Keep a file specifically for all of your remodeling information. Keeping your paperwork organized is beneficial to you and the contractor and can be used as a reference point.

Here’s a partial list of records to keep in your file:

  • The contract and any change orders.
  • Plans and specifications.
  • Bills, invoices and receipts.
  • Canceled checks.
  • Lien releases from subcontractors and material suppliers.
  • Letters, notes, and correspondences with your contractor.
  • Pictures of the construction, before, during and after

It is also beneficial to keep notes of the dates that subcontractors worked and what they performed. When you receive preliminary notices and releases, be sure to add them to your file.

8 Steps For a Stress Free Home Remodel

  1. Interview Potential Contractors
  2. Discuss Your Remodeling Plans
  3. Set a Remodeling Budget
  4. Hire a Qualified Contractor
  5. Iron Out Contract Details
  6. Keep a Remodeling Records File
  7. Know What To Expect During Construction
  8. Communicate With Your Contractor