I would absolutely say yes there is a difference between a Free Estimate and a Free Consultation. An estimate is the anticipated cost of work to be completed. A Consultation is an analysis of wants and needs which may or may not include an estimate of cost of work to be completed. But first let’s make sure that we understand the key characteristics of each.
Because the very nature of kitchen remodeling is the personalization and varying scope of work it can be difficult to create an exact timeline. I use a mind map to take our clients through the design, planning, build out and installation. But for initial planning, I use the common kitchen project and starting there add based on individual circumstances. This can be very effective in communicating the timing for your remodel.