The process of remodeling in your home while living there is an emotional and stressful process.
Even when everything goes right.
It is your home that you have relatively strangers in, day in and day out.
You get to know their habits, like a roommate, and sometimes well, it is just irritating.
We are all human, and one has to have a sense of humor and a truckload of patience during a remodel.
Why?, You ask.
Because when remodeling, there are many variables
and some being unknown.
When a floor or wall is opened something unknown could be exposed.
For example, squirrels or tree rats got into your walls and chewed on the electrical wiring causing possibly a fire hazard. Your contractor discovered the "challenge" while taking out that wall to open up your living and dining area.
Now a lot of electrical labor has to be done.
Problem found before your house caught on fire, so it's a positive.
Additional cost, yes, but protects your investment in your home for the future.
Another example is when your flooring is pulled up during the kitchen remodel and the sink pipes have been slowly leaking and feeding mold living in your subflooring. Subflooring has to be replaced in that area.
There may be a need for mold treatment if it is a significant amount.
These things happen.
What is important is to have an ethical and organized remodeler who is licensed in your state who is a problem solver.
Before you hire your remodeler ask questions about change orders, and if unknowns arise how will that be handled. Communication as in all business and personal relationships, very important.
Make sure your remodeling team and yourself communicate well.
Creating a new space is exciting and the results will be worth it.
Educate yourself on the remodeling process before starting and you will be prepared for any bumps on the road.