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.
very helpful information to have when you are considering building a house.Published 23 days 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 25 days 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 1 month ago by Carnegie
We've been dealing with multiple contractors and architects for 2 years trying to build an upscale home. Read morePublished 2 months ago by A. Fagan
This was the best of about 5 books I read on construction of a home. A balanced view of the consumer's perspective vs the contractor's perspective. Read morePublished 3 months ago by JABROU
Everything you need to know about construction, and how to handle your own construction by yourself. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Belkis Ramos