They say anyone can build or renovate their home – can’t they? Then why does it go SO wrong for so many.
Well-meaning reality TV renovating and building mentors and online experts will tell you “Anyone can do this”.
“We didn’t know what we were doing either when we started. Look at us now! You don’t need to be a professional. We’re just mums / people like you. And we figured it out.”
And this can be really misleading for homeowners taking on the design, renovation or new build of their own family home.
Scratch below the surface of these reality TV and online experts and you’ll find a tribe of professionals and consultants who support and guide them on their projects. Who help ensure they meet council requirements, pass building inspections, that their design actually works, and that their project will be durable, legal and livable.
You’ll also find financial safety nets, and the ability to dedicate time, focus and energy into their projects that the average homeowner simply doesn’t have available.
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There’s a big difference between industry experts and industry professionals. Liability, learning, support networks and access to knowledge. Expectations as well.
As a homeowner, you’ll be renovating or building your family home and wanting to get it right the first time.
You don’t have the luxury, room or time to ‘learn on the job’. Or another job, another project, someone else’s house, to get it right on.
When you don’t know what you don’t know, you can find you waste time and money on the gaps in your knowledge.
And when industry experts online and on TV don’t know what they don’t know (because they’ve learnt on their own projects, trial by error and done a handful only), big mistakes can get made as well.
Now – please understand – I’m very aware that being an industry professional does not make you immune to human error and unexpected challenges.
However, being an industry professional does mean you have a network and context to draw on in order to manage and mitigate risk – rather than the newbie approach of winging it.
Renovating and building isn’t easy.
Anyone can do it, but only with the right support.
It definitely can be simplified.
And when you get it right – it is SO WORTH THE EFFORT.
Learn how to really protect yourself in your project, and support yourself so you get it right the first time.
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