It takes time to make a fine wine, and renovations will take longer than you think. And they both require not just planning but planning ahead.
Take for example the following scenerio: buying a picture.
For those with a done house, or apartment when you see a picture you like you can say to yourself:
That picture would look just great on the wall in the back room.
Then you buy the picture, and go home and hang it on the wall in the back room.
When you are renovating, this is more the thought that goes through your mind:
Of course you still buy the picture. You have to. It may not be available when you are actually ready to hang it. And you put it into storage for a while. Thus, you are planning ahead for how great that picture will look on the wall “someday“.
And so it went, in my case, with a nice garden faucet basin I saw one day. I knew exactly where I was going to put it. Of course, I had to first install the outdoor water line and faucet, then get the entire house walls plastered. No big deal, only some minor inconveniences like that.
But then I was ready to install that garden basin, and this is how I did it:
From garden basin purchase to final installation: 2 years.
Two years seems long. But remember, some good red wine should age in the bottle even longer before being drunk.