Renovate or Build
Our graduates rate the course
5 out of 5 stars
Do you wish you could renovate or build the home of your dreams without the budget blow-out nightmares, tradie headaches, or questioning if that product is the right choice?
Imagine if you could have access to the skills and answers you need at the touch of a button. Imagine a home renovation course saving you tears, money, and precious time you could be spending actually enjoying your reno, no matter how grand or tiny your project. Imagine that – actually loving the renovation process!
Do you want to learn:
The whole reno process, from planning to budgeting to doing to adding the finishing touches?
How to create a vision board for your dream home?
How to create a fabulous floor plan?
When and how to get council approval?
Who should be in your dream team (and how to find ’em)?
How to get the most out of your tradies?
How to keep your reno on track and on time?
What to do if things go wrong? It may not happen, but it pays to be prepared!
How we flip houses, and how you can too?
Stacks of ways to save money on your reno?
If you said “yes way, rosÉ!” to any of the above, then the Reno School is for you!
It’s the ultimate online course that will give you total confidence, bucket loads of support, together with thousands of women (and some fabulous guys!) in a world-class community.
So, what are you waiting for?
You’ve got one chance to get this right
What you’ll get
EMPOWERMENT AND CONFIDENCE TO TACKLE YOUR RENOVATION PROJECT
WITHOUT MAKING COSTLY MISTAKES
In this 6-week online course, we’re going to teach you how to design, renovate or build your dream home.
We’ll take you through our step-by-step process, supported by downloadable PDFs and invaluable templates.
6 online modules jam-packed full of guidance, advice, ideas, and inspo to make your dream home a reality.
We’ll show you real-life examples of our tips and tricks from our 13+ own projects.
Exclusive access to our Facebook group, featuring chats, check-ins, and good times.
Unreal discounts from our partners (these are industry partnerships we’ve spent years developing and you get all the benefits).
Yep, that’s right, you’ll get lifetime access for as long as this course exists.
Get excited because it’s going to be fun!
Join the waitlist!
DO NOT MISS OUR NEXT INTAKE STARTING FEBRUARY 2022.
The Reno School
module by module
YOU’RE ONLY 6 WEEKS AND 6 MODULES AWAY FROM CREATING YOUR DREAM HOME!
You’ll be sent 1 module per week for the 6 weeks of the course. If you fall behind (because hey, life happens!) it’s no drama… you’ll have lifetime access to the modules so you can catch up or retake the course whenever it suits you.
Here’s how we’ll roll….
MODULE 1: BUILDING YOUR MASTERPLAN
Regardless of your past experience, this module teaches you the foundations of every good reno or new build planning! We’ll help you suss out your budget, priorities, and any approvals you’ll need.
By the end of Module 1, you will know how to: plan your reno and prioritise what’s important to you, work out some ballpark budget figures, understand approvals and council rules. And last, but not least, we’ll help you answer that all important question: should you renovate or detonate?
MODULE 2: FINDING YOUR DREAM TEAM
Behind every successful renovator is her crew. This module teaches you how to find your perfect tradies, and how to make sure you’re getting the best quotes (and not getting ripped off!)
By the end of Module 2, you will know: who you will need to work with on your project and how to get the best out of your tradies, architects and more. You’ll have a better understanding of the budgeting process and how to know you’re getting the best quotes.
MODULE 3: AH-MAZING INTERIORS
Woo hoo! It’s time to turn your vision board into a reality, so get ready to immerse yourself in a vision board bonanza and colour wheel extravaganza as we guide you through an easy 6-step design process.
By the end of Module 3 you will have learnt: Interiors 101, along with lighting plans, how to work with colour (yes, we do more than white) and focus on how to create gorgeous lounge rooms and dreamy bedrooms. You’ll find out where we like to shop and learn how you can save vs. splurge.
MODULE 4: MASTERING KITCHENS
Renovating your kitchen can be tricky. We’ll guide you through it by teaching you how to choose important elements for your needs and style, how to select quality fixtures and fittings, and how to design the perfect layout for your space.
By the end of Module 4 you will have learnt: how to design the ideal layout, choose the right benchtop, appliances, cabinets and handles and have real-life examples of best kitchen features so you can incorporate them into your own design.
