The Secret to a Less Stressful Home Remodeling Experience

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Homeowners doing remodeling often complain that they are spending more money on the project than they expected. Greg May, President of Diamond Certified's May Construction Inc., says one of the secrets to avoiding costly surprises is to make as many decisions about plumbing fixtures, appliances, cabinets, countertops, etc. as possible before having the contractor out to bid on their project. Put this information in writing, along with a detailed description of the work you want done. Hand it to the contractor at the time of the first jobsite visit. That way he can provide a more accurate bid in a timely manner without having to guess, which can result in problems later for both the homeowner and the contractor.