How To Plan A Bathroom Remodel

By Robert Robillard on Bathrooms

Bathroom Plumbing Disconnect

Hidden Conditions: The Monkey Wrench Gang!

When learning how to plan a bathroom remodel prepare yourself for more expense, more time, more disruption, and more problems than you planned on.  Surprises of one kind or another are common and predictable when remodeling a bathroom.  The key is to plan for and expect for them before hand to avoid the stress.

Many people have no clue about “the hidden costs” of remodeling and a lot of contractor’s do not advise their clients of them either.   Hidden conditions are things like finding and then needing to repair termite damage, improper wiring, outdated plumbing, abating asbestos or repairing foundation damage.  Any or all of these can stop a remodel process mid point and add time and money to the project.

Plan for these conditions by allocating and setting aside at least 10-percent of your budget to them.  Whatever your project is estimated at I promise you that you will most likely spend additional money on hidden conditions.

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Robert Robillard

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Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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