(* now, 6 months, a year or even in 5 years *)







If you are saying “YES!” because you’ve heard horror stories, similar to the ones I’ve heard, like ...

  • “ I was sobbing behind a dumpster full of demolition garbage. 
  • “The roof of my house was gone. And my contractor was too.”
  • "My renovation went to hell in a handbasket."
  • “We searched for a property, a piece of land or a house, for more than 3 years, missing so many opportunities in great locations. Having heard, from our friends and relatives what a nightmare construction is, we were reluctant to pull the trigger. Finally, our circumstances forced us to make a purchase. We rushed into construction, without any preparation, barely surviving it.”
  • “How difficult can it be, plenty of people build or renovate their homes, I thought. All I need to do is just hire an architect and a contractor and they will take care of the project and me. How ignorant of me to expect that!”
  • “Looking at yet another bill I realized I was running out of money and the project was not even half done!”
  • “My contractor was a totally shady character!”
  • “We were reviewing my project’s budget. The architect nodded his head and so did the contractor. I was ashamed to admit that to me much of it sounded like Latin, my least favorite subject at school. I didn’t understand what my money had been spent on. Or, even more alarmingly, how much more I would need to spend.”
  • “There was yet another delay and nobody was taking responsibility for it. I was literally losing my mind.”
  • “The architect and the contractor were in the middle of a screaming match, defending their positions and throwing accusations at each other. It was as if I hadn’t even been there.”
  • “I am so excited to be building my home!” was my initial announcement to everyone within earshot. 18 months later, still waiting for my construction to be finished, with little looking like I had imagined it, I admitted that I was scarred for life. Only to my best friend. And after I drank a bottle of wine. At which point I also confessed how used and ignorant I felt.”
  • “My project made me feel as if I were in a maze. It was like a game whose rules I didn’t know. Or like being in a foreign country whose customs and language I didn’t understand. With nobody at my side.”

 … I am here to help. I know that a home construction project (bathroom renovation, kitchen renovation, garage conversion to an office, apartment refresh, addition, or building a new home) usually is a nightmare. But it doesn’t have to be.

YOUR experience can be PLANNED, PREPPED and PROTECTED.

You wouldn’t venture into an unknown territory without a GPS, would you?


So why would you forge ahead with as complex an undertaking as renovating or building without a guide and a plan?


Yet so many homeowners stumble into their projects, oblivious and entirely unprepared, and end up being chewed up and spat out by the building industry.


Classic examples of sitting ducks, just asking for it.







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My name is Monika. I take the horror out of home renovating and building.


I accomplish it by being a curator. It encompasses the roles of a design consultant, an owner’s representative, a project manager and a construction therapist.


With me you get the expertise of 4 professionals for the price of 1!  Is that a fantastic deal or what?! (Having landed in the US with a whopping fortune of $10 and MA degree to my name, I take money very seriously and know the best ways to spend it smartly).


I have practiced my craft for 20+ years, completed 20+ home construction projects ranging from $34,000 to $6,000,000, and have done 2 major renovations of my own homes.


So I know exactly how you (will) feel. AND I know exactly what you need to know.


My experience gives me a unique edge. You can benefit from it, snorting all my hard-earned, unbiased knowledge, having access to shortcuts and insiders’ secrets, circumventing the usual pitfalls of home construction industry…


  • that you go through your kitchen, bathroom, basement, apartment, home renovation or building project without the usual horrors and instead ...
  • you understand the process and know what needs to happen every step of the way, 
  • you feel good about your budget, you stay on budget so that your project is not a money pit, 
  • you trust your contractor and are not intimidated by your architect,
  • EVEN if your home project is in 5 years’ time, you need to know this now so that you are prepared. The earlier you start, the more AMAZING the results will be.

That’s why I created my course titled ...



How to Make Your Home Construction Project a Success …

Even if You Are Brand New to Renovating or Building


In this course you will go from being unprepared, feeling uninformed, intimidated and overwhelmed to feeling in control because you will gain a solid understanding of the whole construction process learning how to confidently engage and interact with the professionals you will need to hire, how to avoid costly mistakes and how to protect your sanity.


