A lot of homeowners often feel things are spiraling out of control in their home renovations. Sometimes, they do due to unforeseen circumstances. Often, however, the stress is caused by expectations. If they’re not managed properly, more issues causing renovation stress can arise and the renovation may even end up being derailed.
Advantage Contracting, one of the top bathroom remodeling contractors in the state, elaborates on how expectations can cause stress during renovations.
Expectations About Costs
Most homeowners are hesitant to talk about the expenses and the budget. They have a general sense of the costs but don’t fully grasp it. As a consequence, when the renovations cost more than what they had anticipated, they feel frustrated.
However, stress stemming from ballooning costs isn’t entirely the homeowner’s fault. If a remodeling contractor isn’t fully transparent about the expenses, homeowners would naturally be shocked upon seeing a higher-than-expected bill. That’s why homeowners should ask for frequent updates about the renovation costs. Ask your contractor to update you on any additional expenses.
Keep in mind that a professional contractor would be fully transparent about the costs of the project from the start.
Expectations About the Timeline
Any company worth their salt, whether they’re general or bathroom remodeling contractors, would give you a timeline from the start. It’s the unexpected delays that cause stress amongst homeowners. To prevent this from happening, ask your contractor to inform you if the renovations will take longer to finish.
The key to managing expectations is frequent communication with your contractor. Miscommunication is the source of all the stress stemming from mismanaged expectations. Schedule frequent meetings with your contractor, even if it’s just a short phone call. Take notes on what you’ve discussed for milestones on each phase of the renovation. Also, it wouldn’t hurt to ask your family and friends for tips on the renovation process.
Over 25 years, Advantage Contracting has built up a reputation for exceptional work and customer service. We’re also a member of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry with an A%20 rating with the Better Business Bureau. To get a free estimate from us, call (862) 292-0003 or fill out this form. We serve homeowners in Wayne, Kinnelon, and Wycoff, NJ.