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New home or renovation on the cards? Chances are you’re worried about what it will cost, if you can afford it, and how you’ll avoid a budget blowout. You’re also probably nervous about how much time it will take and how it’s going to fit into your already busy life. And obviously you don’t want to stuff it all up, and end up with a home you wish you did differently.

Enter your architectural fairy godmother, Amelia Lee. Amelia is an architect with over 20 years industry experience. She’s also a wife, a mum to 3 young kids, and a serial renovator, and she’s here to share the nitty gritty details of how to create a home that feels great, and that you feel great in. From understanding the cost of renovating and building, to insider know-how and step-by-step advice … Undercover Architect is your secret ally.

Learn how to create a home that makes your life better. Whoever you’re working with, and whatever your dreams, your location or your budget. Head to www.undercoverarchitect.com for lots more.

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    • 5.0, 23 Ratings

New home or renovation on the cards? Chances are you’re worried about what it will cost, if you can afford it, and how you’ll avoid a budget blowout. You’re also probably nervous about how much time it will take and how it’s going to fit into your already busy life. And obviously you don’t want to stuff it all up, and end up with a home you wish you did differently.

Enter your architectural fairy godmother, Amelia Lee. Amelia is an architect with over 20 years industry experience. She’s also a wife, a mum to 3 young kids, and a serial renovator, and she’s here to share the nitty gritty details of how to create a home that feels great, and that you feel great in. From understanding the cost of renovating and building, to insider know-how and step-by-step advice … Undercover Architect is your secret ally.

Learn how to create a home that makes your life better. Whoever you’re working with, and whatever your dreams, your location or your budget. Head to www.undercoverarchitect.com for lots more.

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
23 Ratings
23 Ratings
FlywithKilo ,

This is gold, saves TIME & MONEY.

Imagine you had a close friend who is a smart architect with loads of experience who wanted to help you with your home reno or build. That's Amelia.

I'm in the process of designing a home and it's my first time. Where do you begin?

Amelia lays out a proper framework for understanding the design and build process. Before you meet with an architect or builder, what should you prepare? What will the quotes look like and what should you be asking for? Why should the kitchen be on the east and not the west? (Because morning sun is good for breakie and it keeps the kitchen cool for dinner and away from the western sun and heat.) Each "season" is organized well and you can go straight to what you're looking for without wasting time.

As a side note, I'm a flight instructor and often see people start taking flight lessons without understanding the process before they start. If they learned about the process of learning to fly before starting, they would save themselves a lot of time, money and trouble. This is what Amelia does for building.

I've devoured every episode and considering signing up for one of her new build courses in the near future. I often listen while commuting and speed up the podcast to 1.5 times the normal speed and get through episodes quick. Of course, sometimes I have to pause to write down notes of the valuable knowledge I'm gaining. I use Evernote since you can create notebooks and search key words easily.

Thanks so much Amelia, keep up the great work!

Harris U. ,

Approachable, friendly, honest advice about what you need to know for building your own home

Amelia Lee hosts an amazing and friendly podcast on what anyone who is considering building their own home needs to know. The process is far more complex than any first timer can imagine. I’ve been listening for a few months and can say she speaks truth when it comes to this topic. I love the episodes where she invites a builder to join amd chat about challenges and advice from their perspective. We’re always focused on the design, but building a custom home is an effort of a team. Amelia never lets the listeners lose sight of that.

Coming from a career in another design industry, I can say her stories as well as those of the builder rings true and parallels many of my experiences of being a service provider.

This is one of the best podcasts on this topic. If you’re considering or even in the middle of the process of building your own home, do yourself a favor and set out a weekend to binge listen to this podcast!

Eric Reinholdt ,

Amazingly well done guide to home design, remodeling and construction

The information Amelia curates here is thoughtful, well researched, delivered in an easy to digest format and its backed up by her decades in the building industry (she's an architect). This is the definitive resource for those looking to build or remodel their next home, its like sitting across the table from an architect.
High production value, expert guests, and special access to resources and her courses...so much to dig into here.

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