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Home Additions: What You Need To Know

Put on an addition or move to a new house? It’s a question that crosses the minds of many homeowners who’d like to make a change to their current living situation. Adding on or expanding a home can sometimes be just as stressful as moving. There are contractors to hire, important decisions to make and in...

Study Hall: Makers Gonna Make

POP QUIZ QUESTIONS: What are some ways to get kids excited about making? What are some starter restoration projects? How can the average person get into welding? ANSWERS: Providing different materials and letting them create stuff. Jimmy mentioned Legos and clay! Strip down an old door and repaint it. Change out door knobs. Clean up...

Make Without Fear of Failure

Have you ever needed something for your home and wished you could just make it? Well, today’s instructor will be the first to tell you that you absolutely can. Today’s instructor Jimmy Diresta aka The Godfather of Make is a multi-medium artist, designer, teacher, builder, TV personality, author, and video producer. You can currently find...

Home Renovation: Does Your House Have Good Bones?

You’re finally ready to buy that fixer upper or pull the trigger on a big renovation-now comes the hard part: figuring out how to tackle it. Whether you’re in for a gut renovation or just a major facelift, there’s a lot more to renovating a property than you might think.  Today we’re talking to a...

Study Hall: Contractor 101

POP QUIZ QUESTIONS: Josh said to hire a professional when dealing with these 3 things… What is the best way to determine if you’re getting a fair estimate? Should you ever pay upfront? What is the improvement on your house that has the biggest ROI? If you pull a permit and something is screwed up,...

Contractor 101: Are You Getting Ripped Off?

When planning a home renovation, choosing the right contractor is critical. From checking the quality of their work, putting things in writing and agreeing on a timeline- to double checking that the contractor is properly licensed and insured- it’s a lot to keep in mind.  We want our students to approach this process with confidence,...

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