Good people (and good contractors for that matter) LOVE to feel their work and lives matter. We all want to make a difference. If your job is just another ho-hum project your contractor’s motivation is likely to be ho-hum as well. Start by telling your contractor how much this product is going to help you and your family use and enjoy your home. A true craftsman (just like any creative person) loves to step back and admire their work. You can see this pride and delight when they pull out their IPad and show you their past work.
- Asking contractors to innovate their methods and materials can be challenging.
- There are ways to convince your contractors to innovate — you just have to turn to old fashioned advice.
- You are more likely to get your contractor to do what you want if you let them know what is in it for them, cheer them on, challenge them without actually challenging them, and make them your hero.
“Start by telling your contractor how much this product is going to help you and your family use and enjoy your home.”