Refusing Projects: Home Expert Awards

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Working in the home improvement industry means you have to be aware of trends in homeowner taste, and work on a variety of different projects that might not always reflect your own taste in projects. Sometimes, though, a certain type of project or design will become popular, and you won’t feel comfortable doing it. This might be because the design element is impractical, or even downright dangerous. At the end of the day, your work reflects your company, and there are some projects that you just don’t want to be associated with. But how can you handle it when a client wants you to do one of these projects for them?
We asked our home experts, who have been in the industry and working with homeowners for years, how they handle a situation where they are asked to do a project that goes against their own standards for their company and its work. Handling this situation is delicate work. They had a lot of great advice. See below for some of our favorite comments!