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Build Your House Yourself University

Wish you knew more about the biggest investment you will most likely ever make? Build Your House Yourself University (byhyu) will teach you to save money and make smart decisions about the construction of the place you and your family will call HOME. We will help you understand residential construction— simplify and demystify the design build process. You’ll come away with successful strategies for building your own house, with or without a general contractor. Become an educated consumer, even if you prefer to buy, rather than build a new house. Complex construction jargon and best practices will be explained in easy to understand terms. It’s not the typical DIY (do it yourself) show. You will learn how to MANAGE the labor, not DO the labor for your new house. Join me, Michelle Nelson, host and fellow informal residential construction student. I’ll share the research I find on home design and building as I prepare to build my home. Together, our community of future home builders, will learn the tips, tricks and trends of experienced contractors and industry experts. I’ll interview owner-builders and construction professionals. During our mini lessons, I’ll inform you about framing, flooring, windows, insulation, kitchen cabinets and countertops…almost anything having to do with new construction homes. You’ll hear about energy efficiency and green building too. There will be product reviews in which you will be introduced to cutting edge, as well as, tried and true products and services. And in keeping with the university theme, episodes will end with short, fun quizzes. If we do our due diligence BEFORE we start construction, we will actually start construction with the most difficult part of the project behind us. Let’s put in the time, effort, preparation and research BEFORE we break ground and building our homes will be much easier and more enjoyable.
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Feb 24, 2016

Today’s episode is for those of you who want to build your house YOURSELF, but not ALL BY YOURSELF.  Yes, you could hire a general contractor to build your home, but there are other ways to get help with the building process WITHOUT hiring a builder to manage the entire project.

 

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Feb 17, 2016

Today’s episode is a combination of product overviews, mini lessons,  and interviews.  You’ll hear a couple of clips that I recorded at the 2016 International Builders Show in Las Vegas.  Marvin windows and doors tells us about what’s new and trending and we’ll learn about some things that we can do to make our homes stronger from the folks at Simpson Strong tie.

We start the show off with advice that Tom Silva of This Old House has for those of us planning to build our own homes.

 

Show notes at www.BYHYU.com

www.marvin.com

www.safestronghome.com/highwind/02.asp.

Feb 10, 2016

We’ll go over 10 home trends that I saw at the 2016 International Builders Show in Las Vegas. 

They include:

  1. Multigenerational Home Design

  2. Flexible and Multipurpose Rooms

  3. Indoor Outdoor Living

  4. Aging in Place Features

  5. Energy Efficiency and Green Building

  6. Brass is Back!

  7. Practical Luxury

  8. Optional Formal Living and Dining Rooms

  9. Mix and Match, not Matchy Matchy

10. Laundry Rooms Near Bedrooms

 

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Feb 3, 2016

Today you’ll hear the second and final part of an interview with structural engineer Phillip Lewis.  We’ll learn more about structural engineers and we’ll talk about some things we can do make our homes more structurally sound.

 

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