1. Decide On An Appropriate Budget: The first and most important thing is to decide on the budget that is appropriate for your project. Determining the amount of money you will be able to spend will help categorize the items you will be able to choose from. Smaller budgets may limit your selections.
2. Compare All Your Bids Appropriately: To ensure you are comparing all of your bids accordingly, be sure to ask that all items you are asking for are included. Simple things such as plumbing fixtures, light fixtures, hardware and mirrors may be left out or not budgeted for appropriately. If you’re not comparing “apples to apples” then you’re may spend more in the end than you intended.
3. Setting A Reasonable Timeframe: Remodel projects can take weeks or months depending on the size of the project. Keep in mind if products or services are delayed, it can cause your project to take longer than expected. Your contractor should be able to let you know how long specialty items take to get in and when they need to be ordered to keep your project on schedule.
4. How To Plan Prior To Construction: Putting decorative items in plastic bins will ensure all of your items stay clean and in one piece. Ask you contractor what you can expect of their services after the remodel and what they expect you to do before the remodel.
5. Keep An Open Line Of Communication: Whether it is via phone, text or email, you should determine which means of contract works best for you to ensure any timely decision are addressed immediately so there are no delays with your project.