Contractor tips: You have finally decided to remodel your home. There are a few things that it will be good for you to know prior to hiring your contractor(best contractor tips). If you plan on doing it yourself, be ready for a real experience and it most likely will not go exactly as you would like it to. (This is true also if you do hire a contractor…)
Important Contractor tips
Here are 10 Remodeling ‘Don’ts (Contractor tips & advice)
- – Plan, Plan, Plan! A well done job and satisfying result will be the product of careful planning and nothing else. Getting it done within the time allotted and hopefully within 10% of the budget will be a very good thing.
- – Keep in mind that all re-modeling projects will not give you an increased sales price when the home is sold in the future. Many of your improvement may not increase the sales value of the home at all.
- – Do not use substandard materials or labor while doing the remodeling. If you use a contractor let them pick the materials unless you have a very specific reason for what you want. Also, talk with the contractor to let him/her know why you want the materials you do. Talk it over with them and get their feelings. They may know something you don’t.
- – Stay out of the builder’s way. Do not change your mind on the project too often. All you do will delay the end of the project and time is money. Once you make decisions stick with them and let the contractor do their work. Keep pets and children out of the way at all times.
- – If at all possible do not put plumbing, electrical wiring or gas lines into danger of damage unless absolutely necessary. The same would be true for making holes in your roof.
- – Once you have made a decision stick with it. Plus, it is best if you make most of your decisions PRIOR to starting on any project. If you have a good contractor they can help you with most problems that pop up. But if you keep making changes it will slow down the entire project which will end up costing you money. (Contractor tips)
- – Do not remodel a house that really shouldn’t be remodeled. Builders are hard pressed to tell a client that, but sometimes it is just the truth. Such as if the home has a bad furnace and no insulation. It is just stupid to put in a new furnace without replacing the insulation. Let your builder be your guide once you have told him/her what you want to do.
- – Be certain you have a contingency fund figured into your plan. It will not go as planned, they never do. Plan for overages and problems.
- – If you can live away from the home on a big project, do it. It will make the plan go much smoother and you will stay happier for it.
- – Whatever else do not begin without a floor plan in detail. Having this prior to work beginning will save a ton of problems later. If the project is a big one, try getting a designer as well.
Read these contractor tips carefully. Its safe to order a project from a trusted company such as Precise Home Builders.
Conclusive Contractor tips
Summarized: Plan your project carefully, have the project in writing, make an agreement, make sure to wait with final payments until you have quality checked everything personally.