I’m watching a show on TV about a contractors point of view on big home renovations. The show goes over a renovation from start to finish.
The episode I’m watching is about a couple that wants to add an addition to their house, expand the house out over their garage and put a pool in their backyard. Big job. Naturally they’re having problems with their neighbors over the trees of all things.
I think if I was going through a reno that big I’d be dipping my face in the best wrinkle cream I could find each night … so stressful! So expensive. Plus whatever estimate a contractor give you at the start of a job always goes up. I’ve heard you should plan for at least a 25% increase … so if you’re getting a renovation done and a contractor estimates that it will cost $100,000 to complete the job be prepared to end up paying out $125,000 or more.
I’m so glad we were able to do most of our own renovations ourselves. Of course when it comes to renovating our kitchen we might have a professional come in and do half the work. We’ll see.
Have you ever gone through a huge renovation .. like tearing half your house down and adding an addition? How long did it take? How much did you age as you worried over things?