Morningside Renovation

Our Journey Through The Renovation Process Of Our Future "Forever Home" In Morningside (Atlanta,GA)

Already Over Budget

Good news, our revised plans were submitted to the city today (a day later than we were told) so hopefully this holdup won’t last too long.  Still trying to get use to the residential construction world, it seems as if it’s more of a “it’ll get done when it gets done” mentality, a little different from what Julie and I are used to.

Get this, we were informed today that we’re already $2,000 over budget on cabinetry.    We haven’t even picked out our cabinets nor have we added any additional linear feet.  GC said that we will have to get creative on the kitchen cabinets; meaning get cheaper cabinets or we have to come out-of-pocket to get the quality of cabinets which were originally budgeted. 

How could this happen?  Oh, it seems our GC forgot to include the cabinetry in what is to be an office.  But those were in the original drawings and we’ve talked about them 100 times and you even stated in an email that you included them?  And didn’t we just talk about surprises?  A big reason why I wish we had gone over the plans and budget in more detail a week ago instead of being rushed through it.  Of course I asked him to double-check everything again to make sure that there are no additional surprises.

I just wonder if this extra expense should be our responsibility?  I’m thinking no and Hell No!


Author: morningsiderenovation

One guy's journey through renovation. From purchasing a home in desperate need of repair, through complete renovation and expansion to hopeful dream house for my wife.

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