Saturday, 16 January 2021

How Communication Makes a Home Renovation Easier | Consumer Reports

You can't just write a check to your contractor and expect to come back when the project is finished Constant communication is a key ingredient to success

When you're interviewing possible contractors, ask whether you'll be dealing with them directly or one of their project managers Beyond face time, some contractors rely on email or handwritten notes While others use computer software that allows homeowners to track scheduling, payments, deliveries, and more Once the work gets underway, plan on at least one in-person meeting a week and more frequent meetings during critical points, like the demolition phase or before the tile is installed because changing the design or even the grout color will become difficult and costly once the work gets started Keep those lines of communication wide open and your chance of success will go way up

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