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Remodeling Classes

PA Adult School PhotoMANAGING YOUR REMODELING PROJECT LIKE A PRO

Interested in learning how to plan and manage your remodel?  Want to save time? Save money? Get a quality remodel without driving yourself crazy?

You should attend the Palo Alto Adult School class Managing Your Remodeling Project Like a Pro.  

For the past 10 years Tim Hmelar and Mollyanne Sherman have taught hundreds of local home owners the ins and outs of remodeling their homes.  The five session class covers all the basic information you’ll need to manage your remodel and avoid many of the common pitfalls experienced by home owners.  You’ll also have the opportunity to design your proposed project and get feedback about your design in the class.

TIM HMELAR
TIM HMELAR

Session One:

  • Remodeling Magazine‘s Cost Re-Coop of Different Projects
  • Prioritizing Your Project Wish List
  • Budgeting Your Project
  • What to Expect from Your Local Building Department
  • Do I Need a Permit?
  • Hiring a Contractor
  • Contractor Licenses, Insurance and Bonds
  • How to Read an Architect’s Scale
  • Managing Inspections

 

Session Two:

  • NKBA Kitchen and Bath Guidelines
  • Common Mistakes to Avoid
  • Making a Project Cost Spreadsheet
  • Making a Project Specification List
  • Project Scheduling with sample schedules
  • Review of Lead Paint, Asbestos and Mold Issues

 

Session Three:

MOLLYANNE SHERMAN
MOLLYANNE SHERMAN
  • Student’s Review of Their Own Project – Students will have the opportunity to have their proposed project reviewed by a NKBA certified designer and Interior Designer.

 

Session Four: 

  • Building 101: The start to finish construction steps involved with residential construction.
  • Samples of many building materials shown and demonstrated in class

 

Session Five:

  • Contract Items
  • Payment Schedule
  • Lien Releases
  • Change Orders
  • Project Management Binder
  • Final Payment, Final Inspection, Punch List
  • Individual Project Feedback

The Class is typically taught four quarters/shool year at Palo Alto High School.  For more information and the next quarter’s schedule go to the Palo Alto Adult School’s Website for class schedule and registration details.