10 COM­MON DE­SIGN ER­RORS

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What­ever scale your cabin project may de­mand, here are 10 com­mon mis­takes cabin own­ers of­ten make when rein­vest­ing with­out the help of an ar­chi­tect: For­get­ting to check first with zon­ing reg­u­la­tions be­fore get­ting your spouse all ex­cited about the plan. (Note: This is not help­ful to mar­i­tal bliss.) Not ac­count­ing in your bud­get for those “oh-while-we’re-at-it” costs or set­ting a bud­get based on 10-year-old in­for­ma­tion from the neigh­bors’ project. Lock­ing into an ad­di­tion plan be­fore study­ing the roof con­fig­u­ra­tion. Not check­ing with a mort­gage lender to as­sure the new in­vest­ment would ap­praise in your fa­vor. Not know­ing the wall was a bear­ing wall be­fore you started de­con­struc­tion. Not spec­i­fy­ing egress windows in the new bed­rooms or base­ment. Hir­ing the low bid­der with­out a thor­ough due dili­gence of ref­er­ences and not

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