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Koubou Interiors

I agree with Des wholeheartedly, the time taken to document everything is time well spent and cannot be underestimated. Managing client's expectations is difficult but key in keeping the relationship on track.

   
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This is so true!

   
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Suncrest Design & Construction

I've been the head of a design-build firm for over 20 years. Kate Burt, you wrote a really good step by step article that outlines the budget minefield and how to best manuver through it. I happily shared it on our Facebook page.

What I would like to add, is that since Covid induced material shortages that lead to rapid spikes in pricing for labor and materials, all precautionary measures fell shot. When project pricing saw increases of 30% or more, all our experience in planning was not enough.

In the last couple of months, our market seems to be moving into a more stable cycle.

The most important thing (that Kate mentioned), that can really give clients on strict budgets some insurance is the contingency line item in our budgets. Not only for hedging against unforseen discoveries, but also against market instability,

Thank you for including this in your tips Kate.

   

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