by Janine Wilson
For the first time in a while, I took a view from my client’s position. It was quite an experience, to be just assisting my clients, not as a builder, but as a designer.
We had all sorts of wild experiences starting from tile selections, to protecting the internet cable, to the new shell and watering it, and the plumbing trenches. We had a few emotional ups and downs. We had dinner and discussions to try and work out a location for a covered patio, while the pool was under construction.
A lot of clients do not know what to expect when they commence a huge project. This was the second largest project, compared to their house construction.
We expect to achieve these images in real 3-D.
Jennifer and I share a lot of the experiences, while Scott is working. He has the easy part. He just pays for the project. Jenn and I work very hard at making things happen.
So, I am not actually building the patio structure, but I am involved in making sure that my clients understand what they need to do for its preparation (a future project).
My role is a designer not a builder. I actually enjoy designing more than building, because of mud and noises, which I prefer to avoid. I love the progress and I marvel at the work! Subcontractors are remarkable.
I worked hard to prevent the cutting of the internet line. Generally, the pool builder is not responsible for cutting the lines. Normally, the lines are cut, at least 80% of the time. So, oh my goodness, when Scott discovered that that would happen, he was outraged. So Jenn and I worked together to save their connection and save at least $200!