How does it usually work?
I visit you and/or look at photos of your place. We talk. I need to hear:
We compile a list of elements which will probably be necessary to make the space feel finished.
I provide you with cursory estimates for the costs of such.
We determine the pace of the project after considering your budget, energy level, life skills, impending deadlines and the number of friends who owe you favors.
We determine which steps you will offload to me. (…There is some choreography here: Our goal is to get started! Progress engenders such HOPE. At the same time, if a project goes too slowly, we get really bored with each other.Trust me.)
We agree on money and payment.
…and we’re off!
Of course there are Variations on a Theme.