I’m not fond of a side backsplash when they aren’t needed.
And I would never purposefully do one on any of my jobs unless it was absolutely necessary or the homeowner really wanted it.
Contractors sometimes just install things the way they’re used to without asking. And if I don’t spell out instructions for them somewhere, a backsplash would most likely get built out just this way, as it did recently on one of my jobs. But you see, I had done...
This job had drawings, finish specifications, and general notes.
So if a little misstep (or a big one) happens in the build-out, the homeowner who approved the documents, doesn't have to pay for this correction. Or live with it.
I'm often asked to just do a job in a partial or conceptual manner, where I make selections, hand the homeowner some samples, and off they go to build their space.
For quick design advice (through my DESIGNED In Click service - available now ;-) or consultations, the responsibility is placed upon you, because I can’t be on-site and you’re paying a reduced rate. Something’s gotta give there.
However, for on-location projects I really prefer a more thorough approach. An approach that includes:
I know I've considered the design and thought out all the details of the job, when...
I’ve used an approach that makes me think through all the aspects of a space in a methodical way.
That approach includes all the phases of a project:
- Schematic Design
- Design Development
Each of the above is described in detail HERE.
So, while I do enjoy bending my business model to try new things, new ideas, or new methods, and to accommodate clients’ preferences and budgets, this is one aspect of my business model for on-location design that will. not. change.