[#113] Real life renovating and building is not the same as reality TV (but how different is it?)
Season 09 | Episode 01
You may already be aware that real life renovating and building is not the same as reality TV.
But how different is it? And are you REALLY aware of how damaging and misleading it can be to your journey?
I’m nervous about this season of episodes … but I feel this conversation is important and timely. And I feel that there’s an alternative way to creating a great home that feels great, when we choose to KEEP IT REAL.
[#114] How Renovating and Building can be like having children | How to manage your project well
Season 09 | Episode 02
Nervous about building or renovating? Want to manage your project well? You may be surprised to hear many say it’s like having children. This is why.
A mum posted this in a Renovating Facebook group
In this episode, I talk about the unexpected blindside in renovating and building: the emotional piece.
[#116] What Style is My House? | Why naming your style can be dangerous for your project
Season 09 | Episode 04
What style is my house? And my preferred taste? Do you find yourself asking this question when renovating or building?
Everyone wants to know “What style is my house?” But naming your style can be dangerous and limiting.
One of the things I see that’s really prevalent in the world of reality TV and online building and renovating is this desire to name the style you’re seeking for your project (and future home).
It’s a common question others will ask you too. “What style are you doing? … Hamptons is SO popular right now!”
[#117] The Real Life cost and time of renovating or building
Season 09 | Episode 05
What is the real life cost of renovating or building your home?
And why does it seem so much cheaper and faster to renovate or build in the television or online world?
The most significant differences between real life renovating and building, and reality TV and online versions are this: COST and TIME.
I’ve been working with homeowners for almost 25 years now, and one thing has been constant. Their expectations of what it will cost, and and how long it will take, are vastly different to real life renovating and building.
[#118] What Will Really Get Your Renovation or New Home Built?
Season 09 | Episode 06
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.
[#119] Forever Family Home VS Flipping for Profit | Why it’s entirely different
Season 09 | Episode 07
Renovating or building your forever family home is entirely different to flipping a home for profit – but not in all the ways you think.
Many homeowners seek advice and guidance from reality TV and online renovating or building experts who are flipping homes for profit. It can be a misleading way to seek help for your forever family home.
Flipping and forever are very different mindsets. When you’re creating your forever family home, the significance of what you’re doing can be overwhelming.
[#120] Before and after renovating and building | Styling and staging are not what makes a home
Season 09 | Episode 08
Are you chasing the after photo? Styling and staging may be seducing you to make the wrong choices for your home design.
As you browse the internet, look at glossy magazines and spend hours on Pinterest, it’s easy to fall in love (and aspire to achieve) the images you see of renovation and building projects.
But it’s not all about the ‘after’ photo.
The way we view renovations and new homes when we look online, or on reality TV, is very carefully crafted.