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.
Good book if you are embarking on a home building project. Lots of information - I'm sure the contractors love it - haha!Published 5 days ago by Cynthia
Hard to find one of these books that provides the complete story, this one is closePublished 27 days ago by Roy Thurston
very helpful information to have when you are considering building a house.Published 1 month ago by Linda A. McDonald
Awesome book if you are planning on being your own GC or if you're just planning on building/remodeling.Published 1 month ago by Cathy Webster
I'm only on chapter 2, but I've already learned a LOT!!!! Many of my questions have been answered just in these first pages. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Carnegie
We've been dealing with multiple contractors and architects for 2 years trying to build an upscale home. Read morePublished 3 months ago by A. Fagan