Creating a dream home just shouldn't be a nightmare, but hiring people to design and build for you is an enormous investment and a high-risk endeavor involving decisions that will last forever. Most homeowners spend about 20% of their time on the plan and 80% of their time on a messy, traumatic, expensive construction phase, often with bad consequences. Pros spend 80% of their time on the plan and 20% on a smooth construction phase with the desired outcome. But the homeowners can't know what goes into a solid plan unless someone tells them. After years of hearing bright people tell me horror stories about their experiences I thought ‘If owners knew even a fraction of what the professionals did, they could avoid most of these problems.’ I hope you find this book illuminating and helpful. Best of luck with your project.
This is a well organized book. I had all of this lined up for a garden home, so if you are not building from scratch, the book may not apply as much as someone who is individually... Read morePublished 12 days ago by Elf
Very interesting, describes the process and all the insider information. I really should look at it again.Published 1 month ago by chouse
I am in the process of starting a house flipping business, and this book is an excellent guide in achieving this goal. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Charles M. Boyd
Great book. I used this as a reference prior to hiring a builder to build my first home. It was great to prepare me, to know what to expect and what to ask and understand. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Cheryl L Miller
We are currently building a house in Hawaii and living on the mainland. This book is so helpful in making me think of things I would never have even thought to ask! Read morePublished 1 month ago by Elizabeth
Lots of good advice and things to consider before renovating or building a house.Published 2 months ago by Ann Michelle Sack
So much information! Who would have thought there was that much to this? I now know how to foresee upcoming problems and how to avoid them. Worth its weight in gold. Read morePublished 2 months ago by coachblue