One of the challenges homeowners have during summer addition projects is keeping their existing landscaping alive. Jon and Marisa relocated one of their trees that was in the way of the back porch expansion and they are trying to keep it watered so it will survive. Even with water it is difficult to keep grass alive with all the equipment, materials, and dirt that gets piled on it. Grass is inexpensive and easy to replace, but trees and smaller plants are less so. While the contractors often can’t keep the automatic sprinkling system up and running, they can try to keep an outdoor water supply available so the clients can hand water anything they want to survive.
The electrician has started installing the can lights, switches, and outlets. As we were developing the plans we discussed and drew plans for lighting and electrical in every room. During today’s meeting we spent time reviewing what has been installed to make sure it really works. Almost all of it was great, but we did end up re-configuring a handful of can lights in the kitchen for better coverage.