Buying your own materials? Yay or nay?
From reading posts on this site, there seem to be a lot of well-informed people here who know what they want or research until they do. SO I wanted to ask how you feel about buying the materials for a remoldel/renovation yourself versus having your general contractor, designer, etc. do it. Or, if you are one of those professionals, how do you feel about the homeowners buying their own materials?
I only ask because I know exactly what materials I want to be used before I start a project and, to save time, I order the tile/appliances/hardware/lighting etc. before the project has begun and ask that our GC install them. So we get charged for labor and materials we don't see--the stuff behind the walls. My sister is currently doing a remodel and her GC is picking/buying her materials.