S@*t you don’t budget for

We just spent $428 on light switches. That’s right. You read it correctly. Light switches, dimmers, and plates.

When you’re renovating, you know certain things are going to cost an arm and a leg. You save up for appliances and kitchen cabinets, figure flooring might be an investment, and resign yourself to some surprise costs (for us, that would be replacing all your subfloor and installing a support beam). But you never plan that things like light switches will give you sticker shock.