Remodeling your home can be a truly wonderful experience. Picking out all of the great, new things that are going to replace the old eyesores in your home is a lot of fun. Working with your Sacramento remodeling contractor to plan your new dream kitchen or master bedroom is exhilarating. And seeing the finished product for years and years to come can put a smile on your face every day. But in almost every home remodeling job, there are little hidden surprises that pop up along the way. You should know that going in. That way, you can be both financially and emotionally prepared to handle them swiftly, so these small problems don’t hijack and delay your entire project.
These little hidden surprises can come in all different types. Who knows what your contractor will find when they go digging around. Mold problems are one of the more common issues. Bu they also may find leaky pipes that need to be fixed and rotted walls that must be replaced. The good news is, the sooner you find these problems the better. There are also some smart ways to avoid encountering these little problems that can often occur during your remodeling job. For example, moving your plumbing fixtures is often a major task that can lead to issues. That’s why it’s advisable to avoid this whenever possible. Just change the sink and fixtures out to beautiful new ones instead of moving to location of your sink, and you will save yourself a lot of headaches. But the truly best way to avoid having these little hidden surprises derail you entire remodeling job is to hire an experienced Sacramento remodeling contractor who has experience dealing with these issues.
For more information about the little hidden surprises you might come across during your home remodeling project, please take a look at the video below:
To speak with a Sacramento remodeling contractor who has the experience to minimize these little hidden surprises in order to complete your project on time and within your budget, please contact the professionals at Russ Johnson Construction here.
SACRAMENTO REMODELING CONTRACTOR VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:
TITLE: Home Remodeling Tips – Hidden Surprises
NARRATION: Hi, I’m Amy Matthews. Remodeling a kitchen or a bathroom is exciting, and most homeowners get a thrill out of turning something old into something new. But any project you take on will require planning. And sometimes, okay, all the time, you’ll run into unexpected surprises. Here are some things to consider.
The first temptation of many homeowners is to move the location of major fixtures. But while tossing out your old kitchen sink is easy, moving all that plumbing is not. Your hot and cold water supply lines, your drain, and your vent line are all embedded in the wall. Moving these to a new location can cost a lot of money. If it’s in your budget, your contractor can make it happen. But you need to consider whether it’s worth the expense.
If you’re considering replacing your cabinets, there’s a good chance that you’ll need a new floor as well, since your flooring may not extend underneath your existing cabinets. So, unless the new cabinetry has exactly the same footprint as the old, include a new floor in your budget. And be sure the person you hire to do your cabinets is qualified.
Then, there are the hidden surprises lurking behind your walls. Open them up, and you may find things, okay, you’re gonna find things that you weren’t expecting. Like leaky pipes, dry rot, mold, even termite damage. This is actually good news, because you’ve found the problem before it gets any worse.
Remodeling can be rewarding, but be ready for a few bumps along the way. Being prepared emotionally and financially helps keep your stress level down as you head towards your goal.
Just keep reminding yourself that you’re adding value and investing in your home. Good luck!