This weeks post is going to be a bit different from the others.
With renovation and design projects, unforeseen issues can cause a halt in the process. They can rear their head in multiple ways, which usually causes a project to come to a stop – some for a short period or some for longer.
A current project we have been working on had just that. A project that could of been finished in a short period of time ended up needing more electrical work than we had hoped for. I am most definitely not messing with any electrical wires – that is not my cup of tea.
However, my dad is usually the one who will help in these cases. With this project, there wasn’t as easy of a change as we were expecting. This caused us to have to go back to the drawing board and figure out what ways we could fix this issue. We could either spend much more money and hire an electrician to rewire some things in the wall or we can do some cosmetic changes. You will all have to wait to see what we decided – the project will be on the blog in the next couple of weeks!
Money can often be a project stopper as well. As we have mentioned before, we try our best to save money in most cases – however that isn’t always a choice. When it comes to some projects that have a need for new furniture, flooring, etc. they can become much more expensive, because those are items that are harder to save money on.
Like mentioned above, when the unforeseen issues involve electrical or plumbing issues, that can make the cost go up significantly as well. This may cause the renovation to take a hiatus for much longer – unless the change needs to be done immediately for safety.
When most people start a renovation project they make a budget. Staying under that budget can be incredibly difficult if any of these issues occur. This can cause a stop in the process as well, because when people make a budget it is usually something they do not want to go over or in some cases it is something they cannot afford to go over on.
The issues that have occurred during our projects will continue to be talked about in our posts – because that is the realism of renovations. Not all projects are smooth and I do not want to be that person that makes everything look like it comes together so easy and smooth.
Thanks for sticking with me while my current projects come to a close. They will be featured on the blog in no time – and you won’t want to miss them!
Time to get back to work and have them all ready for next week!
As always, thanks for reading!