I don’t really mean tip, but if he’s done a really good job fixing up your place what can you do to thank him and his team? (other than paying the final invoice on time!)
We live in the UK and bought a cottage in Canada last summer. It needed some fixing up particularly as the loft master bedroom wasn’t tall enough for hubby. So we had to start with raising the roof, which of course spiralled into a job where I’m not sure there’s an original piece of construction material left. As luck would have it I have a cousin who is a very good architect, retired now, and he’s been doing all the ground work getting the job done while we admire the photographs from across the pond and dream about lovely things in the Pottery Barn catalogue.
The job is almost done and the guys have done a great job often in some very cold Canadian winter conditions.
So what do we do next? Do we buy the contractor wine? Take him for dinner? Throw a barbecue for the crew or just shake the boss’s hand and say thanks. Any ideas?