Explaining to Clients that they cannot have all 3 is always a fun conversation.
But which Path is the right fit for each client and is the path chosen likely to change a few months into the project. Long Post, blah , blah, blah.
Path 1: Works well with that client that has the money to pay for things to be done flawless and fast. This is the hardest path as you require the whole team of trades, designer, builder and client to be available and committed and a client who knows what he wants and doesn’t change their mind frequently.
Path 2: Is the tread lightly path where a client has said they’re comfortable sacrificing some quality to get things done cheaper and quicker. However the reality is most good builders don’t like to sacrifice quality and will still try to do there best to deliver a good product and when a client says they’re comfortable sacrificing quality we all know they don’t actually mean that.
Path 3: The obvious choice for a client that wants something fully customized to their liking and a client that tends to change their mind frequently so will see a lot of designing on the fly and taking chances on ideas that may or may not work out. However as we all know the longer the job runs the longer we are spending money. ..