After the holidays are over and all the Christmas decorations are put away, many people start to remodel their homes. If you’re one of these people, read on; we have some tips to help you prepare for a remodeling project so that it goes as smoothly as possible!

1. Get a Home Budget

Set a specific amount of money you can spend on the project. You can have a family meeting to ensure that everyone agrees on how much money will be spent on the entire project. 

Your home budget will give you a clear idea of the total cost of the remodel. Making sure that the cost is affordable will help save you from unnecessary stress that could crop up during the project.

2. List Of To-Do’s

First, you’ll want to do a little research. We encourage you to make a list of things you’d like to improve in your home. This list should include any neglected maintenance issues and remodeling ideas you may have.

Once you have estimates, you can start deciding what to prioritize. Do you want to add on a master suite? Is a new deck out back a high priority? Make a list of all the things you’d like to improve, and then decide on the essential items.

3. Organize Your Project

Now that you have a list of what you’d like to do, you’ll need to organize it so that you can get a clear picture of what needs to be done. Managing your project will help you stay on top of your own home budget, and it will give you a clear view of the remodel. 

It will also help ensure that the remodeling project is completed efficiently and on time. Organizing your project will also help you avoid removing and replacing multiple surfaces only to find out that what you thought you wanted is not what you really wanted.

4. Start with Small Projects

Once you have your project organized, you’ll need to decide on something to do first. A good rule of thumb is to start with the projects that take the longest. If you start with the projects that take the longest, you’ll be able to complete more than one project in a day.

Also, you’ll want to be sure to budget enough time to complete each project. If you don’t provide enough time, you’ll end up spending a lot of time doing things you could have done at the beginning of the project, or you’ll have to cut back your project to fit in a specific timeline.

5. Plan for the Unfortunate

Once you have your project organized, it will be time to start. One thing that we recommend you do is to plan for the unfortunate. This means you’ll want to think about what you’ll do if something goes wrong or a cost overrun.

This may seem like a negative thought, but it isn’t really. Planning for the unfortunate will help you save money and avoid stress. Think about what could go wrong on a remodeling job and how you’d handle them. The more you plan for the unfortunate, the more you can save, and the less you’ll have to worry about it.


We’re sure that you’re now ready to start your remodeling project. We hope that these tips will help you prepare and make your project a success. 

Miconi Marble & Tile has an unparalleled record for excellence in natural stone selection, design, and installation. We are available for projects from simple bathrooms to expansive commercial installations. If you need home remodeling services in San Rafael, CA, contact us today! We look forward to beginning your home project!