Think of me not just as your instructor but as a guide, an advocate and a translator who will teach, show and explain how to make sure that your interests are protected and your agenda realized.


Cost-consciously, collaboratively and, at times, irreverently. 

“Monika reveals how, at best, dysfunctional and, at worst, cut-throat the building industry is and how its process harms us, the unprepared homeowners, especially women. She explains why the industry’s typical practices don’t work in a way that makes total sense.


Then, here’s my favorite part, she teaches how to mitigate these 2 huge problems. She gives numerous examples from her impressive career in construction, until it really sinks in. And she uses humor, it’s so refreshing!


Monika really prepared me for my major home renovation and saved me lots of money. Not to mention saving my sanity!”


Alina Srodecka



  • WHAT IS IT? 

    A 4-week online course. 

    Because it will equip you with a … shall we say … home-construction GPS. So that you don’t end up as a victim of the building industry, lost in the maze of its common traps, with your money evaporating and your project taking an eternity.

  • HOW?

    Through tested, optimized, step-by-step method of how to prepare, organize & navigate the entire process of your home construction.



(*and including all the mind-boggling in-betweens: design considerations, pre-construction, hiring an architect and a builder, construction and post-construction* )


It is *DEFINITELY* for you if:

  • You want to have access to a thoroughly tested, step-by-step method that works
  • You want to find out how to keep your costs and schedule under control, with quality always in mind
  • You like energetic, taught-through-stories learning experience
  • You crave confidence and want to empower yourself by becoming an educated homeowner
  • You understand that you need to learn the process of home construction and the roles and responsibilities of its 3 essential players: an architect, a contractor and, most importantly, you, so that you can use it to your advantage
  • You are coachable and ready to snort all the knowledge I will lay at your feet
  • You are into collaboration and transparency
  • You like to be prepared and to have a roadmap
  • You get the importance of design
  • You want to bring your vision to life and have the home of your dreams
  • You waited for each episode of “Game of Thrones” with the same zeal you felt when waiting for each date with your very first love                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  (*DEFINITELY* because if you answered “yes” to the above, we will get along famously!)


    It is not for you if:

  • You are into winging it
  • You are prepared to be taken advantage of, to make costly mistakes and to let the project take however long it takes
  • You like passive learning experience, sitting, glassy-eyed, in front of a computer and scrolling through boring educational materials
  • You don’t mind falling victim to the building industry’s traps, channeling the spirits of many a sitting duck
  • You want to learn the skills of construction industry trades (how to pour concrete, refinish kitchen cabinets, install tile or paint)
  • You prefer to go it alone and figure it all out for yourself
  • You are into competition and discord
  • You are addicted to chaos, constantly putting out fires and dealing with crisis
  • You don’t care about design, home is just 4 walls and a roof over your head
  • You don’t mind seeing only your architect’s brand reflected in your home, rather than your own uniqueness
  • I hear you say that “Game of Thrones” was some dragon-infested nonsense


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($297 Now and $297 in 30 Days)


Monika’s viewpoints are so eye-opening. I now understand why my girlfriend’s project had gone to, as she put it, “hell in a handbasket.” She was completely unprepared.  With Monika I feel I am! Her teachings are priceless. She doesn't just give you tips or checklists: she teaches your brain how to think in home construction. Employing humor for good measure!”


Kathleen Neill


“Unlike construction-themed resources I had found (they were limited in perspective and biased, coming either from contractors or architects, not to mention boring) Monika’s instructions always have the homeowner - the human - in mind. I wanted to be seen, heard and understood. I wanted to know exactly how to prepare for my project and how to save money. And how to have fun in the process. I got it all in spades with Monika!


Alexandra Goodman

OK, enough about me, let’s get back to you and the course, shall we? 


What’s in the course?



(* some refer to them as chapters, like in a captivating book, some others see them as seasons of their favorite series*)


You will be taken through my step-by-step process and supported by:

  • Videos. With yours truly as the main character, who doesn’t promise to don fake eyelashes for the occasion and instead does promise to keep it real and relatable. Which might involve, for instance, talking to you from the depths of a bathtub for illustration purposes and to get your design juices flowing or taking you to an office of a contractor for the thrill of a sneak peek. It’s like going behind the scenes of a fashion show!  



