For the most part yes, unless they are asking for a detailed estimate, I sometimes do not give that out for something like for an entire house. I will give a proposal that is basic. Contracts are more in detail once the deposit is given.
After a meet and greet introduction, I try to educate the homeowner on the steps needed to be taken and offer other suggestions along with their ideas.
The client should feel free to fire away with any and all questions.
Depending on the size of the job, I usually give them a window of time. Typically a low and a high.
I would express different ideas and also recommend viewing projects of that sort on the internet.
I would suggest to them a couple of places to go to choose new doors, backsplash tile and stone counter tops.
Since the kitchen is the hardest room in the house to remodel, I recommend to them to choose their appliances, kitchen cabinets, backsplash tile, stone counter tops and flooring ahead of time, so that they are not without a kitchen for 8 to 10 weeks.
I typically offer discounts if the supplier they are dealing with is offering one. My pricing all depends upon size of the scope of work.
I prefer to help with the design of the project. I have architects and designers available at additional fees if they choose that route.