Most remodeling cost calculators do a good job of helping you identify and estimate the main remodeling or addition costs. These include preparation, planning and design costs, materials costs, labor costs and project management costs. Most are also able to look around the area to be remodeled and come up with a complete list of the materials and tasks that will be part of the construction cost of their projects. But there are some other costs related to new construction that can be overlooked.
The costs in the list that follows are part of almost all new construction and remodeling projects. Taken separately, they might not seem like major project costs in the overall scheme of commercial or home remodeling or addition costs. But they can add up quickly, and they will definitely be part of your total project cost.