So you’re thinking of home remodeling because you want to make your home nicer during a pandemic. Or you are currently stuck in home remodeling hell and wondering why it’s taking so long. I’m so sorry! Let me explain to you why home remodeling always takes longer and costs more than expected.
I’ve done four major home remodels before. None of them were pleasant experiences. All projects took longer than expected. After my first two home remodeling projects, I finally wisened up to the game some general contractors play to extract as much money from homeowners as possible.
If you are planning on buying a property and remodeling it, please know that the permitting and remodeling process can be a very big PITA. If you are not good with dealing with stress, buying an already remodeled home may be a better bet.
Let me share with you one home remodeling example that demonstrates the opaqueness of home remodel pricing.