Reason #5: Wrangling with Your Contractor
Six Reasons to Call Another Remodeler: Reason 5
Choosing the right contractor for your home remodeling project in Los Angeles is one of the most critical decisions you can make. This is part five of a six-part series that explores important factors for making that decision.
Expectations play a huge role in any home remodeling effort. Your remodeling contractor has certain expectations from you: He expects you to be available when he has questions that only you can answer, or if he needs approval for changes. He expects access to your home so that he can work uninhibited. He expects you to give him feedback—and to let him do his job.
In the same way, you have certain expectations from your remodeler. You expect him to provide you with a firm cost, clear written specifications, and a realistic timeline. You expect to be able to understand exactly what is being done and exactly what that task is going to cost. Then you expect him to perform to the written specifications. In short, you expect him to do his job.
Unfortunately, some remodelers like to “wing it.” They provide homeowners with somewhat vague plans—often verbally. That can result in frustration on the homeowner’s part when things deteriorate into: “I thought you said . . .” All too often, that results in a situation in which the remodeler agrees to do what the homeowner asks—for an additional charge.
If you enjoy constantly arm wrestling with your contractor to get what you want, you should probably call another remodeler. But, if you want clear written specifications that outline the exact details of the job—and what each part of the job will cost, call Custom Design & Construction at phone.