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  • Renovations | Hebert McMahon Realty Group Blog

    Tuesday, October 1, 2019   /   by Angel Murillo

    Five Hidden Renovation Costs

    Renovations never seem to go as planned. There's always a cost you didn't anticipate, or a problem that didn't reveal itself until the project was underway. Here are five common costs to look out for.
    1) Higher utility bills: If contractors and builders are working in your home all day, there’s a good chance they’re constantly walking in and out the exterior doors. That wreaks havoc on your heating/cooling efficiency, so watch out for higher utility bills.
    2) Movers: It’s pretty hard to renovate a fully furnished home. You may be able to move and store most of your furniture yourself, but homeowners often have bigger pieces that require some hired help.
    3) Food: If your kitchen is being torn apart, preparing meals becomes a lot more difficult. You may be able to keep your food budget steady by switching to meals that don’t require counter space, the stove, or the oven, but don’t be surprised if you end up dining out more often.
    4) A few night; ...

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