Whether it’s giving your kitchen a makeover, updating your living room or getting your dream luxury bathroom, remodeling projects require a lot of time and resources to complete. We’re here to share a few tips on working with remodeling contractors to help you make sure that your project goes as smoothly as possible.
Some contractors will include a line item in their estimates as a buffer to cover any unexpected expenses during the project. This is not a scam tactic and is perfectly normal for many contractors. However, it will raise the estimated cost of the project. A better way to account for these unexpected expenses is to sort out your material and product selections for a more accurate estimate without the need for a large allowance.
Plan Well, Plan Ahead
The more preparations you can make for your remodeling project, the easier it will be for you and your interior remodeling contractor to carry out the project. Be as detailed as you can when telling your contractor your desires for the project. Also, planning early gives you plenty of time to make the necessary adjustments to your home and daily routine before the contractor starts work.
Keep a Project Journal
Keeping a project journal is a great way to keep track of what’s happening during the project. The journal should contain everything important, including what is accomplished each day, a list of questions to ask your contractor, their answers to those questions and even ideas that you may want to squeeze in before the project is completed. The journal should also contain info like order numbers for material deliveries and their expected arrival dates.
Check In Frequently
It pays to play a more active role while your home remodeling project is taking place. Instead of leaving everything to the pros and only appearing when work is done, make it a habit to check in with your contractor on a regular basis. Ask how the project is coming along and if they have any suggestions that can help the project go more smoothly.
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DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Reno is the leading interior remodeling contractor serving Reno, Sparks, Incline Village, Spanish Springs, Verdi, Truckee, Lake Tahoe and Carson City, NV. You can call us at (775) 200-9232 or fill out this contact form to schedule an appointment.