1. Plan on Chaos-It will be messy, loud and frustrating. Unexpected delays and inevitable inconveniences that come from living in a construction zone are a part of the process. You’ll handle the lows better if you expect this from the start.
2. Don’t look for the cheapest materials-you get what you pay for for the most part. Invest in quality.
3. Don’t go too trendy…the latest & hottest thing is usually short term. Go classic that will stand the test of time.