Important Bathroom Remodeling Contract Details
If you’re planning on hiring a contractor, to remodel your bathroom, I would like to give you a little bit of advice that could make your job go a little smoother than it might have. When it comes to bathroom remodeling, the contract details are going to be one of the most important parts of the project.
Now what ill I mean, by contract details. Contract details, would include the type of toilet, bathtub, tile, bath fixtures and any components that the contractor will be installing in your new bathroom. These should be listed in the scope of work area on the proposal, that will turn into the contract, once you sign it.
Now the contractor doesn’t need to put every single little thing in the contract, but if they do, it’s just going to provide more protection for you and the contractor if there ever was to be a difference in opinion. The contractor doesn’t need to list the amount of screws or nails, that will be used for the bathroom remodeling project. Using common sense, will definitely help us through the process of dealing with our contractor and our construction contracts.
Whenever I work on a bathroom remodeling project, I suggest that the homeowner purchases, some of the bathroom fixtures, to eliminate the possibility of errors. If the homeowner was to purchase the bathtub, bathtub fixtures and the tile or bathtub surround to be used, you as the contractor, don’t have to worry about purchasing the wrong product.
If the contractor is going to purchase all of the products and bathroom fixtures, for the bathroom remodeling project, I would make sure that each one of them are listed, with in the construction contract, scope of work area.
This can save you a lot of headaches and frustration later on down the road. I have worked with homeowners who told me, specifically which type of bathroom fixtures to purchase, only to have me removed them later, because they didn’t like the way they looked and proceeded to tell me that I had purchased the wrong item.
By simply reviewing my contract, I could point out to them that they were wrong and I was right. This often frustrated the homeowner, but saved me a lot of money. The more work you do as a contractor or the more contractors that you deal with as homeowners, you will eventually run into some pretty shady characters.
As long as you have everything in writing, you should be fine.