When you start remodeling your home, you might start off with a budget and plan for it. Then when the remodeling process actually begins, you find that extra costs are coming up left and right. One of the ways to prevent this is to work with a remodeling company that will prepare you for what would otherwise be surprise costs. You can also keep reading to learn about some of the costs that should be included in your original budget.
Do not make the mistake of assuming that you can do everything yourself. Unless you hire a contractor who is going to handle everything, do not assume that workers will handle everything either. For example, if you were hiring someone to refinish your flooring, do not expect that they are going to seal your counters.
Boarding Your Pets
One of the most common issues people have when going through a remodeling project is dealing with their pets’ reactions. You have strangers coming in and out of your home. You have added noise. You have pieces of machinery and materials sitting around. This can be terrifying for your pet and cause unnecessary stress. Consider taking your pets to a friend or family member’s home, or board them for the time the remodel takes.
Not Being Able to Cook
Unless you are going through a one-day remodel like cabinet refacing, it is likely that your kitchen will be out of commission for a few days, weeks, or months. This is something you can plan for. Either budget meals out, or buy a few simple things like a crockpot to make quick, easy meals. Some families choose to get pre-prepped food from the local grocery store, others get microwaveable meals that they store in a chest freezer, and still others use the kitchens of their neighbors.
Once again, unless you are hiring a contractor whose bid includes all aspects of the remodel, you are going to have to pay to dispose of old materials. This is a common area that people do not even think about. It is understandable – they are so excited about what they are adding to their kitchen that they do not think about what they are taking away. Call your local trash removal companies to find out how much it will cost to rent a dumpster and/or have the materials removed.
If you are not sure what your next move should be in planning for a kitchen remodel, we urge you to contact Cabinet Magic at 800-828-4380 for help.