7 Surprising Expenses That Always Come Up When Renovating a Kitchen

It’s happening: After years of complaining about your creaky cabinets, questionable plumbing and oh so ‘90s cranberry-and-sage color palette, you’re finally renovating your kitchen. You’ve gotten quotes from contractors, budgeting for everything from new appliances to permits to a fresh coat of paint. But as any renovator will tell you, surprising costs will crop up. “Whatever you think the budget is, double it,” designer Leanne Ford has famously said.

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