Introducing Renovation Due Diligence

Homeowners rarely get to know the true cost of their project upfront. Bolster's due diligence process solves this by giving you reliable design and construction-cost information before you make any big decisions.


Always lowering costs

Bolster's professionals are trained and incentivized to produce cost savings as early and often as possible during your project.

Make informed choices

Bolster’s Process reveals the feasibility of the work you want to do and how much everything costs so you can make the right decisions.

Transparency wins

Bolster reveals the true cost of delivering your project while communicating the value of your professional's methods.

A simple process

Enjoy a streamlined and logical process



Site Visit 

Your Bolster Specialist, Architect and Contractor will together visit you at your property to better understand your project brief.


Architect's Diagram

Once activated, your Bolster Architect will produce a sketch of your project to serve as the foundation for all cost discussions.


Budget Planning Session 

Your project team will work with you to prioritize your scope of work, estimate your costs and reveal where best to invest in your project.


Budget Report Presentation 

Your project team will present the final results to you and advise how best to proceed with your project.

"Bolster's diligence process gave me and my wife the information we needed to proceed with confidence on our gut renovation" 

Carl Nelson

Bolster Customer, Garrison, NY

A Powerful Visual Aid

Bolster's Budget Planner tool empowers you with the information you need to make the right decisions upfront about your home and outlines what your budget will, and will not, allow.


Below is a list of frequently asked questions about Bolster's Due Diligence process.

Why do diligence on my renovation project?

Embarking on a major renovation is a significant investment of time, money and effort and like any major investment, it is reasonable and prudent to exercise care to avoid harm to your property or financial wellbeing by conducting expertly crafted research and analysis.

How much does it cost?

Depending upon the type and scope of your project, and the mix of professionals your project requires, Bolster's Due Diligence process typically costs between $3,000 and $6,000.

Is the cost refundable?

Yes. Bolster will refund you the cost of your Due Diligence upon the signing of a construction contract with a Bolster Contractor.

How long does it take?

From activation to delivery of your sketch and budget report typically takes between 7 and 10 days depending upon the type and scope of your project.

What is the final output?

The Budget Report uses a proprietary algorithm and educated guesses from your Bolster Professionals to arrive at a statistically accurate estimate of your project's cost in an effort to help you make informed decisions about its design, scope and quality.

It is exclusively intended for informational purposes and is not to be mistaken for an estimate of costs or a bid.

How reliable is the information contained in the Budget Report?

To date, Bolster Contractors Final Bids (with all design complete and all prices returned from sub contractors and suppliers) have fallen within 6% of our Budget Reports.

Begin your renovation diligence

Your Bolster Specialist can mobilize your due diligence process within 48 hours