YES, I WANT TO BE FIRST ON THE LIST!
… 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.
Make confident, well informed decisions that don't feel rushed.
Pull together all your ideas into a cohesive vision that gives you a clear direction of where you're heading.
I'm going to take you through everything you need to know about how to...
Organise all of your ideas and selections in a way that your trades understand, so that no details fall through the cracks.
Take control of your finances so that you know how to prepare meaningful budgets and make informed decisions about what to invest in.
Get a clear view of a design and construction schedule so you know what to expect and you can keep things on track.
What you need to provide your builder before you ask for a quote.
How to understand the builders quote so that you’re able to compare them and make an informed decision about who to partner with.
What to check before you sign the contract.
What you need to do throughout the build to ensure that you don’t become the reason your project falls off the rails, blows the budget or fails to deliver on your dream.
How to review your floorplans to ensure that the spaces are going to actually fit the purpose that you intend to use them for.
How to collate all of your ideas and identify a clear style direction for your home so you know where you’re heading.
Creating a palette of colours, materials and finishes that provide a foundation for your design to evolve from.
Making selections that are quick, confident and aligned with your objectives and vision for your home.
Identifying if there are any areas that you need further support with and how to find the right people to work with
Setting some objectives for your project so that you know exactly what you’re wanting to achieve and you can start making it happen.
How to create a budget so that you can stay in control of what you’re spending and you can feel good about investing in the areas that are important to you and add value to your project.
Working out a schedule so that you don’t find yourself short on time or having to compromise on important design elements because they weren’t planned for early enough.
How to hire a team to support you so that you don’t make expensive mistakes hiring the wrong people or outsourcing the wrong parts of your project.
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TOTAL COST : $1,100 (INCLUDING gst)
WHAT'S INCLUDED :
THREE modules that will guide you through the process of planning and designing so that you can get ready to build.
Online videos, tutorials, templates and workbooks that allow you to move through the materials at your own pace and from the comfort of your own home.
THREE model palettes of materials and finishes that I have put together as as shortcut for you - you can plug these directly into your project or adapt to suit your design
My ‘little black book’ of suppliers so that you can save time running all over town trying to find everything yourself.
Q&A support for a full 6 weeks so that you can continue to receive the support you need and get your questions answered
“Ready to Build”
— Rebecca J, Essendon
Amanda went above and beyond and we were delighted with the result.
We would highly recommend Amanda to anyone looking for a designer they can trust.
— Caylee, Yarraville
We had a fantastic experience working with Amanda.
There were extra details that we would never have thought of that we are so delighted with.
We would absolutely recommend her and often do !
— Francine and Mark, Aberfeldie
Working with Amanda has been an absolute pleasure.
She helped us to realise our dream of having a beautiful, practical and cohesive living space that works for our family.
We are delighted with the final outcome and wouldn't hesitate in recommending Amanda.
— Sue, Abbotsford
We have had a few projects that Amanda has been involved with and her vision and expertise have been invaluable.
Would highly recommend Amanda !
— Anita, Pascoe Vale South
Working with Amanda has been a very helpful process - it has saved me a lot of time and stress.
Amanda listened really well and really took the time to understand my style, my budget and my needs.
I definitely recommend working with Amanda.
— Jacqui, Ascot Vale
Amanda not only has an amazing creative eye, she is a delight to deal with and a great listener.
She is my go to when I need input in my own home and I often recommend her to others.
— Cynthia, Strathmore
Highly recommend ! I thoroughly enjoyed the process of working with Amanda.
She was professional, calm and seemed to really understood what feel/look I wanted to achieve.
She wasn’t happy unless I was happy and I am super happy!!!
— Maria and Adriana, Coburg
We would absolutely recommend working with Amanda - she is very good at what she does and professional to deal with.
Her valuable help made everything come together smoothly.
She has a passion for her work and it shows in the completed project.
— Alexia, Brunswick
Amanda was amazing!
She listened patiently and helped us to pinpoint exactly what it was that we wanted.
We are so grateful for her gentle guidance along the way and would definitely recommend working with her.
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!