|Re: Standardization||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Joani Blank (jeblankhooked.net)|
|Date: Thu, 16 Jan 1997 03:13:33 -0600|
Heather, Of course it depends on what you are standardizing. You don't save money by everyone have the same color of carpet or formica, but on basic design of units (only 4 or 5 "types" at the most), appliances, kitchen and bath fixtures, not to mention windows, doors and the like, you absolutely will save moneyby standardizing.. So much in fact that it may well be cheaper for an individual owner to actually rip out an installed toilet or stove that is "standard" and install his or her own after the fact than it will be to have the architect design and the builder build each unit to the individual's specifications. It is also a good idea, after consensing on the basics, to have a limited number of "standard" upgrades that do make sense to build in at the start, i.e. an extra half bathroom, tiling a bathroom instead of using a fiberglass shower enclosure, a fireplace. Upgrades beyond the standard ones (whatever you decide they will be) will then be the unit owner's responsiblity. Joani Blank Doyle St and Old Oakland (CA)
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