In 2016 all the facts are not in butt renovations have increased and by just cruising through neighborhoods seeing contractors kinda says a lot of work is going on. Doing renovations takes patience and will put you out of your daily routine not saying when you want to start a project you want it now. In general this doesn’t happen due to finding a good contractor. If you find one that can start soon find out if they are just finishing up a job or have they just been sitting around. This will kinda tell you what kind of work they’ll do for you and usually just like others they do bad work and will cost you headaches and money.
Don’t let anyone tell you the most out of square home are the old one’s that have settled and out of balance. I can say for working for Dudley DoRight Home Improvements for 20 years the new one’s are also un-square and out of whack and may be a bigger issue in the future. Also during a renovation expect the law if it can go wrong and 65% of the time it will not go as planed but with most contractors they work it out and might take longer than planed.
Expect dirt, dust and noise also figure and doing some clean up yourself because no matter how good the tarps are put up seems like dust still gets in especially if your walking through to keep check on work going on. Delays in schedule of employee’s not showing up is the biggest pain there is for being a contractor seems in all professions this is happening more each year. Have extra budget for the unexpected due to this could run into a complete shut down of work being performed with the contractor having to leave the job until the money comes in which could lead to waiting again for him to fit you into their schedule.