Comments (49)
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
BDS Contractors

In CA the max deposit is 10% up to a max of $1,000. We usually invoice for 25% upon 'Substantial Commencement'.

2 Likes    
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
PRO
Boerne Kitchens and Baths

We always ask for any items that are being ordered to be paid for. A draw at end of first week for progress is norm. Remainder of project is done on a % completion basis,

   
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
Leslie Stompor

Paid 100% up-front with Lowe's. Big mistake -- had to fire the contractor (which Lowe's supposedly vetted) and bring in someone else.

1 Like    

Related Stories

Working With Pros How to Hire a Contractor
Follow these 8 steps to find the right contractor for you and your project
Full Story
Floors 6 Questions to Answer Before You Install Tile Flooring
Considering these things before tackling your floors can get you a better result
Full Story
Consumer Trends Research How to Find Your Renovation Team
Here’s how to find and work with design pros to make sure your remodeling dream comes true
Full Story
Contractor Tips How to Check the Quality of a Contractor’s Work
Make sure your remodeler lives up to promises and expectations before you make the hire
Full Story
Shop Houzz Summer Kitchen Essentials
By Houzz
Shop everything you need for a fresh kitchen design, just in time for summer hosting
See Products
Shop Houzz Adirondack Chairs With Free Shipping
By Houzz
Ease into outdoor relaxation with these classic styles
See Products
Floors What to Ask When Considering Heated Floors
These questions can help you decide if radiant floor heating is right for you — and what your options are
Full Story
7 Remodeling Details That Will Make You Happier at Home
Don’t overlook these small, relatively low-cost additions in your next project
Full Story
Landscape Design Subtle Lighting Creates a Glowing Landscape
Use twinkling cafe lights, highlights for trees and other ideas to extend — and enhance — your time outside
Full Story