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.
Awesome book if you are planning on being your own GC or if you're just planning on building/remodeling.Published 10 hours 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 20 days ago by Carnegie
We've been dealing with multiple contractors and architects for 2 years trying to build an upscale home. Read morePublished 1 month 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 2 months ago by JABROU
Everything you need to know about construction, and how to handle your own construction by yourself. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Belkis Ramos
This book was very helpful. It will be my bible in building our dream retirement home. It is easy to understand and is loaded with information that makes sense.Published 3 months ago by Kathleen H. Forni
Very well written and interesting, the guide by Ms. Johnston is thorough and educational. Read it before you do anything else.Published 3 months ago by Amazon Customer