When working with an architect or building designer, you spend a lot of time massaging the design to ensure it’s just right. Clients typically get fixated on elements such as the flow of the design, storage solutions, the size of rooms, floor finishes and window styles, to name a few. But underneath those higher-level decisions is a collection of smaller considerations that also need to be specified and clarified in some way.

Dozens of things are represented on a floor plan, or simply assumed to be included because they just seem obvious, but aren’t dealt with in sufficient detail to ensure that you and your builder are on the same page. And when that happens, you’re more exposed to inaccurate quotes, build-stage cost variations, builder’s margins and budget blowouts.


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