4 Hidden Costs That Can Pop Up During Construction Projects



To remodel your home, you’ll want to hire a reputable contractor to get the job done and pick quality materials as well. However, before you start remodeling your home, it’s important that you have a contingency fund on hand — it’s very possible for hidden costs to pop up in home construction projects. These include:

  1. Temporary accommodations. There are some instances when a home remodel allows you to stay put during construction. However, if you’re performing a whole-home remodel, it’s likely that you’ll need to stay in a hotel or other lodging temporarily. If you have pets, the cost can add up even more as you will also have to arrange for pet boarding in the meantime. 
  2. Hidden damage. When you’re getting your home remodeled, your remodeling contractors will have to tear down walls and other features. This means there is the chance that they’ll find something wrong with your home, especially if your home is older and hasn’t had work done before. Common issues include mold growth, water damage, wood rot and insect infestation. Remediating these issues can vary in cost so it’s highly recommended that you have an emergency fund in place before your project starts.
  3. Storage fees. There may be cases where your furniture has to be moved while work is being done. You’ll need to arrange for storage to keep your things safe while your home is being remodeled.
  4. Code compliance. If your home is decades old and it hasn’t been remodeled before, there’s a chance that it’s no longer compliant with your local building code regulations. This means that you’ll have to get it up to standard, which will cost extra in the process.

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