What kind of product changes can I make after the job has started?
Most contractors have clear policies about what changes can be made, and when. For instance, changing the bedroom paint color probably isn’t a big deal, but don’t expect to be able to alter the bathroom layout once the walls have been framed and the plumbing roughed in, or change the cabinets after they have been ordered. Be aware that changes can affect the schedule as well as the product prices, and that the change order fee will most likely reflect this. It’s another reason to spend the necessary time making firm decisions before construction starts.