A remodeling project will only be successful if both the contractor and property owner communicate well. So, when it comes to making plans for remodeling your property, it is essential to be clear and precise on the details of what you are looking to accomplish.
We have years of experience working with individuals to achieve their remodeling goals here at Ascension General Contractors, which is why we want to share some of our top tips to help your project be completed with as little hassle as possible.
What Should I Communicate with My Contractor?
Choosing the right contractor for your project is essential. Making sure they are qualified and capable of completing the project well is necessary as well. But ensuring they are someone you can communicate well with and who understands your goals should not be on the bottom of your list. Here are some things you should share with your contractor before starting a project.
- Communicate your expectations around a construction schedule
- Share a clear budget for the project
- Determine a clear timeline for the project
- Review all contract agreements thoroughly
What Are Some Tips for Communicating with Contractors?
Coming prepared with all of your research done and a remodeling plan can help a contractor make the best plan to accomplish what you are hoping to. A contractor will also help go over any potential roadblocks so you can make the best-informed decisions. There are some other things to remember when communicating with your contractor to help you get the best end result.
- Be as detailed as possible in your plan
An unclear plan leaves room for error. Avoid that by sharing as many details as possible with your contractor so they understand the project entirely.
2. Use images and writing
Pictures and a journal is an excellent idea to help you describe exactly what you are looking to accomplish with your project.
- Explain how your space is going to be used
When a contractor understands how a room will be used, they will be able to make better decisions during the project and even share some ideas from past projects for you to consider.
If you are planning a remodeling project, we’d love to discuss it with you! At Ascension General Contractors, we are full-service repair specialists and proud to serve the Nashville community as general contractors.