What kind of documentation will I receive?
Upon completion you are sure to receive contracts, permit paperwork, and design plans. In addition, ask for warranty and care instructions for any appliances and installation work, such as heating and cooling systems and countertops. Ask your contractor to provide photos of any machinery that you’ve had installed (be sure those include serial numbers). And make sure you’ll have post-project access to any subcontractors. Delineate your post-project needs prior to signing the contract.
Originally published as 7 Questions You Need to Ask Before You Renovate Your Home on ReadersDigest.com.