Instructor: Bonnie Prinse

Credit Hours: 1.00

Approval Number: SRA0181

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Course Description

This course is part of a series of courses and certification on the Conflict-Free Home Remodeling Process. The courses were written by Stephen Gidus and the remodeler certification is offered through REMODology, LLC. “REMODology Part IV – Design Review” focuses on Step 2 of the Pre Construction Phase, the Design Review. The hiring of designers for the project, the various plans that compose in the Design Review and related stakeholders are covered. Finally, budget and financing along with homeowner affirmation is explored.



  • Hiring the residential designer
  • Design-build
  • The site plan
  • Septic system
  • As-built plans
  • Investigative surgery
  • Hard line plan
  • Interior design review
  • The refinement process
  • Landscape designer
  • Homeowner associations
  • Variances
  • Finance and budgets
  • The cost for design review
  • Homeowner affirmation

Course Objectives

Upon completion of the course, Florida contractors will:

  • understand the role of the residential designer to the project
  • identify the importance of the as-built plan
  • be able to explain the importance of investigative surgery
  • examine the importance of the interior designer to the project
  • be able to compare the Feasibility Study budget to the Design Review budget

Instructor Bio

Ms. Prinse holds a BS Degree in Environmental Studies from Eckerd College and has pursued master degree studies in Aquatic Zoology at the University of South Florida. She has written scientific portions of impact statements for wetland/upland land delineation, endangered species studies, and water quality testing while employed with a civil engineering and architectural firm in Tampa, FL. Her experience in environmental studies and new construction lend itself to documentary film making, particularly environmental stories that have taken her to the Amazon in Peru and to Costa Rica. Most recently her involvement with earthen construction projects led to a video production showcasing the benefits of building “green.”

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