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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 book is a great guide and a real eye opener to me as I prepare to renovate an entire house.Published 9 days ago by Ted
Good book if you are embarking on a home building project. Lots of information - I'm sure the contractors love it - haha!Published 1 month ago by Cynthia
Hard to find one of these books that provides the complete story, this one is closePublished 2 months ago by Roy Thurston
very helpful information to have when you are considering building a house.Published 2 months 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 3 months 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 3 months ago by Carnegie
We've been dealing with multiple contractors and architects for 2 years trying to build an upscale home. Read morePublished 4 months ago by A. Fagan