If you’re just wanting to get your renovation or new home built, the real life process may be disappointing for you. Why?
Reality TV and online renovating / building are ALL about the build … and this is a huge departure from the time, investment and team required to make your real life project happen.
The real life process involves a lot more than just the construction phase.
There are actually 4 phases to any project. Whether you’re building or renovating, wherever you’re located, and whatever your budget.
These 4 phases are:
#1 Before you begin
#2 Getting your design right
#3 Before you build
#4 Getting your project built
Reality TV and online renovating and building are all about phase #4. Because this is the exciting part. It makes good content. It creates engaging, dramatic footage. And it’s fun to see a dream take shape in floors, rooms and buildings on a site.
So many homeowners focus their attention and effort on racing to the construction phase. It’s all about the build. Fast-tracking the design. Going directly to a builder with their own floor plan. A huge sense of urgency to make.it.happen.
Because that’s what we see on TV and online … dramatic countdowns to insane deadlines, and exhausted but elated renovators and home builders loving what they’ve created (insert high-fiving here).
In reality TV and online, it makes great content.
In real life … it’s a recipe for a stressful, expensive and not-so-great build.
For not getting the choices you want in your home. For blowing your budget. For blowing your timeline. And for missing opportunities to create the right home for you in a managed, strategic and on-budget way.
So what will really get your project built?
The success of renovating or building your future home as a beautiful place to live, on time and on budget, is not all about the construction phase. Your success (and your sanity) gets created by investing effort, focus and time in those first 3 phases.
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If you’re solely focussed on your build, on making construction happen as soon as possible and as fast as possible, you’ll stuff things up. Because this is not how you make your project simpler.
Sequencing is key. Trades will not work over the top of each other. Builders and tradespeople are risk averse. Liability is a big issue on construction sites.
Did you know, you do not get automatic access to your own site unless you have your builder’s permission?
The idea that you, your builder and your trades will stand around on site, laughing and talking over every decision … or that you’ll be choosing finishes and fixtures on the fly … and they’ll call you each time they position a tile or towel rail … is not how real life projects roll.
The lifestyle your home will give you is created in your design, not in your build. And racing to get there rarely goes well.
In this episode, I share key things you need to know about every phase of your renovation or building project. I also give tips to help you get it right so that construction is low-stress, runs smoothly, and you get what you actually want for your home.
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