communicating with your contractor

Communicating with Your Contractor

Starting a remodeling project is an exciting time to finally see your plans start to come to life. But communication between you and your contractor is key to making sure the project turns out the way you planned. Whether it’s a residential or commercial property, you’ll need to be in touch with your contractor from the beginning of the project to explain your vision so the contractor has a clear plan moving forward. 

If you’re planning a renovation, we have a few tips for you here at Ascension General Contractors for communicating with your contractor: 

The More Detail The Better

The more detail you give your contractor, the better they will be able to complete the project to your specifications. This includes your plans for the design as well as the budget. From these details, a contractor can build a thorough and complete plan to move forward with the project. 

Use Pictures and Writing

Writing out your goals, as well as collecting pictures, images, and diagrams of features you like are some of the best ways to convey your design ideas to your contractor. Be sure to gather these pictures and any notes you have to give to your contractor so there is no misunderstanding about what you want to be done.

Schedule a Specific Time to Talk

Before the project begins, determine how you will communicate with your contractor and how often you want to receive updates. Establish what time works best for you both and if you want to meet on-site. This time is great for expressing any concerns that you may be having and asking questions.

Be Clear About Your Budget 

It’s crucial to the project that you are honest and realistic about what you can spend on a remodeling project. After you create a budget for the project, be clear about what you can afford when communicating with your contractor. A clear budget helps a contractor know how to work within the cost constraints and plan out a project accordingly so you won’t be surprised by additional costs when the project is completed.


Ascension General Contractors is here to help you with all your residential and commercial renovation projects, and we are a full-service repair company, too! We’re proud to serve the Nashville community with all their construction, renovation, and repair needs.