Total gut could be a con job

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Q: I have a question for you about conflicting information from contractors. I have had a few contractors come out to my home to look at some remodeling. For my bathroom, one said the whole thing needed to be gutted. The other said we could work with what was there and make improvements with paint, tile, etc. Also, I had a contractor come out to check on a sunroom that looks to me to be in sad shape. I was considering tearing it down, but he said it could be brought back to life with some replacement wood siding, a new roof and windows. He has great credentials with the Better Business Bureau and he checks out with the Contractors State License Board. His price blew me away -- much lower than I had anticipated. The cause for confusion is that last year another contractor came out and gave me a figure that was 2 1/2 times the price. I end up confused, and then I do nothing because I am not sure how to proceed. So what is your advice when the price and opinions vary and I am...