at 11:51:19 PM
My background in business has been as a general contractor for nearly 38 years. The way we have been dealing with supplying fixtures goes this way.
Let's say that you want a new toilet. My budget for it is $200. If you want a more expensive toilet, I will credit your contract price for $200 and you can play yourself out for as much money as you feel like. Same for taps for the bathroom vanity. Budget: $60.00, You feel it will look cheap, then I credit $60 and you can go nuts, but with your own money.
It has worked for me on the last basement we just finished. I gave him the credit for the amount that was scheduled for the bathtub and he decided on a soaking tub that he bought himself. He wanted glass doors instead of the shower curtain, so he upgraded and paid for it.
That way no surprises and it is a win-win situation. There was no need for detailed description for materials /fixtures. What I was supplying was based on a budget amount. I was to supply very good and they decided for different or way more expensive. Go for it.
I must say that it does not happen very often, but when it does, it is an easy solution to what could turn into a headache.
Fast-Up Building Systems,
East St Paul, MB