How much to bite off? 5 common oversights


Glad to hear that you’re considering moving forward with your project. Address your various needs, stimulate the economy, but just how much should you take on?



Here goes:

1. How well have you planned?

2. How much have you thought about your future needs and potential changes?

3. Is your project team (designers, builders etc) the best most experienced, best-suited that you can muster?

4. Are you building in conditions involving many unknown variables.  (concealed conditions, soils, hazards enclosed behind walls?)

5. Do you have a contingency in your budget of 10-20%?  To help cover the “unknowns” and “by the ways, could you just?”

I’ve also had plenty of customers come back a few years after projects are built and say they should have extended themselves further to minimize future inconvenience and added costs!  Take a look at my other blogposts related to budgeting and scheduling for a well-rounded view.

I’d be happy to discuss this in further detail, 914 674 2950 , ask for Steve