MODULE 5: MASTERING BATHROOMS AND LAUNDRIES
Bathrooms and laundries shouldn’t be hidden away! Learn how to design gorgeous and functional rooms that you’ll want to show off ? and that will suit your family’s needs while standing the test of time.
By the end of Module 5 you will know: how to design your room, then how to choose tiles, taps and everything in between. You?ll be in the know about the special skills, products and some special tradies to make sure the end result will stand the test of time.
MODULE 6: TRANSFORMING THE EXTERIOR
No one wants a drab exterior, especially when they’ve done such a gorgeous reno inside! Boost your home’s curb appeal, see if your roof needs a refresh, and implement our tips to makeover your alfresco.
By the end of Module 6 you will have learnt: how to transform the outside of your home, which will impact its street appeal and how to create the ultimate alfresco area.
Their words not ours…
“… I can say that without a doubt, it has been one of the best investments I have made…The Reno School was there to guide and up-skill me in everything I needed to know and do to make my Reno, and ultimately my business, a success. It has been an empowering experience as well as a lot of fun. I can’t thank you enough”
– MARY OWEN
“Hi Three Birds, Just wanted to send you a massive Thank you for creating such a wonderful online course. I learnt so much and feel so inspired now. And so motivated. You’ve really changed my life. I love the work you do and share with your fans.”
– HADASSAH RAMSEY
“Hands down the best money you will spend. I can’t even express in words how amazing the course is. The support from the Three Birds is unbelievable and the Facebook community you become a part of is out of this world. 100% do it!”
– BIANCA MULLIGAN
“Loved this online school. Totally worth doing would recommend to anyone wanting to renovate. Love the Facebook group the knowledge & inspiration from this group is fab & with lifetime access I wish I’d done it sooner!”
– REBECCA JANE
“I had held off for a while in signing up for the Reno course but after finding out about the 100% refund I enlisted. I am from rural SA so was not sure if the course would help me feel more confident with my first new build. We are demolishing our old shack (slowly sinking no foundations) and rebuilding our forever beach home. I was not very confident that I would be much use in any aspect of the build eg design, colours, floor plan etc but after completing the course I have gained so much knowledge. I have faith in my choices eg flooring colours etc and hopefully will be starting the build in February next year.”
– FIONA WARD
“Hey my DREAM TEAM! I am so stoked with the result!! We have thoroughly enjoyed this project of our for-ever-home and are so happy to have been allowed to be so hands-on, but could never have achieved our dream home without the talented professionals we had involved. So responsive, so accommodating and so good at what you do – I cannot recommend you all highly enough.”
– LEONA BUTLER
Save thousands on your project with lifetime access to discounts from our list of super-stylish suppliers.
Here’s just a taste of where you could save.
WE’RE SO CONFIDENT YOU’LL LOVE OUR RENO SCHOOL THAT WE OFFER A 100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE.
IF YOU DON’T LOVE IT, IT’S FREE!
Join the waitlist!
DO NOT MISS OUR NEXT INTAKE STARTING FEBRUARY 2022.
What the experts say…
IT’S NOT JUST OUR COMMUNITY OF RENOVATORS WHO LOVE OUR ONLINE RENOVATION COURSE.
CHECK OUT THESE EXPERTS AND WHAT THEY HAVE TO SAY:
THE SUPERSTAR ENTREPRENEUR
“Bonnie, Erin and Lana made a huge impact when they spoke for Business Chicks at our 9 to Thrive events in Sydney and Melbourne. These women are the real deal, the perfect mix of laughter, vulnerability and advice that counts.”
“There’s no doubt Three Birds Renovations are Australia’s hottest property in home renovating.”
“Three Birds Renovations are the best in the business at property flipping and home renos. You couldn’t learn from anyone better.”
“The team from Three Birds are the next level in renovations. Their ability to turn houses around in such a short time frame means that they know all the ins and outs of the renovation industry and all the tricks of the trade. They understand where best to focus to add the most value to a property and their styling is off the charts! Even we’d love to do their Reno School.”
“I wish I’d had the Reno School when I first graduated from Architecture! Since completing the course in 2018, I have revolutionised the way I design and detail interiors, material palettes and lighting plans. Working in an architectural studio, there is always more to learn, particularly when it comes to dealing with builders, trades and other professionals. As a young woman, the course has given me more confidence on site to make my design visions a reality without blowing client budgets. Thank you Erin for your amazing spreadsheets, Bonnie for your unique design flair and Lana for putting it all together for us students. See you in the Facebook group!”
