Dumb but quick question about materials budget in contract
Hi, this is a quick question but one that will probably have you guys shaking your heads with my ignorance. In the contract to build a new master bathroom in our bedroom, it says:
Material budget included in pricing
Does this assume we're ordering the fixtures through the contractor? So far I've gone ahead and purchased (on my own, not through the contractor or any of his recommended suppliers), the vanity, a Toto Drake, and I just ordered a vessel sink online today. There's a few other things we have to choose but honestly, if you're willing to do the online research you can nearly always find things cheaper than at a contractor's showroom.
So my question is, if we don't end up buying any fixtures or the tile through him, do we get to subtract this amount from the total we have to pay him?
Is it only things like I've mentioned that count as "fixtures" or are any of his construction materials included in that? Things like light switches and the exhaust fan that he'll probably have and just go ahead and install? Thank you!