As I mentioned in an earlier post, we spent the weekend redoing our bathroom & entryway. The biggest a-ha I can offer you:
Iterate For a Snug Fit.
For each piece of sub-flooring, each tile, and the new mopboard – we would:
- Make the measurement
- Cut off a hair little less than we measured
- Massage the piece in place
- Mark where it didn’t fit, and take off a little more
- Repeat as necessary
This gave us a much closer fit everywhere – and taught us more about the house than measuring and cutting exactly. Which wouldn’t have worked perfectly anyway because, as my father-in-law says, “The blade has width.”
For more on iterative prototyping check out Michael Schrage’s book Serious Play.