First of all so grateful to have wonderful clients and friends. Thanksgiving gives us an opportunity to reflect.
Just visited one of the nicest couple along with their two kids who have just done a huge renovation to thier home. A few surprises along the way including finding out that the footing on one of the walls was none existant. They had to reconfigure part of the budget to cover that. The home is located in Nelson. Thank goodness they got into the market before it really became ridiculous. This couple moved from Ontario and did very well and had some extra money to put into the renovation. The budget was in place and they were able to get quite a bit of the upgrades done. The funds did not stretch to finish the final phase. They did however create the most important items in thier list and have plans and budgeting for the future upgrades.
Just found a great article for you to read for anyone considering a renovation. I know this couple certainly followed this approach.