Home Renovation: Implement Your Plan




80 minutes


About the Course

If women are purchasing homes at twice the rate of men, why are we so hesitant to take on home improvement?
​​​​​​​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, with a focus on making residential renovation and rehab more approachable for women. Participants will learn about the building process from start to finish, while developing a plan for navigating wants versus needs.

- Pros and cons of DIY vs hiring professionals
- Find and select contractors
- Legal considerations – contracts, permits, licenses and insurance
- Procure supplies and materials
​​​​​​​- Project management, contingency planning and budgeting​​​​​​​

NOTE: ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​This is the second module of a two part session. Please consider also registering for “Home Renovation for Womxn: Plan & Prepare” that will address budgeting, ROI, and setting the project scope.

Your Instructor

Lee Pera & Erin Helland

As two women who figured out how to live affordably and creatively in one of the nation’s most expensive cities, the workshop creators have renovated multiple properties, built a tiny house community, and created rental units and shared living spaces in their homes. From these endeavors, Erin Helland (of HardHat Diplomat) and Lee Pera have grown businesses and now share their knowledge with others through their collaborative workshop series.

Lee Pera & Erin Helland