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3. Establish your goals and refer back to them frequently Be ready to suggest ways to get what you want while avoiding potential problems down the road. If you can create a list of priorities, then when you are faced with challenging decisions during construction, which is pretty much guaranteed, you and your team will be able to look back at your prioritised list to really focus on what will get you closer to your goal instead of what may be a costly distraction. Things such as prioritising morning light in the kitchen or consciously forgoing a walk-in robe for a larger main bedroom can save the time and cost of having to move walls and making other expensive changes in the middle of construction.
8. Where will you hide the mess? When you can see the living and dining room from the kitchen and the kitchen from the living and dining areas, there can be no getting away from the mess that seems to collect so quickly. Factor plenty of storage options into your open-plan design to avoid a build-up. Cupboards, drawers and shelving will all come in handy whenever a tidy-up is needed and are especially important in smaller homes.