LET US ANSWER SOME FOR YOU
WHAT IS THE RENO SCHOOL?
The Reno School is our 6-week online program covering all aspects of a whole home reno or new build. It’s the ultimate online home renovation course, where we’ll teach you everything we know about how to design, renovate or build your dream home.
WHO IS THE RENO SCHOOL SUITABLE FOR?
The Reno School is for anyone who wants to improve their home, no matter their experience or the project scope. Whether you’re a complete rookie when it comes to renos, or have a bit of experience under your toolbelt, our course will take your property renovation and building skills to the next level. The Reno School is relevant for anyone doing a renovation, extension, new build, backyard or even just updating one room in the house. And hey, if you’re already in the middle of your reno, you can still learn loads about how to get it finished (which is often the hardest part)!
I'M A BUILDER/DESIGNER/ARCHITECT/EXPERIENCED RENOVATOR. WILL I LEARN ANYTHING NEW?
Heck yeah! Every reno is different. We learn so many new things from every project, and we’re sure you’ll find tips, lessons, and approaches that will make you even better at what you do as we work through the course and share our experiences.
We currently have plenty of Reno School students and graduates who have many renovations under their toolbelts or even work as experts in the industry! We asked some of our experts how they rate Reno School:
The Interior Stylist: “The course is a great system to use when renovating. The step by step detailed info is invaluable for people wanting to manage the renovation process. I am a qualified interior stylist that needed more confidence in the building process. Thank you! I would recommend this course 150%. Also, thank you girls for showing that you are still laughing and your friendship has survived.” – Kym Kitching-Downs
The Builder: “It gave me a different perspective to help understand what clients will go through and gave an insight into some of the traps. Experience gained and lessons learned and very happy with the result.” – @getdeckedout
The Partner of a Builder: “It was seriously amazing. It gave me the confidence I needed to trust myself and back myself when making decisions. I have a strong passion for design and construction (my partner is a builder so we’re both equally obsessed) and this course has only made it stronger. Though I’m not in the process of starting my reno, I feel that when I do I’ll be ready and comfortable in my ability to create something hopefully special.” – Sophie Day
The Seasoned Renovator: “I have had some renovation experience, 6 homes in the past. I didn’t have a renovation to do as I just sold our last home. I decided to join even just to learn one thing. So glad I did so well-planned and thought out, thanks Three Birds.” – Robyn Gonsoir
HOW DO I ACCESS THE CONTENT?
Click to sign up, go through the cart process and voila! An email will hit your inbox with a link to your Student Access page and a link to the private Facebook group. You’ll be able to access our exclusive offers instantly.
Once the course commences on 20th September, every week you’ll get an email with a new module that you can then access for the life of this program.
It’s that simple.
HOW MUCH DOES THE RENO SCHOOL COST?
The Reno School is AUD$849. That includes 6 weeks of PDF modules and lifetime access to our Facebook community and exclusive supplier discounts. All prices are in Australian Dollars.
HOW LONG IS THE RENO SCHOOL? CAN I DO IT AT MY OWN PACE?
The online course is delivered over 6 weeks. Every Monday afternoon (AEST) we’ll email you a new module to work through that week. The other students from your intake will be working through the same materials at the same time, so you can share and ask questions as you go via our exclusive Facebook community.
However, you can absolutely take the course at your own pace! Catch up when it suits you, or even repeat the course as often as you like – you’ll have lifetime access, including all of our course updates as we release them.
IS THE RENO SCHOOL 100% ONLINE?
You betcha. As long as you have an internet connection, you can do the course. Plus you can download the course content to your smartphone, tablet, or computer so that you always have access to the pretty PDFs and templates.
DO I NEED ANY SPECIFIC TYPE OF DEVICE OR EQUIPMENT?
We send the course materials as PDFs, that you can open on your smartphone, computer, or tablet.
We highly recommend that you have a Facebook account to access our Reno School community of over 10,000 students working on projects together. It’s a great wealth of information and we’d hate you to miss out. But you won’t need any 3D drawing programs or other technical skills. We like to keep it simple, lady!
WHAT IF I SIGN UP TO THE RENO SCHOOL AND CANNOT MAKE THE START DATE?
