Before you hire a home improvement contractor, check references and find out if any past customers filed complaints.
Keep an open line of communication with one point of contact.
Only order supplies that are in stock. If important parts arrive late, that can affect the timeline for the entire project.
Once you have made a plan, stick to it. A minor change can have ripple effects that can put the whole project behind schedule.
Give the contractors large blocks of time to work. If you’re having major renovations done, consider moving out of the house temporarily.
Leave wiggle room in the schedule for delays related to weather, permits and inspections.