Selecting a Renovation Package
As you get quotes for your renovation, you may end up speaking with quite a few interior designers. All of them have different ways of doing business, as well as different contract terms. So which one is the best option for your renovation project?
Here are a few tips to help you select the right renovation package.
Do Your Homework
When it comes to renovation contracts, you need to do your homework. Go online to find out about the different terminology that is used in renovation contracts. You should also learn about the materials that will be used for your project, as well as, the installation procedures. Don't rely solely on your renovation contractor to explain these issues to you.
If you are trying to decide between quotes, you want to go with the option that offers the most value. The contractor that offers the most value won't necessarily be the cheapest option. You should also check the estimate to see how the costs vary in terms of labour and materials on similar quotes to ensure that you are getting the best deal possible.
Figure Out Hidden Costs
Many renovation quotes come along with hidden costs. These costs can include the costs of changes to the renovation project scope or the materials to be used. Some interior designers also don't include the costs of hiring a specialist, such as an electrician or plumber. Make sure that the quote that you are receiving is actually comprehensive before deciding on a contractor based on the costs.
Selecting a contractor is not only about pricing. You need to ensure that the contractor is reliable and will work well with your schedule and personality. Make sure that you select a renovation contractor that is reputable. You can also check to ensure that the contractor has the proper licensing by visiting the government website.
Lastly, you need to select a contractor who has put everything you require in a written document. The written agreement between you and the renovation contractor is considered to be an official document and they must take full responsibility for all the undertakings of the renovation project. Like all written documents you should carefully read through the contract before signing it. Check that all VAT/GST is included and make sure that any clauses for liability for any accidents that may occur during the project is clearly noted in the contract. If there is any confusion in the contract, discuses these issues with the contractor and make sure that they are resolved before agreeing to start the renovation project.