I just had a short email correspondence with a restaurant owner
He wrote to say that he wanted to find the cheapest builder or designer, this is a common occurrence.
I asked him what made him think that, if he could not afford to do things right the first time, he’d ever be able to do them all over again.
And that was the end of that.
Insufficient time and money is the biggest mistake novices make. It’s better for beginners to wait until the right time in their lives than rush in and destroy what may be their only chance. I don’t like to crush refreshing enthusiasm and sometimes feel like I’m the meanest dragon in the den but I’ve seen the results of under-budgeting enough.
If you’d like to know more about this here’s a link to a help sheet I've written.