Home Remodeling - What a PAIN !!!
October 27, 2015 4:46pm CST
So you have the choice of hiring a general contractor who supposedly rides herd on the tradesmen to get the job done. On the other hand, you can use a "handyman" for certain things and call out each specific trade (a plumber, an electrician, a carpenter, etc.) and have to deal with scheduling and no shows. So this time I have had both. The general contractor never finished the job, although I am sure he marked up the work done and made a nice profit. Next come the handymen who had to re do and re do, till there really was no savings. Now I am dealing with specific trades, one to snake drains but they don't do work with the actual plumbing fixtures. The only work that got done on time was the work I did myself. How frustrating. Have you ever run into this exasperating problem?
4 people like this
• Kolkata, India
28 Oct 15
Over here, these small problems take one day of inspection, several days of waiting until we get used to the non-working of the appliance, and suddenly the mechanic appears out of the blue one day when you have something important on the schedule. You have to reschedule and pay attention to him while he takes the whole day to do the work. It's frustrating. Our house is set to be renovated from tomorrow. I dunno when they will actually show up. We've hired a private contractor.
• Greencastle, Indiana
4 Nov 15
I was always told the best way to get something done RIGHT was to do it yourself & that's when I started learning how to do what needed to be done so I wouldn't have these problems anything you need done is ALMOST always on you tube or in books to D I Y & it's CHEAPER if you learn what needs to be done & you KNOW it's done RIGHT