Remodeling projects are notorious for going over budget. Nothing goes as planned, which means you start forking out more and more money, just to get it over with. Some families don’t even finish the projects they set out to do because they’ve gone so far over budget that the entire ordeal turns into a money pit they simply can no longer afford.
After years of hard work, saving, and learning how to invest, I was finally ready to take the plunge. This wasn’t just any old remodel. My family and I planned to tear down our current home and rebuild it from scratch. One year, 4,000 square feet, 5 bedrooms, and 6 bathrooms later, I live to tell the story.