Step # 69 in the Kitchen Remodel Planner

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Now is the time to make the final payment to your contractor for a job well done! This final payment should be after EVERYTHING is completed, ensure you have thoroughly gone through final check sheet. Also you should go do an inspection without the contractor present so you can take your time in looking to ensure everything meets your requirements. Meet later with the contractor and go through the process again. This final meeting should not be rushed and should be schedule a day or 2 after everything else is completed. The reason for this is to give you time to think everything through and not feel rushed by excitement or any other reason to approve the project. Most contractors offer warranties and will stand behind their work – but you shouldn’t assume they will be back to repair, replace anything once you have made the final payment. Your final payment is the final lever you have to encourage their attention to your needs so do not make the final payment until everything is completed