"Hi Tawna! This is so-and-so, and I'm remodeling my basement/kitchen/master bathroom. I need to figure out a floor plan and was wondering if I talk to you or a contractor first?" I get this question more than any other, and I would like to set the record straight today. Sort of. You see, it's not a straightforward as it might seem, and I … Read More »
New construction is a trip. I often liken it to herding cats. From a design standpoint, I'm going after specifics, and the construction world functions better on generalities. Thank goodness for processes that help me ride out the curves and navigate when we hit a dead end. When we talked last, I had shared our plans for our new kitchen and … Read More »
Why Your “Do-It-Yourself” Mentality is Making You Poor
Did you know that millionaires, or those likely to become wealthy, are NOT do-it-yourselfers? They are very frugal. They clip coupons and live below their means. They stay out of debt. But what they DON'T do is just as important. Millionaires and those who are likely to become wealthy are not penny-wise and pound-foolish*. They are … Read More »
How Long Will the New Construction Process Be?
We're back again with a mini-series dealing with new construction. Already we have discussed which professionals you need to hire and the cost of new construction. Today we are going to delve into another question that is either on your mind or you have asked outright: "How long is this going to take?" I am joined today by Lori May, CEO of … Read More »
Which Professionals Do You Need to Build Your Dream Home?
It's time. You've worked, dreamed, worked some more, saved, and now you're ready to build your dream home. This is the investment of your lifetime, and you want to do it right. But the pressure of it all is overwhelming. There are so many decisions that have to be made. You've heard horror stories about banks, contractors, and regrets of … Read More »