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Do’s & Don’ts of Remodeling



Tune in as Gary & Jamie dive into the major “do’s and don’ts” of remodeling.

*scroll to the bottom to see our interpretation of the emotional rollercoaster it is to live through a remodeling project in your home. 


  • Start w/ a clear vision
  • Prepare for the unforeseen & unexpected
  • Get any permits needed
  • Find a contractor you can trust
  • Be bold in some ways
  • Pick your appliances first
  • Order the suggested amount of waste on materials
  • Stay true to your home
  • Take inventory of what you have and want to keep
  • Develop a “during construction” living plan
  • Be decisive
  • Invest in quality where it counts
  • Follow design guidelines
  • Distinguish b/w wants & needs
  • Don’t expect what you see on tv
  • Don’t underestimate the stress
  • Don’t rush good work
  • Don’t risk it with DIY
  • Don’t make lots of changes
  • Don’t sacrifice function for form
  • Don’t disregard the importance of lighting
  • Don’t focus more on resale than on your personal style & needs
  • Don’t ignore your designer’s guidance
The Emotional Rollercoaster of Remodeling

Emotional Rollercoaster of Remodeling