Any young ladies feeling like you don't have a voice?
I moved in to my grandparents home. I am updating it. It's my first home. I've been constantly screwed over with installs.
I am a 24 year old woman and I am sure this has something to do with it. I am trying really hard to stand up for myself, as a homeowner, with out seeming too demanding or too picky. I make it clear that I am looking for quality and treat it like it was their home.
Any other ladies out there with some advice? I am a strong girl but am not an expert and I usually just get a lot of run around like "oh, there will be some expansion and contraction in the wood" meanwhile, I can put a nickle between the wood with wiggle room. For example. Unfortunatly, they were installed while I was away for medical treatment. It took me longer to get well than anticipated. When I finally came home it was summer and not that bad, but that winter it got really bad, and the year warranty was up!
I just feel like a lot of people just come in here and "half a**" everything. I had some cabinet sides refaced and after a year it's already falling apart. I don't want the same guy to come back, because clearly he doesn't care or doesn't have the skill.
After almost everything I have had done to the house has been wrong, not disasterous, but not right. Is this just a problem for everyone. I do my best to research people and things like that.
I'm pretty handy and try to do a lot of work myself, then I have no one to blame, but me. However, I do know when to bring in a "professional" I just need some advice from someone that has felt like I do.