I wrote this book because I want you to have a great experience building your new home or remodeling your existing home. It is possible. You don't have to listen to your friends who say, "Oh, remodeling is a nightmare," or "Building a house is a dreadful experience. I'll never do it." I don't want you to be in that category. I want you to be the person at the party who steps back from the circle of guests who are complaining about their architect and their contractor, and how much it cost, and the hardships they went through. I want you to step back from that and smile, knowing that you didn't go down that path.