Does Your Remodeling Project Meets Your Expectations?
This is one of the biggest problems in the home
remodeling business. Meeting a customer's expectations, who really
doesn't have a clue about what the finished product is going to look
like. This could be extremely disappointing to both the contractor and
the homeowner and now your home remodeling project could create bad
feelings between the contractor and the homeowner.
First let's start with the homeowner. As the homeowner, don't assume that your contractor is going to create a work of art out of your home remodeling project. Don't assume anything, ever and there's a good chance that you will get what you pay for.
Make sure that you have done plenty of research and examined as many options as possible about your new bathroom, kitchen or other remodeling project. Look through books at your local libraries and bookstores. Surf the Internet and start asking people you know for their help and advice. You don't have to take everyone's advice, but it doesn't hurt to listen.
Now it's the contractor's turn. Don't assume that you will make the homeowner happy and that you have the perfect plan. You might have the perfect plan for someone, but if this someone isn't the homeowner that you're working for, you could find yourself with an unhappy customer and worse yet, a homeowner who is refusing to pay you for an inferior product.
This part is for everyone who gets involved in any home remodeling projects. Never assume anything and you will find yourself eliminating potential problems in the future. If a homeowner tells you to just build it and they will be happy with whatever you build, you could find yourself in for a remodeling nightmare that you might not be entirely prepared for.