The January 2013 Contractor Advantage magazine contains an article by Peter Forbes on avoiding potential “surprises” when doing a home renovation. Â Before starting any renovation project, Forbes urges home owners to view the film entitled, “Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House“. Â It “instill[s] a dose of reality … about the potential “surprises” that inevitably crop up…”, says Forbes. Â Bamford Construction couldn’t agree more. Â The film takes a humorous look at both potential technical and human trials Â that can be experienced when doing a home renovation or when building your dream home as is the case in the film. Â It begins with a couples’ initial renovation ideas, plans, designs, changes and construction, to the final completed project. Â As Forbes comments, the challenges confronting the Blandings is as real for clients renovating today as it was in 1948 when the film was produced. Â As such, viewing this film is an excellent (and entertaining) preliminary step to success in any home renovation.