Home Renovation: Plan and Prepare




80 minutes


About the Course

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​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.

PLAN AND PREPARE (Module 1 of 2) Includes:
- Plan for your renovation
- Identify the best returns on investment
- Set realistic renovation expectations
- Recognize the importance of research and a clearly articulated design vision

NOTE: This is the first module of a two part session. Please consider also registering for “Home Renovation Module 2: Implementing Your Plan” that will address contractors, contracts, and contingencies.

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