  • Lists, sheets and workbooks, for instance:
    • Best Bang for Your Buck
      • A comprehensive breakdown of all cost categories that your budget ought to include so that you are not blindsided by unexpected expenditures
    • Checklist of Architect Deliverables
      • To ensure that your architect delivers all the necessary items
    • Example of Construction Schedule
      • To help you list your project tasks, put them in chronological order and identify critical path items to keep your project on track
    • List of Vetting Questions for Architect and Contractor
      • To assist you in selecting the correct architect and contractor for your project
    • Post Construction Maintenance Black Book
      • To help you protect the investment you made by renovating or building your home



  • Weekly live, group coaching calls (yum).
    • No worries if you can't attend them live
    • You'll get all the recordings



  • Lifetime access to the course (meaning you might start this course as a spring chicken and end it as a silver-haired sage).  Allowing you to take it at your own pace and as many times as you need at no additional cost. 



Here is what is in each, full of guidance and advice, module. Explained in detailed (and serious) terms …



Module 1


This module will prepare you to approach and engage an architect with confidence, in a meaningful, grounded way. To ensure that they understand and enrich your desires rather than champion their own brand. So that you get the home you want.  

Module Highlights:

  • You will learn tricks to maximize your space and use it to your best advantage, investing money where it makes most sense.
  • You will become aware of your natural design tendencies. If you don’t have any, no worries, you will discover them.
  • You will reflect on the way you utilize spaces and move within them.
  • You will be able to assemble a dossier of images and notes organized in 4 categories (architectural styles, types of rooms and their function, materials/finishes and furnishings).
Module 2


On completion of this module you will be able to finalize the design, ensure that it is within your budget, and have a team of professionals united by the same goal: making you happy!

Module Highlights:

  • You will know how to select an appropriate architect and source a reliable contractor and what their respective roles and responsibilities need to be.
  • You will be able to establish a comprehensive budget so that you are not blindsided by unexpected expenses.
  • You will know the best type of a construction contract to be able to see exactly how your money is spent for full transparency.
  • You will be able to understand drawings and specifications so that you know what you are approving.
  • You will know what your construction schedule needs to include to keep your project on track.
Module 3


In this module you will learn how to avoid the notorious stop-and-start delays and unnecessary expenditures. You will be equipped to effectively communicate with your team so that your project stays within budget and is delivered on time.  

Module Highlights:

  • You will know what protocols need to be in place to keep your project moving forward.
  • You will know how to avoid costly mistakes.
  • You will learn accountability procedures to keep your team motivated and organized.
  • You will learn how to manage your own expectations.
Module 4


In this module, you will learn how to have a project with an actual ending and how to make sure that the investment you will make in your construction is protected.

Module Highlights:

  • You will know how to bring construction to a close.
  • You will learn how to establish proper maintenance protocol.


2 Bonuses


Video Interview with an Architect (value $200):

  • To reveal how their mind works and what they expect from you. So that you can establish the most productive and enjoyable relationship with your Architect.

Video Walkthrough of an Active Construction Site (value $200):

  • To point out what needs to be in place outlining essential protocols so that work on your construction site is optimized.

Total Value of Bonuses: $400


Nail It! comes with a risk-free 7-day guarantee.  You can access the 1st module (it’s all about you, your needs and your desires as this is where the success of your project starts). If you don’t find it helpful and see no benefit in it, you will get a refund. 


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Not signing up yet because you have questions? I’ve got you!


Here are the most common ones, answered for your convenience:

“I have enjoyed knowing Monika Zasada for about sixteen years. I met her in her capacity as project manager with a general contracting company, not a position for the disorganized, vague, flighty or easily intimidated. Monika, of course, excelled. 

Her knowledge of and experience in the home construction business is vast, and, as one would expect of one so competentwho does not have to scratch around for answers and improvise solutions, she acquits herself with efficiency, charm and humor. 

For those interested in the infinitely fascinating business of building, with all its complexities,
I cannot think of anyone better qualified – or more entertaining – to learn from.


Alan Sive

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