1 ½ hours to install||$150/sink|
|Bathroom fixture installation||Usually ½ day. If it is a toilet and double vanity.||$400|
*These prices do not reflect any changes in your plumbing, such as adding another sink or moving all the hot and cold water lines over to accommodate another sink unit.
A “big” remodel can be done over a four-to-five day period, closing either late Friday or Saturday afternoon and opening up on Thursday for business. All you need is good coordination and good subcontractors who are committed to getting your project done and your salon reopened in a timely manner.
Jon Lori Salon in Fair Haven, New Jersey did a complete facelift over a four-day period. The installation crew worked until 2:00 a.m. the day they reopened. A cleaning crew came in at 3:00 a.m. and they were finished and ready to reopen by 9:00 a.m. The secret was hard work and dedication from everyone involved.
STEP 2. Hire a designer/architect to draw up floor plan and blueprints
To find out the costs of this endeavor, we recommend you bring in a specialist in the industry. Several companies specialize in salon layouts and salon furniture. They need to come to the salon, see what you want to change, and discuss the look you want to create. You will pay a design fee; but, if you are doing a complete makeover, we highly recommend it. They have the expertise and can give you advice on prioritizing your remodeling steps.
STEP 3. Get contractor quotes (if applicable)
For extensive changes/reconstruction, you will need to hire contractors. But, every situation is different and it depends on how much remodeling you want to do. If you are just replacing the salon furniture, your installation/labor costs should be minimal. You may only want to paint and change the floor. For this type of work, you may not need a general contractor, but just one or two contractors that you hire independently for the work. How do you know they are charging a fair price? We always recommend the following steps to assess costs:
- Bring in a contractor and get a complete price on everything you want to do.
- Bring in separate subcontractors: a plumber, electrician, floor specialist, and a drywall team to get separate prices on your projects. Our rule of thumb is to bring in two to three tradesmen from the same field and have them bid on the same work. Have a complete checklist to hand to them for the bid. Let them know that it might be weekend work or in the evenings, so that they price it accordingly. There may be a crew of two to three or just one. Get a complete price without the hourly breakdown. There are always some unforeseen situations and having a package deal is in your favor.
- Compare bids. If you have three bids and two are about the same and one is considerably lower, you should be concerned. You may want to choose the lowest bidding contractor, but, be careful! They either did not include something or did not charge enough for labor. The contractor might be the type that is spread very thin so your remodel will not be finished in a timely fashion. We would also check their references and recent work. See if they finished on time and on budget.
For more information, go to: Working with Contractors.
Step 4. Inform Your Clients
Put up a sign well in advance to let your clients know that you are closing for remodeling. It is also good to show the new design and some of the new furniture on a presentation board; this will excite the clients and staff. Several of your staff will give their opinion on the furniture, their likes and dislikes. Be diplomatic, but remember, this is your business and it’s what YOU want to do. Book your last appointment early Saturday afternoon and have your staff ready.
Step 5. Get permits (if applicable).
If your salon is in operation, it is important to coordinate the remodel so you don’t lose any business. If the job is large and permits are needed for the renovation, it is recommended that you do your remodel in stages.
For example, in changing your shampoo sinks, you need to pull out the old shampoo unit and cabinets, change the plumbing pipes, and install the new units. It is usually a two-day process. Once it’s all done, then it’s time to call the plumbing inspector in your city for inspection. Hopefully the inspector will pass the plumbing work. If not, you can’t use the sinks and won’t be able to open until it is satisfactory to the inspector and is compliant to all county or city codes. That is just one inspection! What if you are trying to coordinate several inspections? It is a very difficult task. In this case, you are hiring a general contractor and it’s his responsibility to make sure everything is done on time. The key is to tell him your priorities and let him coordinate these tasks with his subcontractors. Timing is everything.
Step 6. Schedule the work.
Hopefully, you decided to consult a professional in the industry to help guide you with the layout and installation of any new furniture and equipment. Just before the work begins, we recommend a group meeting with all the subcontractors and your designer. Have all of the drawings and specifications on hand for all to review and ask questions. Coordinate a schedule so everyone is on the same path and understands. When possible, having the furniture and/or equipment on location is helpful so that everyone can see exactly what is involved. We’ve also included some sample schedules for projects that include plumbing and electrical. And, some tips for scheduling in projects that involve drywall work.