Planning a remodel project can be stressful, where do you begin? Interior Designer Michelle Dirkse has five steps to help keep your project on-time, within budget, and turning out fantastic:

  1. Make a list of your goals for the space and the functional needs. Then search for example images of rooms that you like in magazines, on Pinterest or on Houzz. Make a folder or a "board" of rooms that you like so that you can figure out what your style is.

Select Everything in Advance:

Shop for all of your flooring, tile, counters, plumbing, appliances, hardware, doors and paint in advance. Then assemble everything that you will need for the project into a document for your contractor.

  • Move Out and Let Construction begin.

    Many homeowners try to cut costs by living at home during their remodel. It's a huge burden on them and slows the construction process. Moving out will allow them to work faster and more efficiently while making it easier on you. Answer questions as they come up asap.