The Renovation Chain of Command

We’ve been following this great home renovation series from the Wall Street Journal as a tech editor, Julia Angwin, continues to renovate her Harlem Brownstone.
This week she shares a humbling experience regarding the chain of command when it comes to a renovation. It’s a lesson learned and fortunately Julia’s pride doesn’t seem like it will hinder this project.
There is definitely something to be said for making executive decisions but also for letting your paid professionals make the decisions you’ve employed them to make. They know their subs and teams the best and will usually make decisions much faster and with more information than you as a homeowner could. But it also never hurts to follow up and check up on everything.

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Timothy Dahl

Timothy Dahl

Founder/EIC at Charles & Hudson
Timothy’s background includes stints at This Old House, ELLE DECOR, Metropolitan Home and Woman’s Day. His work has been published on Wired Design, Bob Vila, DIY Network, The Family Handyman and Popular Mechanics and he has been featured on the Martha Stewart radio show and as a speaker at the ALT Design Summit, K/BIS and the National Hardware Show.