Making All Decisions Before Construction Starts

Making All Decisions Before Construction Starts

In our previous blog, we discussed common areas in a home remodel or new home construction project where the client often delays, for reasons discussed, tackling the decisions related to the finish elements of the construction endeavor.

We at TRC Residential, LLC have developed a checklist that addresses each and every aspect of the client’s project.  It is titled “FINISH SELECTIONS CHECKLIST”.  It informs the client of every consideration on which he or she must decide and establishes a deadline for each decision.  As such, the checklist accomplishes two things. One, it provides a tool that enables the client to make timely selections thus removing last-minute panic decisions and two, the client is aware of all costs related to his or her project early in the construction process.  The FINISH SELECTIONS CHECKLIST is specifically tailored to each new construction project. To view a representative checklist, click here. 

Many finish selection decisions need to be made prior to the start of construction as some “rough-in” components need to be installed during the early stages of construction.  An example of this is plumbing fixtures.  In order that all faucet, bath and shower trim components match as desired, the appropriate shower valve, which is installed during the early stage of construction, is determined by the make and model of the finish plumbing fixtures.  Use of the FINISH SELECTIONS CHECKLIST informs the client of such thus enabling him or her to make such an important decision in a timely fashion.

In most cases, even with the assistance of the checklist tool, the client might find him or herself thrust into an unfamiliar world that will soon overwhelm.  In our next blog, we will discuss additional tools that will enable the client to make important decisions with confidence and turn a potentially stressful process into a pleasurable experience.