Yes! Count me in
… but it’s also the only way that you know that you’re going to get exactly what you want at the end of this process.
You see, building a home is a really personal thing - at the end of the day, the only way you'll be able to judge whether your project was a "success" is if YOU are happy.
But far too many people start off a project without defining the objectives for what they want to achieve and spending the time up front to get really clear on what THEY want. If your first step is handing over your plans to a designer with a really vague brief and hoping they'll come up with something you'll love, then you might be disappointed to find out that designers aren't mind readers!
The biggest reason why people get stuck in the planning phase and can’t get their projects moving forward (even if they’ve invested big money in having professional designs produced for them) is because they just don’t know what they want…
I know it sounds a little crazy to say that… (what a great problem to have, right ?) but I see people asking for too many outside opinions; wasting too many hours on the internet looking for the perfect house and getting completely overwhelmed with all the options out there (trust me, you can get lost in the Pinterest vortex for months).
Meanwhile, they’re not spending enough time thinking about what they want out of the process and they start second guessing themselves - doubting their ability to make simple decisions. When in actual fact, most of the time I find these people are not bad at making decisions at all, they just don’t place enough value on their own opinions and don't have a clear vision for what they're creating.
This is equivalent to trying to decide what to buy at the supermarket before you've decided what you want for dinner and without a recipe to follow.
Trust me, if you don’t know what you want, I don’t care how much money you’re willing to throw at this project and whether you’ve got access to the best designers in the country, you’re not going to get what you want. I’ve seen this happen more times than I’d like to admit and it’s heartbreaking.
This training has been designed to put you in the drivers seat of your project so that you can set your own objectives, plan for how to make it happen and understand where you might need support.
...and because I know you’re busy, I’ve packaged it all together neatly so you can polish off everything in one weekend and get back to enjoying your time doing more important things.
Become the kind of client that builders love to work with - because you know exactly what you’re asking for, how to communicate it and how to play your important role in the project.
Use different styles of drawings at different stages of your project to get a more clarity around what you're planning and communicating to your team.
Develop a clear direction for your project so that you (and everyone else that is helping you) know exactly what you're working towards
I'm going to take you through everything you need to know about how to...
Organise all of your ideas, selections and documentation in a way that your trades understand, so that no details fall through the cracks.
Set a realistic budget that can guide the selections you're making and ensure that your decisions provide you with the home and the lifestyle that you're wanting.
Get a clear view of the different stages of design so that you can see the gradual evolution from rough ideas to crystal clear plan of how to make it happen.
Making your decisions
Hiring a builder, trades and designers
How to communicate what you want so that you don't become the reason your project runs over schedule or over budget
Developing concept boards to guide selections
How to use different types of drawings at different stages of your project to help you make clearer decisions and communicate what you want
Developing a vision and overall direction
Setting objectives and writing a design brief
Working out a budget so you can keep on top of the finances
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TOTAL COST: $1,100
WHAT'S INCLUDED :
My online training modules that you can work through at a time and pace that's convenient for you (Value $1,100)
Me as your personal guide and coach with live support over our weekend workshop (Value $2,200)
Professionally curated palettes of materials that you can use to fast-track your selection process (Value $2,750)
My simple but effective project management toolkit to help you keep your project organised and on track (Value $165)
Q&A support for 6 weeks after your workshop (Value $660)
“Ready to Build” Weekend Workshop
(TOTAL PACKAGE VALUE $6,875)
Inclusive of GST
— NEALE WHITAKER
Co-host of "Love it or List it Australia" Foxtel
Former editor of Belle Magazine, Judge of "The Block" Channel 9
It's always a pleasure working with Amanda on "Love it or List it" Australia.
She is able to seamlessly combine the demands of lifestyle TV with the real needs of the show's homeowners.
Amanda is as creative as she is adept at problem solving.
I approach my work like I approach most things in my life... I'm curious about people, about new ideas and about how to make stuff happen.
Building things just happens to be one of the most satisfying things you can do in life -
I love it and I'm here to help you do it too.
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spending all your spare time scrolling for inspiration but you don’t yet have a clear vision for what you’re wanting to achieve.
like you might need some help from a design professional, but want to ensure that you maintain control over the direction so that it matches your objectives and personal preferences
reasonably confident in what you’re doing but would feel better having someone there to guide you through the process
spending all your spare time thinking about your project and not ready to move it forward
confident that you already know exactly what to do, when to do it and where to go
somebody else to design your home for you, without having to be involved in the process
— PAUL AND ANITA
Amanda, thank you for all your help, guidance, patience and effort over the past few months. It is safe to say that we wouldn’t have been able to get to this stage without you, and we will be big advocates of you and your business moving forward!