No worries, you can move through the course at your own pace. You have lifetime access so the content will always be available for you to download.
WHAT IS THE RENO SCHOOL COMMUNITY?
It’s a private Facebook group for current students and graduates of Reno School. The Three Birds – Bonnie, Erin, and Lana ? and their team are also part of the group. Together, everyone helps each other with their individual reno projects. It’s a great way to get feedback on your reno plans and helpful advice just when you need it most. You can post photos, ask questions, and get help almost instantly.
Students tell us that the Facebook group is one of their most loved aspects of The Reno School. Just ask some of our graduates:
“The Facebook group is gold – basically like having a whole bunch of experts on hand who have already been there done that, or made the mistakes so you don’t have to, or know where to find the exact light fitting you’ve been searching for. The other thing I think is great (apart from the discounts) is that the Three Birds are actually involved in the Facebook community, especially Lana. They aren’t just the face of a spin-off business being run by someone else. No downside really!” – @ceramity
“The search bar in the Facebook group is something I use daily as all the things you question, you can guarantee plenty of others have also questioned and there’s always the answer you’re looking for.” – @caves.coastal.reno
“Do it! It’s the best thing I have done. The access to the Facebook group alone is worth its weight in gold. I recommend it to everyone who is renovating, building etc. I’m a fan.” @scubaloz
“The Facebook page has just been amazing, loving the TBR online community and the support it provides.” – Elise Stanton
WHAT DOES 'LIFETIME ACCESS' ACTUALLY MEAN?
Lifetime access is just as it sounds! You can retake the course as many times as you’d like for free, be part of The Reno School community FOREVER, and access the exclusive supplier discounts for as long as the program is in existence. Yeah, we think that’s pretty awesome too!
ARE THERE ANY TESTS OR ASSESSMENTS?
No, this isn’t an accredited course and there’s no need for added pressure. You’ll get an excellent quality, step by step, practical course that gives you all the appropriate tools and knowledge without needing assessment.
DOES THE COURSE TOUCH ON HOW TO FLIP PROPERTIES?
We do touch on flipping houses, but the main focus is on renovating your own home, more so than investment properties. This is not a course specifically designed for people who want to flip houses (though is fantastic if you want to get hands-on with your flippin renos)!
CAN I BUY A PRINTED VERSION OF THE SCHOOL?
We’re doing our bit to help save the planet so The Reno School is 100% online and shared with you in digital form. However, you can create your own hard copies by downloading the PDFs and templates to your smartphone, tablet, or computer, but beware you might end up making a few trips to your print shop for paper and ink – there’s a whole lotta content in there!
WILL I GET A CERTIFICATE AT THE END?
You betcha! When you’re done, we’ll ask you to fill out a short survey (so we know which parts you loved the most), and then we’ll send you an official Three Birds Renovations Reno School certificate which you can print out and show off to all your friends and family.
DO YOU OFFER PAYMENT PLANS?
We sure do, three payments of $299 – one payment per month for three months.
I DON'T HAVE A CREDIT CARD, CAN I PAY ANY OTHER WAY?
Sorry, at the moment we are strictly credit card/debit card only.
CAN I SHARE MY LOGIN DETAILS?
No way, rosè Your login credentials are only for you. Please don’t share your details with anyone. (We track multiple downloads, so we’ll know!) If you have a mate who would benefit from this course, do them a huge favour and convince them to join with you. They will be thanking you with praise from the (newly renovated) rooftops we know it.
ISN'T THERE ALREADY A LOT OF RENO ADIVCE AND INSPO ONLINE?
Yep, but all the Pinterest boards in the world won’t guide you through a renovation as easily as Reno School. This is an online renovation course like no other on the market catering to everyone from experienced stylists, designers, builders, and architects to Mums who have never picked out a paint sample before.
THIS IS A $849 INTERNET COURSE, WILL IT REALLY DELIVER WHAT I NEED?
Absolutely! Reno School is suited to anyone undertaking a renovation, or even a brand new build, regardless of your scope, style, or budget.
Not quite convinced? We offer a 100% money-back guarantee no questions asked.
HOW LONG DOES THE COURSE TAKE?
6 weeks, but you can absolutely work at your own pace. No pressure! We know life can get a bit life-y!
