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For the vast majority of families, decoration is a labor-intensive and laborious thing. In addition, many companies have a wide variety of "decoration traps", which makes it impossible to prevent. If you are not careful, you will fall into them

for the vast majority of families, decoration is a laborious and laborious thing. In addition, many companies have a wide variety of "decoration traps", which make it impossible to prevent. If you are not careful, you will fall into them. We are here to make public all kinds of "tricks" in home decoration and teach you how to "polish your eyes"

trap 1: grasp the owner's psychology of caring about the single price, and deliberately blur the quotation and process description, such as materials, specifications, grades, etc

small companies often adopt the method of fuzzy quotation and low price entry, while the quotation of large companies is relatively transparent. Consumers should pay attention to the quotation provided by the decoration company and clearly express the size, practice, materials (including brand and model), unit price and process standard of each part. For example, we can't generalize the detailed project in terms of "how much is a meter of pipeline". We also need to explain how many wires are threaded in each pipe, how many square meters of wires are there, whether copper core or aluminum core is wrapped, and the origin, etc; Whether the square meter of the cabinet is calculated according to the orthographic projection or the expanded area, the grade of the decorative plate, the material used in the cabinet, and whether it includes hinges, handles, rails and other hardware; Does the overall quotation include the treatment of some grass-roots projects, such as wall removal and wall leveling

trap 2: malicious omission of items in the quotation gives people the illusion that the overall price is cheap, such as the omission of items such as door jambs and window jambs, which will be mentioned to the owner when construction is carried out, and then the owner has to add items

many owners often care about the total quotation and ignore some specific items on the quotation. After the project is completed, they find that they have paid tens of thousands of yuan more than expected. Therefore, after getting the quotation, the owner must read it carefully to see if there is any project that must be done and has been intentionally deleted. In addition, the owner should tell the designer his detailed requirements before the quotation. In addition to the estimated total cost, he should also tell the designer the increase and decrease range you can bear. Generally speaking, it is best to control the increase and decrease range of the project part at about 10%, so as to limit the quotation made by the designer to a certain extent and avoid unnecessary overspending in the future

trap 3: when signing the contract, deliberately lay a "foreshadowing". For example, it is stipulated that "if the original brand materials are out of stock during the decoration, Party B (decoration company) can temporarily replace the materials of the same model". During the construction process, Party B uses the excuse that the goods are used up and shoddy, so as to earn a price difference

it is impossible for the owner to supervise the work on site at all times. In order to prevent being "cheated", we should understand the price differences of similar products in the market and whether the environmental protection coefficient is equivalent. For example, good waterproof coatings cost threeorfour yuan a barrel, while many miscellaneous waterproof coatings cost only dozens of yuan a barrel; The price of the same product produced in different regions is also different. For example, Nippon Paint produced in Langfang is cheaper than that produced in Shanghai; Some construction teams also told the owners that the ceramic tiles purchased are first-class and the best. In fact, most brand ceramic tiles have excellent products. If the owner has no time to purchase the main materials and needs to be purchased by the decoration company, it is best to provide a detailed list, indicating the brand, manufacturer, origin, model, product grade, required quantity, etc., and remember to ask for the invoice

trap 4: persuade the owner to do a good job in the hydropower transformation project, and don't try to save money on it, otherwise it will be more troublesome in the future, and then large-scale construction will cause some unnecessary waste

you know, hydropower renovation is the most profitable project for home decoration companies, and the owner should take care of this. For example, in a bathroom with an area of fourorfive square meters, some decoration companies will recommend that all the walls be waterproof. In fact, as long as the dry and wet partitions are made, in addition to the full shower area, 30 cm can be returned on other walls. In the early stage of the transformation, the owner should also pay attention to asking whether the water and electricity transformation cost is included in the total quotation, and whether the switch box, switch panel, small accessories, etc. and installation are charged separately. Moreover, the price of the line buried in the wall is different from that of the outside line

trap 5: the measurement standard is not clear, and the method of over reporting meters, square meters or repeated pricing is adopted to charge more

in the laying of floor tiles, the sticking of wall tiles, the measurement and accounting of wardrobe and bookshelf, the owner is most likely to be exploited. Many home decoration companies have internal standards for size measurement. Take the measurement method of bookcases as an example. Generally, the quotation will only indicate the amount of money per square meter, but not the thickness of bookcases and the spacing between vertical and horizontal plates. When settling accounts, some companies will ask for additional settlement of the excess expenses on the basis that the size of bookcases exceeds the standard. In addition, most companies charge for partitions, door panels, drawers, handles, etc. in addition to the orthographic projection area of the cabinet

trap 6: "material reduction" can be stopped, and "work stealing" is difficult to prevent. Some companies will make huge profits by omitting a certain procedure and reducing a certain process

"stealing work" is related to the quality and actual cost of the whole decoration. Decoration companies often use the following methods to "steal work": according to the regulations, after the completion of all pipeline construction, the construction personnel must carry out water injection and pressure test, and some construction teams have saved this procedure in order to catch up with the progress; Some construction teams omit the procedure of painting waterproof and fire-proof coatings when making wooden keels, which has buried potential safety hazards in the future; Although some construction teams brushed the paint for enough times, they were not careful enough each time, and there were still quality problems

trap 7: concealed works, such as concealed wiring of electricity, underground laying of water pipes, transformation of sewers, etc., will be covered by the skin and floor tiles when the decoration is completed, so it is not easy to be found. Some construction teams will cut corners in construction or overstate the quantity in settlement

although it is a concealed project, the owner still needs to know clearly. Therefore, it must be accepted on site before sealing and covering. Some construction teams do not walk horizontally or vertically, but walk diagonally, so that they can save a part of the line and earn a price difference. However, for the owner, it has caused economic losses and is not convenient to change the line in the future. Therefore, after completion, the owner should remember to ask for the reconstruction drawings of hydropower lines

trap 8: the contract annexes issued by some decoration companies to the owners are old versions, which are not perfect in terms of payment methods, compensation methods and environmental protection calculation methods




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