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Remodeling: Staying Organized P1

If you’re planning on remodeling your home, you already know how many details you have constantly flowing, or jumbling, through your head. As exciting as it can be to remodel your home, stress is unavoidable. If you’re living in your home during the renovations, the mess alone can raise your irritation level and add to the stress of deadlines, budget crunching, and decision making.

Staying organized is one way to help this exciting process feel a little less chaotic, and more enjoyable. If organization is not your strong suit, this four-part post will offer you a few simple ideas that will help ease stress and enable you to continue working toward a successful remodel.

Vision

The first important part of achieving an organized remodel is to have a clear vision of what you want your end result to look like. Working with helpful individuals, like the Showroom consultants at Conestoga can be a valuable experience.  They will help you in communicating what you like and don’t like—and you’ll have more confidence in your decisions.

Start filling a binder with pages from catalogs and magazines that have rooms you like, colors, textures, and styles. Once you feel like your vision is coming together, you’ll be able to articulate your style and preferences to each vendor you work with along the way. If you don’t have a Pinterest account yet, get one and start organizing images you like there as well—it’ll be your online scrapbook and will help you zero in on your vision. Houzz is another great site to search through and store images of spaces you love.

Learn about each material as you proceed.  In addition to talking to your vendors, read informative and reliable articles found on their websites.  A wealth of information can be found in Conestoga’s blogs and Learning Center.  

Most important of all, don’t be afraid to ask questions.  Emailing questions or contacting companies online makes it very easy to print out answers and keep them for future reference!