Allowances and Product Selections
- It would be ideal for all selections to be made prior to the signing of a contract and specifications. However, when a selection can not or has not been made, an allowance is specified. For example, you may want to see the cabinets in place before you select your cabinet handles or you may need to see the color or texture of one product before selecting a complementary product.
- Your project manager will estimate allowances based on the details in the overall scope of the work, the level of complexity, the other selections you have made and the ideas you have discussed.
- Once the total price* for each product is determined, that total will be deducted from your allowance and the remainder of the allowance, if any, is applied as a credit against your next scheduled payment.
- Once you view the myriad products available and the various levels of functionality, materials, appearance and details, you may decide to select a product that exceeds the allowance specified. If you exceed the specified allowance, you will be charged the difference between the allowance and the total price* of your selection.
- The difference between each individual allowance and your corresponding selection will be listed separately on your statement(s) or change order(s).
*Total price equals the base price plus any ancillary components**, handling and delivery charges, taxes and any other costs directly related to the product.
**Ancillary components refers to parts, accessories and materials that are required for a selection to be fully operable, functional, usable or complete, that are often selected and purchased separately from the primary selection. Ex: flusher handle for toilet, faucets, hoses, sprayer for a sink, light bulbs for a fixture, pulls or handles for drawers and cabinets, etc.