Dirk Dallas: what I wish I knew before starting my home project

See how the tastemaker transformed a Michigan ranch home into a bright and airy retreat “like something you’d see in L.A.”

dirk dallas image with home improvement images with andersen window products

Whether you’re building or remodeling, major home projects can come with major stress. With timelines, managing contractors, ever expanding budgets and lead times, the process comes with so many variables it can be hard to navigate.

Dirk Dallas, designer, filmmaker, photographer and the founder of FromWhereIDrone recently built his family’s dream home in California. Dirk chronicled the process on OurModernDwelling and features the ups and downs that came with his build.

We sat down with Dirk to get his thoughts on what he wishes he knew before starting his project, to save you the stress.

Swipe or click through our Q&A below!

Before and After Images:

front entry of newly constructed home with black framed door
construction view of large opening for door to be installed leading outside
You can follow along with Dirk’s project reveal at Our Modern Dwelling on Instagram.

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