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Love them or hate them, we can't live without them.  Like literally,  the world needs contractors to keep it running.  And so does your home.  So that means you do too. 

Part of my job I love the most is working with contractors.  They're my kind of people.  But the truth is they can be a strange breed at times and let's just say communication isn't something most typically do well. Most. They're also misunderstood.  Generally speaking, they don't want to let anyone down and when the calls for their help exceed the amount of time they have in the day, added to the fact that many are small businesses with little to no administrative help, all of that adds up to being hard to get a call back from or to get on their schedule.

Allow me to help you out.

This series provides you first with tips on How to Find a Contractor and then walks you through best practices on How to Prepare for Your Renovation.  Since it's very likely that you will have specific questions, feel free to schedule a 1:1 Consultation at any time.

In the summer of 2024, the culmination of all that I know about Working With Contractors will be packaged together for you in an online course.  Get on the waiting list to be the first to know when it's available.

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coming SUMMER 2024

Working With Contractors

One of the most asked questions received is how to get a contractor to call you back.  That question along with many others will be answered in this online course along with recommended steps you can take for a successful renovation.

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The Order of Things

Do you first get a General Contractor or pull permits?  Do you need design plans first or do those come later?

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This online course will take a deep dive into Working with Contractors where Heather will answer some of the most common questions she's been asked over the years and provide recommendations.  Supplemented with Digital Products, this course can be taken at your own pace, with a goal to help you have a successful renovation.

General Contractor, Subcontractor, Handyman

Who you need for what projects.

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Obtaining An

We'll take a deeper dive into when this comes into play and how to get them to respond.

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How to Find a Contractor

We will work through the steps outlined in your Freebie in greater detail so you can find the right contractor for your job.

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How to determine a start date, how to encourage them to actually show up, and how to get the job completed.

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What's Next? Contract, Payment, and Expectations

Once your contractor is secured, what's next?

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What to do to
Stay on Track 

How to evaluable what's normal, red flags, quality, and more.

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How to prepare for each trade, what to do if you only need a contractor, and where to source materials.

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• online course Coming Summer '24

The right tool is a game changer in any project and especially in the home renovation world.  We have created a list of all of our favorite tools that we can't work without.

Tools of the Trade


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