Nancy and her guests have been sharing their knowledge on Home Design Chat with Nancy for years educating homeowners, the do-it-yourselfers, and people who are in the design field. If you are a seasoned listener, or just started to listen to these podcasts, you will find important information and useful ideas.  

This podcast is about the remodeling contract you are about to sign with your contractor.

If you are planning to remodel, do your homework. 

  • Go the the showrooms, ask questions, get make and model numbers of products, take pictures and get samples. 
  • What are the lead times for products you like
  • What are the retail costs (don’t expect to be given builder pricing)
  • Give the product information to your contractor so he doesn’t present you with a contract with “allowances.”
  • Read the contract thoroughly before you sign it.
  • Get a completion date for your project
  • Don’t give the contractor permission to select your finishes
  • Know about change orders


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