Prepare your homework
Keep an eye out
Never Be Afraid To Intervene
Never pay in advance
Take a second look at everything
Make several passes through the finished product before you sign the cheque.
Examine Alone: Make an effort to view the job at least once or twice without the contractor standing next to you. This will give you the opportunity to examine every last detail of the project you ordered. Mark the problems you see with blue tape. If necessary, take notes. Then, before giving the contractor your final payment, don’t be afraid to point out errors or problems that need to be addressed.
You will be more successful with your future home renovation projects if you have prior experience working with contractors and know what to anticipate. These are facts concerning hiring contractors that every homeowner should be aware of.