You also get lifetime access to the course content (including any updates), partner offers and discounts, and membership to our exclusive Facebook group. Pretty sweet, huh!
I'VE CHANGED MY MIND, CAN I GET A REFUND?
Of course! We think you’ll love it, but if not no problem. Money back, guaranteed. And no questions asked.
WILL I GET VALUE FOR MONEY IF I LIVE OVERSEAS? (AS I CAN'T ACCESS THE AUSTRALIAN SUPPLIER DISCOUNTS)?
We’re going to let a couple of other fine women answer that one for us.
“I’ve done the course and I live in NZ!! It’s more than worth it babe. I understand your frustration missing out on the discounts, but The Birds inside knowledge, money saving tips, creativity, inspo… It will only increase the value of your home or reno ten fold. Do it!! (not for the discounts, while i know would be a bonus) but because it’s worth it in the long run.” – Jo Marshall
“I live in Nova Scotia, Canada and this course has taught me so much! As a beginner with limited renovation experience, this course has provided me with a step-by-step toolkit for success. The easy-to-read format was key, and the The Reno School Team all seem so approachable. Since three best friends are teaching you, the course is delivered in a professional AND easygoing manner. This course is FUN! As foreign students, we are not eligible for all of the bonus discounts due to shipping restrictions, but DO NOT LET THIS DETER YOU! The material provided in the course is already so worth the investment.” – Hilary Arenburg Gobien
“I’m in the US and definitely got a lot out of the Reno School! So much of the course is valuable no matter where you live – design concepts, construction process, strategy, and honestly just load and loads of tips! Things you hadn’t ever thought of before but learn through the course and think, Ah, of course! So glad to know that! I wouldn’t hesitate to sign up for Reno School for a moment, no matter where you are in the world or whether you’re renovating or building new. I’m actually building new and I know for sure that the investment of the Reno School has helped me create a more beautiful and functional dream home. And the Facebook group alone is worth the price!” – Katy DeBardelaben
Proof’s in the pudding.
CAN I JOIN THE RENO SCHOOL IF I'M A DUDE?
Again, we might let a couple of our dude students answer this:
“Full Five F…ing Fantastic!! You can tell I’m a bloke and call a spade an effing shovel!! The quality of content, the openness that each of you have displayed plus a superb behind the scenes team. If it were double the price, the course would still represent value for money. Furthermore, the camaraderie & chemistry between Erin Cayless (the planner) Bonnie Hindmarsh (the design guru) & Lana Taylor (the talkative one & accidental star) is nothing short of a pleasure.” – David Herbert
“I’d like to recommend the Three Birds Reno School to anybody wanting to get an inside on design and renovation.
“I have found it very helpful as an owner looking to renovate my own properties as well as a builder trying to help my clients bring their renovation and design ideas to life. As a Reno Schooler the course has paid for itself in rebates from suppliers alone. The beauty of this course is it is ongoing with the closed forum group and regular video chats with the girls. I have never done a course like this but am very glad I have. I can highly recommend.” – Rod Aulburn
WE’VE HELPED OVER 13,000 HOMES AND COUNTING!
Will yours be next?
Meet the Birds
We’re Bonnie, Lana, and Erin – three best friends of 20+ years who’ve been through all the ups and downs of life together: meeting and marrying our husbands, starting families, and juggling busy careers.
More and more, we found ourselves expressing similar dreams to each other (besides our reno ones). They were to prioritise family time, work for ourselves, and adore what we were doing. And we wanted to do it together. So, in 2014 we took a leap of faith. We quit our jobs and launched Three Birds Renovations.
Within a few short months of starting out we had successfully bought, renovated, and sold our first property. We used social media to share how we did it and soon realised we needed a bigger platform to properly teach women everything we know. That’s how The Reno School was born. Now, we’ve helped transform over 11,000 properties, spent years forging relationships with leading market brands and suppliers, amassed a gorgeous group of followers who make it all worthwhile, and learned more than we ever could have imagined.
AND WE’RE SHARING IT ALL WITH YOU.
The Reno School is designed especially to teach other women that they can do their own reno, or even start flipping houses too! We’ve downloaded our collective brains right into this beautiful space so you can simply tap in and get started with full confidence and support. We’re 100% women owned and led and although we think our husbands are great, not one of them is a builder! Three Birds Renovations is the epitome of Mum’s getting it done!