The 5 most expensive words in remodeling
"While you are at it" These words often result in change orders that quickly add up.
In your mind "while you are at it" is simple. A plumber, electrician or contractor is already working on a project in your home so why not add this or that. Be aware of what you ask to have done. "While you are at it" can mean service fees so be aware of the implications of asking.
To prevent change orders, try to think carefully about everything involved in your project before the start date to make sure they're included in your scope of work and your contract. It will more than likely save you money - and a few headaches down the line.
Here's a quick rundown of some common change orders (the good, the bad and the ugly)
Changing out a faucet.
Painting an additional room.
Structural changes such as moving a door from one side of a room to another, or moving a wall.