Top-Down Cost Estimate

Your Top-Down Cost Plan is a list of ALL regular items involved in a new build or large renovation and the approximate cost of each category. Since you don’t yet have a design, it may not be an accurate estimate but it allows to design to a budget instead of budget to a design. It can also be used to evaluate estimates from builders and evaluate alternatives. With a Cost Plan it’s easy to see how spending in one area requires saving in another. Used properly, your Cost Plan helps you plan, design, and manage your project successfully.