Home Extension Costs You Probably Haven’t Considered

January 13, 2024
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Home Extension Costs You Probably Haven’t ConsideredBy Features DeskMonday, August 14, 2017.There are many reasons why you want to extend your home. Perhaps you are looking to add value to the property to get it ready for a resale. There may be new additions to your family that you are looking to make room for. Or perhaps you are sick and tired of waiting to use the bathroom in the mad morning rush, so your only alternative is to build a new one. Whatever the reason, you will need to weigh up the costs involved in the process. You can plan for the expected costs, such as hiring a building firm and buying new fixtures, but there are also costs you may never have considered. We are here to make you aware of them, so you aren’t confronted by any nasty surprises.LodgingsYou will be able to stay at home for some extensions, such as adding a conservatory. However, your family may find it difficult to cope with the noise and dust of a larger renovation project. Your kids won’t be able to get their homework done, and you will find it difficult to hear the tv with the sound of drilling in the next room. Therefore, do yourself and your family a favor, and find somewhere else to live. Ideally, you may have a friend or extended family member who are willing to take you in for a short while, but if not, you will have to pay for accommodation elsewhere. On the plus side, you might get room service!Pet careYou may decide to stay put, but your pets won’t be very happy with the noise and commotion. Your dog will be howling and barking constantly, and you may later wonder why there is a meowing sound coming from underneath the floorboards. Do your furry companions a favor and find accommodation for them during the renovation. You will need to pay for kennels or a cattery if nobody else will help.(flickr)Read the small printThere are loads of building firms out there, and many of them are brilliant. However, there are those simply looking to make a fast buck and fool you out of your hard earned money. Whatever the case, make sure you read the small print before you sign a contract. Professional firms, such as the folks at Dllcontracting.com.au, should be upfront about the fees, but there are there those who will try and deceive you with a badly worded contract that will spring unexpected surprises on to you.Clean up costsEventually, the work will be completed, but not many workers clean up after themselves. You may need to have your carpets professionally cleaned after weeks of muddy boots traipsing through your home, and you may need to hire a dumpster to get rid of all the excess materials and debris that have been left behind.The bottom lineAs you budget for the extension, factor the above into your costs. You will save yourself a lot of money by knowing what to expect, and you will relieve your stress levels as well.

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