Be transparent – Your client wants to know where their money is going, so don't hide or be too general with line items on your invoices, and be prepared to show receipts. Otherwise, they'll wonder if you're padding the bill. Be specific. For example, instead of listing "materials" as a single expense, list each one on its own line, such as: paint, nails, plywood, etc.
Across from where you put the recipient's name and contact info, include the details of your invoice. This placement makes it easy to keep track of vital information — for both you and the recipient. You'll want to include: Invoice Number, Date prepared, Payment due date.