Planning is where most of the thinking and decision making should take place.
Well detailed plans help bring clarity to the whole process. Ideas are communicated and facilitated from the conceptual to the final construction drawings.
Everyone relies on plans. The owners, the municipalities issuing permits, as well as the suppliers and builders of a project. Plans are a set of instructions graphically representing the finished project.
Conversely, avoid making decisions during construction. They can be costly. A good designer will save you money.
A clear and accurate representation of the space is achieved through the use of CADD or computer assisted drafting. CADD is essential for space planning. Inches can be critical in defining interior spatial areas, work flow and equipment/furniture layouts.