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SPECIAL: Home Renovation for Womxn

Tuesday, May 17, 2022
5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Seats Available: 0
@ AR Workshop Alexandria
AR Workshop Alexandria
1212 King Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 566-0177
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If women are purchasing homes at twice the rate of men, why are we so hesitant to take on home improvement?

Created in response to a rising demographic of single women homeowners, this workshop is for all individuals who want to gain a better understanding of home improvement and construction project management, with a focus on making residential renovation and rehab more approachable for women. Participants will learn about the building process from start to finish, while developing a plan for navigating wants versus needs.

Single women are currently the second-largest segment of homebuyers, yet many pass on great purchase opportunities because they are intimidated by the renovation process or do not know where to begin. 

Part One: Plan & Prepare

  • Develop a Plan
  • Identify best ROI
  • Set realistic expectations
  • Recognize the importance of research and a clearly articulated design vision

Part Two: Activate Your Plan

  • Pros and Cons fo DIY vs hiring professionals
  • Find and select contractors
  • Legal considerations – contracts, permits, licenses and insurance
  • Procure supplies and materials
  • Project management, contingency planning and budgeting

The cost of this 3-HOUR session is $95.  Guests are welcome to bring in light snacks to enjoy during their visit.

18+ all genders are welcome. No experience is needed, though the content was designed with consideration for the experience of womxn homeowners.

About the Host: This workshop is taught by HardHat Diplomat consultant Erin Helland, certified national home inspector and commercial and residential renovation coach. Erin has rehabbed multiple properties, created rentals, and coached homeowners through the major remodeling projects. She loves to share her organizational tools and experience to help others – especially women – become their own project managers and feel confident in making informed and cost-effective decisions when buying and renovating a home. 

Class Size Policy: 
We require a minimum of 6 guests to hold this workshop as scheduled.  We will contact you if the class needs to be postponed and will issue you a class voucher in the full amount you originally paid.  You will be able to use your class voucher for any future class at AR Workshop Alexandria.

Refund Policy:
*Due to the custom nature of our projects and business, we do not offer refunds.
*We understand emergencies happen. If you cannot attend on the class date you registered for, please call 703.566.0177 or email us at ASAP and we will be happy to transfer your registrations for a future class. 
*We will waive the transfer fee if notice was received MORE THAN 72 hours from your class date
*Notice received LESS THAN 72 hours from your class date will be charged a $15 transfer fee, unless COVID related. 
*Guests who do not email or contact us prior to class starting are considered a no show and forfeit their registration fee. 

Mask Policy (subject to change): 
*Masks are recommended for everyone in class, common areas and while moving around the gift boutique and studio. 
*Masks are optional if you are seated at a private table or part of a private party.
* AR Workshop Staff / Instructors will still be wearing their masks throughout the duration of a workshop, but may remove it during certain instruction points.
*We will continue to sanitize all shop areas between classes. Disposable gloves and hand sanitizers will be provided at each table. 

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