Adhering to some common sense practices, building an addition, or constructing a new home, can be a fun adventure, instead of an out of control nightmare !
There are additional things to consider when dealing with a large project. The premier issue when getting estimates will always be the price. On a large project, there are many ways to arrive at a price. If you're not aware of the pitfalls, you will get into a ton of trouble before a single nail is driven. There will be many choices to make regarding selections of fixtures and finishes.
Some contractors, in order to get the job, will "low ball" the initial estimate. This deceptive practice will take a homeowner "off the market". The homeowner believes they are getting the best deal, eliminating all other competitors for the job. They tend to focus solely on the price, and forget to consider a variety of other important issues.
Here are some key elements to consider:
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