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Tips for a successful collaboration with your remodeler

When you hire someone to remodel your home you need to be very clear about what you want. Otherwise miscommunication may occur and could end up with something you don’t like or that you didn’t agree to. This is why it’s important to have a good relationship with your remodeler. This relationship needs to be based on respect and understanding from both parts.

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It’s important to have a clear idea of what you want and to also know how to pass that information on to your remodeler. Be concise but try not to omit important details. Since you’re not a professional, your ideas might not always be feasible but this is why you hire a contractor in the first place. He or she will help you find alternatives. And since we’re talking about this, there are a few things you need to keep in mind when interviewing candidates.

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Then, after you have found the one you were looking for, make sure you understand the terms of the contract. Ask the remodeler to explain things in your own words to better understand everything that’s written in there. Make sure you’re both on the same page regarding the areas of your home that will be affected by the project so that you can prepare them accordingly. This includes clearing out the furniture and to provide space for transport materials.

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Provide the remodeler with yours family’s approximate schedule so that he or she can minimize disruptions to the workflow. Make yourself easily reachable by phone and try to avoid making changes after the remodel project has already begun. Also, don’t be afraid to point out everything that you don’t like. It’s important for everyone to be satisfied when making the final payment.

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Posted in How To, Tips, and Advice on August 27, 2012

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Simona Ganea
She may not be very fond of people, finding them annoying most of the time, but she still enjoys helping them from the shadows. Her attention to detail drives others crazy yet remains her most appreciated characteristic.

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