If you decide to attempt to do this on your own, remember that some of the problems that occur during remodeling are out of your contractor’s control.
Contractors typically have little, if any say, over what materials their suppliers keep in stock. They also have no control over employee sickness or weather issues.
Now on another note — you do have the right to great service and excellent results for your money.
Good contractors like the ones we supply will want you to be happy with their work, as they want you to spread the word.
IF THINGS GO AMISS
So if something seems to be (or goes) amiss, simply bring it to the contractor’s attention. A good contractor will be happy to work everything out and make sure everything is to your satisfaction. A less than impressive contractor may require a different approach depending on the severity of the issue. Sometimes it even goes as far as a legal battle. Thankfully not very often.
COMMUNICATE WITH YOUR CONTRACTOR
The top tool for minimizing and solving remodeling challenges, is frequent and direct communication. Make sure someone is onsite that you’re comfortable talking with. And talk with them daily.
When your project begins, set up regular meeting times to discuss the day’s progress, timelines, setbacks, changes, delays, or anything else needing a discussion.
Daily meetings provide a forum for airing grievances, as well as a time for your contractor to explain any delays or mistakes in the project. They’ll also have a chance to let you know how they plan to get things back on track.
And of course, if you’re happy with the project, let them know that as well.
By communicating with your contractor regularly, you’ll both have a much better understanding of each other, as well as what it takes to complete the project successfully.
Feel free to stop into Builder Supply Outlet or the Edge Showroom with any home improvement questions you may have regarding remodeling, construction, contractors, designing/installing a new kitchen or bathroom — or anything else. We can help you through the entire design and remodeling process from A-Z. Or call us anytime in Broadview, IL at 1-708-343-3900 or in Orland Park, IL at 1-844-876-3343.