List your requirements or collect pictures of likes and dislikes before your first meeting with a designer.
Connect with someone who can help you put together the big picture.
Discuss your budget early with your designer so they can help you choose materials and create a realistic plan.
Visualize and understand what you’re going to get before you buy. A graphic plan helps you clearly communicate the project to your contractor.
Now that you’ve done all this hard work, make sure you can enjoy it! Good maintenance keeps your investment healthy. Enjoy.