Having a competent design team in place can make your project run smoothly, but only if you understand your role in the process. Professionals bring a wealth of experience to the table, but you may not end up with the end result you would like if you let them run the project entirely. That’s why it’s crucial that you, the homeowner, take on a leading role. Here’s how to get involved. (See the original article on Houzz.com by clicking here)
A brief summary:
Understand Your Role
As the homeowner, you should consider yourself the CEO of the project, the one who keeps the overall goals in mind and provides the right amount of oversight and feedback.
Like it or Lose it
Not just on Facebook, but have a sense of what you like and don’t like so you can communicate it to your team.
Learn how communication happens
You don’t need to be an expert in 2D drawings, but your team has become adept at translating 2D to 3D so leverage their expertise.
Process the Project Early
Understand how your project will progress and where your input will help your team to understand what you have in mind.
Understand the approach
Take a minute to investigate different methods of construction – you might be glad later in the process.