This post is one in a series on remodeling small bathrooms. To access the lead post, please select the link in the prior sentence.
The idea of this post is the importance of you defining what “done” for your bathroom remodeling project means in a fair amount of detail, putting it into (or attaching it to) the contract, and ensuring the final payment is at least 25% of the total job value.
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I hope the reason for this is self evident, but just in case…
It’s critical you and your contractor share a common understanding, and although it seems obvious what “done” means in regards to a bathroom remodel, putting this in write and attaching it to the contract eliminates any possibility of miscommunication.
Project completion starts the warranty period so understanding what work is “project” work and what work is “warranty” work (if any) matters.
Additionally, and perhaps more importantly, your final payment is due upon completion.
The last thing you want is for you and your contractor to disagree on when that final payment is due. When you’ve put a detailed definition of “done” into the contract, there is no excuse for there to be any confusion. In order to receive the final check, the following punch list items need to be done, and on your part you know that when their done, you’re responsible for handing over that check.
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