I’m starting to discover that doing renovation on my house was a bad idea. Many things have gone wrong and i’m not even half way through everything that needs to be done! The bad stuff started with opening up the walls. We found load bearing walls in places we weren’t expecting. That was extra right there. We had to replace the floor in the full house which we hadn’t planned in the original budget. Then we also found we had to replace the HVAC system. We had to run new HVAC ducts and replace a lot of the vent covers because they were rusted and worn out. We also had to replace the furnace. While we had the HVAC company at the house, we thought it would be a great idea to have the ducts cleaned also. It wasn’t that much more to do it, considering everything we were paying for already. It was for sure worth the money. I really didn’t wanna move in and turn on the heating system to have other people’s dust and hair blowing through the ducts! We still have a bunch to do on the house. I’m worried about these extra costs adding up and taking over all of the contingency in our budget. I do not want to not be able to finish everything. I thought we had enough funds set aside for unexpected costs. I guess I just need to wait and see what happens, even though it makes me totally uncomfortable.