Created in response to a rising demographic of single women homeowners, this workshop is for all individuals who want to gain a better understanding of home improvement and construction management. Participants will learn about the building process from start to finish, while developing a plan for navigating wants versus needs.
Tickets Required for the Workshop: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/home-renovation-for-women-dc-tickets-56064575655
For members of the Tiny House Meetup group, there is a 20% discount code: HardHat20
Workshop Topics Include:
Setting realistic renovation and rehab expectations
The importance of research and a clearly articulated design vision
Pros and cons of DIY versus hiring a professional
Finding and selecting contractors and tradespeople
Understanding legal considerations: contracts, permitting, licenses and insurance
Procuring supplies and materials
Project management, contingency planning and budgeting
Single women are currently the second-largest segment of homebuyers, yet many pass on great purchase opportunities because they are intimidated by the renovation process or do not know where to begin. As two women who independently took on multiple rehab projects and who have worked with dozens of trades specialists, the workshop creators have been asked many times how they did it.
Hosts Erin Helland of HardHat Diplomat and Lee Pera of Kotierra will share the organizational tools and experience they gained to help others, especially women, become their own project managers and feel confident in making informed and cost-effective decisions when buying and renovating a home.