Now that the rush of the holidays is over and the you’ve started settling into the new year it’s a good time to start planning out your home remodeling projects for the next year. You don’t have to do a whole house renovation to create a detailed plan, even a smaller project like a bathroom will benefit from a home remodeling plan. Whether you’re doing a large project like a master bedroom renovation or a smaller remodeling project like a back yard patio remodel – you’ll find that creating a plan and sticking to the plan will keep you on track, on time and on budget.

Where to begin your remodeling plan?

The first step is easy, and a lot of fun. Grab a notebook and start jotting down ideas. What part of your home would you like to change?¬†List all of the areas of your home you’d like to change and why. The more detailed the better. Visit websites like Houzz or Pinterest for home remodeling ideas. Have you always wanted a book nook? Write it down and then start looking at all the creative ways people have designed book nooks!


Once you have a list of projects you’ll need to prioritize. Which project can you do this summer? Which remodeling project works with this years budget? Maybe a parent is moving in with you and you want to make sure they have all the comforts they need as well as all the safety features and accessibility features in place.

Visualize the remodel

Once you’ve decided on the project now is the time to get ideas. Again, both Pinterest and Houzz are extremely helpful for those who want to visualize their remodeling projects. You can start your own board on Pinterest by pinning images of ideas you’d like to utilize. You can also document the project on Pinterest! If digital note booking isn’t your thing you can take pictures of the space in your home and paste them into a notebook and then jot down the changes (remember to continue taking pictures as the project progresses). No matter how you choose to document the process, taking notes is helpful with any future project.

Talk to a professional home remodeler

Now that you know what you want it’s time to talk to a professional home remodeler like Morning Star Builders. You’ll want to choose a remodeler with an in house designer, it saves time and saves money. If you don’t have a remodeler in mind, talk to friends and family to find out who they used and if they recommend them. Word of mouth referral is often the best but you can always use review sites like Angie’s List or Yelp to find a home remodeler in your area. If you’re in the Houston area and would like to talk to someone about your remodeling please contact Beau or Yvonne for more information.