When we bought our home, we knew it was a fixer-upper, but we weren’t aware of exactly how much fixing it needed.
When the general contractor came into the house, he winced, and then he asked how much we paid for it. He said if we paid more than $10,000; they ripped us off. I refused to tell them the price of the house, thinking he may charge us extra for the remodelling. I knew we needed window replacement, door replacement, insulation, and new flooring. The general contractor told us we would probably need to gut the house before doing all that work, and as much as I hated to admit it, he was right. The house was a complete mess, and a lot needed to be done. The window replacements were going to be worse than I expected. The original windows were in all sizes, and it was going to cost more to have special sizes made than to buy window replacements and resize the window holes. Once the window replacements were installed, I couldn’t believe the difference in the house’s outside. My wife and I were now eager to see what it was going to look like with the new siding. Suddenly, we were getting excited to move into our home, thanks to the general contractor. Our house was turning into a proper home, and we told the general contractor we needed to move in even more quickly. We wanted to be in before the holidays, and we still had to buy the furniture. All we had to do was measure how big a sofa we could buy,