Home renovation can be a rewarding task. For some, it's about flipping a house for profit. Others are looking for a deal in which to invest time and effort. Another reason to renovate is creating a uniquely tailored space.
But renovations have their downsides, particularly when homeowners don’t invest enough time into planning. They’re not something you design on the fly, making it up as you go along. Nor can plans be vague: you owe it to yourself to decide on the time, skills and money necessary to finish your project. The results will be worth it.
Making the Budget
First, set an overall budget. No one is made of money. Decide how much you can reasonably dedicate to this project, then stick to it. Exceeding the budget “just this once”…