Part 4 of a 7 workshop series by The New Homemakers- Home Renovation 102: Putting your Plan into Action. What this module will cover:
Setting realistic renovation and rehab expectations
The importance of research and a clearly articulated design vision
Pros and cons of DIY versus hiring a professional
Finding and selecting contractors and tradespeople
Understanding legal considerations: contracts, permitting, licenses and insurance
Procuring supplies and materials
Project management, contingency planning and budgeting
About The New Homemakers:
We help people, especially women, create their ideal homes to fit their lifestyle goals.
Did you know that single women are buying homes at two times the rate of single men even though we have 37% less purchase power?
As two women who figured out how to live affordably and creatively in one of the nation’s most expensive cities, we are redefining what it means to be a homemaker. We've renovated multiple properties, built a tiny house community, and created rental units and shared living spaces in our homes. We’ve started businesses from our hobbies, worked as career counselors and mentors, and this summer we will be sharing our knowledge and tools with you in our workshop series!
Erin is an entrepreneur and cultivator of community. For seven years, she built and owned an independent coffeehouse in Richmond, Virginia. She's now founder of HardHat Diplomat, a specialized consulting service created to make the home improvement process more approachable and help homeowners confidently navigate renovations. Erin is experienced in commercial and residential rehabilitation, and is a certified DC home inspector. She is a homeowner, landlady, and Airbnb Superhost. A cultural enthusiast, Erin lived several years abroad, has traveled to 40+ countries, and spent a decade working in international education and diplomacy.
Lee is a geographer and community builder. A "third culture kid," she lived in 27 houses in six countries before landing in Washington, DC where she built her own tiny house on wheels and started a tiny house community. Founder of Kotierra, Lee shares her expertise as a tiny house consultant, helping communities and cities implement zoning changes for tiny house development and leading workshops for individuals curious about the movement. Previously, Lee worked in higher education as both a career advisor and study abroad advisor.
The schedule for the summer workshop series is:
JUNE 4 - Home Renovation 101: Planning and Preparing to Renovate (module 1)
JUNE 18 - Home Renovation 102: Putting your Plan into Action (module 2)
JULY 2 - Landlording and AirBnB Hosting
JULY 16 - Changing Careers: Storymapping your skills for transition
JULY 23 - From Enthusiast To Entrepreneur: Bracing for your Startup
JULY 30 - Tiny Houses 101