The slope was very shallow, making this home easier to build. It did not require a
long, narrow plan to fit. There was plenty of room.
The plan focused on including everything they wanted in as small of a house as
possible. Measuring furniture helped us plan the rooms more carefully. Shortening
and straightening traffic paths helped us remove wasted space. This ended up
being a better plan in a smaller house. But they had to give up the basement.
There was no way to include that in the budget.
The clients had planned well for this project.
They provided lots of detailed information of what they wanted.
They learned a lot about construction to help them make better decisions.
Even though this home was simple and easy to build, they were very concerned
that the trades people would do their jobs properly, especially since they would
be back in Florida and not able to watch the construction. They hired me to
inspect regularly. Would the builder accept this? I explained that I would try to be
easy to work with, but my job would be to make sure everything was done right
for my clients. I found several issues. The wrong floor beam was used. The house
wrap was not installed correctly, which might cause a leak. Each time I emailed
the builder first to give him the opportunity to resolve the problem. Then I reported
the issue to the client, including photos, and explaing how the builder was fixing it.
At the end this worked out better for everyone.
The clients have enjoyed living in their home for years.
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