By Emily AndersonMore in Home Improvement
Local building codes
Design photos and websites
Dumpster, trash bags, or dumpster-in-a-bag
Set a budget that includes 20 percent extra for unforeseen issues.
Renovations should add value and sales appeal to your home and follow local building codes.
Collect photos and websites of designs you like; look at products in stores; talk with friends who have done similar projects.
If you’re not comfortable with plumbing or wiring, hire a professional for that part of the project.
For a large project, rent a dumpster; for a small project use trash bags; for a medium-sized project (10 trash bags or more) buy a construction waste bag, fill it with up to 3,300 pounds of debris, and schedule a collection to have it hauled away.