- 5 HIDDEN RENOVATION COSTS -

Dated: May 14 2020

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Renovations never seem to go as
planned. There’s always a cost you
didn’t anticipate, or a problem that
didn’t reveal itself until the project was
underway. Here are five common costs
to look out for.

 1. Higher utility bills: If contractors and
builders are working in your home all day,
there’s a good chance they’re constantly
walking in and out the exterior doors.
That wreaks havoc on your heating/cooling
efficiency, so watch out for higher
utility bills.

 2. Movers: It’s pretty hard to renovate a
fully furnished home. You may be able to
move and store most of your furniture
yourself, but homeowners often have
bigger pieces that require some hired help.

 3. Food: If your kitchen is being torn apart,
preparing meals becomes a lot more difficult.
You may be able to keep your food budget
steady by switching to meals that don’t
require counter space, the stove, or the
oven, but don’t be surprised if you end
up dining out more often.

 4. A few nights in a hotel: Depending
on your renovation, there may be some
nights where sleeping in your home isn’t
practical, or you just need a mental break
from the mess. Budget for a few nights at
a hotel ... or just schedule your family
vacation for the worst part of the renovation.

 5. Deep cleaning: It’s one thing to clean
and maintain your home after a typical
week or two of living. It’s entirely different
to clean up after a construction project,
as sawdust and other debris can get in
every nook and cranny. It may be worth
your sanity to just hire cleaners.

Home Remodeling Costs in 2020: Your Home Renovation Guide ...

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Trent Dunn

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