There are times when homeowners hire small-time repairmen for specific jobs such as fixing plumbing leaks under a sink. However, when it comes to bigger tasks, like bathroom remodeling, things can quickly become complicated. Ultimately, a general contractor will oversee the day-to-day operations while his or her team of trusted specialists will need to coordinate well with each other so your project runs smoothly.
Here are some tips on working with a general contractor on your home remodel:
1. Be clear about what you want. Homeowners with well-defined and feasible goals are typically the most satisfied with the end results of a renovation. It is crucial to be transparent and make your intentions clear during the initial discussion stage. If you happen to change your mind or find yourself unhappy with your original decisions while the project is underway, bring it to the attention of your contractor immediately.
2. Be available for the estimate. A general contractor can provide you with an estimate anytime from day one to several weeks after you propose your project. This usually depends on the scope of your project, whether a bath or kitchen remodeling, and the preferences of the contractor. It also involves researching the cost of materials and number of workers needed, so make sure not to be late when the contractor sets up a time for your next meeting.
3. Make payments on time. As a client, it is your responsibility to make payments according to the guidelines written on your contract. A payment schedule that is consistently delayed will not only cause frustration but also diminish the positive relationship you have with your contractor. Making an effort to submit necessary fees on time will show the contractor that you appreciate their work and encourages them to continue their job efficiently.
DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen® of SE Florida is a premier source of interior remodeling solutions. We work with residential clients in and around Jupiter, FL, and provide cabinet resurfacing, bathroom, and kitchen renovation services. Call us at (561) 459-1004 or fill out this contact form to set up an appointment.