Get the home you really want

Save time, money and stress by making a plan for your renovation with Getting Started.

Get the home you really want

Save time, money and stress by making a plan for your renovation with Getting Started.

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Our prices are going up on the 1st of August. Last chance to get access to Getting Started at this low price!

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Here's why you haven't started your renovation . . .

“Can I afford to do what I want?”

 

This single question stops homeowners from starting on their renovation, and we hear it all the time. It can make you feel stuck, frustrated and unable to move forward.

 

Or maybe every time you try to get going, you just get another differing opinion on the best way to go about it?

 

You’re not alone.  The world of renovating can feel a bit like the wild wild west, with DIY success stories on one hand and tales of skyhigh costs and dodgy builders on the other. It’s so easy to stay stuck, and never start the ball rolling at all.


Doing the Getting started course has saved me at least £10K on my project, plus it's meant that not a single penny of my budget was wasted. Thank you!
Kirsty
Sheffield
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Renovating doesn't have to be difficult, really!

We’re here to tell you that renovating doesn’t have to be stressful  – or painful. In fact you just need one thing: a good PLAN.

 

The truth is, people rarely sit down and make a considered plan for their project, to analyse what they want achieve, what budget they have, or what type of team might be best suited to help them achieve it. Because it feels easier to jump straight in and work things out as you go.

 

But, when budgets are tight and you have high aspirations there’s no room for error.

 

Planning ahead means you can ensure your project is efficient and being efficient means your project will happen faster and cost less.

 

We’re all about being intentional, and doing the work upfront so that you can squeeze every last drop of value from your project. 

 

Take the time to work out your priorities, your budget, and what you want to achieve. It’s the only way to save time, money and stress.

 

We’re all about being intentional, and doing the work upfront so that you can squeeze every last drop of value from your project. 

Are you ready to take charge of your renovation?

You are best placed to take ownership of your project. No builder or architect knows all the parts of the puzzle, so it’s time to become the BOSS of your own project.

 

That doesn’t mean you need to know HOW to do everything yourself, but WHO you need on your side to make it happen.

 

And the good news is, we’re here to equip you to do that. Getting Started will help you;

Make a structured budget so that you can talk confidently to professionals

Avoid wasting money by hiring the wrong people for your project.

Prioritise your renovation wishlist so that every penny is spent intentionally.

Save £1000’s by staying on track with your budget throughout your renovation.

This course saved my sanity and budget so many times, in fact it’s been the backbone of how we managed the renovation
Sandra
London

What does Getting Started cover?

Make your budget

Establish your budget and map out the potential costs using a real case study. Follow our method to manage your budget (and stick to it) throughout your project. 

  • Understand your budget 
  • How to break it down 
  • Real case study prices
  • How to research costs 
  • Populating a detailed budget
  • How to keep your budget on track
  • Our budget spreadsheet

Create your brief

Clearly identify what you want, learn how to organise your project wish-list, and quantify which aspects of the project are (and aren’t) important to you.

  • How to get inspired constructively
  • Understand your brief constraints
  • Get clear on your project drivers
  • Create a structured brief
  • Organise and prioritise your brief 
  • How to communicate it to your team

Get your team

Compare the different professionals you could hire and the various ways you can structure the process. Understand the impact each will have on the budget, programme, and design of your works.

  • The different team structures and what they mean for your project
  • Compare project timelines
  • How to know which team is right for you
  • Additional consultants and how they can add value
  • How to achieve project alignment
We're getting so much out of the course. We wished we'd done it before!
Nikki
London

How will the course help my project?

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Get over that first hurdle

Not knowing where to begin is a huge barrier to starting your renovation project. We lay it all out for you, so you can see the right way to progress for your unique circumstances.

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Get clarity on your project goals

Create space to explore your needs and wants for the project so that you can prioritise and decide what to do and when. We assure you, putting in the work upfront here pays dividends!

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Get a budget strategy 

You’ve established what you want to achieve and you have a budget. But how do you stick to it through the twists and turns of your project? We share our years of experience to help you build your budget strategy.

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Understand who you need 

Not all projects are equal. Who you hire and what you hire them to do will have a direct impact on what is produced. Let us talk you through the different options so that you can find the team that fits with the type of renovation you want to create.

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Unlock your role to get success

We say it all the time – you are the most important member of your renovation team. Investing the time to learn about your role will pay for itself 1000s (yes, we said 1000s) of times over in good decisions and avoided mistakes!

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Get it right the first time

There’s a desire to jump in and work it out as you go along. But, there’s a reason that so many of the people that join us are renovating for the second time. They’ve found out the hard way that being prepared for your project is the only way to get the house you want for the budget you have.

We understand the struggles you face and have the industry knowledge to help you overcome them

Supporting your journey

Bitesize videos

Everything you need to start planning your project explained clearly and step-by-step 

Course materials

Homework exercises for each stage to make your own unique project plan

Lifetime access to the HUB

We’re here for you! Have your queries answered plus  tons of support from fellow renovators 

Why HomeNotes?

As architects, we’ve been helping homeowners with their renovations for over 10 years. We lived the highs and lows. It can be a really daunting time for clients, involving lengthy, unfamiliar and complicated processes that can frustrate ambitions and eat up a budget fast.

 

We don’t believe it has to be like this.

 

Everyone deserves to live in home that brings them joy.  Our mission is to help you get there without the stress.

 

Jane and Amy
Co-founders

Getting Started

Online course

£ 395
One-time fee
  • +15 Video lessons
  • Self guided course
  • Budget spreadsheet
  • Q&A support to answer your questions
  • PDF worksheets + checklists
  • Lifetime access

Getting Started

Online course

£ 395
One-time fee
  • +15 Video lessons
  • Self guided course
  • Budget spreadsheet
  • Q&A support to answer your questions
  • PDF worksheets + checklists
  • Lifetime access
This course has been excellent for us! It's a brilliant website, layout, presentations and materials. And perfect timing.
Michelle
St Albans

Frequently asked questions

The principles of our course are applicable to projects of any size.  From renovating a bathroom to a full house refurbishment and extension, we always tailor our advice to encompass a range of budgets.

It’s never too early to start making a plan.  The more time you give yourself to prepare the more efficient and enjoyable your project will be.  

Although we are trained architects, we think it’s important to be able to offer impartial advice outside the client / architect relationship. For that reason we don’t carry out design work as part of HomeNotes. 

No, the help and support we’ve created at HomeNotes won’t teach you how to carry out physical building tasks yourselves.  But, our course will help you organise and manage your project whichever method you choose to build it.

You will receive access to all the course content straight away.  We encourage you to do your work stage by stage to ensure you stay focused and complete your plan.

Absolutely!  We’re available to answer your queries by email and through the HomeNotes HUB, our facebook community.   

We know that adding a home renovation on top of the daily juggle of work and home life can be daunting. This is why we’ve focused on making this course clear and simple to follow so that you can get results.  We recommend spending 2/3 hrs on each section of the course to get your completed renovation plan.

Our course material is not area specific – we will point you toward the right resources to get cost information specific to where you live.

Yes!  We’ve designed the course to work alongside architects and other professionals.  Getting clued up will improve your experience with them.

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Our membership is launching at the start of June.  Sign up to get notified when it goes live! 

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