What’s the biggest mistake homeowners make when remodeling?
Minimizing the importance of good design. Even if you’re just redoing a bathroom, I really think you should hire someone to give you sound design advice. I have my sense of design, you’ve got yours, but we don’t live and breathe it the way people who practice design every day do. A smart design that provides layout advice as well as insights into the world of materials is totally worth it. When it comes to large additions or whole-house renovations, I insist that people use an architect when they work with me. You're going to spend a boatload of money whatever you build, so you’d best build the right thing.