While writing a blog is something new for me, learning on the job is something I have been doing for 31 years and the Lord willing, it will continue for another 31 (wow, that means I will be 81 and still learning)
One would think that having a good plan would be the way to start a project. Recently I have learned that a good plan is not enough. You must have a detailed plan.
There are so many moving parts on a home renovation that if you do not have a detailed plan, miscommunication will raise its ugly head and try to turn the project upside down. So what do I mean by a detailed plan?
Let’s take a look at a room addition for example. No matter how long your contractor has been in this business or how many additions he has built, he does not know exactly what you want. After discussing things with you for a while he probably has a good idea of what you are looking to do, but he does not know all of the details. The details are typically spelled out in a set of construction drawings.
Things such as cabinet spacing, door swings/styles, floor finishes and the size of a closet are details that if overlooked will turn a project in the wrong direction. While your contractor may be a great builder, he is not an architect. A good set of construction drawings will keep your contractor, his subcontractors/employees and you the customer on the same page. The cost of a construction drawing is small in comparison to handling issues that may arise if you do not have one.
-Philippians 2:4 “…look not only to your interest, but look to the interest of others”