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Clients can often, off-handedly say, “Oh, while you’re at it, can you move x item six inches down?” Instantly, your client has added costs to their budget and added time to your work. The words “while you’re at it” mean different things to you than to your client. These are commonly called “change orders.” As remodelers know, something such as moving a light six inches up or down involves more than just an electrician. It involves a drywall contractor and a painter to patch up the hole. This little “while you’re at it” project can end up costing your client close to $350.

Kiplinger lists the common change orders and how to fix them

  1. Adjusting doors
  2. Changing out a faucet
  3. Painting an additional room
  4. Structural changes such as moving a door form one side to another.

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