How To Plan A Bathroom Remodel
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 Hidden conditions are things like finding and then needing to repair termite damage, improper wiring, outdated plumbing, abating asbestos or repairing foundation damage.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.