We all seem to have to learn the hard way. There are some simple things we take for granted; how many drawers and what size on under the counter cabinets, the height of a breakfast bar, lights over the bathroom sink and toilet, step tread size, wood frame construction to contain electric and plumbing etc.
I had specified one set of under the counter cabinets to contain a shallow drawer for table ware. I got that but I didn’t specify that there should be 3 standard size drawers below that. I got two very deep bin like drawers instead.
My breakfast bar is not counter height it is stand up bar height.
I had order nice wall mounted lights for the bathroom only to find they had drilled holes in the cement and wired the lights in the ceiling; as they said “one over the sink and one over the toilet.”
I did not have this problem but I have been to many homes where the tread is not deep enough for a foot to stand on it and the height between treads is very steep.
I specifically had a wood frame construction building so that all the eclectic and plumbing could be interior. I cam one day to find them drilling out a channel along the floor “for the electric!” They never put anything inside the walls as they were building and did not understand why I was so upset.
You may think you are perfectly clear but translation of English to English is tricky.
OH and BTW all of the above was with gringo project managers.
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