Enjoy the process. Remember what you’re doing is something many people dream of doing and many more never think to dream about as it’s sim...


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Any building project requires your input and time. Set aside time for it and be mindful that tradesmen and professional people generally keep regular ...


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Accept changes are going to cost you more and the earlier those changes are made, the cheaper they are. Accept you made the best decision with the inf...


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How to weather the Covid storm with No 8 wire.  I wanted to write a blog that was positive, that could help people in these times of pani...


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Engage your designer or architect for site observation. This is an additional cost to the project, but legally a designer or architect doesn’t h...


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DONT SHOP AROUND FOR DESIGNERS. You actually delay your project by shopping around based on price and timeframes. Designers are becoming more aware of...


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ACCEPT THAT YOUR TIMEFRAMES ARE ONLY YOUR TIMEFRAMES. You might want your project completed in a certain amount of time, but you are using the se...


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HAVE A REALISTIC CONTINGENCY AND ACCEPT IT AS ALREADY SPENT BEFORE YOU START. The contingency is there to cover you for any surprises. Its like an ins...


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INVEST IN THE APPROPRIATE PRE-DESIGN TESTS AND DESIGN REPORTS. Alterations surprise us with what's actually behind the linings and New Builds surp...


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SMALL SPACES CALL FOR CREATIVE OUT THE BOX THINKING. Don't short change yourself by being stuck on a sketch or concept, be open to suggestions.&nb...


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