Unexpected Remodeling Costs

by FHR Construction Corp.

Many times during any home remodeling project, it is almost a given to come across some unexpected remodeling costs.  Bad or worn pipes, rotted or damaged framing, relocation of pipes or electrical wires and so on.  Here are some simple ways to help ease these unplanned, unforeseen and unexpected issues.

Unexpected Remodeling Costs

Expect The Unexpected

As the old adage says, “Expect the unexpected.”  Home remodeling projects are, very seldom, without their share of complications or unforeseen circumstances.  Sometimes these can be very costly.  Planning for, or expecting, this during the planning a home remodeling project.  Take into account that when you start opening up walls, either to remove the wall or relocate an appliance, there may be something inside that wall that may need to be addressed.

[av_font_icon icon=’ue833′ font=’entypo-fontello’ style=” caption=” link=” linktarget=” size=’40px’ position=’left’ color=”][/av_font_icon]  To expect the unexpected shows a thoroughly modern intellect. 

Oscar Wilde

Electrical wires that no one knew were inside, plumbing pipes that no one knew were inside, bad or leaking pipes, rotted or damaged framing.  If you are removing the wall, is it a load or weight bearing wall?  Will you need to place a beam in the ceiling area to support the roof structure?  These are all things that may not have been known about at the time of the planning or bidding stages.

Planning & Budgeting

Planning a home remodeling project is not something to take lightly.  This is where working with a quality, properly licensed home remodeling contractor is an enormous benefit to you.  A quality home remodeling contractor will have the experience and knowledge to know what could possibly happen.  They can assist you in planning and budgeting for these unknowns.  Through their years of experience, having seen many of these circumstances, they will be able to help you in budgeting for these issues, should they arrise, during your home remodeling project.  Planning and budgeting for these things ahead of time can make it a little easier on your mind, and your bank account, if or when they do come up.

Don’t Panic

Don’t panic.  Sure, a home remodel project can be stressfull, both emotionally and financially, however, if you have planned and budgeted your home remodel project correctly and have accounted for some of the more common “unexpected” issues, there should be no problems.  You’ve taken all of the neccessary steps.  You have been working with a quality, licensed home remodeling contractor.  You have checked their references and licenses.  You have gone over the project, in detail, and covered all of the potential problem areas.  You have allowed enough financial ‘cushion’ to cover these expenses, should they arrise.  You are ready to get under way!

Ready To Get Started

If you are feeling ready to start your next home remodelingproject or are in the early stages of planning a home remodeling project and need some assistance, give us a call.  We would be more than happy to meet with you and go over the project and provide you with a free, no obligation estimate for your home remodel.  We look forward to working with you.

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