Make a budget
Construction can sometimes seem daunting, but planning and communication can help you manage the project. If you’re unsure how to budget, seek out multiple bids from different contractors. There’s no downside to shopping around — most renovation experts say you should collect at least three bids for any new project.
Get the funds you need
Many people buy homes that could use a little extra love, like Carly did. There are plenty of ways to renovate on a budget — and to avoid disaster if your project ends up being bigger than you first expected.