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Construction, an Interior Design project big or small will have disappointment at some point.
Budget- there is never enough and that holy grail of contingency will get used. Don't think about it, don’t breath on it, don’t spend it before the end.
Time- is a killer. Late starts, weather, your finish Carpenter tearing a shoulder muscle, it all makes it interesting.
Materials- unavailable (at the last minute usually) pivot to new ones, not exactly what you need…more labor to make it work. Stone delivered wrong color…right color 4x’s the price.
If your builder, Interior Designer and/or General Contractor is good, they pivot to the next thing. What else can be done while we are waiting, watching, driving to meet the FedEx truck in another state to get the part.
Contractors, Interior Designers , Architects all work differently. Some look at the budget as a movable object. Well, there isn’t enough so I’ll ask for more and hold this part hostage till I get it. Some look at the budget as the end all be all. This is the pile and moving it around, squeezing every dollar put of every inch. Things that a client wants have to be put on hold till a later date or not at all.
I’m in the camp of finite money.Best product-construction and Interior Design that can be done for the pile of money allotted.
If you have a Construction loan, your Contractor is also beholden to providing the house so that you get your appraisal at the end. Cutting corners and not building/designing close to the submitted contract can get dicey.
This part is important. Your contractor, Interior Designer, Architect…bid the job. By the time it is completed, with all the delays, changes, time and materials they have skin in the game. They have paid for part of that house. Its part of it. Hopefully they just keep muscling through it and get it done.
Having to disappoint is hard, part of the job…though super tough. I personally do everything in my power not to have to disappoint. Its part of it. Nothing cavalier about any of it. Every decision, change, shift, refocus….all with intention. Its yoga with power tools and wallpaper.