Once you’ve got a contractor and signed a contract with them, you immediately start a relationship that’s going to last as long as the project is incomplete. Contractors would love to do their work in peace and smoothly as possible to deliver quality results. Here are ten things we always want you to know as a project owner:
1. Communicate your worries and concerns – Communication is a foundation of a good relationship. Therefore ask questions, raise your concerns and worries without fear. Our teams are experienced and knowledgeable to answer whatever remodeling question you might have.
2. Introduce new ideas before the project starts (not midway) – Before we embark on your remodeling project, you should speak freely about any new ideas and changes you might need so that we can integrate them into the process or advise you accordingly.
3. Allow us to do the whole job – Some homeowners think doing part of the project themselves saves money. While this might work in some situations if you have the expertise, it’s not always advisable.
4. If you need adjustments or changes different from the initial agreement, expect additional responsibility or delays for the project to complete.
5. Permits and weather might cause delays – Some things are out of our control as contractors and might cause inconveniences as we work. These are often government permissions and weather. So, be patient in case weather or government bureaucracy stands in the way.
6. Unforeseen circumstances require your understanding – For instance, walls and floors might bring about surprises. We might encounter termite infestation or any other complications. If this happens under our watch, we tell you right away and advise you accordingly.
7. Stating your budget is a good thing – If you choose a reputable remodeling contractor like Palm Beach Premier Remodeling, you shouldn’t worry about being overcharged. If your initial budget is above our price quotation, you stand a chance to get better finishing and customization per your desires.
8. Prepare for the Remodeling – A remodeling process must interrupt your normal life for as long as the project will last. You, therefore, need to secure your valuables and move some stuff. You also need to take care of children and pets during the remodeling process.
9. Mistakes might happen – Something could go wrong during a remodeling process but what matters is the response of the contractor afterward. Communication throughout the process will easily help us get through the obstacles.
10. If you are in charge of the supplies, you are responsible for them – If you decide to buy materials, it’s up to you to make sure they are suitable for the job. If the contractor runs short of anything or part of the stuff doesn’t fit right, you’ll need to replace them and pay the remodeling expert their wasted time.