Lessons Learned from A House Project

1. A general contractor, no matter how smart he speaks, is NOT a designer.
2. And neither is he an architect.
3. What is generally accepted as good is not always for you. Find your own style
4. Put every little tiny annoying detail in writing. People forget. When they did, you’re screwed. When you did, you’re screwed, too.
5. Be the foreman. Make issues about everything that you think is not according to what you agreed. Praise whatever pleases you. Believe me, they need it because they cannot guess what you like or don’t like.
6. But don’t raise your voice when you want to address a problem.
7. Compare prices before committing.
8. Have a dream.
9. Fall in love with your dream.
10. Work it. Make your dream house a reality.

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