Past Meetup

Home Renovation Workshop

This Meetup is past

8 people went

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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:
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.