Communication with your builder needs to be stronger than the communication in your marriage. If you don’t tell them what you want, how are they going to know? Be specific, and make sure you are all on the same page. It will save you many headaches and arguments in the end.

Contractors didn’t become contractors because they love to communicate. If they did they would have become speechwriters or newscasters. Sometimes what they say seems completely obvious to them, but makes no sense to you. Here are some great tips on how to communicate with your Contractor:

  • Explain how each room is going to be used
  • Use pictures and writing
  • Keep a journal or notes for your project
  • Be clear about telling your contractor what you can afford
  • Be a good customer
  • Schedule regular meetings
  • Be mindful of the schedule
  • Trust is everything
  • Don’t stress over the little things

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