Older homes have their own unique character and beauty. However, adding additions or upgrading wiring and plumbing can be a challenge. Once you open a wall, you’re not always sure of what you’re going to find. Issues such as structural integrity, energy efficiency, outdated utilities, asbestos and other hazard materials are just some of the problems you may discover.
These hidden elements and extra costs such as expenses generated when you, part way through the construction process, change your original design or add more expensive fixtures and finishes will generally increase the originally quoted price by 10 – 15%.
It’s an exciting time changing and improving your home. A significant addition or renovation may be a one time project having never to experience it again. This involves attentive planning and careful implementation. We at Russo Home Renovations can comfortably guide you through the process.