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Hidden Costs of Home Remodeling in Denver

October 11, 2017

Some people think that it’s impossible to stay within budget when remodeling a home, but that’s not necessarily true. To stay on track, it’s important to plan every step of the remodel so unexpected expenses do not cause you to go over budget.

What kind of unexpected expenses typically arise during a remodel? Here are some of the hidden costs of home remodeling in Denver:

Child and Pet Care

Many homeowners choose to keep their kids and animals out of the house while it is being remodeled. This may make it a little less hectic around the house, but it will also add to the cost of your remodel. Boarding a dog or bringing him to doggie daycare during the day can be expensive, and so can childcare. Be sure to factor these expenses in when calculating how much you plan on spending on your remodel.

Mold or Water Damage

It’s possible that you won’t realize that you have mold or water damage in your home until the remodel is in progress. Getting rid of the mold and fixing leaks can be costly, so this is something that you should prepare for in advance. Include wiggle room in your budget to cover these problems if they arise. If the money isn’t needed to fix mold issues or water damage, allocate it towards something else instead.

Mold and water damage are two of the most common issues that could take you by surprise during a remodel, but they’re not the only ones. You should also be prepared for damage caused by pests such as termites or mice. Learn more about unexpected issues and the hidden costs of remodeling.


Changing your mind about what you want in the middle of the remodel can add thousands of dollars to the total cost. For example, a homeowner may tell her contractor to go ahead and order Black Pearl granite, but then decide the following week that she wants Steel Grey granite instead. Even if the Black Pearl granite has not been installed yet, it has most likely been ordered already, which means there will be a fee for canceling or changing the order. Avoid these unexpected expenses by taking your time with each decision that you have to make.

Take Out Meals

Are you remodeling your kitchen? It may be difficult to prepare food in your kitchen while it is being remodeled, which means you will need to order take out or go out to dinner. Even if you choose affordable restaurants, the cost of ordering enough food for the whole family every night can quickly add up. Talk to your contractor to find out how long your kitchen will be unusable so you know how to budget for this expense.

Are you ready to remodel your home? If so, it’s time to contact the remodeling professionals. At S.F. Inc., we value each and every one of our relationships with our clients. To get started on your remodel or to learn more about our services, contact us by calling 303-210-5991 or emailing