Do you need plans to remodel your kitchen or bathroom?

When we remodel a home or just a kitchen or bathroom we use drawings, or “plans”, and they serve two functions. They are an invaluable tool to use in creating the idea and vision for the project, and they provide a means of communicating this idea to all the involved parties. [It’s easier to erase a line that removes a wall built in the wrong place] Every project [kitchens, bathrooms, basement build outs, new closets even moving windows in the same wall] requires that many, many, questions be resolved. There is a tendency to resolve these issues as we go, in real time, and with real materials. Sitting at a table with a good cad program, one can draw dozens of wall arrangements and erase them until the optimal arrangement is achieved. Scale drawings allow one to insure the appliance will fit in the space, and that there is enough room for the door to clear the sink etc. Working out ALL these issues on paper in the beginning of the bath room remodel is the only way to insure the quality project everyone expects. At the onset of a project, it may appear that it is cost-free to design as you go, [bad idea] but the cost to have everyone stand around while a decision is made, and then to have to make a decision when all the good options are precluded, is the most expensive way to build. Every page of drawing, for that bathroom or kitchen, produced will save many, many times what it costs to draw. And figuring out every issue on paper is the ONLY way to insure the high quality project that everybody wants, and that all the pieces fit together correctly the first time. This is one of the reasons we are a design build firm, to ensure that each project no matter how small, just a bath remodel or an entire house remodel, has a full plan that is signed off on by all parties. In the end the $1,000.00 – $10,000.00 you spend will save money and time in the duration of the project.